Good Morning! It’s Day 3 of the Quarterly Catholic and Enjoying It! Pledge Week Yesterday, you got to hear about what Rabbi Lapin thinks of “The Passion”, find out about fat people who demand you affirm them in their okayness, watch journalists fantasize about the Vatican cracking down on pretty much everything with a pulse, [Read More...]

Vatican Cracks Down on “Frail Pope” Cliches Rigidly orthodox Cdl. Ratzinger bans unoriginal journalists from using “frail” and “Pope” in same sentence. Washington Post complies. [Read more...]

My pal Steve Greydanus has a brush with greatness After he posted his review of “Second Hand Lions” (which features a brief paean of praise to Berkeley Breathed, the genius behind “Bloom County” and “Outland”) Steve got an email out of the blue from… Berkeley Breathed with some good news for fans of the strip! [Read More...]

Deep Questions Not Faced by Previous Generations of Fathers “Daddy, how did the Hulk get hulky?” Do I tell the story as it is related by the M (Marvel) source (scientist rescuing punk kid on Bomb Test range gets full dose of radiation), or the the cinematic redactor’s version featuring weird Frankensteinian intergenerational experiments? Decisions, [Read More...]

How utterly original Madonnified Catholics write book making light of Catholic Church and caricaturing Catholics as sexually repressed. Profound Catholic thinker Bill O’Reilly does the profile of these absolutely cutting edge authors tonite and affords their Wacky Satire national exposure. Man! I sure am glad that somebody has finally had the courage to caricature Catholics [Read More...]

Haloscan Has Been Raptured! and my blog has been Left Behind!!!! [Read more...]

Mark at Minute Particulars labors to bring 21st Century Cutting Edge Atheists up to date …with pre-Christian Greek philosophy. (Scroll down to “Hanging a Hat on a Painted Hook”). Watching Mark answer Raving Atheist is rather like watching a handler trying to teach a rambunctious puppy to pee on the paper. RA has far more [Read More...]

I told you buses are forever “plunging” for Independent Media Minds I think the Vatican should crack down on plunging buses. [Read more...]

Has Andrew Sullivan ever read the New Testament? Somehow he divines from Reagan’s letters a challenge to the “doctrines of St. Paul” because Reagan had some residual guilt about sex which he seems to have overcome by believing the Noble Savage mythology of Rousseau and Margaret Mead. I can see a challenge to some of [Read More...]

Something to beguile the time… Just out of curiosity, I Googled “Vatican cracks down“. The results are hilarious! Four pages of links from various Independent Minds who appear to conceive of Rome as bestriding the earth like a Colossus, smashing the heads of traveling priests, divorcees, hand clappers, and liturgists, among many others. The Vatican [Read More...]

FatherHomeland Security: Keeping you Safe from Ohio Nuns The weirdness of American schizophrenia toward the State is nowhere more clearly seen than in the effortless leap we make, in times of national distress, to thinking that the lumbering and elephantine machine which charges $700 for a hammer and oversees both the IRS and the postal [Read More...]

I’ve listed some of the books I love here What are some of the books you love? (Mark you, I say, “love” not “think important Classics of Western Literature that Should be Read”). What books do you actually like to read when you can escape the books you feel you really ought to be reading? [Read More...]