What happens when you sing "Ave Maria" to a baby?

Just what you’d expect. [Read more...]

Out of Egypt: a woman reporter speaks

This month, ONE has a revealing and unsettling look at what it’s like to be a Coptic woman in Egypt (hint: it ain’t easy.)   The reporter, Sarah Topol, sat down for a brief video interview, below, where she explains some of the challenges involved in being a woman journalist in that corner of the [Read More...]

"Be a man": an anthem for priestly discernment

Now, for something completely different, from Franciscan University, and the men who are in the Priestly Discernment program.  Evidently, a talent for performing tunes from Disney animated musicals (here, a production number from “Mulan”) is an important part of priestly discernment.  Who knew? Anyway, the audience clearly loved it.  Enjoy. [Read more...]

"You discover all the problems which the real Creator must have had…"

That’s how the ingenious Theo Jansen describes the experience of creating these incredible walking “Strandbeests,” powered purely by air and his own imagination.  Just watch. [Read more...]

Why aren't people in the streets protesting THIS?

This may be a first: the world’s first toy inspired by a video on YouTube.  Seriously. Why settle for the imitation when you can always watch the original?  Eighteen million hits, and counting.  See below. [Read more...]

Steve Jobs' other job

He was also one of the wizards behind Pixar, and served as Executive Producer of the groundbreaking (and Oscar-winning) “Toy Story.”  Below, the classic song from that classic film.  Like Jobs himself, the movie celebrated imagination and ingenuity and a never-ending sense of wonder. [Read more...]

Steve Jobs' speech of a lifetime

Once every generation or so, someone like Steve Jobs comes along to upend our world and change the way we live in ways we could never have fathomed.  RIP. Here is the great commencement speech he gave several years ago at Stanford.  It’s worth hearing again.  And again.  Read more about him over at The [Read More...]

"Party Rock Anthem" as you've never heard it before — by a marching band

“Party rock is in the house tonight” — and last weekend, the Ohio University Marching 110 knocked it out of the house and clear across Athens. This is something to see, (even if you only know the tune from that awful, creepy Kia commercial.) “Every day I’m shufflin’, shufflin’…” Everybody shuffle! [Read more...]

Good boy, Petey!

Anyone up for hoops?  Behold, a little game of one-on-one with a dog. [Read more...]

Respect Life: "The Circle of Life"

One spring morning in 1998, my wife and I got up early and went down to 42nd St. and bought standing room to see this show, just a few weeks after it opened on Broadway.  We wanted to see what all the fuss was about.   Was it really that good? Well, yeah. And then some. [Read More...]


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