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    Archive for August, 2007

    Brews You Can Use

    Friday, August 31st, 2007

    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 [...]

    Football Quotes

    Thursday, August 30th, 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 [...]

    Out Again

    Thursday, August 30th, 2007

    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 . . .

    The Light Eudemon

    Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

    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 Tuesday Eudemon

    Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

    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 [...]

    Polka Infiltrates

    Monday, August 27th, 2007

    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.

    Something for Sunday Morning

    Sunday, August 26th, 2007

    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 Weekend Eudemon

    Saturday, August 25th, 2007

    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 [...]

    Brews You Can Use

    Friday, August 24th, 2007

    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 Biden Pope?

    Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

    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 [...]

    The Dalai Pope

    Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

    Why does the Left love the Dalai Lama but despise the Pope? Maybe it oughtta be the other way around. Via The Dawn Patrol:

    Die Hard

    Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

    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 [...]

     


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