The Perils of Texting, Circa 1906

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Buzzfeed dug up this Punch cartoon from 1906, on the perils of telegraphy and tickers. “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” [Read more...]

Data Mining by … The President?

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I almost let this story pass without comment, figuring in my infinite pettiness that, if you’re the kind of person who would download an app celebrating the reelection of a tyrant, you deserve to be spammed until you can’t tell a real email from a Nigerian erectile dysfunction cure. (I said was a Christian. I didn’t say I was [Read More...]

Who Knew Our President Was Such a Great Comedian?

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This arrived from the White House Press Office today. I thought, “Oh, those crazy guys at Eye of the Tiber must have hacked the WH servers and sent this out as a gag.” But, no, the man who’s grinding his jackboot into our religious liberty actually issued this statement today. As the kids today say, [Read More...]

Alison Krauss: “Jacob’s Dream”

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If this doesn’t give you chills, you should probably check your pulse. This woman’s voice is one of the treasures of our time. (Oddly enough, her early reputation was made as a virtuoso fiddler at the age of 10. Her voice matured gradually.) The story told in the song is known as Lost Children of [Read More...]

Courage Ministry Draws Fire at University

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Well, maybe “fire” is the wrong word. It’s more like a slight irritating warmth, like the kind you get from a rash. This story floated to the top of my News360 feed this morning like curdled cream. Canadian cub reporter Marco Chown Oved seems to have been buttonholed by a screeching hysteric named Stuart Graham [Read More...]

A Novena to End Abortion, Via Texting

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Good for the USCCB: they’re making savvy use of technology to help end abortion. As part of their “Nine Days of Prayer, Penance and Pilgrimage” (January 19-27, 2013)to coincide with Roe v. Wade and the March for Life, they are sending out daily texts for a novena to end abortion. Just text “9days” to 99000 and the [Read More...]

Game Violence Debate Returns to Washington

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Yesterday, leaders of the video game industry met with the vice-president and congressional leaders to discuss violence in computer and video games in the wake of the Newtown massacre. On Tuesday, the vice-president is expected to produce a package of recommendations to the president for dealing with the issue of gun violence, and games are just [Read More...]

“Five Flat Rocks”

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In case I didn’t convince you that $5 was a steal for some great gospel bluegrass from The Del McCoury Band, here’s a little more proof for your consideration. Just the thing to light up a dreary, damp Saturday morning: Israel rebelled in peril back in David’s time ‘Cause Goliath was the champion of the [Read More...]


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