For sale: Pope Paul VI's 1964 limousine used during visit to New York

Won’t this look great in your driveway? Details: Back in 1965 for Pope Paul VI’s visit to the United States, a custom built 1964 Lincoln Continental Limousine was built for the Holy Father. That ’64 Continental is now up for auction at Bonhams on August 19 in California, where it’s expected to sell for up [Read More...]

What we've come to: "Heterosexual Pride Day"?

I mean…really? From the AP: The city council of South America’s biggest city has adopted legislation calling for a Heterosexual Pride Day to be celebrated on the third Sunday of each December. Sao Paulo Mayor Gilberto Kassab must sign the legislation for it to become law and has said only that he is studying it. [Read More...]

Remember when people just used paper?

Think weddings have gotten out of control?  Behold, the most extravagantly creative (and ridiculously over-priced) wedding invitation of the moment: a customized Viewmaster, featuring snapshots of the happy couple and delivered in a cardboard box.  You can order a hundred of these for a mere $3450.  (That doesn’t include postage, for mailing them to family [Read More...]

The best movies of the last 15 years in three and a half minutes

Don’t believe me?  Just watch.  A great montage by Kees van Dijkhuizen. Pixar rocks.  It’s that simple.  Nobody does it better. [Read more...]

Study: more couples "staying over" instead of "living together"

The latest trend in romantic commitment evidently involves even less commitment than it used to. Details: Today’s generation are opting for “stayover relationships” that let them enjoy relationships without living together, a trend that appears to be slowing down the road to marriage. Research from the University of Missouri-Columbia found that instead of cohabitating, young [Read More...]

The paper people: when iCal just won't do

It sounds soooo 1985, but there is a loyal band of people who steadfastly refuse to give up their Filofaxes and DayRunners. Writer Pamela Paul has done a little anthropological study on this rare breed: Last month, I did something that not once in my 20 years as an overscheduled, neurotically punctual, paper-bound calendar keeper [Read More...]

"We call them 'Chritches'"

Well, here’s a new word for my vocabulary.  If you can’t guess what it means, see below. An upcoming TV series is raising eyebrows, and blood pressures — and writer Cathleen Falsani has some thoughts on it: When ABC recently announced it had ordered a season’s worth of a new show based on the novel [Read More...]

New poll: God's approval rating at 52%

Last time I checked, that was better than Obama.  (Though I’m told some people do get the two of them confused.) At least God doesn’t have to worry about re-election. Details. [Read more...]

Men who grieve

Men do it differently from women — and shifting demographics suggest there will be a lot more of them in the years to come. The New York Times looks at this phenomenon, and how hospitals and hospices are working to address it: The loss of a loved one is a profoundly heartbreaking experience, but it [Read More...]

One reason why my wife doesn't want to be cremated

It’s because creepy stuff like this actually does happen: A South African man awoke to find himself in a morgue fridge – nearly a day after his family thought he had died, a health official said Monday. Health department spokesman Sizwe Kupelo said the man awoke Sunday afternoon, 21 hours after his family called in [Read More...]


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