Monthly Archives: February 2005

There Goes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner“Once they were a byword for mindless docility. But cows have a secret mental life in which they bear grudges, nurture friendships and become excited over intellectual challenges, scientists have found. “Cows are also capable … Continue reading

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The Swimsuit Issue The Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue came out earlier this month. We subscribed to SI for years and have seen over twenty swimsuit issues. We finally concluded that all the 4/5s-of-a-breast pictures weren’t doing us any good. We … Continue reading

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One Rock QuoteRock didn’t discuss much religion last night, but he did have this comment, which we found kind of funny: “A lot of Jewish people were offended by Passion of the Christ. I can relate, because I had to … Continue reading

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Pro-Life Commies!“A pro-Putin youth group organized by the Kremlin, Idushie Vmeste (“Moving Together”), represents a kind of model for how Patriotic Orthodoxy aims to renew Russia. The group is against abortion (Russia has one of the highest rates in the … Continue reading

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B.T.K. Serial Murderer Well, they caught the B.T.K. murderer in Wichita, Kansas. The initials stand for his mode of operation: bind, torture, kill. He’s Dennis Rader, a 59-year-old municipal employee. It turns out he was an active member and President … Continue reading

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Don’t Know How We Missed ThisFrom Friday’s New York Post: The New York City man infected with the “superstrain” of the AIDS virus had sex with at least 10 men after he tested HIV-positive, according to new information released yesterday. … Continue reading

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Vulgar but Funny and On Yet more about Chris Rock and tonight’s Academy Awards. This time, from Slate Magazine: “Rock may speak the irreverent language of blue comedy, but more often than not, his ideas are red-state red. “Take, for … Continue reading

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Dysfunctional Oscar For those who missed the Catholic League’s William Donahue’s comments on tonight’s Oscars. LINK. Here’s the opening paragraph: “This year’s Oscar nominees tell us a great deal about the Hollywood mindset. As in previous years, the theme of … Continue reading

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Teens Don’t Still Worship Elvis? To be published this week: Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers (Oxford University Press). The book is based on a comprehensive four-year study by 133 researchers and consultants. It appears Catholic … Continue reading

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An Art Linkletter AnecdoteAt bedtime last night, Eric Scheske’s Kindergarten son Michael informed his Dad that he knew the Holy Family’s last name. “Really?” Eric asked. “What is it?” Michael: “Christ.” Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg … Continue reading

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The Heart Every sin gushes from a complex soul. The Pseudo-Macarius, a master of intimate theology, described the heart (a term nearly synonymous with soul) as follows: “The heart itself is but a small vessel, yet dragons are there, and … Continue reading

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Better than the Boston Tea Party We’ve been blessed with plenty of drinking items lately. Now there’s this story about the Japanese’s efforts to get around their government’s onerous beer tax. According to the article: “By using less malt and … Continue reading

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