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    Archive for January, 2016

    Earthquake Relief

    Sunday, January 31st, 2016

    A big earthquake with the strength of 8.1 on the Richter scale hits the Middle East. Two million Muslims die and over a million are injured. Iraq, Iran and Syria are totally ruined and the governments don’t know where to start with providing help to rebuild. The rest of the world is in shock. Britain […]

    Meyers

    Sunday, January 31st, 2016

    A Brooklyn artist is planning an exhibition this weekend where she will sit naked on a toilet for 10 hours in the middle of a gallery and will invite patrons to sit on a second toilet across from her. The exhibition is called “My Worst Nightmare.” Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg […]

    Conan

    Saturday, January 30th, 2016

    Chipotle is now being accused of gender discrimination. A spokesperson for Chipotle said, “That’s not true, we serve both E. coli and She. coli.” People are very upset because in a new movie Michael Jackson is going to be played by a British white man. The producers said, “We didn’t want to cast a white […]

    Saturday

    Saturday, January 30th, 2016

    Would I vote for Trump in the Republican primary? Probably not, for the simple reason I don’t plan on voting at all. But if I were to vote, I’d be tempted to vote for the Donald. Yes, I agree with everything Catholic Vote recently pointed out: Donald J. Trump left his first wife and married […]

    Friday

    Friday, January 29th, 2016

    You’re looking at one of the neater Christmas presents I’ve ever received: Monkey 47 Gin. An incredibly fun gin that serves the purpose of getting sozzled better than all others. Haling from the Black Forest in Germany, the name comes from the number of botanicals that go into this unique gin, and the fact it’s […]

    Feast Day of St. Thomas

    Thursday, January 28th, 2016

    I’ve read a fair amount writing by St. Thomas Aquinas, at least when compared to what I’ve read of other authors. When compared to how much he wrote, I’ve read only a little. I have, however, read a lot about Aquinas. I’m not sure I have a favorite biography: Chesterton’s Dumb Ox, obviously, ranks up […]

    Conan

    Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

    Ben of Ben & Jerry’s has come out with an ice cream inspired by Bernie Sanders. A carton costs $3.99 but when you include tax, it’s $200 million. Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Fallon

    Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

    Last night CNN hosted a Democratic forum where Hillary Clinton said that if she’s elected she wants to work together with Republicans and even said she’d give them all bear hugs. By bear hugs she means like the ones you saw in “The Revenant.” Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

    Allegations of Orestes Brownson’s inconsistencies in later years are often misplaced. Recent biographer R.A. Herrera, for instance, alleges that Brownson’s view on the democratic revolution that was picking up speed in the mid-nineteenth century flip-flopped. Herrera criticizes Brownson for saying, in 1856, that the democratic “revolution, in some form, will go on,” and urging the […]

    Meyers

    Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

    Jeb Bush joked in a new interview that he’d like to appear in a G-rated episode of the Showtime series “Homeland” and would like his character to kill a terrorist with his bare hands. So I think Jeb might be a little confused about what can be in a G-rated movie. Also, I don’t think […]

    Fallon

    Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

    Shonda Rhimes is set to executive produce a show on ABC that picks up at the end of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” So I guess no one at ABC read the end of “Romeo and Juliet.” Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Humorous

    Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

    H.I.F. “The original candidate for DC Comics’ first headlining black superhero was a character called the Black Bomber, a white racist who would turn into a black superhero under stress, and be later described by comics historian Don Markstein as ‘an insult to practically everybody with any point of view at all.’” Link. Bookmark it: […]

     


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