The WSJ devoted an entire online article (with 2-minute video documentary) to the rise of beer pong. I’ve always loved drinking games, but this one has never appealed to me. I guess I’m getting old. Excerpt: Rules vary by region and campus, but beer pong — a game some call “Beirut” — typically is played [...]
Archive for August, 2007
Football starts tonight. A friend sends these along. I can’t vouch for the authenticity, but they’re pretty good. My apologies for any awkward formatting, but I don’t have time right now to straighten them out. “At Georgia Southern, we don’t cheat. That costs money and we don’t have any.” Erk Russell / Georgia Southern. “Football [...]
I took the family to Cedar Point, America’s best amusement park, yesterday. The kids had a great time (rode 14 rollercoasters, some more than once), but we didn’t get home until midnight. I’m dragging, and I have a mountain of work to tackle. Until tomorrow . . .
I’m beckoned out of town, so I have no time to blog. I will mention, though, that Drudge cracked me up with this Idaho Senator headline: Terror in the Toilets.
The memorial of St. Augustine. I wrote an article for Catholic Exchange two years ago, but I can’t find it online anymore. If you want to see it, I’ve saved it as a separate page on this blog. Go here. I’ll delete it in a few days, so if by chance you want it in [...]
Rock polka? Motown polka? Yeah, it exists, though people don’t believe me. I see it in Frankenmuth every year, and now I can prove it: If you want some Polka Pink Floyd, go here. It’s a slow news day and I got to bed late last night, so that’s it for now.
On apologetics: “Is there anything more lamentable than a teacher whose only way of saving his pupils is to tell them not to heed the life of the one speaking to them?” St. John Chrysostom
The rain won’t stop and we’re supposed to get more. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anything like this in southwest Michigan. It stopped yesterday from about 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., which is ironic since the high school postponed last night’s football game until tonight. They postponed it (seven hours before kickoff) because the [...]
Not much today. I’m off work and hope to get some serious writing done . . . in addition to going to Mass, attending tonight’s high school football opener with my football-wild sons, helping with my daughter’s birthday party (she became a teenager yesterday; she hasn’t started sassing yet, knock on cyber wood), and handling [...]
The Pope is has been talking a lot about St. Gregory Nazianzus. He must’ve seen my biographical sketch of the saint years ago. I hate it when my stuff gets ripped off! __________ Michelle Reitemeyer passes this along: The trials of grocery shopping with six children. It’s connected to an eBay auction. My wife can [...]
Why does the Left love the Dalai Lama but despise the Pope? Maybe it oughtta be the other way around. Via The Dawn Patrol:
Hand me an angioplasty. I went to the movies three times in the past seven nights: I took our out-of-town teenage company to see Bourne Ultimatum last Wednesday, my son Alex to see The Simpsons on Sunday, and my wife to see Live Free or Die Hard last night. I couldn’t decline heavily-buttered popcorn on [...]