Marvel Comics has announced that Norse God Thor (in the comics at least, if not the movies) is now a woman.
“The inscription on Thor’s hammer reads ‘Whosoever holds this hammer, if HE be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.’ Well it’s time to update that inscription,” said Marvel editor Wil Moss in a statement. “The new Thor continues Marvel’s proud tradition of strong female characters like Captain Marvel, Storm, Black Widow and more. And this new Thor isn’t a temporary female substitute – she’s now the one and only Thor, and she is worthy!”
Reaction on Twitter was about a snarky as expected.
Let’s check in with “Avengers” director Joss Whedon.
That’s exactly what happened, as evidenced by this quote from President Obama at the G8 summit in Northern Ireland:
“If towns remain divided—if Catholics have their schools and buildings and Protestants have theirs, if we can’t see ourselves in one another and fear or resentment are allowed to harden—that too encourages division and discourages cooperation,” Obama said.
President Obama: Bringing the world together by singling out certain groups for unwarranted ridicule and derision since 2009!
This Twitter user couldn’t contain her disgust:
Many others also voiced their outrage at the president’s remarks:
IowaHawk handled it with his usual spot-on sense of humor and aplomb:
What is this filling? Nightmares?
This particular box of chocolates (Russell Stover) doesn’t come with any kind of chart or guidance as to what possible pleasures or horrors lay within each chocolate encasing. You have to go in BLIND. With your MOUTH. And the stakes are high when one of them contains some sort of pink nougat.
2. Worst-case scenario
Let’s get the worst one out of the way first. This is your nightmare scenario. This is your chocolate land mine. This is the one chocolate in the box that makes you question everything you’ve ever done. Is this cherry or raspberry? No one knows. Are those nuts? God, let’s hope so, but we can’t be sure. The pink terror is to be avoided at all costs. If that means throwing the entire box of chocolates out the window, do it. And don’t look back.
3. The really hard one
This one is a challenge, tooth-wise. Definitely for people who are into really biting down hard on things. Butterfinger-esque, possibly designed by a candy witch.
4. Beige fantasy
This filling captures every bad dream you’ve ever had and compresses them down into one beige candy goo. Either that or it’s some kind of maple-flavored mush.
5. Polarizing white goop
All the round candies were filled with various white goops. To the trained eye, this is obviously coconut. To the untrained eye, this is translucent gloopy gloop and/or the doorway to a world of suffering.
6. Almost chocolate…
This looks like chocolate and you REALLY want it to be chocolate. So badly. And maybe it is, but maybe isn’t. And that’s the problem. Even after you’ve eaten, you’re not sure what it was.
7. Creamy nut confusion
This filling was created when a princess was locked in a dungeon and was supposed to be rescued by her true love. But true love never came and she cried and cried and cried and those tears were turned into a candy.
This filling is a sugary, congealed mix of children’s wishes that never came true.
This one seems like caramel, but is maybe a little different somehow? Also possibly cursed by a candy witch.
10. Pretty sure it’s caramel this time
This caramel is a good palate cleanser for if you’ve accidentally bitten into one of the many nightmares hiding in this box. Go for the square.
11. Sticky disaster
Marshmallow mixed with pure fear.
12. Squishy white paradise
This filling is possibly a mixture of cream and the tortured screams of hell demons perishing beneath the earth.
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Even if we didn’t have proof that Lois Lerner and the IRS had deliberately targeted conservative non-profit groups whose names included words like “Tea Party” and “patriots,” this could just been seen as another example of big government inefficiency and incompetence. Thing is, we know that conservative groups’ applications were held up through several election cycles to keep them from influencing the vote.
American Center for Law and Justice attorney Miles Terry writes today that two more conservative groups have had their tax-exempt applications approved — after a more than four-year delay.
Laurens County Tea Party and Allen Area Patriots both applied for tax-exemption in July of 2010. It took the IRS more than four years to review their applications and approve these groups.
Of our 41 clients, 28 have now been approved, and seven groups are still awaiting approval. One of these seven groups, Albuquerque Tea Party is less than two months away from “celebrating” five years since they originally applied for tax-exemption. To date, they have still not been approved.
C’mon, IRS. Get it together.
The fact that it took the Administration FOUR YEARS to approve this group's tax status is shameful. http://t.co/RKlQEG5Yeq
— Rep. Jeff Duncan (@RepJeffDuncan) October 16, 2014
@RepJeffDuncan More like criminal.
— Rocky Mountain Red (@RockyMtRed) October 16, 2014
— Ozetty (@Ozetty) October 16, 2014
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Happy birthday, girl!
On this day in history, Jennifer Lynn Farley, known to everyone else as JWoww, came into the world
And with her came a fashion sense all her own. So in honor of JWoww here’s 29 looks to celebrate her 29th birthday.
1. February 2010
She came for fashion, she came for fun, she came to party.
2. February 2010
Hot mob wife at a casino event.
3. June 2010
This dress is Britney Spears in her prime.
4. July 2010
Straight from her Filthy Couture clothing line, which is an accurate name for it.
5. July 2010
Bringing class to an event that everyone else wore flip flops to.
6. September 2010
Mysterious and seductive.
7. January 2011
Came to the company party and stole your man.
8. February 2011
Running errands and grabbing lunch with my girls later.
9. February 2011
Giving us hot author vibes.
10. August 2011
Not sure about that belt.
11. August 2011
Watch the queen sparkle!
12. November 2011
Bad girl at the prom even though she got expelled.
13. April 2012
Who’s really the star at this premiere?
14. May 2012
Not sure about the accessories but the dress looks good.
15. June 2012
Hot mom at the PTA meeting.
16. July 2012
Is this the same JWoww?
17. October 2012
Modern day Peg Bundy.
18. October 2012
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills vibes.
19. December 2012
Bringing the X factor.
20. January 2013
Not here for the wash on those jeans.
21. March 2013
Miss Las Vegas pageant queen vibes.
22. April 2013
Got an invite to the Oscars but came here instead.
23. April 2013
Got invited to the Golden Globes but came here instead.
24. April 2013
Jessica McClintock adult prom vibes.
25. July 2013
Almost perfect, almost.
26. August 2013
The MTV version of old Hollywood glam.
27. December 2013
Leaving the Jersey Shore to be a Jersey housewife.
28. April 2014
Soon-to-be hot mom glow.
29. January 2015
At Universal Studios about to snatch your wig.
A lighthouse may look out of place when the sky is blue and the only thing crashing down on the shore are the sun’s rays. But when there’s a storm coming in, a lighthouse seems right at home, battling it out against the wind, water, and gray. Without their beams of light, many would be lost forever. Without their strong bases, lighthouses would get swept into oblivion.
From bottom to the top, a lighthouse is an incredible tower that amazed more than lost sailors for years. Take a look at what these beacons of light are often up against.
St. Joseph North Pier Lighthouse, Michigan, U.S.
San Esteban De Pravia, Spain
Andros Island, Greece
East Sussex, England
Victoria Beach Lighthouse, Laguna Beach, California, U.S.
What impressive structures these are! You don’t have to be a mariner to be thankful that these beautiful lighthouses are around. Now I want to brave this storm we’re having and see how my local lighthouse is holding up.
God bless America.
The New York Post nails it this morning with a celebration of the time-out handed to Mayor Bloomberg by a New York judge.
Wait, no Nanny Mike Poppins? Is the Post slacking?
Nah, there it is:
If the Phillies enjoy having Cole Hamels pitching for them instead of against them, they might want to lock him up to a new long term deal immediately. According to a survey by CBSSports, Hamels might be worth as much as $127 million in free agency.
A quick survey of three agents, none with ties to Hamels, revealed that they believe Hamels would garner between $150 million and $175 million as a free agent.
Here are the guesses of the three agents (of course, keep in mind these are not management guesses):
–$168 million, seven years
–$150 million to $175 million
–$150 million to $160 million
At just 28-years-old, these numbers shouldn’t surprise anyone. We wouldn’t be surprised to see him land a contract worth even more than these anonymous agents predict. MLB teams can never have too many pitchers.