"There is no sense until the end…"

You go over to Drudge and it's one crazy, reality-skewing, alternate-universe existential nightmare.Here's how one group is dealing with it... … [Read more...]

Let's Dance!

Horrible, horrible, horrible day over here, work-wise. I have three things I really have to write and I fought all day with the network, then with the crashing firefox -the serious crashing firefox- and then with my own stupid computer-incompetence.So I am in a state of "arrrrrrghghghghghghghg" right now; I want to swash some buckles and take the cutlass to a few throats!But since it's not Talk Like A Pirate Day until Saturday, I say screw all this! Stand up at your desk and let's dance! … [Read more...]

Mary Travers & Henry Gibson

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The ACORN Grows into a Mighty Mess

Regular readers know I don't ordinarily cover the big, sensationalist stories that go viral through the blogosphere, unless I feel I have something to contribute, so I haven't said much of anything about these shocking videos of ACORN workers advising an undercover "pimp" and "ho" as to how they can get housing, evade taxes and -most repellent- traffic in underage prostitutes brought in from Latin America.I had incorrectly and naively assumed that given the nature of the relationship between … [Read more...]

"Say 'Man & Wife'!"

Nothing like your nerves finally having their way with you.A great bit of fun courtesy of Tom Elia. Love the Princess Bride reference.Speaking of Princess Bride, this is still my favorite scene. Good memories of my kids running around the house in cowboy boots and swords repeating the line...I believe Buster once got a time out for scaring a playmate in pre-school by declaring "Hello! My name is Inigo Montoya! You killed my father; prepare to die!" … [Read more...]

Happy Labor Day!

As you gather with your families today, for one last cookout, enjoying your easily-purchased beer, cold-transported from the brewer, your propane grill -probably invented by someone who'd forgotten to buy the charcoal lighter fluid, some time in the past- texting on your phones and so forth, remember to be thankful; say a prayer for those who have less, particularly those people who dream of living the life you have while facing oppression in third-world countries, where their "president" is … [Read more...]

"Don't Be Afraid of the Dark"

My husband and I were just flipping through the channels and found the Jerry Lewis Telethon for Muscular Dystrophy. It was the local portion of the show, and we didn't stay long; we'll send in our contribution this week.I believe I have contributed to this charity every Labor Day Weekend since I can remember, either by asking my parents to send in my pennies, or by volunteering at the Telethon centers, and in various fund-raising affairs. Now -and since I was 20, I guess- it's just "send a … [Read more...]

Dragnet Obama

This was pretty well done, I'd say. Love the part when Obama smiles; it's so spot-on to the old series. H/T Instapundit, who also links to this thoughtful piece by Ed Morrissey.And also to this. Enjoy. … [Read more...]

Feast of St. Gregory the Great – UPDATED

The Dominican Nuns of Summit, NJ, (the great soap and hand creme nuns and best lipbalm evah) announce the arrival of another new postulant into their growing novitiate. Although Sr. Janlyn arrived to their house on the feastday of St. Dominic, they've announced her today, on the Feast of St. Gregory the Great.This seems fitting, actually, since their new postulant is a trained vocalist who will add much to the nun's daily chanting.Since we credit St. Gregory the Great with the Gregorian … [Read more...]

Palate Cleanser

Have a laugh!Ominous Music Heard Throughout U.S. Sends Nation Into Panic … [Read more...]