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Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Postby Wnderer » Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:28 pm UTC

Coyne wrote:Utah has discovered it is cheaper to give a homeless person a home and social worker than to pay to lock them up or give them medical care when they don't have a home.

Utah is Ending Homelessness by Giving People Homes

(Forty-seven other states shortly will find it is cheaper to ship homeless people to Utah.)


See George W. Bush 'Homes First'

http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/29/opinion/f ... elessness/

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Postby Thesh » Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:33 pm UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:It's really their own fault for not going to an Ivy League college.
Hell, I wouldn't be surprised to find out she went to *public* school. Seriously, if you care that little about your education, you don't deserve a decent pay.
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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:33 pm UTC

Wnderer wrote:See George W. Bush's appointee Philip Mangano's 'Homes First' program, which Bush had no input on whatsoever.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/29/opinion/f ... elessness/

FTFY

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Postby LaserGuy » Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:04 pm UTC

CorruptUser wrote:It's one thing if someone is in their own little world and thinks that everyone has 2 cars (new of course), has a vacation home, eats at fancy restaurants every night, etc, because everyone they know does. I once had to dress down one of my sister's friends who insisted everyone in NYC was cultured because they all went to Europe unlike the rest of the country ('what, everyone on Medicaid goes on a European vacation?' 'well no, umm, but everyone that's working' 'you mean like the janitors and line cooks and security and cab drivers?' 'well, no...'

But when you have maids and nannies, you kind of lose 'ignorance' as a valid defense. If everyone that isn't a maid has a personal maid, then literally half the people are maids, so unless you are paying them enough for a Mercedes at least half of the population won't have a Mercedes. I mean, you have to stop counting maids as "people".


To be fair, a single maid may handle more than one house at a time. I know some (actual) middle class families who hire a maidservice that comes in once a week or once every two weeks--maybe for $150 a month or so. It's not cheap, but as far as they're concerned, it's worth the price since they don't have to spend all of the free weekends cleaning.

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Postby addams » Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:09 pm UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:
Wnderer wrote:See George W. Bush's appointee Philip Mangano's 'Homes First' program, which Bush had no input on whatsoever.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/29/opinion/f ... elessness/

FTFY

This from the Article.
Editor's note: David Frum, a CNN contributor, is a contributing editor at Newsweek and The Daily Beast. He is the author of eight books, including a new novel, "Patriots," and a post-election e-book, "Why Romney Lost." Frum was a special assistant to President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2002.
(CNN) -- Have you noticed that homelessness isn't worse? Here we are, living through the most protracted joblessness crisis since the Great Depression -- and surprisingly, fewer people are living on the street.

uumm. I do not know what year that article was written.
I do not know if it is a spoof or not.

I do know inside the US in January of the year 2014.
I have met people that have been Homeless and Helplessly Poor for far too long.

I pick up Hitch Hikers. Many are Homeless and Helpless.
Some are Nice. Some are Jerks.

I have heard some stories.
Some of those guys upset me.

When that happens, I am no longer going their way.
We have a Duty to The Tread to make a Joke out of the News.

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The first sentence into the Article and I am wondering what year it is.

George H. Had a soft spot for the Poor. Did he not?
George W. Had a different soft spot. What was it?

Literacy? Education?
He wanted to be the Literacy President?

He was reading to Children when The World Ended.
Let us have some Compassion for The Man.

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http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politic ... -1.1586676
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Do you think those words would be funny?
Between, those two men?

'Any One Can Grow Up To Be President.' "You did."
I think it is funny. They get along. They are super special.

Two men that have met on the Battle Field of the Pre-Teen Girl.
American Politics. A place where your Wife calls Him a "Lesser Man" on Twitter.

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They are not being used as a FootBall.

Spoiler:
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opps. I forgot.
This is supposed to be funny.
Can you find the funny and explain it?
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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:15 pm UTC

LaserGuy wrote:To be fair, a single maid may handle more than one house at a time. I know some (actual) middle class families who hire a maidservice that comes in once a week or once every two weeks--maybe for $150 a month or so. It's not cheap, but as far as they're concerned, it's worth the price since they don't have to spend all of the free weekends cleaning.

The article specifically states that they are "struggling" because they DON'T have a live-in maid/nanny, and ONLY get one that comes in three times a week.

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Postby Heisenberg » Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:41 pm UTC

And the husband had to play golf at a public golf course. Horror of horrors!

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Postby Tyndmyr » Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:01 pm UTC

CorruptUser wrote:It's one thing if someone is in their own little world and thinks that everyone has 2 cars (new of course), has a vacation home, eats at fancy restaurants every night, etc, because everyone they know does. I once had to dress down one of my sister's friends who insisted everyone in NYC was cultured because they all went to Europe unlike the rest of the country ('what, everyone on Medicaid goes on a European vacation?' 'well no, umm, but everyone that's working' 'you mean like the janitors and line cooks and security and cab drivers?' 'well, no...'

But when you have maids and nannies, you kind of lose 'ignorance' as a valid defense. If everyone that isn't a maid has a personal maid, then literally half the people are maids, so unless you are paying them enough for a Mercedes at least half of the population won't have a Mercedes. I mean, you have to stop counting maids as "people".


*shrug* Same things apply. If you eat out all the time, then surely you realize that someone is making you that food, right? People get used to it, though, and just see it as normal, because it IS normal...for them. Note that they are explicitly not claiming poverty, but that it is difficult to keep up with their circle. This might well be true. If you make 600k and everyone you hang out with makes a million, then yes, keeping up with the Joneses may be difficult.

A saner person might question the need of keeping up with the Joneses, though.

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Postby Wnderer » Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:08 pm UTC

addams wrote:
Mighty Jalapeno wrote:
Wnderer wrote:See George W. Bush's appointee Philip Mangano's 'Homes First' program, which Bush had no input on whatsoever.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/29/opinion/f ... elessness/

FTFY

This from the Article.
Editor's note: David Frum, a CNN contributor, is a contributing editor at Newsweek and The Daily Beast. He is the author of eight books, including a new novel, "Patriots," and a post-election e-book, "Why Romney Lost." Frum was a special assistant to President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2002.
(CNN) -- Have you noticed that homelessness isn't worse? Here we are, living through the most protracted joblessness crisis since the Great Depression -- and surprisingly, fewer people are living on the street.

uumm. I do not know what year that article was written.
I do not know if it is a spoof or not.



Okay how about these guys.

http://www.nyu.edu/about/news-publicati ... ccess.html


Spoiler:
When the federal government under President George W. Bush adopted “Housing First” to address the problem of the chronically homeless, it marked an unlikely juncture—a politically conservative administration pushing a progressive policy.

Carefully framed research showing that it’s best to house the long-term homeless rather than require them first to fulfill prerequisites, such as sustained sobriety, drove the policy’s official acceptance.

The curious case of Housing First is discussed in a paper co-authored by Victoria Stanhope of the Silver School of Social Work and Kerry Dunn of the University of England School of Social Work. Published in the International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, the article explores the critical relationship between evidence and policy. Evidence-based practice, they note, has become more prevalent in social welfare systems because of demands for accountability and prudent use of public funds. But the concept of evidence-based policy making is still relatively young in the U.S., while stirring debate both here and in Europe over how it should work. The paper describes the emergence of research-rooted policy making in the U.K., where “New Labour,” led by Tony Blair, made it a centerpiece of the party’s governing philosophy. The authors also focus on the role of research in the Bush administration’s adoption of the Housing First model.

In the case of researchers’ role in studying the effectiveness of the Housing First model, its most progressive aspects—including its grounding in the belief that all individuals, even drug users, have an inherent right to a home of their own—were skirted, and instead they presented the program’s dramatic successes using rigorous research methods. Researchers, many supported by federal funds, looked predominantly at housing stability rates and service use among the consumers of Housing First programs, finding that the chronically homeless stayed housed after a year of placement in 85 percent of the cases, and their use of social services dropped.

“The story of Housing First, therefore, is ostensibly a heartening one and to some extent a surprising one,” the authors write, “with the adoption of what is considered by many progressives to be a socially just policy by a conservative government that has expressed deep skepticism about social welfare. The role of research was central to this adoption, making it more akin to the evidence-based policy making in the United Kingdom versus the more chaotic relationship between research and policy that usually prevails in the United States.”

However, the case also shows the limitations of evidence-based policy in a democratic arena, the authors write.

Research supporting the program, and its champions, chose not to highlight the underlying progressive values of a right to housing—and so the policy debate did not include conversation on the moral implications of a capitalist society’s allowing people to live on the streets. The research-framed debate instead focused on the model’s cost-effectiveness.

“While not giving up the notion that the policy analysis brings a particular type of knowledge to the debate, [researchers’] contributions should be viewed as ‘mixed counsel,’ having both objective and subjective elements and, most importantly, being one perspective among many,” the paper concludes.


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Postby Tyndmyr » Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:52 pm UTC

I have difficulty with the idea of framing "because of scientific evidence that it works" as the wrong reasons.

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The wrong reason being that they are not doing it to help people, but to save money.
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Postby KrytenKoro » Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:31 am UTC

Thesh wrote:The wrong reason being that they are not doing it to help people, but to save money.

I also kinda have to agree with Tyndmyr here. Not only is it kinda unfair to make that claim just based on that being the primary message used to promote the initiative, but also: to be fair, if the reverse could be proven, that giving homes to the homeless was a huge money sink and didn't keep them en-homed in the long run, would it be a "good thing" to give them homes anyway?

I don't see any rationality in decrying a group for focusing on "does it work" for promoting an initiative, rather than partisan idealogy.
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Postby Thesh » Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:44 am UTC

The question is if it got the best results compared to the alternative (strict prerequisites) but ended up costing 20% more, would they have supported it? Not likely.
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Postby Coyne » Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:41 am UTC

Wnderer wrote:
Coyne wrote:Utah has discovered it is cheaper to give a homeless person a home and social worker than to pay to lock them up or give them medical care when they don't have a home.

Utah is Ending Homelessness by Giving People Homes

(Forty-seven other states shortly will find it is cheaper to ship homeless people to Utah.)


See George W. Bush 'Homes First'

http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/29/opinion/f ... elessness/


This was an interesting comment. I did some digging and, actually, Bush doesn't deserve the credit and neither does Utah. The idea has been around since 1988 or before, with Congress directing HUD to put 30% of its funding into the methodology in 1999 (before Bush). There's other evidence it works going back to around that time.

Bush didn't create it but does deserve credit for keeping it going, and Utah deserves credit for paying attention and actually implementing it.

See Housing First. Particularly note the "Evidence and Outcomes" section, and the fact that much of that was done in the 2006-2010 time frame.
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It is amusing.
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Postby Sytri » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:14 am UTC

Three men from the UK arrested for stealing..... food from a supermarket skip that was being thrown out anyway.
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Sytri wrote:Three men from the UK arrested for stealing..... food from a supermarket skip that was being thrown out anyway.


I suppose Iceland is a proper name for something that isn't a country, because otherwise I understand nothing.

(Except that this story is ridiculous).

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Postby bigglesworth » Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:11 am UTC

It's a supermarket that specialises in frozen food.
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KrytenKoro wrote:
Thesh wrote:The wrong reason being that they are not doing it to help people, but to save money.

I also kinda have to agree with Tyndmyr here. Not only is it kinda unfair to make that claim just based on that being the primary message used to promote the initiative, but also: to be fair, if the reverse could be proven, that giving homes to the homeless was a huge money sink and didn't keep them en-homed in the long run, would it be a "good thing" to give them homes anyway?

I don't see any rationality in decrying a group for focusing on "does it work" for promoting an initiative, rather than partisan idealogy.


Right. If your morality insists that you keep doing something even when you know it doesn't work...your morality is broken.

Now, I'm intrigued that it did apparently work, and want to learn more. My immediate impulse was "how long do I have to be homeless to get a free house". So, presumably, there were some safeguards in the trial to forestall that. Time to read!

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Postby addams » Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:01 pm UTC

Sytri wrote:Three men from the UK arrested for stealing..... food from a supermarket skip that was being thrown out anyway.

So much I don't understand in that article.
Lawyers for the three men have asked the Crown Prosecution Service to consider dropping the case, but the CPS responded this month that the case would go ahead, because "we feel there is significant public interest in prosecuting these three individuals".


In what way does it serve the Public Interest to Prosecute these men?
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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:07 pm UTC

Sytri wrote:Three men from the UK arrested for stealing..... food from a supermarket skip that was being thrown out anyway.

MY GARBAGE! MINE! YOU CAN'T HAVE IT!

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Mighty Jalapeno wrote:
Sytri wrote:Three men from the UK arrested for stealing..... food from a supermarket skip that was being thrown out anyway.

MY GARBAGE! MINE! YOU CAN'T HAVE IT!


It seems worth pointing out that the chief executive of the store chain in question insists the store did not call the police, and that the company found out about the arrests the same way everyone else did: by reading it in the newspaper. And while he seems to stop short of saying the men should not be prosecuted, he certainly expresses surprise at the decision to prosecute and says the company has inquired with the London police why it feels prosecution is necessary.

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014 ... -food-bins

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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:01 pm UTC

... excellent point, cheerfully withdrawn.

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Postby blowfishhootie » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:05 pm UTC

Yeah and it certainly makes the decision to arrest these men even more baffling. Apparently the police are taking it upon themselves to protect some random grocery chain's garbage? Very odd.

I've got to imagine eventually charges will be dropped, but I'm not British, so what do I know.

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Maybe there is a massive freegan infestation?

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Postby speising » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:42 pm UTC

if i understand the article right, the police arrested them because they were on private property, not because they stole food/garbage.

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Postby blowfishhootie » Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:03 pm UTC

speising wrote:if i understand the article right, the police arrested them because they were on private property, not because they stole food/garbage.


It's because of both parts.

But even if it were just the private property thing, it would still be bizarre for the police to have arrested them without any action on the part of or interaction with the management of the store. If that's the case, they're acting as a voluntary private security firm for the store in question, no?

Anyway, glad to see common sense prevail and the charges get dropped.

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Sytri wrote:Three men from the UK arrested for stealing..... food from a supermarket skip that was being thrown out anyway.

My first thought was that "From bins outside Iceland" was a weird phrasing. Then I read about the 'Crown Presecution Service' and was confused because I didn't know Iceland was monarchy...

Now I just think naming your supermarket chain after a country is fucking dumb.
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Postby bentheimmigrant » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:01 pm UTC

But they specialise in frozen goods. It's clever!
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Postby addams » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:15 pm UTC

Diadem wrote:
Sytri wrote:Three men from the UK arrested for stealing..... food from a supermarket skip that was being thrown out anyway.

My first thought was that "From bins outside Iceland" was a weird phrasing. Then I read about the 'Crown Presecution Service' and was confused because I didn't know Iceland was monarchy...

Now I just think naming your supermarket chain after a country is fucking dumb.

Not if you named it after the Fancy Ice you got from IceLand.
An exotic place with Nice Ice.

Back in English History; Before the beginning of Time.

When did England discover Iceland?
Was it as popular as penguins were, when they were discovered?

Is it politicaly correct to say "The English Discovered"?
Or; Must we acknowledge, "The English Re-Dicovered"?

Why? Why do they call the shop "Iceland"?
Did they make enough money to go to Iceland?

How long has London had an Iceland food shop?
Can Iceland claim it as their own?

Like an Indian Reservation.
Outside the Gates it's London, England.
Inside the Gates it's Iceland.

They have the food.
Make nice with them.

City living is complicated.
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He asked, "What do you see?"
I said, "A severely malnourished man."

I made him something to eat.
High in Carbos, High in Fluid.

After he ate, we talked.
He said he had not been drinking.

This man had crossed that magical line.
He is not malnourished.
He is starving.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ketosis#Metabolic_pathways

We talked.
I wrote down what I think and asked his opinion.

I suggested he take a day off from his other activities and rest.
He agreed. He is resting.

It's sort of fun.
Is this what Jewish Grandmothers do?

They feed people.
I have heard Jewish Jokes about it.

If he is asleep, I let him sleep.
If he wakes up, I feed him.

I Know! I don't let him eat too much at one time.
I explained it to him as best I could.

If he had slept 'out' last night,
he might not be alive today.

He is very thin. He was wet.
His body was throwing Keytones.

Unconscious at what temp?
Such a fine line between asleep and unconscious.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypothermi ... d_symptoms
It seem unconscious and death are lower than I remembered.

Science! Keeps changing! Not 84 F. Now it's 82 F.
The temp of the air was 50 F or so.

50 F and wet is not anywhere near 82 F.
Do you worry? About what?

Gallows humor. Have you ever heard of it?
This guy was laughing when I told him.

It is funny. A dark humor, but humor.
How the Hell did he get out in the middle of NowWhere?

Like a stray animal.
But! It's Human!

A fucking talking Monkey!
I think this Monkey would like a cage.

Utah?
Are the stories of Utah true.

I am willing to bet this guy would convert.
When he wakes up, I'll ask if he has ever hear of Mormon.

The Book of Mormon. (so funny)
"Who is this God, Mormon?"
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Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Postby Djehutynakht » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:47 pm UTC

Grop wrote:
Sytri wrote:Three men from the UK arrested for stealing..... food from a supermarket skip that was being thrown out anyway.


I suppose Iceland is a proper name for something that isn't a country, because otherwise I understand nothing.

(Except that this story is ridiculous).



I was kind of confused when I first clicked on link and saw the headlines.

I was like... "That doesn't seem like something Iceland usually does... and I don't think they have a Crown Prosecution Service..."

Then I saw the photo and it clicked.

Diadem wrote:My first thought was that "From bins outside Iceland" was a weird phrasing. Then I read about the 'Crown Presecution Service' and was confused because I didn't know Iceland was monarchy...

Now I just think naming your supermarket chain after a country is fucking dumb.


Exactly.

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Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Postby Djehutynakht » Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:08 pm UTC

SuperPope! Rome Graffiti of Pope Francis as a superhero.


Apparently the Vatican approves of this particular work of art.

I think there needs to be a catchy theme song. Comic book might not work out too well... I suspect a lack of violence would be prevalent.


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Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Postby freezeblade » Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:36 pm UTC

Djehutynakht wrote:I think there needs to be a catchy theme song. Comic book might not work out too well... I suspect a lack of violence would be prevalent.


That's why you read Battle Pope

i just realised that the person right before me posted a picture of battle pope. Damn and blast.
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Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Postby Grop » Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:52 pm UTC

Diadem wrote:My first thought was that "From bins outside Iceland" was a weird phrasing. Then I read about the 'Crown Presecution Service' and was confused because I didn't know Iceland was monarchy...


Pretty much what happened in my mind as well.

For information, rumor says that at the MacDonald's in my place they pour toxic stuff onto their garbage every day, to make sure they don't attract poor hungry people. But this is only hearsay.

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Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Postby sardia » Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:30 pm UTC

Grop wrote:
Diadem wrote:My first thought was that "From bins outside Iceland" was a weird phrasing. Then I read about the 'Crown Presecution Service' and was confused because I didn't know Iceland was monarchy...


Pretty much what happened in my mind as well.

For information, rumor says that at the MacDonald's in my place they pour toxic stuff onto their garbage every day, to make sure they don't attract poor hungry people. But this is only hearsay.

The toxic stuff is usually the residue used to make Mcdonalds...

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Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Postby addams » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:21 am UTC

Djehutynakht wrote:SuperPope! Rome Graffiti of Pope Francis as a superhero.

Apparently the Vatican approves of this particular work of art.

I think there needs to be a catchy theme song. Comic book might not work out too well... I suspect a lack of violence would be prevalent.

Yes.
That is funny.

!Super Pope with Values! (yey)
Values are funny.

Conflicting values are a laugh a minute.
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