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    Archive for January, 2007

    Global Warming to Elvis

    Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

    Drudge this morning has links about a new global warming study that comes out Friday. If people don’t believe the scientists, it’s the scientists fault for cranking out so much hokum the past 50 or more years. The ordinary people who buy into global warming the most normally don’t know whether the evidence is accurate. [...]

    The Tuesday Eudemon

    Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

    I’m nearly speechless: A 12-year-old German boy who insisted he was a girl trapped in a boy’s body convinced his parents that something had to be done, so they agreed to allow him to receive a series of hormone injections, making him the youngest sex-change patient in the world, according to published reports Monday. The [...]

    Vegas and Marching Band Max

    Monday, January 29th, 2007

    I don’t post many pictures of my children, primarily because I don’t want to bore people. But I thought I’d pass along these two pictures of Max (3). He’s in his “marching band” outfit: The heck if we can figure out why the red bib is part of the outfit, and the Dr. Seuss-ish hat [...]

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Sunday, January 28th, 2007

    Those who pass through the mystical water in Baptism must put to death in the water the whole phalanx of evil—such as covetousness, unbridled desire, rapacious thinking, the passion of conceit and arrogance, wild impulse, wrath, anger, malice, envy, and all such things. Since the passions naturally pursue our nature, we must put to death [...]

    The Weekend Eudemon

    Saturday, January 27th, 2007

    Nice weekend so far. I chatted with Lino Rulli on Sirius Radio from 4:20 to 4:40, then met my wife, parents, and friends at the drinking club for two tall glasses of Anchor Stream on tap. We ate dinner there, then rented The Illusionist and watched it with the kids. I give it a 7. [...]

    At TCS

    Friday, January 26th, 2007

    I just published a piece with Tech Central Station about multi-tasking with the cell phone, using my experience and Marshall McLuhan. Those interested in McLuhan (and maybe some others) might find it interesting. Excerpt: I like multitasking, if it’s the right kind. Reading a book while waiting for laundry to dry: smart multi-tasking. Reading a [...]

    The Drinking Eudemon

    Friday, January 26th, 2007

    Catholic Exchange has one of my favorite articles up this morning. “Three Degrees of the Sporting Life.” I am glutton and gluttony is me. I know, gluttony is one of the deadly sins. Gluttony and its sibling sins (lust, avarice, watching Jerry Springer) lead to other sins. But that didn’t stop me when my parents [...]

    Miscellaneous Eudemon

    Thursday, January 25th, 2007

    Odd feast day today: The Conversion of St. Paul. It’s odd because it’s an event. The major feasts (Christmas, Easter, etc.) are also events, but most non-obligatory feast days are saint feast days (St. John, St. Thomas, St. John Kennedy [for my Boston readers], etc.). Wrote St. John Chrysostom of St. Paul: “[I]n being loved [...]

    Tom Cruise Kills Oprah

    Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

    Funny but very short YouTube video.

    The Wednesday Eudemon

    Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

    There’s some pretty good stuff out there this morning: Microsoft has been caught trying to pay a blogger to edit its Wikipedia entry. It’s no crime, and there are no allegations that the proposed edits were inaccurate. Word to corporate types out there: You can pay me to edit your entries, and I’ll treat it [...]

    Well, Then Let’s Crucify Him

    Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

    [Scientologist leader] David Miscavige believes that in future, Cruise, 44, will be worshipped like Jesus for his work to raise awareness of the religion. A source close to the actor, who has risen to one of the church’s top levels, said: “Tom has been told he is Scientology’s Christ-like figure. “Like Christ, he’s been criticised [...]

    Retirement to Sharks

    Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

    Sadness in the golden years: Retirement used to be a time for people to enjoy life without a mortgage or high credit card bills, a time when heavy debts were mostly a thing of the past. Increasingly, that’s no longer true. Some seniors are taking on debt in retirement to fund a trip they’ve always [...]

     


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