I don’t know a dream that’s not been shattered

Wherein I’m not confident that the makers of “Kong: Skull Island” really understand the dynamics of ecology, evolution, or island biogeography. And speaking of insular dwarfism, here are some recent stories about the strange priorities and disastrous economic effects of anti-immigrant Trumpism. [Read more…]

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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…]

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You’re my favorite waste of time

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…]

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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…]

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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…]

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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…]

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‘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…]

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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…]

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