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On this day in 1915, an entertainment legend was born…celebrating the centenary of “Ol’ Blue Eyes” himself, Mr. Frank Sinatra! (b. Francis Albert Sinatra; December 12, 1915 - May 14, 1998)

“May you live to be 100 and may the last voice you hear be mine.”

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1) Superman by Evan “Doc” Shaner on Tumblr

2) Batman by George Pratt

3) Captain America by Gene Ha 

4) Victor Stone aka Cyborg by nebezial on Tumblr

5) Lucas Bishop vs Cyclops by Ariel Olivetti

6) Doctor Strange by Bill Sienkiewicz

7) Hellboy by Gabriele Dell'Otto

8) Daredevil by Alex Maleev

9) Nightcrawler by Darick Robertson

10) Dr. Manhattan by Kevin Tong on Tumblr

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- I was gonna let her out. But I was afraid that they'd hear her moo.
- Yes. She does moo quite loudly. Especially after a meal.

Third Fringeversary [2016]

Day Two: Favorite relationship[s]: Gene + everybody
[a.k.a. I love all characters and their relationships, but Gene deserves to be celebrated just as much]

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My father, not my favorite. He is without a doubt the most self-absorbed, twisted, abusive, brilliant, myopic son of a bitch on the planet. So, he was a chemist. That much I already know. He worked out of a basement lab in Harvard, doing research for a toothpaste company. I also know that there was an accident at the lab one night, that my father was arrested, beginning the first truly peaceful period in our home. But here’s the thing, Olivia: my gut tells me that your friend’s life, the one hanging in the balance, not gonna be saved by a tube of toothpaste.

Pope Francis seems to be a wonderful human being and Christian. Like the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, his goodness, kindness and compassion transcend the usual religious boundaries. However, when asked about this pope, I also add, “So far, so good.” I have been saying, over and over again, that this pope, with a winning persona, has changed the tone of the papacy—which, admittedly, must feel to many Catholics like a cool drink of water in the desert, compared to the tone of his two predecessors. But while tone matters, there have been no substantive changes in the teaching, doctrine or policy of the church.

With respect to people like me, who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, we are “intrinsically disordered,” so says the church. Let that sink in. “Intrinsically” means there’s not a damned thing you can do about it; it’s just the way you are. “Disordered” means nature has made a categorical mistake with you, you are fundamentally flawed, and the most you can hope for from the church is pity, but what you will probably get instead is condemnation and exclusion.

If the feel-good “Francis effect” lulls people into ignoring these teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, of which he is the head, then shame on us. I believe Pope Francis has picked the wrong issue and the wrong messenger to teach about civil disobedience. Davis has not been denied the right to conscientiously object; she has simply been denied the right to get away with it without paying a price.

—  The Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson, Bishop Diocesan of New Hampshire, Retired