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Martin Luther Playmobil: The company’s fastest-selling toy since the Protestant Reformation.

Slate reports that:

“Luther made history by kick-starting the Protestant Reformation and permanently changing the face of Christianity. With the smashing success of his posthumous Playmobil, he makes history yet again. The Independent says that the remarkable sales figures have been “confounding” to the toy company, which issued mini Martin in the run-up to the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. But it’s now evident that demand for theology-themed toys is hot hot hot.”

Apparently the first run of 34,000 figures sold out in just three days.

This is a good start – but I’m hanging on for Calvin. John Knox will be a corker too!

Martin Luther Playmobil: The company’s fastest-selling toy since the Protestant Reformation.

This might be a weirdly inappropriate Valentine or I might be reading too much into this.

Happy Valentines Day!

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The Bloggess

I found this vintage Valentine at a garage sale and I couldn’t stop looking at it because it seems weirdly and inappropriately sexual.   The woman running the garage sale disagreed with my assessment so I’m sharing it here so you can see if you’re as messed up as I am:

"YOU CAN'T PUT OUT THE 'FIRE' IN MY HEART." “YOU CAN’T PUT OUT THE ‘FIRE’ IN MY HEART FOR YOU.”

1.  Look at this girl’s feet.  She’s straddling a flaming bucket labeled “MY VALENTINE.”  Her vagina is literally on fire here.  That’s not healthy or appropriate.

2.  Why is she even burning valentines?  Was it an accident?  Does she like arson?  Is this how she lures firemen to her home?  So many questions.

3.  Sometimes a hose is not a hose.  Also, you’re not even aiming at the fire, sir.  It’s like you’ve never even had fire training.

4.  The hose seems to have a mind of its own and is spraying everywhere.  The entire place…

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This might be a weirdly inappropriate Valentine or I might be reading too much into this.