“Once you become Vice-President, Biden said, ‘you have an obligation to back up whatever he does, unless you have a fundamental moral dilemma with what he’s doing.’ He added, ‘If I ever got to that point, I’d announce I had prostate cancer and I had to leave.’”—
Don’t you dare play with our goddamn feelings like that, Joe
Evan Osnos, “The Biden Agenda,” The New Yorker, July 28, 2014 issue
“John Marttila, one of Biden’s political advisers, told me, ‘Joe and Barack were having lunch, and Obama said to Biden, “You and I are becoming good friends! I find that very surprising.” And Joe says, “YOU’RE fucking surprised!””—Evan Osnos, “The Biden Agenda,” The New Yorker, July 28, 2014 issue
Quantum and Woody leads the final ballot for the 2014 Harvey Awards with nominations in six categories, including best new series, edging out Hawkeye with five and Saga with four. Quantum and Woody‘s James Asmus also received nods for best writer, most promising new talent and the special award for humor.
The 2014 Harvey Awards Nominees have been announced with the release of the final ballot. Quantum & Woody leads the nominations with six, followed closely by Hawkeye (five), Daredevil, and Saga (four each.) James Asmus got three nominations for writing Q&W.
Any plans for NFL Superpro? I think he could be made into a good joke character about lame heroes from the old comics like how D-Man is.
We don’t have the rights to NFL SuperPro.
And also, I don’t know so much what the point is in making fun of supposedly lame characters like D-Man is. For all that people may laugh at him, he’s proven himself much more heroic on many more occasions on those that would call him foolish.
On the other hand, you might like DOWN, SET, FIGHT! from Oni Press.
“i knew a dog named charlie
i guess u could say he was a good boy
i met him in my cousin’s apartment
gnawing on a rubber toy
he said, how’d u like 2 take me home
and i could not resist
when i saw charlie chewing that bone”—From Prince’s 2014 smash hit single, “Little Charlie,” which I sing to my dog
A programme that convinced humans that it was a 13-year-old boy has become the first computer ever to pass the Turing Test. The test — which requires that computers are indistinguishable from humans — is considered a landmark in the development of artificial intelligence, but academics have warned that the technology could be used for cybercrime.
And it’s here!
Fingers crossed for the singularity in our lifetime!
“Now then, to conserve and reproduce the boons granted, it is essential that the taíno cyclically renew ancient mythic events and thus revitalize their sacred reality. Herein the importance of the rite. It is through ritual that taínos re-actualize myth, the sacred and real in its essence. When a myth is lived, historic time ceases, and one returns to mythic time, to the sacred age of the origin, and the space where it is celebrated is sacralized.”
Sebastián Robiou Lamarche, “Mitología y religión de los taínos,” 2006. Translation mine.
Worthy of Joseph Campbell. It reminds me of how mythology is enacted in the present tense as an ongoing narrative. The gods of the Greeks, the Native Americans, the Norse, all had evolving and even new adventures to reflect their changing societies.
By contrast, Campbell points out that a religion loses its evocative metaphorical power when it’s mistaken for historical record. How much can you learn from mythology when your cultural hero died two thousand years ago? Where are the myths that illuminate how life has changed since then?