Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

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Tuesday!

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* #UnPCthoughts, #slatepitches, or #futurepolitics? Make no mistake, the purpose of long-term-care insurance is to help finance some of the greatest misery and suffering human beings have yet devised.

* The Reagan reliquary: Auction Site Claims To Have Vial Of Reagan’s Blood For Sale. It sounds like the market is finally ready for my flakes from Reagan’s shinbone and my splinters from Bonzo’s True Bed.

Transgender at five.

* I guess that’s something: Mississippi Republican Now Says He Opposes Gay Men Being ‘Put To Death.’

* Feminism is an economic issue, or, what Amanda Marcotte said.

* On being the only deaf employee at a startup.

* On the slow, agonizing, never-ending death of Google+.

*And geek to chic: a brief history of 30 Rock at the AV Club. “Eek” and “weak” to come later this week…

Obscure Catholic Doctrine Friday

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Via Pharyngula: Pope Benedict has a soft spot in his heart for organ donations but his body parts can’t be donated to save lives after he dies, the Vatican says. Of course you understand why:

Vatican officials say that after a pope dies, his body belongs to the entire Church and must be buried intact. Furthermore, if papal organs were donated, they would become relics in other bodies if he were eventually made a saint.

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February 4, 2011 at 12:24 pm