Monthly Archives: May 2006

I See a Bunch of Melons

Face-blindness. I’d never heard of it, except in connection with the old racial joke, “We all look alike to you, anyway.” Interesting stuff: Severe prosopagnosics may mistake complete strangers for acquaintances even as they fail to recognize family members, close … Continue reading

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Godspy and DaVinci

If you haven’t seen it, check out Godspy’s coverage of TDVC. It hits TDVC from unique angles (which is difficult to do, given the swamp coverage it has received). I especially liked this piece by John Zmirak from earlier this … Continue reading

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The Lair

While spanning the blogging world, looking for new Catholic blogs, I ran across this one: The Lair of the Catholic Cavemen. After five minutes, I decided to bookmark it. How could I resist, after seeing their sub-title: “The Car Crash … Continue reading

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48

I guess 48 people have now died of bad/mixed heroin in Detroit. It’s obviously a kind of genocide. I guess we can expect a visit from Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson soon. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | … Continue reading

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Day 3

It’s Day 3 of the Chesterton and Friends 16-Day G.K. Chesterton celebration. The reception around the web has been remarkable. Over 400 people came yesterday, and 300 on Memorial Day. Today’s topic: The Chesterton-Shaw Debates. I kept it brief. It … Continue reading

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Prince of a Guy

AMERICAN IDOL judge SIMON COWELL has turned his famous barbed comments on PRINCE after being appalled by the pop superstar’s surprise performance at the show’s finale last week. The PURPLE RAIN hitmaker took to the stage at the Kodak Theatre … Continue reading

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Conning Smart People

Clever, though not terribly-novel, article at Paul’s Tips this morning: Most smart people have a hidden weakness and it’s this – they’re absolute suckers for anything that sounds clever. As soon as you start hitting people with technical terms, fancy … Continue reading

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Only in the Netherlands . . .

. . . and in California (don’t forget about NAMBLA, which started there, if memory serves correctly): Dutch pedophiles were launching a political party to push for a cut in the legal age for sexual relations from 16 to 12 … Continue reading

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Blog Watch

Some of you are probably aware that I regularly maintain the National Catholic Register’s Blog Watch page. As part of my “watching,” I scan through about 60 blogs every day, but I’m looking for a little more variety and some … Continue reading

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Tuesday Moaning Eudemon

Tough wake up today. I didn’t drink yesterday, but the three-day weekend has me feeling groggy. I planned to finish my post for Day 2 of the Chesterton Celebration at Chesterton and Friends last night, but instead, I took Michael … Continue reading

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Klever Kurtz

Stanley Kurtz has written a clever (and thorough) article about gay marriage. We’re all tired of hearing about it, but the debate is probably just heating up. Excerpt: The traditional family is losing its monopoly, as new forms of living, … Continue reading

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Special Chesterton Notice

G.K. Chesterton was born today, on May 29, and died on June 14. The Chesterton and Friends blog will be featuring a “literary calendar” of sorts during those days, using the sixteen-day window to do some interesting posting about his … Continue reading

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