Big news for anyone who can’t make it down to Rio de Janeiro for the Catholic Church’s XXVIII World Youth Day:

The faithful who are legitimately impeded can obtain the plenary Indulgence if…they follow these same rites and pious exercises as they take place via television or radio, or, always with appropriate devotion, by the new means of social communication.

What this means:
Pope Francis will commute punishments for people’s sins if they follow Youth Day events on Twitter. Still not going to follow back, though.
If Martin Luther were alive today, “Seriously, Twitter indulgences? #reformation” would be one of his 95 tweets.
Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images News/Getty Images

Big news for anyone who can’t make it down to Rio de Janeiro for the Catholic Church’s XXVIII World Youth Day:

The faithful who are legitimately impeded can obtain the plenary Indulgence if…they follow these same rites and pious exercises as they take place via television or radio, or, always with appropriate devotion, by the new means of social communication.

What this means:

  1. Pope Francis will commute punishments for people’s sins if they follow Youth Day events on Twitter. Still not going to follow back, though.
  2. If Martin Luther were alive today, “Seriously, Twitter indulgences? #reformation” would be one of his 95 tweets.

Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images News/Getty Images

vpbiden:

the return of great Chuck Grassley tweets

Hallelujah! Assume Twitter feed alive.

vpbiden:

the return of great Chuck Grassley tweets

Hallelujah! Assume Twitter feed alive.

To celebrate reaching 100,000 followers on Twitter, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) graced the internet with a porn-stache throwback avatar.
Please, please, please, let’s not find out what he has planned for 200,000 followers.

To celebrate reaching 100,000 followers on Twitter, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) graced the internet with a porn-stache throwback avatar.

Please, please, please, let’s not find out what he has planned for 200,000 followers.

The Best #AskSnowden Questions His Guardian Q&A Left Unanswered

Hard g or soft g? #AskSnowden
— Adam Smith (@asmith83)
June 17, 2013


#asksnowden Does Bob Benson represent Don Draper 2.0, a man trying, but ultimately failing to escape his past through reinvention?
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee)
June 17, 2013


RT @NSA: a/s/l? (mostly l) #AskSnowden
— delrayser (@delrayser)
June 17, 2013


What do you think of Kanye’s new album? #AskSnowden
— Garrett Quinn (@GarrettQuinn)
June 17, 2013


#AskSnowden Q: Is the NSA worried about the Chinese phoenix threat?
— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz)
June 17, 2013


#AskSnowden What does the NSA think of my tweets/emails? Scale of 1 to 10? Funny, not funny?
— Mono Bear (@stillmellow)
June 17, 2013


#AskSnowden is anime real
— Brian Gaar (@briangaar)
June 17, 2013


#asksnowden: In 1980, did my ex-girlfriend try to call me to apologize, or was that just an excuse?
— Clifford (@Redstickrant)
June 17, 2013


Also disappointed that he didn’t answer the 100 duck-sized horses versus one horse-sized duck question.
Photo by Jessica Hromas/Getty Images News/Getty Images

The Best #AskSnowden Questions His Guardian Q&A Left Unanswered

Also disappointed that he didn’t answer the 100 duck-sized horses versus one horse-sized duck question.

Photo by Jessica Hromas/Getty Images News/Getty Images

Our thoughts are with Rep. Steve King (R-IA) in this difficult hour. Having your office visited by college kids holding menacing an umbrella looks utterly terrifying.

Photo via @maricelaguilar

Hey, look who’s cracking jokes in their Twitter bio!
Though people are going to be super disappointed when “TBD” turns out to be a new Pinterest.

Hey, look who’s cracking jokes in their Twitter bio!

Though people are going to be super disappointed when “TBD” turns out to be a new Pinterest.

Stay weird, Twitter.

Barack Obama’s big national security speech was interrupted by Medea Benjamin — no, not Tyler Perry’s latest creation, but the co-founder of the shouty anti-war group Code Pink.

The president sure looked like a certain protester was about to get the IRS’s luxury audit package, but that didn’t keep Twitter from smelling a conspiracy:

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No, this is not a parody Twitter account. Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX), is giving away a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, for free. Who says the GOP doesn’t care about the poor?
The contest does come with a disclaimer:

Firearms prizes must be claimed through a licensed firearms dealer in accordance with federal, state and local law. Firearms prize winners must meet all legal requirements and will be subject to a dealer’s background check.

A background check? RINO!

No, this is not a parody Twitter account. Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX), is giving away a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, for free. Who says the GOP doesn’t care about the poor?

The contest does come with a disclaimer:

Firearms prizes must be claimed through a licensed firearms dealer in accordance with federal, state and local law. Firearms prize winners must meet all legal requirements and will be subject to a dealer’s background check.

A background check? RINO!

Poor Rep. Steve Cohen had to learn the hard way that while girls just want to have fun, congressmen have to watch what they tweet.

Poor Rep. Steve Cohen had to learn the hard way that while girls just want to have fun, congressmen have to watch what they tweet.

Tuesday’s Links: Toys in Space!

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What doesn’t kill us gives us enough time to make a chart about what does.

* He doesn’t believe in climate change, but he does believe in space.

* Cracked has chosen the greatest American ever, and he’s a neighborhood guy.

* Better think twice about putting Dashboard Confessional on your iPod next time you go to Russia

* Pope Francis should add a commandment. Something like, “Thou shalt not make parody Twitter accounts.”

* Astronauts need more than one thing to play with, which is why they also bring their childhood toys into space.