One-third of bloggers see blogging as a form of journalism

Results from some phone survey on blogging.

Perhaps more interestingly, one-third of bloggers see blogging as a form of journalism. Many say they check facts and cite original sources.

– 34% of bloggers consider their blog a form of journalism, and 65% of bloggers do not.
– 57% of bloggers include links to original sources either “sometimes” or “often.”
– 56% of bloggers spend extra time trying to verify facts they want to include in a post either “sometimes” or “often.”

And for the record, I don’t consider this blog a form of journalism, I always link to original sources because I’m to lazy to come up with anything original myself, and I never have to verify facts because I always assume that anything I post is wrong and misleading. Although the same could be said for any cable news show.

The Real Ten Commandments?

Does this look familiar?:

1. Worship no other god than Yahweh: Make no covenant with the inhabitants of other lands to which you go, do not intermarry with them, and destroy their places of worship.
2. Do not make molten idols.
3. Observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread for seven days in the month of Abib.
4. Sacrifice firstborn male animals to Yahweh. The firstborn of a donkey may be redeemed; redeem firstborn sons.
5. Do no work or even kindle a fire on the seventh day. Anyone who does so will be put to death.
6. Observe the Feast of First Fruits and the Feast of Ingathering: All males are therefore to appear before Yahweh three times each year.
7. Do not mix sacrificial blood with leavened bread.
8. Do not let the fat of offerings remain until the morning.
9. Bring the choicest first fruits of the harvest to the Temple of Yahweh.
10. Do not cook a goat in its mother’s milk.

Wikipedia’s entry on the Ritual Decalogue:

The Ritual Decalogue is one of the two very different lists within the Torah that are known as the Decalogue or Ten Commandments (the name decalogue (δέκα λόγοι) merely means ten sayings). The Ritual Decalogue is the list of commandments in Exodus 34. As they concern points of ritual, rather than ethics, they are viewed as having minor significance compared to the Ethical Decalogue. Consequently, although the Ritual Decalogue appears in the text at the point where God inscribes the Ten Commandments into the two stone tablets, and it is they rather than the Ethical Decalogue which are identified as the Ten Commandments, it is the Ethical Decalogue which is commonly believed to be inscribed on the tablets.

The Museum of Black Superheroes


To begin with, the history of black superheroes is not easily assembled since early on, much of the work was not reported on. There aren’t volumes of books out there on the subject, and even if you look at historical books put out by major publishers – the coverage on their own black superheroes is sparse at best.

Also, companies prefer to sweep any negative and stereotypical characters from their past under the rug in order to preserve their images today. Therefore, the search for early black superheroes turns up more negative images than anything else. The history as a whole needs to be looked at in order to fully appreciate the black superheroes being created today.

(via Metafilter)