Don’t even speak of the beat menace


Some links to help you withstand the devious plans of the beat menace, including: Mormon excommunication, Asherah poles for traditional marriage, plundering the Egyptians, labor priests, Game of Thrones and John Piper’s littlefinger. [Read more...]

You’re my favorite waste of time

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NielsenTopTen’s infographic “Just How Long Is a TV Marathon?” has been getting plenty of well-deserved attention and included many worthy shows. But there were some unfortunate omissions, some that were more regrettable, and a few that were downright unforgivable. In an effort to amend that, I offer the following [Read more...]

You’re dealing with all of us


This, I think, conveys one part of what I was getting at in this post yesterday and this one this morning. Don’t mess with our family. [Read more...]

Spring training, homework, fandom and evangelism


On Monday, Frank Robinson visited the Orioles spring training camp in Florida. That’s a big deal. Frank Robinson is the kind of hall-of-famer that other hall-of-famers regard with awe. He was Rookie of the Year in 1956, NL MVP in 1961, and AL MVP in 1966, when he won the triple crown. He hit 586 [Read More...]

I wave to the people but the wind just blows ‘em down


A five-day work week? That’s a union thing — and unions are evil doncha know. “Jesus wants you heavily armed.” Houston church desperately fighting to get on the wrong side of the gospel. (You thought I was gonna say “wrong side of history”? That too.) After they finished writing the Constitution, the Founding Fathers had a drink or two. “This is a problem.” [Read more...]

‘Yikes, it sounds like you’ve had an epiphany’


The Daily Show interviews a remarkable Russian woman about what gives her the hope and courage to protest her country’s ugly new anti-gay laws. “There is a quote from an American TV show called ‘Angel.’” she says … [Read more...]

Today’s Daily Blog of the Day: Whedonesque


I may have mentioned this once or twice before, but I’m a huge fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And Firefly. And Dr. Horrible. And I thought Cabin in the Woods was terrific. So, yes, I read Whedonesque — an obsessive, frequently updated blog covering all things Joss Whedon. [Read more...]

Whovians and Whedonites, Niebuhr and Game of Thrones, plus other random geekery

The Small Council greets the new Hand of the King.

A Whovian watches “Firefly;” Niebuhrians watch “Game of Thrones;” horrible gendered T-shirts; the “shadow biosphere;” how ghost stories helped rediscover real history; and could the next Doctor be an American? [Read more...]