When you get two emails both titled “Shameless Self Promotion” from Two People…

…who don’t know each other, and you like them both, what do you do? Offer a twofer, of course! First, the lovely and excellent Erin Manning writes: Last fall you were immensely kind enough to help me spread the word that my first-ever children’s science fiction book, The Telmaj, was available for sale. May I [Read More...]

Chuck Norris doesn’t drink champagne…

He drinks *real* pain! This is fantastic: Also, gotta love the Hamlet quote. [Read more...]

This is cool

I’ve always had an interest in regional dialects and accents. Mass media has had a dulling effect on these, but they still are present and always add charm to American speech: For the record, I say “pop”. Also, there is no “R” in “Washington”. On the other hand, “Portland, Oregon” is actually pronounced, “See-AT-l iz [Read More...]

Doctor Who + Muppets = Awesome

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The Imaginative Conservative on Tintin

I like the Imaginative Conservative. Unlike the Thing that Used to be Conservatism, it is not only imaginative, it actually conserves something. Here it is, on Tintin as the True European. [Read more...]

Behold the Livermore, California Fire Department Light Bulb Web Cam!

That’s not just any light bulb. That’s a light bulb that has been in use for 112 years. [Read more...]

Awesome Parents…

…have fun with their kids–and dinosaurs!  Somehow this seem particularly appropriate for the Feast of St. Nicholas. [Read more...]

People Say, “Extinction is Forever” Like It’s a *Bad* Thing

It went extinct 65 million years ago.It was the weight of a bus, and it could open it’s jaws wider than a man is tall.  It ate full-grown crocodiles for breakfast. Creatures I can do without, who never will be missed. People sometimes wonder why God would lavish his attention on 13.5 billion years of [Read More...]

Catholic Projects to be Proud Of

Check ‘em out here! [Read more...]

Space Engine…

is a piece of freeware that is slathered in Awesome Sauce. If you are interested in exploring the cosmos, check thou it out. [Read more...]

We Dark Lords Find This Kind of Thing Deeply Inspiring

Watch to the end, particularly as that last metronome (the one on the right in the second row) comes to love Big Brother and submit to the General Will. As your Dear Leader, I vow that I will use any means necessary to bring this beautiful order out of the chaos of decadent Western freedom. [Read more...]

Goody!

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