The Duffleblog…

…is sort of a military-flavored version of The Onion. Worth checking out. [Read more...]

Total and Utter Mike Flynn Bait

Behold! Devoted to correllating stuff with other stuff! In general, 56 percent of people like thin-crust pizza more than deep-dish pizza. But among those with a negative first impression of Pope Francis, 73 percent like thin-crust pizza more. So there you are! That is a statistical fact right there, that is! [Read more...]

“Seriously, it’s Jorge Bergoglio, I’m calling you from Rome”

Neighborhood newspaper vendor gets an unexpected phone call from a customer asking him to cancel delivery on the paper since the customer had to move unexpectedly. I love this guy! [Read more...]

76 Cliches You Should Avoid…

…wait for it….         …wait for it…         …LIKE THE PLAGUE! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Hey!  WaPo!  Here’s three more: Vatican Cracks Down on Devout Catholic Bus Plunges [Read more...]

Simcha Fisher is Magnificent

So, over at National Review, rich jailbird neocon ["salvation-through-consumerist-hedonism heretic" inserted here since the exquisite sensitivities of some readers require it] Conrad Black is busy telling the Pope to get on board with the rich neocon heretic view that babies are a nuisance and the Church should get over that whole thing with the Pill so [Read More...]

Who Better to Celebrate the Vernal Equinox Than Tom Lehrer?

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Heavy Electricity! It’s a Thing! Let’s Panic!

I wonder how many people will buy this. [Read more...]

Caught in a Viscous Cycle

…and other choice malapropisms are the subject of this delightful piece from the delightful Front Porch Republic.  Here’s a taste: Richard Lederer’s “History of the World According to Student Bloopers,” that legendary account from Anguished English in which we learn: that “the mother of Achilles dipped him in the River Stynx until he became intolerable”; [Read More...]

So… if your dog is born on February 29

How old is he in dog years? [Read more...]

It’s St. Urho’s Day!

And who among us is immune to the excitement? St. Urho, Epic Hero of the Finns since, oh, the 1950s or so! St.  Urho, who drove the crickets from Finland with the mystic words, “Grasshopper, grasshopper, go away!” St. Urho, subject of a marketing campaign by Finns jealous of all the press St. Patrick gets! As [Read More...]