Monthly Archives: November 2015

Monday

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 … Continue reading

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Humorous

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 |

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Saturday

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 … Continue reading

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Humorous

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 . . … Continue reading

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Thursday

“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 … Continue reading

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BYCU Special Edition

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.” … Continue reading

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Tuesday

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 … Continue reading

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Monday

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 … Continue reading

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Kramer

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 |

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Saturday

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 … Continue reading

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Fallon

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 … Continue reading

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Friday

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 … Continue reading

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