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Calendars for all occasions

By Lorenzo

One of the more surprising entries to the calendar business is a sexy priests calendar.

The declared celibates pictured are samples of what has been on offer, so to speak.

We do live in surprising times.

Though it does make you wonder about Catholic families steering gay sons into the priesthood. Gay Irish writer Colm Toibin has written perceptively about the appeal of the priesthood to young gays in Catholic social milieus.

This is also the Saturday chit-chat post.

4 Comments

  1. Posted November 24, 2012 at 10:40 pm | Permalink

    A goodly number of those priests look as queer as a pile of three pound notes.

  2. Posted November 25, 2012 at 6:39 am | Permalink

    ..der Skepti, they are Italians, a race of bottom pinchers, handbag snatchers, etc. what else’d anyone expect them to look like?

  3. John H.
    Posted November 25, 2012 at 11:34 pm | Permalink

    And now for something completely different:

    Study solves birth and migration mysteries of cortex’s powerful inhibitors, ‘chandelier’ cells

    These chandalier cells, a group of cells that inhibit hundreds of cells in the outer cerebral cortex through GABA. This finding may have implications for schizophrenia because one autopsy finding is ectopic bodies, believed to be cells that did not migrate to the proper place in the brain. Schizophrenia also involves a loss of GABA mediated inhibition but that is true of many neuropathologies. It seems more the case that instead of maintaining activity good cognition very much involves the ability of GABA cells to regulate activity. The ability of a single GABA cell to regulate, if not entrain, hundreds and perhaps thousands of other cells is bloody amazing. As Mr. GABA long ago advised on bionet.neuroscience: the cerebral cortex is basically in an epileptic state kept under control by GABA. As with life in general, or least in accord with the ideas expressed by the mathematical biologist Kaufmann and others, Life processes exist between order and chaos. Here we see the same phenomenon.

  4. kvd
    Posted November 27, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

    Other titles include L’oeuf mi-doux :)

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