I guess everyone’s drinking already. There’s scarcely nothing to blog about this afternoon. Thankfully, I went to the bookstore this morning with a gift card I received for Christmas. With this “burn money,” I bought The New Book of Lists. The original Book of Lists kept me entertained for hours back in junior high school, [...]
Archive for December, 2005
Top Catholic Stories of 2005, according to Catholic World Report. 1. Death of JPII 2. Election of B16 3. Homosexuality Instruction 4. The appointment of Archbishop William Levada as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. 5. The Synod on the Eucharist. 6. The death of Terri Schiavo. 7. Vatican talks with [...]
This might be handy to have tonight, if you’re sitting around with your family, waiting for the Ball. This broadcast quality camera pans north and south to show multiple views of Times Square. Catch the action in the streets and see all the animated signs that light up the “Crossroads of the World”. As the [...]
Pretty much everything you’d want to know about the Times Square Ball. Perfect reading for being ready when your ten-year-old starts asking questions in nine hours.
Steve Martin has declared himself for the secularists: he has written for The Huffington Post. His piece is clever: a purported monologue by Bill O’Reilly that consists of disjointed connections, bordering on jibberish. The non-sequitorial humor is classic Martin, and I would’ve laughed if he had written it for any other publication. But putting it [...]
Massachusetts could face an “angry, divisive” fight if a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage reaches the 2008 state ballot, Rep. Barney Frank says. The congressman blamed backers of the initiative petition for trying to provoke a new fight despite a lack of controversy over same-sex marriage. “Basically, they’re the disturbers of the civic [...]
A fairly short essay about a unique New Years tradition in Germany.
An abbreviated Weekend Eudemon today. The excellent exigencies of the holidays continue to tap my time, leaving precious few resources for the staples of reading and writing. Last night, I went to the drinking club with my brother and father, where we joined a handful of friends to watch college bowl games and sample an [...]
Another article highlights interesting stories from 2005. Except this time, the media presented them seriously and as facts, when in fact, they are trash. Link. Excerpt: America’s Teens, Dazed And Confused – 2005 saw a spate of alarmist stories trashing teenagers for sex, drug and booze abuse. The New York Times even upgraded the concern [...]
A canon lawyer breaks down the implications for parishioners who had a fake priest as their pastor for several months. Interesting stuff. Excerpt: [W]hat of those Catholics who attended “services” or received what they thought were sacraments from this man? As one person put it, “does his Mass satisfy the Sunday obligation?” To answer the [...]
This is no big deal. Sweden is an anti-Christian country. This would be like wearing anti-Osama t-shirts in the U.S: Cheap Monday jeans are a hot commodity among young Swedes thanks to their trendy tight fit and low price, even if a few buyers are turned off by the logo: a skull with a cross [...]
. . . if they want to stay on the cutting edge: A woman has married a dolphin in Israel. Sharon Tendler from Redbridge, East London, wore a white silk dress and a pink tiara for the ceremony in Eliat, Israel. The dolphin, Cindy, swam to the side of his enclosure for the ceremony. Sharon [...]