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Jesus was a Trans Man
I already shared this on FB, but while I'm in linky mood let me point you to this awesome cartoon, which I'm definitely going to produce next time someone (especially be they of a Christian persuasion) asserts that sex is entirely a matter of chromosomes.

Meanwhile... I never got to see Banksy's Dismal exhibition in Weston-super-Mare, because it was instantly booked up by trendy folk from that Lunn'on, but I have better hopes for the next wacky installation here in Bristol. It's called Sanctum, and it's a concert taking place in a bombed-out church (a resource in which the city is surprisingly rich) twenty-four hours a day for the next twenty-four days (22 now). I plan to turn up in the wee hours one frosty morning. I'll let you know what happens.

It is, or used to be, common in the US to use the exclamation "Jesus H. Christ!" Why the "H." was added in nobody knows, but it's an old joke among undergraduate biologists that the "H." stands for "Haploid."

I'd not heard that!

Now you mention it, I think somewhere in my mind I'd associated that with Harry H. Corbett (the actor) adding an H. to distinguish himself from Harry Corbett (the puppeteer).

Here the default middle initial seems to be "J." - lots of fictional characters have it. The actor Michael J. Fox, required to use a middle initial to distinguish himself from other actors named Michael Fox, didn't like the sound of Michael A. Fox, his actual initial, and chose a J. instead.

However, somebody else who chose a quite different made-up middle initial was the movie producer David O. Selznick.

cf Roger O Thornhill in North by Northwest.

"What does the O stand for?"


I don't remember if the movie says Thornhill made the initial up and added it, or if he'd always had it. Harry S. Truman's "S." didn't stand for anything either, but it had been his from birth: he didn't add it in to an existing name.