I only start worrying…

…if the new pope takes the name “Joan II”. Okay, if Mahony is elected and takes the name Judas I, I also worry. Update: Will the new Pope take the name “Jude”? Vatican insiders denied the possibility, saying, “Nah Nah Nah Nahnananaaah.” Others speculate that, in a bid for a commanding share of the soft [Read More…]

Come Again?

Brennan Objects To Use Of Waterboarding In CIA Confirmation Hearing I didn’t know they used waterboarding in CIA confirmation hearings.  DC is a rougher town than I thought. [Read more…]

I Can’t Get Enough of These Things

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I can see you’ve been under a lot of stress lately. Here: watch this

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“Belgium Doesn’t Exist!”

or “Land of Sprouts and Chocolate, I Think Not.” I’m relieved *some*body has finally ripped the lid off the seamy underbelly of the stinking weed of conspiracy in the dungeon-like garden of mixed metaphors! I just hope I live till dawn now that the i’ve alerted the Agents to my location by posting this on [Read More…]


The Beloved Cow writes, “I have been chuckling for days because a friend of a friend spent his childhood thinking Admiral Ackbar’s signature line was ‘What the crap?!’” [Read more…]

This fills me with joy in the human race

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Mike Flynn, finger ever on the pulse of ADVANCEMENTS INNNNN SCIENNNNNNCCCCCE! notes: “Scientists Create Projectile Vomiting Robot Named Vomiting Larry” What?  “Larry“? Sigh.  This is exactly the problem with the Two Cultures never talking to each other.  Never send a tin-eared guy in a lab coat to do the work of us sensitive onomatopoetic literary [Read More…]

As a matter of fact, I *am* extremely pleased with myself

Reader Michael Liccione writes: I have a dream. In a ballroom-style hotel room, I gather 50 smart, pious people who each profess: “One doesn’t need a divinely authorized church to tell us all what God wants us to believe. All you need is the Bible and the Holy Spirit.” Then I seat them round ten [Read More…]

It’s that time of year again!

Dear Fellow Catholic: I’m pleased to announce the 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards on About.com. The Readers’ Choice Awards showcase the best products, people, organizations, and services in hundreds of categories across all of About.com. This is the third year that the About.com Catholicism GuideSite will be participating in the Readers’ Choice Awards. Last year, the About Catholicism Readers’ Choice [Read More…]