Death and Laughter

…are under discussion over at the Register this fine Easter Monday morning! [Read more...]

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A very special announcement!

After considerable thought, I have decided to leave the Catholic Church and pursue studies as a Druid priest.  The holly and the ivy, when they are both full grown, of the all the trees that are in the wood, the holly bears the crown.  I look forward to donning my magical white robes and bid [Read More...]

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A Joyous Day for Christians and Geeks

First, it’s the Feast of the Annunciation: In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Hail, [Read More...]

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Question to the Hivemind

I’ve sworn off chocolate for Lent, except on Sundays.  However, March 19 is a solemnity.  Is that a day I can treat like a Sunday and indulge the sweet  tooth?  I’m not very up on how stuff like that works.  Or am I being dumb and legalistic?  Well, legalistic anyway: dumb is a constant. [Read more...]

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A Happy St. Urho’s Day to All Finns Everywhere!

Everybody say it with me: “Heinäsirkka, heinäsirkka, mene täältä hiiteen!” Enjoy your sumptuous feast of sour whole milk and fish soup! [Read more...]

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Exalted Felicitations of the Day!

Hope it’s a real slice! Take it away, Ginger! [Read more...]

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One of Japan’s Leading Exports…

…is weirdness. [Read more...]

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Happy Feast of St. Thomas!

You’re welcome! [Read more...]

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Something for the Feast of Stephen

The difference between the values exalted by a Christian civilization: And those of a post-Christian Civilization: Largest Homeless Camp in US Evicted to Make Way for Tech Billionaires Oh, and on a completely unrelated note: French Homeless Forced to Wear ‘Yellow Triangles’ Christian civilization, grappling with the problem of the poor we have with us [Read More...]

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Everybody knows that Halloween is a warmed-over pagan holiday

Guess what? Everybody is wrong. Yr. Obdt. Svt. details the actual history of Halloween, which is much more interesting, very Catholic and, in the end, as American as apple pie. [Read more...]

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