How Mel Brooks saved my life

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Resolved: Jeffrey Imm is a moron, and so is anyone who wants to sanitize the power out of comedy.Imm's complaint is that Mel Brooks' The Producers makes fun of Nazis, and therefore doesn't pay proper respect to the horrors of the Holocaust.  As Walter Hudson points out in PJ Media, "The irony of protesting fascism with a blanket declaration of what can’t be laughed at appears to be lost on Mr. Imm."It's not really worth arguing beyond that. If you're a soldier, you use a gun to fight evi … [Read more...]

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10 Ways to Insult a Catholic Blogger (and Why You Shouldn’t Bother)

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1. You're just trying to get attention with this! Oh gosh-all-whillikers, not attention! You mean that I made an effort to write in such a way as to persuade people to click on the headline, think about what I said, and elicit a response of some kind? Is outrage! Next time I have a thought, I'll jot it down on an orange peel and bury it under the shed. You know, for the greater glory of God. (If I'm writing flagrantly click-baity headlines, attaching photos of Mila Kunis' chestal area, or just p … [Read more...]

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Columbia Students Lay Siege to Themselves

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So here's what I say to the Columbia students clutching their carefully cultivated pearls as they face down the hot breath of those terrible, wild gods: you're damn right it's not safe. You're not in control here, not on this playground. You may find yourself climbing too high and too fast, and you may reach out for that rung on the monkey bars only to find that you're grabbing thin air, and down you will plummet, onto the hot asphalt, or maybe further, down into the underworld, where dark Hades … [Read more...]

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FLASH! Cardinal Mahony is actually horse meat

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Simcha Fisher's greatest fan suggested rerunning this piece for Throwback Thursday. This post ran in March of 2013, during the Papal Conclave, back when things were stupid. I had forgotten all about the "Pope will be arrested if he leaves Vatican" rumor! Enjoy this glimpse into all that we have left behind, before this year's stupidity train has a chance to gather steam. *** Catholic Memes has a nice summation of the stupid things the secular media just can't stop saying:This feeding … [Read more...]

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Lauten was fired for saying something dumb? That’s dumb.

The silly woman who spouted off about Obama's daughters has resigned:Elizabeth Lauten, the communications director for Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.), resigned Monday following a Facebook post that criticized Malia and Sasha Obama's appearance at the annual White House turkey pardon ceremony, according to NBC News.The Facebook comment that got her fired: Dear Sasha and Malia, I get you’re both in those awful teen years, but you’re a part of the First Family, try showing a little class. A … [Read more...]

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At Synod, Sex-Obsessed Catholic Church Finally Talks About Sex, Finally

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It is stunning that the Bishops are talking about sex! As long as you are the kind of person who wakes up stunned to see the sun rise, stunned to find that you have feet at the end of your legs, stunned to discover that the floor under those feet is still made out of wood, just like it has been for decades and decades. Read the rest at the Register. PIC John Paul II waving … [Read more...]

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Catholics, Cotton Candy, and Comeuppance

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  PIC Care Bear farting a rainbowAnd I says to myself, I says, Sorry, Shakespeare! Sorry, Homer! Sorry, Flannery O'Connor and Evelyn Waugh, Somerset Maugham, Mark Twain, Faulkner, Melville, Doestoevsky, Chaucer, Joseph Conrad, Dickens, and Thomas "Joyboy" Mann. Sorry to you all, but you have got to go, because I'm fairly sure that on page 243, right where nice little college girls and college boys could read it, someone got in someone else's pants and didn't drop dead of … [Read more...]

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