Please Don’t Reply To Stupid Facebook Memes

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Let’s try this again. Everything I asked people not to do in the initial post, they did when the post was shared on social media, which is just so much fail I don’t know where to start. So, I’ve deleted the text of the original post and the picture, and now I’m just telling you: There [Read More...]

Amazon Echo Will Not Open the Pod Bay Doors

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Because we all need a non-portable Siri in our lives? I liked this better when it was called Furby. More on Amazon Echo. [Read more...]

Future Patheos Atheist Blogger Engages in Debate

This video is very obviously staged (the girl keeps looking at someone off-camera), but why it was staged and what message the videographer hoped to convey was a mystery to me. But then I saw that the “Friendly” Atheist blogger thinks this horrid little child is the bees knees, and I realize: they actually think [Read More...]

Snapdragon: A Festive Children’s Game Played With Flaming Food

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Thou art easier swallowed than a flapdragon. Wm. Shakespeare, Love’s Labor’s Lost Since we’re after Halloween but not yet up to Christmas, here’s a weird little bit of folklore and gaming that’s relevant to both. In Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass, Alice is introduced to various fanciful insects by a gnat the size of [Read More...]

Medieval Handwriting: The App

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I don’t expect that many of you need to learn to distinguish among and transcribe the many kinds of medieval hands found in old manuscripts, but Medieval Handwriting is still a must for medieval buffs. The app, available for Android and iOS, includes 26 religious manuscript pages. Each has an introduction, specimen letter forms, and [Read More...]

The Bible of St. Louis

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The Bible of St. Louis is one of the greatest works of illumination in history, with 4,887 illustrations providing an astonishing view of both scripture and the 13th century. The three volumes contain excerpts from the Bible and commentary. They were commissioned between 1226 and 1234 by Blanche of Castile for the education of her son, King [Read More...]

Christopher Lee Warns Against the Occult

The great actor debunks the rumor that he is an occultist with a collection of 20,000 books on the subject, then delivers a warning about messing with such things at all: “You’ll not only lose your mind. You’ll lose your soul.” I spent the weekend re-watching many of his Hammer movies. The man is a [Read More...]

Ivy Wishes You a Happy Halloween

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  Pumpkin spice flavored pooch. [Read more...]


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