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 …

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… 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...]

Anti-Bending

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H/T Nick Grevas via Facebook [Read more...]

The Museum of Celebrity Leftovers

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Future archaeologist excavating the area around Kingsand, in Cornwall, England will have long and heated arguments about the strange religious beliefs of the culture that built The Old Boatstore, and raised a strange and much disputed shrine to the leftover foodstuffs of a mysterious pantheon of long-forgotten gods. They will marvel at odd glass reliquaries that once housed treasured items, [Read More...]


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