That Old Catholic Magic: Jacob Popcak Explains St. Patrick’s Day to Sick Pilgrim

We invited some Sick Pilgrims over to talk about one of our favorite saints, St Patrick, in honor of his feast day this Friday, March 17. And then Jacob Popcak took us all to school.First things first. St. Patrick wasn't Irish.Jacob Popcak: Patrick was a slave of the Irish, who escaped, became a priest, and came back to convert his captors. He loved them. Which is ... insane, from a modern perspective.David Russell Mosley: He wasn't "Celtic," or at least not Irish.Jonathan Ryan: H … [Read more...]

Come Back, Elliott: A Man Writes a Tear Stained Review of Pete’s Dragon

    (Spoilers ahoy)When the original Pete's Dragon came out in 1977, my parents took me to see it. Being three years old, I don't remember the experience. But according to family legend, when Elliot flew away from Pete to help another boy at the end, I stood on the seat and cried my heart out saying, "Elliot, come back, Please come back."Everyone makes fun of me for that story.  Sure, its a cute story about a three year old boy. But for me, it's … [Read more...]