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    Archive for November, 2015

    Monday

    Monday, November 30th, 2015

    Miscellaneous Rambling Another whirlwind holiday weekend: Black Wednesday, followed by a (mostly) hangover-free Thanksgiving, then a 40-hour trip to Detroit that entailed a lot more driving once I was there, then over to Portage (a Kalamazoo suburb) to get my son to his high school basketball scrimmage, then to the Kalamazoo Cathedral for the start […]

    Humorous

    Sunday, November 29th, 2015

    H.I.F. The Anglican Church will not be denied: It will lead mainstream Christianity to the pits of the absolute absurd: Church of England Lady Bishop Advocates Nudism. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Saturday

    Saturday, November 28th, 2015

    From Bill Kauffman’s Poetry Night at the Ballpark and Other Scenes from an Alternative America: “Joseph Smith ran for president in 1844, at least until a mob killed him in Illinois. He was thus the first U.S. presidential candidate to be assassinated. (Those in the best position to win this toughest of all bar bets, […]

    Humorous

    Friday, November 27th, 2015

    H.I.F. Seen at a Reddit thread. Funny stuff, and even though I think the Western policies since the fall of the Ottoman Empire have contributed to this problem, the attempt of the multiculturalists to absolve Islam is ridiculous . . . as outlined in this clever piece. The Jihadists are tired of not getting credit. […]

    Thursday

    Thursday, November 26th, 2015

    “Thanksgiving Day originated in New England when the Puritans realized they had succeeded in exterminating their neighbors, the Indians, instead of getting exterminated by their neighbors, the Indians.” Mark Twain “Gratitude is a fruit of great cultivation; you do not find it among gross people.” Samuel Johnson “Beggar that I am, I am even poor […]

    BYCU Special Edition

    Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

    Black Wednesday Far out. Here we are again: Black Wednesday. The hardest part about writing about Black Wednesday from a Catholic perspective is the, um, Catholic part. Let’s face it: Black Wednesday is occasionally referred to as “black out Wednesday.” It’s not exactly a celebration of moderation. Chesterton’s famous quote from Orthodoxy about drinking is […]

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

    My final “outdoor” (i.e., “non-coldframe”) harvest of the year. I brought it in Thursday evening. Big batches of lettuce, kale, and spinach. It’s probably more than we can eat. I took these two pics of some of my coldframe spinach Sunday afternoon, after the sun had heated them up for two hours. It looks like […]

    Monday

    Monday, November 23rd, 2015

    Miscellaneous Rambling Whew. Quite the storm on Saturday. That was one of the top 5 weather turns in my lifetime. And now it’s supposed to melt away. * * * * * * * Even though I forgot to put the cover on the cold frames Friday night, I got them on Saturday morning after […]

    Kramer

    Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

    Saw this iconic Rockwell the other day for the 100th time, and the similarity struck me for the first time. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Saturday

    Saturday, November 21st, 2015

    H.I.F. I greatly enjoyed the first Zoolander, and I seem to recall that our funniest Catholic writer today, John Zmirak, ranks it among his favorite comedies of all time. This only increases my desire to see part two: An online petition created by Sarah Rose is urging for a boycott of the Ben Stiller film […]

    Fallon

    Friday, November 20th, 2015

    And I saw that an animal rights group is suing an amusement park in Louisiana for letting a chimpanzee named Candy drink soda and smoke cigarettes. Meanwhile, the chimp was like, “You nerds need to mind your own business!” Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Friday

    Friday, November 20th, 2015

    BYCU: The Tom Collins Having grown a bit tired of tonic water, I’ve started experimenting with classic mixed drinks. My first target: The Tom Collins. I started with the basic recipe: three shots of gin, one shot of lemon juice concentrate, one shot of simple syrup. Shake well. Fill the Collins glass with ice. Pour […]

     


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