Monday, March 17, 2008

There IS a God!

Lo and behold, Bob Odenkirk and David Cross (of the legendary Mr. Show, which still warms the cockles of my heart when I wax nostalgic on the young Jack Black...sigh) are reuniting and filming a pilot sitcom for HBO, tentatively titled "David's Situation."

You can read the rest of the juicy news here at Paste Magazine, just like I did.

appropriate for the season...

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Did you know that there are more than 7 deadly sins?

So, apparently the doctrine that inspired everyone from Dante to the run of the mill penitent has been revised for the new age: the seven deadly sins just got a heck of a lot longer.

Formally, the BIG seven--LUST, GLUTTONY, AVARICE, SLOTH, WRATH, ENVY, and PRIDE--could land you in boiling oil, freezing water, or with a mouthful of rats and snakes for all of eternity. Now, eternal damnation, like gramma's old sofa, has been repurposed for a new generation of sinners.

"The Vatican has overhauled its list of mortal sins, adding several more to cope with the age of globalisation.

The new sins take aim at those who undermine society in far reaching ways, including by taking or dealing in drugs, polluting the environment, and engaging in "manipulative" genetic science, The Times of London reports.

Also new to the list are paedophilia, abortion, and social injustices that cause poverty or 'the excessive accumulation of wealth by a few'." (via the age, via mark morford)