Sunday, December 18, 2016

Bear Bullets II: Blood of St. Januarius Fails to Liquify etc.

  • 12/19/16 - Vatican Radio on full communion  with other "Churches." "Since Pope John Paul II published his encyclical on Christian unity, ‘Ut Unum Sint’, he notes how many partners in dialogue have been trying to re-evaluate how the Petrine ministry can serve the whole Church, while not renouncing the uniqueness of that role." And a few Bears lately. Some clappy happy goofball priest in the sort interview that manages to be both bland and offensive at the same time. 
  • 12/18/16 - As you probably know, the blood of St. Januarius did not liquefy. The Bear does not want to be superstitious about it, but the timing is interesting given the widening breach in the Church caused by Francis trying to create a Church of the world, and for the world. The Bear could not be more pessimistic, but that is a natural reaction when a Bear is faced with a problem out of the reach of his crushing jaws and rending claws.
  • 12/18/16 - Judging Angels is in its last three hours of story time. A lot can happen in three hours.
  • 12/18/16 - The Bear noticed the silly TV show Lucifer got cancelled. Chance on Hulu starring Hugh Laurie has proved better than the Bear's initial skepticism. On the other hand, the wheels have come off of Amazon's The Man in the High Castle. Cool imagery of a Nazified America can only take you so far. The writing is simply incoherent. Timeless on NBC is a smart, funny and entertaining time travel series that does a pretty good job with history. Fortunately, all the events they have to protect are well-known to the audience. They are not going to have to intercept the Zimmerman Telegraph, for instance.


  1. A clear sign of the major chastisements coming because of the apostasy, led by Francis and most lately Amoris Laetitia which promotes approval of mortal sin.

  2. Regarding Timeless, this is my favorite TV show. The thing I like most about it is that they highlight minor, real life historical characters. For instance, in Episode 3- Atomic City they introduce JFK's mistress Judith Campbell; in Episode 4-The Party at Castle Varlar, it's Werner von Braun; in Episode 7-Stranded, it is Nonhelema the female Shawnee chieftess, sister of Cornstalk. She was a warrior and stood 6ft 6in tall; in Episode 8-Space Race, it is African-American Katherine Johnson, a brilliant physicist and mathematician who is the subject of the film, "Hidden Figures" due out in January. She is 98 years old and the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015. In Episode 9-The Last Ride of Bonnie and Clyde, Clyde really did write a letter to Henry Ford and in Episode 10-The Capture of Benedict Arnold, David Rittenhouse was a renowned Philadelphia mathematician, astronomer, inventor and clockmaker. I've enjoyed researching these people and I'm glad that there is this extra 'layer' in the Timeless series. There's a lot to learn in this sci-fi series and I'm so glad the writers have included these 'minor' characters.

  3. I like the way the black guy is like, "Pretty much anywhere in the past is going to be bad for a black guy." It's not real heavy handed, just another layer of reality and character. The best time travel show I've seen, I think.


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