Face-blindness. I’d never heard of it, except in connection with the old racial joke, “We all look alike to you, anyway.” Interesting stuff: Severe prosopagnosics may mistake complete strangers for acquaintances even as they fail to recognize family members, close friends, spouses, and even themselves. If I learn how to pronounce it, I wonder if [...]
Archive for May, 2006
If you haven’t seen it, check out Godspy’s coverage of TDVC. It hits TDVC from unique angles (which is difficult to do, given the swamp coverage it has received). I especially liked this piece by John Zmirak from earlier this month. Amy Welborn referred to Dan Brown as the “mystery man,” since no one knows [...]
While spanning the blogging world, looking for new Catholic blogs, I ran across this one: The Lair of the Catholic Cavemen. After five minutes, I decided to bookmark it. How could I resist, after seeing their sub-title: “The Car Crash of Blogs. You Don’t Want To, But You Just Can’t Help But Look”? You might [...]
I guess 48 people have now died of bad/mixed heroin in Detroit. It’s obviously a kind of genocide. I guess we can expect a visit from Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson soon.
It’s Day 3 of the Chesterton and Friends 16-Day G.K. Chesterton celebration. The reception around the web has been remarkable. Over 400 people came yesterday, and 300 on Memorial Day. Today’s topic: The Chesterton-Shaw Debates. I kept it brief. It also has a few of my favorite Shaw anecdotes at the end.
AMERICAN IDOL judge SIMON COWELL has turned his famous barbed comments on PRINCE after being appalled by the pop superstar’s surprise performance at the show’s finale last week. The PURPLE RAIN hitmaker took to the stage at the Kodak Theatre for a quick run through two new songs before dashing off, refusing to meet the [...]
Clever, though not terribly-novel, article at Paul’s Tips this morning: Most smart people have a hidden weakness and it’s this – they’re absolute suckers for anything that sounds clever. As soon as you start hitting people with technical terms, fancy graphs, famous names and the like, you’ll immediately increase your credibility. If they’re smart, they’re [...]
. . . and in California (don’t forget about NAMBLA, which started there, if memory serves correctly): Dutch pedophiles were launching a political party to push for a cut in the legal age for sexual relations from 16 to 12 and the legalisation of child pornography and sex with animals. Daily Telegraph Link. The Dutch [...]
Some of you are probably aware that I regularly maintain the National Catholic Register’s Blog Watch page. As part of my “watching,” I scan through about 60 blogs every day, but I’m looking for a little more variety and some new or unique blogs that don’t get a lot of press. I would love to [...]
Tough wake up today. I didn’t drink yesterday, but the three-day weekend has me feeling groggy. I planned to finish my post for Day 2 of the Chesterton Celebration at Chesterton and Friends last night, but instead, I took Michael (Boy #3) and my godson to see X-Men at the spur of the moment. Michael [...]
Stanley Kurtz has written a clever (and thorough) article about gay marriage. We’re all tired of hearing about it, but the debate is probably just heating up. Excerpt: The traditional family is losing its monopoly, as new forms of living, like parents without a formal marriage, single parents, and same-sex partnerships, appear and spread. It [...]
G.K. Chesterton was born today, on May 29, and died on June 14. The Chesterton and Friends blog will be featuring a “literary calendar” of sorts during those days, using the sixteen-day window to do some interesting posting about his life and times. The blog plans to offer suggestions to readers about various Chestertonian things [...]