This week’s au courant links:
And finally, Jugga Love!
About that Sony Pictures hack…
You noticed that Alamo Drafthouse took a swing at Sony the other day? Instead of The Interview they planned on screening Team America…
— Alamo Drafthouse DFW (@AlamoDFW) December 17, 2014
…at least they were until Paramount banned screening that film as well.
So we reached out to Tim League for his thoughts on the matter. League offered up an obviously frustrated “No comment, Nick.” 1
— Tim League (@timalamo) December 18, 2014
Over at KC’s gossip blog (No: not KC’s Most Sued Blog - the other one) the resident travel agent-cum-movie reviewer opined exhibitors were correct in pulling The Interview in fear of lawsuits resulting from…well, anything untoward that could be blamed on the theaters screening the (putative) comedy.
There are other takes, of course.
— Bill Maher (@billmaher) December 17, 2014
To which the GOP responded:
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) December 18, 2014
No one should kid themselves. With the Sony collapse America has lost its first cyberwar. This is a very very dangerous precedent.
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) December 17, 2014
Our own take is similar: the same fear that religious extremists have engendered in the world in the name of their various imaginary gods now officially plagues the secular world. At this rate we will end up accommodating others to our own to death. Sony should just grow a pair; how big could their North Korean market be?
Of more importance will be the White House and Congress’ response; this would be the perfect time to craft legislation further impeding privacy on the innernetz.
In the name of “our freedoms”, of course.
The Innernetz is a vast and mysterious universe, n’est-ce pas?
Still and all…how did we not stumble across this gem until just now?
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All of our garments follow the authentic Mormon patterns, heirloom stitching techniques, and traditional Masonic symbols hand-sewn on each garment. The underwear are available in both tops and bottoms, and come in both cotton and mesh fabrics for men, as well as a spanx-like cotton-spandex blend for women. Surprisingly, there is no such thing as kosher Mormon underwear. None of the religious groups that make and distribute temple garments go through a consecration or blessing process. The Mormon Church’s secret for making magic underwear is part pattern and part recipe. So to sum it up, our Mormon underwear are as magical as you can get! Our garments even come packaged with a satirical yet accurate description of the actual Mormon underwear initiation ritual that includes nudity, biblical references, and magical expectations.
Why Would I Want To Wear Mormon Underwear If I’m Not Mormon?
•You believe in freedom of underwear
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