What the Sam Hill are you talking about Frank? How dare you say one of the favorite priests of the faithful is wrong about anything! Well, I remember a week or so ago folks were digging how to be a jet-powered, human dolphin. As if that would be a cool present to receive for Christmas. Humbug! How about something a little more practical? Like “cheap speed!” [Read more...]
A reflection for December 9, 2009 from The Little Blue Book: Advent & Christmas Seasons 2009-2010. I have no idea who wrote it, but after yesterday’s Gospel reading, it hits the mark.
“I said if I were going to do a Christmas show, we have to use the passage from St. Luke (about the birth of Christ).”—Charles Schultz, creator of the “Peanuts” comic strip
On this day (December 9) in 1965 (I was two years old!) the classic “A Charlie Brown Christmas” premiered on TV. It was based on the infancy narrative of St. Luke. In the plot, Charlie Brown tries to find the true meaning of Christmas. Linus recounts the story of the birth of Jesus.
The program won an Emmy and a Peabody Award, and led to more than thirty additional Peanuts TV specials. [Read more...]
So says Gail Collins in today’s New York Times. Maybe she just means in New York City. Interestingly, she also mentions the unconstitutionality of the provisions in the Senate Defense Bill the President says he will sign now ( S.1867), which will allow citizens to be detained without due process of law. This proves once again what strange bedfellows arise in political circles. [Read more...]
Time for Friday Funnies, folks. Enjoy! [Read more...]
On being roughed up while attempting to visit the blind, imprisoned, pro-life activist named Chen Guangcheng, [Read more...]
Is right here in the photograph of Time Magazine’s Person of the Year cover. The Associated Press has the skinny,
NEW YORK (AP) — “The Protester” has been named Time’s “Person of the Year” for 2011. [Read more...]
It’s put out by an outfit called SelectSmart.com, and I had no big surprise in what came back. I’ll tell you how I marked my answer sheet on the some of the questions too. Remember this cartoon from the 2008 Primaries? The past is prologue. [Read more...]