Roller coasters? Meh.

An interesting contrast to this scream-like-a-little-girl video at an amusement park is the one below.  The guy keeps a straight face through the entire ride. (Tip: if you run into him and he suggests a friendly game of poker, just say no.) [Read more…]

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“Every major’s terrible”

Just in time for the back-to-school crowd, this inspired Gilbert & Sullivan parody. I hope his major is music. [Read more…]

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Meet the “Hug Lady”

Want a hug? Meet Elizabeth Lord. This is your go-to gal. [Read more…]

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“You got Daddy Skills…!”

For all the dads out there: something sweetly infectious from a rapper you might call Snoop Daddy Dad (a.k.a Sam Dorman), who boasts on YouTube that he shot this entirely on his iPhone. Whatever he did, this is a new anthem for a generation of dads.  Enjoy. [Read more…]

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“Would you sing something different?”

The Johnny Cash biopic “Walk the Line” was on Ovation tonight, and the scene below just knocks it out of the park. Struggling songwriter and door-to-door salesman J.R. Cash (the incredibly good Joaquin Phoenix — why didn’t he get the Oscar for this?) gets a chance to audition for legendary record producer Sam Phillips, who [Read More…]

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Tolerance in 2012 — UPDATED

This video is starting to make the rounds: Father Gerald O’Reilly prays outside of Chick-fil-A, (Watertower) in Chicago, Illinois on the 8th of August, 2012.  Watch what happens. UPDATE: Elizabeth Scalia has some thoughts on this video that may surprise you.   Read more.   [Read more…]

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From the archives: an attempt to break the world record in mattress dominoes

As a footnote: I’m amused that the YouTube ad for this is offering me a special on Domino’s Pizza. Anyway, for your Sunday edification, here’s a blast from the past.  Originally posted in August 2009. [Read more…]

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“Water is life”: a 9-year-old girl’s remarkable legacy

This is too good not to share. In anticipation of her 9th birthday, Rachel Beckwith informed her mom that she didn’t want  presents; instead, she asked friends and family to donate $9 to charity: water, so that kids her age in Africa would have clean water to drink. She fell shy of her goal of $300, which is enough [Read More…]

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As the Olympics begin, a look at the spiritual power of sports

From the increasingly-impressive videographers and editors at CNS: [Read more…]

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Being Christian: “Batman’s” Bale visits, prays at Aurora memorial

Poignant video, below: The story: ”Dark Knight Rises” star Christian Bale visited the memorial for victims of the Aurora theater shooting on Tuesday, as well as visited with some of the victims of the shootings at the Medical Center of Aurora South. Bale, and his wife Sibi Blazic arrived and walked around the memorial to [Read More…]

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