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Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, PS1.

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Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, PS1.

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FUNKYWATCH: AUGUST 2014 WAS FUNKY WINTERBEAN & CRANKSHAFT’S MOST DEPRESSING EVER
By Chris Sims
Over the past 40 years, Tom Batiuk’s Funky Winkerbean has transitioned from a gag-a-day comic strip about a high school to an ongoing chronicle of pure, abject misery. Thanks to the ongoing commentary on Josh Fruhlinger’s Comics Curmudgeon, I am now completely obsessed with it, which is why I spend a little time every month rounding up its finest examples of crushing despair.
This month… oh brother, this month. Tom Batiuk’s offerings over the past few weeks have made August 2014, without question, the single worst and most mind-bogglingly bizarre month on record. If you haven’t been reading my recaps of the strip over the past few years, this is the one you’re going to want to start with, if only to see how completely irate one man can get over a newspaper comic strip about a man trying to write a made-for-cable movie about his dead wife.
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FUNKYWATCH: AUGUST 2014 WAS FUNKY WINTERBEAN & CRANKSHAFT’S MOST DEPRESSING EVER

By Chris Sims

Over the past 40 years, Tom Batiuk’s Funky Winkerbean has transitioned from a gag-a-day comic strip about a high school to an ongoing chronicle of pure, abject misery. Thanks to the ongoing commentary on Josh Fruhlinger’s Comics Curmudgeon, I am now completely obsessed with it, which is why I spend a little time every month rounding up its finest examples of crushing despair.

This month… oh brother, this month. Tom Batiuk’s offerings over the past few weeks have made August 2014, without question, the single worst and most mind-bogglingly bizarre month on record. If you haven’t been reading my recaps of the strip over the past few years, this is the one you’re going to want to start with, if only to see how completely irate one man can get over a newspaper comic strip about a man trying to write a made-for-cable movie about his dead wife.

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I've recently learned that prior to like the 13th century, a lot of priests and bishops didn't really tend to their parishes or dioceses, and that there are stories of people, such as Archbishop Odo of Rouen, who traveled to "fix" lax practices in Christendom, once various reforms were made. Would you mind sharing some of your favourites of these stories (assuming you have some)?
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benito-cereno:

While not 100% what you’re looking for, since it’s a story about relatively early Christianity in which a saint is converting pagans rather than rectifying church practices, my favorite traveling bishop story is the tale of Saint Martin of Tours and the pine tree, as related by Sulpicius Severus.

The short version is this:

Martin had traveled to a town and destroyed its pagan temple, but what was left was to destroy a pine tree that had been dedicated to the pagan god. The people of the town, who had stood by as the temple was destroyed got really incensed at the idea of the tree getting cut down. But Martin insisted, as the tree had been dedicated to what was, in his eyes, a demon.

So the people agreed, under one condition: they themselves would cut down the tree as long as Martin would stand under it. At this point, they would rather kill the guy who wanted to kill their tree than keep the tree itself. The tree was already leaning a little bit, so there was no doubt where it would fall. They tied Martin up and put him in this spot.

They began cutting down the tree, and Martin did not seem concerned at all. With a creak and a groan, the tree breaks and begins crashing towards the earth. Before it can reach Martin, however, the man of God makes the sign of the cross in the air, and the tree spins around like a top, falls backwards and nearly (but not quite) crushes the men who had cut it down.

Obviously everyone was super impressed by this and converted to Christianity immediately, hoping to gain their own tree-repelling superpowers.

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Every night is the same for the staff of Video Vista. They ignore the same customers, quote the same movies, eat at the same diner, mock the same boss…until they accidentally intercept a tape from a psychopath and get the bright idea to investigate it. That’s when things get real different real quick.THE LONG REWIND will be available as an exclusive, limited print edition at SPX September 13 & 14, 2014. It will later be available as an eBook, but if you want an analog version you can hold in your hands, come find me at table I12!



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andrewihla:

Every night is the same for the staff of Video Vista. They ignore the same customers, quote the same movies, eat at the same diner, mock the same boss…until they accidentally intercept a tape from a psychopath and get the bright idea to investigate it. That’s when things get real different real quick.

THE LONG REWIND will be available as an exclusive, limited print edition at SPX September 13 & 14, 2014. It will later be available as an eBook, but if you want an analog version you can hold in your hands, come find me at table I12!

Support good shit. Also hang out with us at SPX.

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Ziggler delivers a Stunner on Bray Wyatt (x)

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if you didnt like wwe’s damien sandow bad santa vs mark henry good santa thing last christmas fuck you