5 Minutes, 17 British Accents

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Do you know what separates the accents of Bilbo, the Dowager Countess, and Eddard Stark? Well, watch this and you will. H/T Open Culture [Read more...]

How to Know You’re Middle-Aged

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H/T Boydell & Brewer For those who don’t get #5.  [Read more...]

My Favorite John XXIII Quip

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Asked how many people worked at the Vatican, St. John replied, “About half of them.” Anyone who has worked for the Church knows how true this is. Our motto should be “employing the unemployable.” (And, yes, I’ll include myself among that group.) Catholic News Service has a few Pope John jokes I hadn’t heard before. [Read More...]

Serving with Monty in North Africa in ’42 …

World War II Around The World (5)

… Reggie Bingham-Threepwood’s last reported words were, “I say, chaps, what does this d-” h/t: Vintage Everyday (The bomb wasn’t yet fused.) [Read more...]

Pope Eye

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It’s Monday, and I don’t want to be working, and neither do you, so here’s another silly post. I got the first of the six volume EC Segar complete Popeye strips for Christmas, and my daughter and I both loved it so much we’ve been picking up the rest as Amazon credit comes in. The volumes [Read More...]


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