The Future!

For a fun archeological expedition into previous futures, check out PaleoFuture. My own thoughts about the peculiar hubris of 19th and 20th century prophets of THE FUTURE and how they compare with the rather modest claims of Christian prophecy and eschatology are here. [Read more...]

I still love this at Halloween

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This Sounds Fun

War of the Worlds: The True Story! [Read more...]

Phone the Neighbors and Wake the Kids!

The new Dappled Things is out! It features two pieces you might find particularly interesting: first, an excerpt of a new translation of Leon Bloy’s novel The Woman Who Was Poor, which is the novel that led to the conversion of Jaques Maritain, and, by God’s grace, kept him and his wife Raissa from committing [Read More...]

Msgr. Charles Mangan writes…

Dear Mark, Praised be Jesus Christ! Hail Mary! Hail St. Joseph! I thought that you may like to know and to alert your readers that the Office of the Marian Apostolate in the Diocese of Sioux Falls, with the desire to promote the daily recitation of the Most Holy Rosary against the backdrop of this [Read More...]

The Unstoppable Brandon Vogt….

…has a great video of a conversation between himself and Fr. Robert Barron. Check it out! [Read more...]

Greetings from 37,000 feet!

I give you “Higgs Boson: The Musical”! [Read more...]

The Latest in Thagomizer Science

from the Smithsonian.  May I, in a moment of local patriotic pride, just point out that Gary Larson is from Seattle.  In fact, one of his cover shots was actually taken by stuffing him into one of the exhibits at the Woodland Park Zoo reptile house with a little ID tag on the display reading [Read More...]

The Most Excellent Matt Warner writes:

Any of the following fun things (especially #1) of interest to your audience? 1) For BUSY people: Innovative way to Read the Catechism in a Year (for the Year of faith): 2) Trying to let every diocese know about: 3) The recent partnership between and Lighthouse Catholic Media – all the fun [Read More...]

Soundcloud is this cool site…

with cool recordings about cool stuff. Here is the story of the origin of the Teddy Bear and it’s also-ran competitor, the Billy Possum, named for William Howard Taft: As a bonus, here is a curious story on 15 sounds of the artificial world that you never think about, but somebody worked hard to create: [Read more...]