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    Archive for April, 2006

    Silly (but Omnipotent) Chinese Commies

    Sunday, April 30th, 2006

    The Patriotic Association, the state-controlled Church in China, has ignored the Holy See’s wishes and ordained a new bishop, the BBC reported. . . . The Holy See had called for a delay in the appointment over concerns the bishop is inexperienced and too closely aligned with China’s communist regime, the BBC said. China also [...]

    Monster in the House

    Sunday, April 30th, 2006

    Well, it finally happened: I have a teenager under my roof. Alex turned 13 today. Shaggy hair, a little sassy, and getting a bit big for my strong-arm liking, he’s a teenager and enjoying his new status. So far, he’s been a great kid. If the next 13 years go as joyously as the first [...]

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Sunday, April 30th, 2006

    Henri Gheon, writing about some of the folks in St. John Vianney’s parish: And last, there was that extraordinary being, Pere Chaffangeon, who remained for hours before the altar, without even moving his lips; it seems that he was speaking to God. “And what do you say to Him?” the old cure asked. “Oh!” replied [...]

    Little Commodities

    Saturday, April 29th, 2006

    B16 had some words yesterday that hit pretty close to my thoughts about the childless and near-childless: The Pope opined that “the lack of such creative and forward-looking love is the reason why many couples today choose not to marry, why so many marriages fail,and why birth rates have significantly diminished.” “Instead of feeling loved [...]

    Shaving Update

    Saturday, April 29th, 2006

    On Monday, I mentioned a claim that shaving cream is a racket and that a man just needs warm water, after he first toughens up his skin a bit. Well, I put my face on the line all week, and the results are in: the claim is correct, subject to two caveats and a piece [...]

    TAC

    Saturday, April 29th, 2006

    The new American Conservative arrived today. It looks like a good one (note: no links to the articles are available yet): A review of The Brothers Bulger. For me, it’s a great example of how you can always learn something highly interesting that you’d never knew existed. Here, a vicious (and partially homosexual) gang in [...]

    The Weekend Eudemon

    Saturday, April 29th, 2006

    More great weather. It’s been a stunning spring so far. But if the recent pattern holds, it means we’re heading for a dismal late spring or summer. Consider: We got hit real hard with snow and cold in November and December. Come January, things got incredibly mild and downright nice at points. Then March came, [...]

    Friday Humor

    Friday, April 28th, 2006

    Some bad ones to use at the bar tonight: A man walks into a bar holding a slab of asphalt and says, “A beer please, and one for the road.” A neutron walks into a bar and asks for a beer. The bartender says, “For you, no charge.” A jumper cable walks into the bar [...]

    Chesterton and Friends

    Friday, April 28th, 2006

    Two great posts at Chesterton and Friends these past two days. Belloc fans and fans of old newspapers: See Thursday’s post.

    Brews You Can Use III and Half and Half

    Friday, April 28th, 2006

    Reuters reports ice cream makers Ben & Jerry’s have apologized for causing offense by calling a new flavor “Black & Tan” – the nickname of a notoriously violent British militia that operated during Ireland’s war of independence. The ice cream, available only in the United States, is based on an ale and stout drink of [...]

    Brews You Can Use II

    Friday, April 28th, 2006

    I missed a good beer story in the WSJ. Fortunately, the best beer site in the hops world covered it. Excerpts: From 1950 to 2004, the amount of malt used to brew a barrel of beer in the U.S. declined by nearly 27%, and the amount of hops in a barrel of beer declined by [...]

    On Cleverness

    Friday, April 28th, 2006

    During my morning surfing, I ran across this great quote from Rochefoucald: “It takes great cleverness to be able to conceal one’s cleverness.” Hence, the urbane subtlety of this blog. I’m so clever, you probably don’t even know it. I’m so clever, I bet no one even laughs. Rouchefoucald’s quote, by the way, reminds me [...]

     


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