I haven’t read ‘Archie’ in decades but …

What the hell!!!

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Archie dies??!!! (Via Mashable):

Archie Andrews will die taking a bullet for his gay best friend.

The famous freckle-faced comic book icon is meeting his demise in Wednesday’s installment of “Life with Archie” when he intervenes in an assassination attempt on Kevin Keller, Archie Comics’ first openly gay character. Andrews’ death, which was first announced in April, will mark the conclusion of the series that focuses on grown-up renditions of Andrews and his Riverdale pals.

Wait a minute, there are gay characters in “Archie.”

This is not the Archie I remember going up with. And he dies!!!

Property damage costs in Godzilla (1998)

I haven’t had chance to see the new “Godzilla” with Bryan Cranston, but I did see the one with Matthew Broderick where the big lizard (is that what Godzilla is) wrecked New York City.

How much do you think it would cost to fix New York after that one?

A substantial figure. But I suspect the new “Godzilla” is going to top that number.

Let’s destroy the world: A musical climate change chart

It’s lovely to watch your world collapse in a graphic. I wonder what Pat Sajak would say (via MSN):

Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak sparked a social media backlash Tuesday after calling people concerned about climate change “unpatriotic racists.”

“I now believe global warming alarmists are unpatriotic racists knowingly misleading for their own ends. Good night,” Sajak tweeted late Monday.

I mean, really, who are you going to believe? The world’s scientists or a game show host who emcees a sophisticated version of Hangman? And where does the idea of racism and climate change come from?

The Bundy brigades are getting twitchy

Since everyone’s ignoring rancher Cliven Bundy since his heartfelt explanation of the advantages of slavery, what’s been going on in militiaman Nirvanna at Bundy’s ranch in Nevada?

So, gun-toting psychos are expecting drone strikes (which haven’t been done on American soil) and getting ready to draw, not on the jack-booted tyranny of the government, but on each other.

Yeah, Bundy is yesterday’s Fox News funfest, but don’t be surprised when something really bad happens at his Nevada ranch. The Tea Party terrorists want a shootout, and they don’t seem to care who they shoot it out with.

 

The world’s deadliest animal: the mosquito

Note to the Discovery Channel: You really should leave sharks alone.

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Note to humans: We’re No. 2!

Bill Gates (yeah, the billionaire) says:

This week over at my blog, TheGatesNotes, we’re hosting Mosquito Week. It’s modeled on the Discovery Channel’s annual fear-fest, Shark Week. But compared to mosquitoes, sharks are wimps.

I hate mosquitoes. They drive me crazy. One sent me to the hospital. It was late one night and a mosquito buzzed in my ear when I was home in Staten Island. So I grabbed a newspaper and stalked it as it flew up a wall. It was too high to reach, so I climbed up on a table that broke under my weight and ran a screw into my toe. Since the toe wouldn’t stop bleeding, I drove myself to the hospital, where they proceeded to make me sit in an emergency room for three hours. By the time they got to me. The bleeding stopped and they gave me a bandage.

I never did get that mosquito. Did I say I hate the little bastards? If there’s one animal I’d put on the top of my list for extinction … you guessed it.

God, guns and goobers

Barack Obama in 2008:

“They get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

Paduca, Kentucky, in 2014:

In an effort its spokesman has described as “outreach to rednecks,” the Kentucky Baptist Convention is leading “Second Amendment Celebrations,” where churches around the state give away guns as door prizes to lure in nonbelievers in hopes of converting them to Christ.

As many as 1,000 people are expected at the next one, on Thursday at Lone Oak Baptist Church in Paducah, where they will be given a free steak dinner and the chance to win one of 25 handguns, long guns and shotguns.

The goal is to “point people to Christ,” the church says in a flier. Chuck McAlister, an ex-pastor, master storyteller and former Outdoor Channel hunting show host who presides at the events as the Kentucky Baptist Convention’s team leader for evangelism, said 1,678 men made “professions of faith” at about 50 such events last year, most of them in Kentucky.

My wife read the above news story to me from the Courier-Journal on Sunday as I sat on the couch in our living room in Louisville. I thought she was kidding. I mean, what kind of sick mind could come up with Jesus and guns in the same coherent thought?

OK, I was mistaken. Jesus and guns are perfectly normal. As He said in Matthew 5:9

“Blessed are the peacemakers.”

How was I to know he was talking about this?

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The Colt Peacemaker (Single Action Army) is a single action revolver. It was designed for the U.S. cavalry by Colt and adopted in 1873, and it was perhaps the most prolific pistol in the Wild West.