How do you say "Thank you" to the world?

How about giving presents to strangers?  That’s what happens here, and it’s delightful.  Watch. [Read more...]

"God of Our Fathers"

I can’t think of a better way to close this day.  This was sung as our recessional hymn at all the Masses this Sunday.  Here, doing it to perfection, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. God of our fathers, whose almighty hand Leads forth in beauty all the starry band Of shining worlds in splendor through the [Read More...]

Remembering 9/11: the final moments of Fr. Mychal Judge

From the documentary “9/11.” I’d forgotten that this was online.  The documentary shows the last minutes in the life of Fr. Judge — moments, clearly, spent in prayer.   H/T to The Anchoress for reminding us about this. [Read more...]

"Life is super short"

The Anchoress has accused me of “blubbering” over stuff like this.  Wrong.  I never blubber.  I sniffle. But now she’s gone and posted the video below, which may be one of the most potent and unexpected pro-life (and pro-living) testaments you’ll see on television. And I have to admit: I’m blubbering. Just watch. [Read more...]

Just watch this and TRY not to choke up

VJ day, August 14, 1945, in Waikiki.  According to Google, that’s less than 10 miles from Pearl Harbor. [Read more...]

For Labor Day: "Let the River Run"

From Mike Nichols’ “Working Girl.” Ah, a flashback to the ’80s, complete with big hair, big shoulder pads, big Nikes to walk to work.  A great song (thank you, Ms. Carly Simon) from a great romantic comedy (and when was the last time someone in Hollywood made one of those, anyway?). And, as an added [Read More...]

What happens when a chimp sees sunlight for the first time?

You gotta see this. HuffPo notes: RTL, a German television station, provided this tearjerking footage of lab chimps taking their first steps of freedom outdoors and into the sun. It’s in German, but we can gather that this was the first time the animals had ever been let loose in natural daylight. Feel-good footage aside, [Read More...]

What are we? This video answers that question. Brilliantly.

I just love this.   Watch it and share it. UPDATE: For those who have asked, this link has the lyrics.  The song is “All We Are” by Sugarland. A snip: Fire like lightnin’ Burning up the night Smoke horizon Won’t give up the fight Where deep inside, you can hear that call Wakin’ your heart, [Read More...]

"The Big Bang Theory": the complete theme song

I never knew that the theme song of my favorite sitcom is actually longer than 30 seconds. Until now. Thanks to the God Googler, Mike Hayes, here’s the whole thing — and a peppy little video, to boot! [Read more...]

The mystery and magic of words

Perspective is everything, and words can rock the world, as this lovely short film illustrates.  H/T Frank. [Read more...]


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