Thursday, March 6, 2014

F**K: Pope drops F-bomb before Lent (video)

Editors, Wisdom Quarterly; Morgan Lee,, March 4, 2014
For cazzo, I mean, for example, I love young boys. - BOY: Help! He's touching me, he's touching me! - Maybe I should give this up for Lent, the cussing I mean (L'Osservatore Romano/AP).
Pope Francis lets loose Italian F-word  
Loves boys' heads (Time)
While delivering his weekly Sunday homily, the leader of the [Holy] Roman Catholic [Empire] accidentally uttered the Italian equivalent of the F-word.
The pope inadvertently confused the Italian word caso, which can mean a "case" or "example," with the vile swear word cazzo, though he hardly let it rattle him as he made his way through his prepared sermon.

The pope was in the middle of identifying the characteristics of Christians looking out for the less fortunate when he made his error.
Pretty in pink (
"He [a Christian] doesn't accumulate wealth for himself but shares it to benefit other people. In this [fuck], in this case the providence of God will become visible through this gesture of solidarity," he said.
[The "gesture of solidarity" was presumably not a middle finger to the sky uniting humankind under one grand gesture.]
Pope Francis also reminded Christians, "Jesus has repeatedly warned the rich: a heart possessed by riches leaves little room for f..." More

(MAR) "F**K - the Documentary" by Steve Anderson (see details below)

In defense of the Holy Father, CEO Francis
Wisdom Quarterly (COMMENTARY)
Marketing posterDon't judge. This pope doesn't. Maybe, maybe, maybe what His Holiness, this Servant of God, Boss of the Vatican Corporation, the New and Improved Pope was alluding to was not a "case" (caso) but "F*CK" (Cazzo) the movie? 

F*CK is an American documentary by Steve Anderson that argues the title word is key to discussions on freedom of speech and censorship.

Sexual misconduct (patrickrothfuss/WQ)
It provides perspectives from art, linguistics, and society. Oxford English Dictionary editor Jesse Sheidlower, journalism analyst David Shaw, and linguists Reinhold Aman and Geoffrey Nunberg explain the word's evolution.

Comedian Billy Connolly states it can be understood regardless of one's background, and musician Alanis Morissette says its taboo nature gives it power. The film contains the last interview of author Hunter S. Thompson before his suicide. It features animated sequences by Bill Plympton.

Hollywood agrees (celebrityjuicer)
The documentary was first screened at the AFI Film Festival at ArcLight Hollywood. New York Times critic A.O. Scott called the film a battle between advocates of morality and supporters of freedom of expression; a review by the AFI said this freedom "must extend to words that offend." Other reviewers criticized the film's length and repetitiveness. Its DVD was released in the US and the UK and used in university courses. More
(Dogwoof) The F**k For Forest the Movie trailer
I love the, uh, the forest.
Or maybe what the Pontiff was referring to was the world's most emphatic environmental charity F**k for Forest, which goes by the motto: "Have Sex. Save the World."

Berlin’s F**k For Forest is at least one of the world’s most bizarre charities. Based on the idea that sex can save the world, the NGO raises money for their environmental cause by selling home-made erotic films on the Internet. And now a movie has been made about their efforts. More

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