Garfield Minus Garfield

First they removed Garfield’s thought bubbles. Then Lasagna Cat. Now they’re just removing Garfield altogether.

Who would have guessed that when you remove Garfield from the Garfield comic strips, the result is an even better comic about schizophrenia, bipolor disorder, and the empty desperation of modern life?
Friends, meet Jon Arbuckle. Let’s laugh and learn with him on a journey deep into the tortured mind of an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against lonliness and methamphetamine addiction in a quiet American suburb.

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World’s Largest Clam


The geoduck or gooyduck is the largest species of clams on the face of the earth. The clam itself is 15 to 20 cm long, which is pretty big but the really impressive part is its long siphon that often reaches one meter in length. it weighs between 0.5 and 1.5 kilograms, but there have been stories about 7.5 kg heavy gooyducks.

The incredible aspect of the gooeyduck isn’t only limited to its size, but also to its lifespan. It has a life expectancy of 146 years, which makes it one of the longest-living organisms in the animal reign.

As repulsive as they look (personal opinion) geoducks are a delicacy in China and Japa, where they are often eaten raw, sashimi style.

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List of people excommunicated by the Roman Catholic Church

Another great list from Wikipedia. Here’s a few people excommunicated in the 21st Century…. so far…

* Fano Ngcobo, Catholic priest, excommunicated in 2007 for starting his own church, the African Catholic Community
* Richard Lugner, excommunicated over abortion clinic rental[1]

* Alejandre Galias, Filipino priest, excommunicated by SMS[4] after breaking the seal of confession [5] * Eduardo Aguirre, Guatemalan Catholic priest, now bishop of the Brazilian Catholic Apostolic Church [6] * Sister Mary Theresa Dionne [7] and five other nuns of Our Lady of Charity and Refuge in Hot Springs, Arkansas for professing the teachings of the Community of the Lady of All Nations, also known as the Army of Mary, that its founder, Marie Paule Giguere, is the reincarnation of the Virgin Mary and that God speaks directly through her.
* Godfrey Silvester Shiundu, Kenyan priest[8] who created Reformed Roman Catholic Church and was excommunicated after getting married[9]

* Catholics for a Free Choice, Rainbow Girls, Eastern Star, Job’s Daughters, Society of St. Pius X and members of some other organizations face automatic excomuniccation according to Fabian Bruskewitz’s extra synodal legislation[11]

* Edwin González Concepción of Puerto Rico and his followers, for preaching that he was the reincarnation of Pope John Paul II
* Genevieve Beney of France, for claiming to be an ordained priest, though married and female
* Gert Petrus, Namibian priest, for practicing witchcraft
* Mark Ridlen, a priest who attempted to instigate a renaissance of the Symbionese Liberation Army and mesh its ideology with that of the Catholic Church. Two other men, whom Ridlen had allegedly brainwashed and ordained as priests, were also excommunicated.
* Christine Mayr-Lumetzberger and six other members of the Danube Seven, for simulating being ordained as priests by a South American bishop who had left the Church to join a sect. The Danube Seven were declared excommunicated ferendae sententiae for “grave disobedience” and “aiding schism”.
* Emmanuel Milingo, for marrying a woman selected by Sun Myung Moon in a Unification Church Blessing ceremony, then attempting to ordain married men as bishops. Those claiming ordination were also excommunicated.

lvl 8 ogre mage seeks moon queen or druid

This is for all the single cynical women out there. You owe me big time for this.

I am a lvl 8 warrior seeking my adventuring companion for game play and fornication. I partake in only adventure/fantasy role play, no creepy goth stuff, it’s too weird. Only sanctioned spells allowed, costume dress optional but preferred. I have the body of a wandering Norwegian brawler and short brown hair. Please be quite buxom and imaginative for play and enjoy fantasy role play aesthetics. Please send pics, leves, preferred adventure type and spell list. We could go get dinner (under $20), and watch a movie. Also I’m allergic to cats.

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