meaningless of faith, identity, truth, justice--fill in the other blanks
The list of "metas" meant to counter the putative "physicals" below is a crock. I hesitated to enclose the term with quotes for fear of flushing down that same intellectual toilet this site elevates to--aw, hell--the asshole responsible for this was on Colbert last night for god's sake. Legitimacy beyond question. Of course, the writer's strike can be held responsible for Stephen's grace and pukey indulgence.
But to the point. Every single heading below is cultural turd going unquestioned as legitimate rubric for discussion. Not the possibility that this list was compiled by a junior high school methhead, but by the evidently sincere belief (although, please god, someone rank me out and reveal this for the tasteless joke it could only aspire to) these "topics" merit thought and commentary.
My name is Matt Guillen, I live in France, originally from New York, and yes, I'm so very happy to have left all this shit behind.
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China's Chang'e 4 biosphere experiment marks a first for humankind.
- China's Chang'e 4 lunar lander touched down on the far side of the moon on January 3.
- In addition to a lunar rover, the lander carried a biosphere experiment that contains five sets of plants and some insects.
- The experiment is designed to test how astronauts might someday grow plants in space to sustain long-term settlements.
She met mere mortals with and without the Vatican's approval.
- For centuries, the Virgin Mary has appeared to the faithful, requesting devotion and promising comfort.
- These maps show the geography of Marian apparitions – the handful approved by the Vatican, and many others.
- Historically, Europe is where most apparitions have been reported, but the U.S. is pretty fertile ground too.
Arranged marriages and Western romantic practices have more in common than we might think.
In his book In Praise of Love (2009), the French communist philosopher Alain Badiou attacks the notion of 'risk-free love', which he sees written in the commercial language of dating services that promise their customers 'love, without falling in love'.
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