Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the season of Lent for Roman Catholics. Interestingly enough, it is not a Holy Day of Obligation. It turns out to be one of the most attended non-Sunday Masses for Catholics – just to get some burnt palms smudged on our foreheads. Well, ok, hopefully, we’re attending for better reasons that this, including having an outwardly facing sign of our faith.
Many Catholics also give up something for Lent: soda, caffeine, gossiping, sweets, etc. But as one of the priests in our parish said in his homily, these are things we largely do for ourselves. He asked what are you doing to grow your relationship with God? Reading the Bible? Attending daily Mass? Just a thought that I found interesting.
In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
GorT is an eight-foot-tall robot from the 51ˢᵗ Century who routinely time-travels to steal expensive technology from the future and return it to the past for retroinvention. The profits from this pay all the Gormogons’ bills, including subsidizing this website. Some of the products he has introduced from the future include oven mitts, the Guinness widget, Oxy-Clean, and Dr. Pepper. Due to his immense cybernetic brain, GorT is able to produce a post in 0.023 seconds and research it in even less time. Only ’Puter spends less time on research. GorT speaks entirely in zeros and ones, but occasionally throws in a ڭ to annoy the Volgi. He is a massive proponent of science, technology, and energy development, and enjoys nothing more than taking the Czar’s more interesting scientific theories, going into the past, publishing them as his own, and then returning to take credit for them. He is the only Gormogon who is capable of doing math. Possessed of incredible strength, he understands the awesome responsibility that follows and only uses it to hurt people.