If I didn’t know better, I’d say this was just another day in the Catholic blogosphere

But otherwise: this is pretty sensational. Popped up on my Facebook feed, and I couldn’t resist. It’s a German quartet known as Salut Salon. Enjoy. [Read more...]

Best snow day school announcement. Ever.

What did we do before we had the Internet? My childhood was deprived of things like this: a rap number performed by school administrators to inform the student body that school would be closed the next day. This comes from North Carolina’s Durham Academy. Head of School Michael Ulku-Steiner and his assistant appropriately performed an [Read More...]

Jimmy Fallon and The Muppets sign off “Late Night”

Thursday, we got a look at how Jay Leno said “So long, farewell” to The Tonight Show. Jimmy Fallon’s goodbye Friday night was just as inspired, and even hipper. I loved it. Watch. [Read more...]

Classic: stars sing “So long, farewell” to Jay Leno

An inspired send-off from last night’s “Tonight” show. While it won’t rival Carson’s finale, it had its moments. And: for those who missed it, I flipped over to CBS as Leno’s credits were rolling and caught Letterman saying, as his show ended, “Goodnight, Jay!” Celebs Sing Farewell To Jay – Leno's Final Show… by IdolxMuzic [Read more...]

That’s entertainment: have you paid attention to in-flight videos lately?

It’s the latest thing: make ‘em fun and funny. People will actually look forward to buckling up and turning off their electronic devices when it’s done like this. The best yet, from Virgin: But this one from Delta is fiendishly clever, too: [Read more...]

A key difference between cats and dogs

It’s all about how they teach their young to go down the stairs. This one-minute video says it all. [Read more...]

What can you do when your church service starts the same time as the kickoff for the big game?

Well, now here’s something different.  (H/T to the great photog Greg Shemitz, who sent this my way.) As YouTube describes it: The very abbreviated worship service created by Pastor Tim Christensen of Gold Hill Lutheran Church (Butte, Montana) for the 11 AM service taking place at the exact same time as kickoff for the 49ers [Read More...]

“The Blessing of Automobiles by Total Immersion”

A priest friend sent this my way. You may want to wait until Spring to put it into practice.  DGK.  +++ Pastoral Note #2141995 The Rite of Blessing Automobiles Among the many blessings of the Second Vatican Council, the newly revised Book of Blessings ranks as one of the newest but most promising. Yet by [Read More...]

After way too many Christmas cookies, I begin my exercise regimen for the New Year

Yeah, I’m sure I’ll look like that eventually. Meantime…there’s this: [Read more...]

God bless Dave Barry. Again.

His 2013 Year In Review is, once again, an instant classic. My sides hurt. Snip:  FEBRUARY … Washington faces another crisis in the form of a “sequester” that will happen automatically unless Congress can agree on a budget, which seems unlikely inasmuch as Congress cannot agree on what planet this is. If the sequester goes into [Read More...]