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...]


Fr. Dwight Longenecker has cracked the code: I have been trying very hard to figure out how the new Pope fulfills the prophecy of St Malachy about “Peter the Roman” and I think I’ve got it. They say he is from Argentina, but his family really came from Italy in the first place and Rome [Read More...]

Video Editing Software: Liberating Unemployed Nerds the World Over!

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What to Expect from the Insufferable Patheos Blogger Named “Weathers”

“Pope Frank” triumphalism to the nth degree. We’ll never hear the end of it. [Read more...]

I hate it when this happens!

Conclave accidently elects Queen Elizabeth Pope [Read more...]

There’s Something about the Combination of Technological Sophistication and Brain-Deadness…

…that is the unique character of our time: It is, as human sin often is, both heart-breaking and really funny. Scripture and the tradition don’t actually talk all that much about the human faculty for humor. I’m not aware of a Theology of Humor out there. And yet one of the marks of sanctity seems [Read More...]