Someone who doesn’t want to associate with black people owning an NBA franchise is like a vegan buying a steakhouse.
Archive for April, 2014
It’s a banner day in the Scheske household: My oldest son turns 21. I’ve long been a proponent of an age-18 drinking age, so it’s a bit frustrating that we had to wait three years for this day but it’s now here. I can have a drink with my son at the bar. For the [...]
Although I haven’t read all of it, I’ve frequently dipped into Alberto Manguel’s splendid A History of Reading. Manguel was once referred to as the “Casanova of reading,” which makes him a nerd par excellence . . . and a man I’d like to meet. But I never knew he liked Chesterton, until I heard [...]
Catholic Late Night Ten great one-liners from St. John XXIII. My favorites: When a cardinal complained that a rise in Vatican salaries meant a particular usher earned as much as the cardinal, the pope remarked: “That usher has 10 children; I hope the cardinal doesn’t.” He once wrote: “There are three ways to face ruin: [...]
H.I.F. “A May 15 banquet for the Los Angeles chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People just became a lot more intriguing. The group is planning to honor Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling with a lifetime achievement award. This is the 100th anniversary of the L.A. chapter. “[UPDATE]: The NAACP [...]
For a variety of reasons, I don’t often use TDE to proselytize, but I had to share this Journey Home. This man’s conversion story parallels mine on many fronts (the arrogance that led him to read about Catholicism, the “two floor” problem, his profession and age, the initial approach to Mary, etc.). I was stunned [...]
The garden is coming along. Here it is, as of last weekend. I’m in the process of putting in the rest of my self-watering containers this weekend. It’s a pretty big chore and largely experimental, since I’m using the potting mix from last year . . . re-mixing various batches, adding some new peat and [...]
A strange new product is coming to your liver this fall — Palcohol, which is powdered alcohol. It’s like Crystal Light that will get you drunk. Palcohol is great for astronauts looking to get wasted in space. Palcohol flavors include Vodka, rum, mojito, cosmopolitan, and lemon drop. I think Keith Richards will sprinkle this stuff [...]
BYCU Here’s a decent article from Lew Rockwell earlier this week: Wine Etiquette Gone Horribly Wrong. It’s not as good as the title implies, and, indeed, I think only a borderline wine snob would really like it, but I’m a bit strapped for time today so it’ll have to serve for this week’s BYCU. Excerpt: [...]
A Kansas man on trial for first-degree murder wants to remove a tattoo across his neck reading “murder” because he’s worried it might prejudice the jury. Though he might be able to create reasonable doubt by just adding a question mark. China’s state media has announced that its “Cleaning the Web” Campaign has successfully shut [...]
H.I.F. Crowdfunding opportunity for pro-lifers: “Gosnell Movie: A historic crowdfunding campaign for a movie about America’s biggest serial killer, abortionist Kermit Gosnell and the media cover-up.” Link.