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There Is A Batman Hotel Room With Your Name On It

Bat-signal and Batmobile included. Adulthood sold separately.

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Astronomers Discover Black Hole 12 Billion Times Bigger Than Our Sun

Researchers at Peking University have announced the discovery of one of the largest black holes known to science. The black hole, named SDSS J010013.02, is 12 billion times bigger than our sun, and six times bigger than other black holes of equivalent age.

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Man Builds ‘Star Wars’ Millennium Falcon Guitar

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Comic Book Heroes Mixed with Mythology!

Hey everyone! Welcome to the first complete edition of The Drawing Board here on the SourceFed website. Like we said last week, we’re really excited about this format and we hope you are too. This week’s theme was Comic Book Heroes Mixed with Mythology. We had some pretty kick ass designs for this so without further ado, LET’S TAKE A LOOK! These first three all come from Ioannis Hadjikyriakou. The Speedy Messenger Well done. The Flash here is running through Centropolis, which, along with the S.T.A.R. temple, are a great couple of nods toward The Flash’s mythology. The circular stitching

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Turkish Men Take To The Streets In Mini-Skirts For Women’s Rights

The February 11 murder of 20-year-old Turkish woman Ozgecan Aslan has sparked international outrage, with men and women vehemently protesting the brutal strain of violence against women and gender inequality in the country.

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Power Rangers Goes DARK?!

Actors James Van Der Beek and Katee Sackhoff lent their talent to producer/actor Adi Shankar (Dredd, The Grey, Lone Survivor, and fan film The Punisher: Dirty Laundry) for his gritty, violent rework of the Power Rangers franchise. Rest assured, it’s awesome.

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It’s Official: YouTuber Steven Suptic (AKA mlgHwnT) Has Joined The SourceFed Family! Check Out Our Exclusive Interview With Him!

If you haven’t heard, the DeFranco Creative team is officially welcoming the wonderful YouTube gamer and animator Steven Suptic into our arsenal of friends and hosts. Suptic is now a producer and host for Discovery Digital Networks‘ video division, officially joining the network’s comedic entertainment news and information series, SourceFed/SourceFedNERD. Steven’s YouTube channel, where he goes by mlgHwnt has over 545,000 subscribers watching his content. Along with his kick ass gaming skills, he’s also a skilled animator and has animated many projects, including the series To Kill a YouTuber. We’re super excited to have him here, so we sat him

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Simon Pegg Kills People In ‘Kill Me Three Times’ Red-Band Trailer

The Peggster just being awesome and taking names…and lives.

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Aquaman’s Costume Revealed and More DC Comic News!

The first image of the One True King has arrived.

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Fifty Shades Trailer (Parody)

50 Shades of Grey. 50 Shades of Grey. 50 Shades of Grey. You’ve probably heard something about the movie by this point. It hit theaters on February 13th and is still running strong, taking in $237.7 million globally on opening weekend (although that number includes early screenings Wednesday night all the way through Sunday). Domestically, it garnered over $102 million on a $40 million budget. So yeah, it’s pretty popular. What do we do with something so popular? We give it our own spin. Mr. Zaragoza will see you now. If you liked that, don’t forget to check out our

LEAKED ROMNEY VIDEO GOES VIRAL

Leaked Romney Video Goes Viral

A perfectly-timed YouTube upload is currently going viral. It shows Mitt Romney during a commercial break going off about his Mormon faith. Despite having just been uploaded, the interview is actually from 2007. Before I go into my opinions on this craziness, you should watch this video in its entirety. If I had to sum up the effect this thing will have on the Romney campaign in one word, it would be “crippling.”

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All done? Okay, let’s get started.

From a political view, this is extremely detrimental to the Romney campaign. In the wake of the 47% soundbite and the inability for Romney to gain traction during Hurricane Sandy, this could be the final nail in the Romney coffin.

But before we go crazy on this guy, let’s clear some things up.

  • The clip does not show what happened prior to the commercial break. I have to give the man the benefit of the doubt. Perhaps he was being grilled by the host and was responding in a natural, albeit over-the-top, manner.
  • I’ve never been a Richard Dawkins fan (I prefer the late Christopher Hitchens when it comes to renowned atheists), but I have to agree with his tweet: “Listen in the longer clip to not only what Romney says, but HOW he says it. Wow.” That was a retweet, but I’m fairly certain Dawkins agrees with the sentiment.
  • We cannot fault the man too much for being passionate about something, especially when one of his main criticisms is that he appears lifeless and robotic.

Okay, disclaimers are officially out of the way. Now, what does this video really mean? Are we mad that a man has a passionate belief about something deeply personal, and deeply important to him? Are we appalled by his religion? Are we disgusted by his demeanor, his pro-life stance, or is it the way he seems so ridiculously defensive?

For me, as a pro-life individual, I agree with a certain amount of what he is saying. The problem is, as mentioned above, how he says it. I am very, very interested in religion. I am a somewhat religious person, and it fascinates me when religion and politics or religion and science come to a crossroads. What I see in this video is a passionate response, but that alone is not necessarily a bad thing. For example, religious passion, or zeal, is oftentimes a very good thing. It can lead people to feed the poor, donate to good causes, or put others above themselves. But all of these things take place because of a passion for what this world could be. On the opposite end of the spectrum, there is a zeal that seeks to uphold the status quo. There is a zeal that is more concerned with the past, and is dreadfully afraid of what could happen in a changing world. 

Mitt Romney should be passionate about his faith, but this is a defensive passion. When Mitt Romney is accosting another individual and acting like a victim, as he does in this video, it is my opinion that he is seeing his religion’s own faults reflected back at him. One of the most important aspects of religion is self-criticism, and Mitt Romney doesn’t, or at least didn’t, seem to understand that. If Mormonism is true, which I don’t believe it is, then Mormons should be welcoming doubt, criticism, and analysis.

Interestingly, Mitt Romney seems to mirror the Republican Party’s own inability to see its problems. When the Republican Party is confronted with a changing culture, it cannot adapt. And as much as Republicans might hate the theory of evolution, not being able to adapt means you will die.

For what it’s worth, being welcoming of criticism is difficult for everyone. No one person is perfect. No political party is perfect. No religion is perfect. And it seems to me that the only real danger in not being perfect is thinking that you are. You see this human flaw when you look at failing relationships. Often one person will lash out at another when confronted with their own faults. The workplace is also filled with passionate people who’ve yet to learn how to truly look in the mirror.

The bottom line here is that Mitt Romney lost his cool. We’ve all done it. The difference is that we’re not running for president. That said, if the one man who can get this country out of its economical quagmire is Muslim, Mormon, or believes that Jim Henson was a prophet, then so be it. I don’t need to agree with my President on Sunday mornings. I only need to agree with him during the job I hired him to do.

Question: What was your initial reaction to this video?

 

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