Best Christmas meme

This popped up on my Facebook feed this morning. [Read more...]

“Car talk” about the pope’s Renault

Earlier this week, the pope got a new set of wheels.    And now CNS has collected some priceless reaction: Leave it to the slapstick brothers, Tom and Ray, at Car Talk to have a field day with the news of Pope Francis’ recent present: a lovingly used 30 hp 1984 Renault 4. As soon as the [Read More...]

Quote of the day

From Catholic comedian Jim Gaffigan:  “I watch the faces of single people in their twenties after I bring up that I ‘have children.’ I imagine them taking a small step backward as if to avoid contagion, with a look of ‘Sorry to hear that’ on their face. Like I naively volunteered to contract leprosy, forever [Read More...]

Pope Francis: Patheos shill?!

Elizabeth Scalia notes the pope tweeted a little something yesterday that sounds uncannily like the theme from her new book, “Strange Gods.” But it turns out, he was just getting warmed up. In his homily at St. Paul’s yesterday, the Holy Father elaborated: We have to empty ourselves of the many small or great idols [Read More...]

Instant classic: bad lip reading of the inauguration

They don’t get much better than this.  Enjoy.   [Read more...]

Here it is: Dave Barry’s Year in Review for 2012

The wait is over.  Barry is back.  He begins:  It was a cruel, cruel year — a year that kept raising our hopes, only to squash them flatter than a dead possum on the interstate. Example: This year the “reality” show “Jersey Shore,” which for six hideous seasons has been a compelling argument in favor [Read More...]

“I regret to inform you that my wedding to Captain Von Trapp has been cancelled…”

Another side of the story, for those who caught the movie, again, last night, or those who can sing it all in their sleep: Dear friends, family, and Austrian nobility, Captain Von Trapp and I are very sorry to inform you that we no longer plan to wed. We offer our deepest apologies to those [Read More...]

Ice skating priests—and, maybe, a deacon?

A deacon reader sent this my way. Just in time for ice skating season! He wrote: It is an award-winning clip for Stella Artois called Skating Priests. After watching, it was easy to pick out the deacon! Enjoy.  [Read more...]

Must see TV: SNL’s version of the Biden/Ryan debate

As expected, the wizards at SNL didn’t disappoint. Herewith, their take on the Biden/Ryan debate. [Read more...]

The write stuff: Bulwer-Lytton winners announced!

And here’s a good one, winner in the category of Vile Puns: Though they were merely strangers on a train, as she looked North by Northwest though the rear window, Marnie knew beyond a shadow of a doubt the trouble with Harry was that he was a psycho – his left and right hand middle [Read More...]


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