Christmassy Planetary Mnemonic

XKCD has kindly provided a new mnemonic device for remembering the names and order of the eight planets in our solar system, and it has a Christmas theme to it. Click through to read several other mnemonic aids in the same cartoon. [Read more…]

A Pythonesque Christmas

HT IO9 [Read more…]

What They Said

If you can’t beat ’em, repeat ’em – using shorthand! [Read more…]

Bodhisanta

Via Jeffrey Osthoff on Google+ [Read more…]

Hitch Comes Face to Face with the Old Man with a Long Beard

I’ve seen several of these cartoons before, but since these all popped up in my feed reader today, I thought I would collect them all and share them. HT Hemant Mehta HT Daniel Florien From Sneer Review   [Read more…]

Controversial Christmas Carols

In groundbreaking but controversial research, historians are challenging this historicity of the account of the arrival of the magi offered in “I Saw Three Ships.” Archaeologist and New Testament scholar Bob Carlung, who has spent his life investigating the historic topography of the Holy Land, said in a recent interview, “It is simply unfeasible that [Read More…]

Envisaging A Better Star Wars Christmas Special

By Lar DeSouza. HT Steampunk Boba Fett on Facebook. [Read more…]

‘Tis the Season for Regifting Biblioblog Posts

Jim Linville has posted a reminder about this month’s biblioblog carnival, as well as a list of which blogs will be hosting the biblioblog carnival in the first several months of 2012. With LOLcats. [Read more…]

The Articles of Christmas

This post provides official notification of my intention, on or immediately prior to the 25th of December 2011, to wish readers of my blog a Merry Christmas. If you are likely to find such expression of Christmas greetings/wishes offensive, you are hereby asked to refrain from reading any and all posts on this blog which [Read More…]

What the Shepherds Heard

Someone recently asked me what we are supposed to imagine that the singing angels in Luke’s Gospel sounded like. Presumably they sounded something like the little angel in this video. More or less. HT Mark Goodacre [Read more…]


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