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    Archive for October, 2017

    Thursday

    Thursday, October 19th, 2017

    Theology on Tap went alright. The biggest problem was the venue: The restaurant was filled, resulting in a lot of background noise. The lecture itself was a bit more dense than the last one (I had 40 minutes to pack in 75 years of history, instead of 30 minutes to pack in 2,000 years). The […]

    Friday

    Thursday, October 19th, 2017

    Brews You Can Use Those Theology on Tap sessions take it out of me. I was wiped out all day and didn’t get a chance to take a nap. I finally reached the end of the day at 8:00 last night, free-poured myself a gin and tonic, crashed on the couch and played with my […]

    Wednesday

    Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

    Tonight’s Handout: Nominalism William of Occam (Early 1300s): All is the way it is because God says so. Common sense be damned b/c it detracts from God’s glory. Does God ordain something because it’s good for humans? Or is something good because God ordains it? The Black Death Plague. 1350ish. Rising wages; followed by falling […]

    Tuesday

    Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

    Miscellaneous Rambling The second lecture in my 7-part Theology on Tap session is tomorrow night: “The Reformation: Causes and Early Years.” It basically goes from 1350 to 1525. The November lecture will from 1525 to 1650. Our parish administrator puts the over-under attendance at 30. We’ll see. MAXimum Greens sales have really slowed down. I […]

    Monday

    Monday, October 16th, 2017

    Miscellaneous Rambling I guess Saturday Night Live tooks swipes at Harvey Weinstein: “The real burn came from Colin Jost and Michael Che at the Weekend Update desk. After reporting that Weinstein was headed to a rehab center, Jost fired back: ‘He doesn’t need sex rehab. He needs a specialized facility where there are no women, […]

    Sunday

    Sunday, October 15th, 2017

    Social media is a great opportunity to love one’s neighbor….and enemy. I think the way we respond even to anonymous trolls matters. — Fr. Jonathan Morris (@fatherjonathan) October 11, 2017 Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Saturday, October 14th, 2017

    When Frank Chodorov condemned the Communist hunts of the 1950s, someone asked him, “Well, what would you do about Communists in high government offices?” Chodorov responded, “Get rid of the high government offices.” (Rough quotes.) Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Saturday

    Saturday, October 14th, 2017

    Nock sighting: On Albert Jay Nock and the Russian Roots of a Gentleman Anarchist (essay by Glenn Davis) https://t.co/vUti7m4hwH — ImaginativeConservat (@imaginativecons) October 14, 2017 It’s mostly about Nock’s relationship to Russian literature, but it has some basic overview information as well. Mr. Nock was significant because he made the essential point that united a […]

    Meyers

    Friday, October 13th, 2017

    According to a new poll, Arabic is now the most common language among new immigrants to the U.S. The second most common is whispering. “What the hell is going on here?” Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

    Friday

    Friday, October 13th, 2017

    BYCU Cocktails are like anything else: You get out of them what you put into them. Actually, I don’t really believe that cliche, but still, it holds for the cocktail. For a few years now, I’ve been looking for that perfect concoction: a delicious drink that doesn’t require me to squeeze lemons and limes, to […]

    Thursday

    Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

    Bullets **Blade Runner 2049 is killing it! 8.6 on IMDB! 88% on Rotten Tomatoes! So despite its 2.75 hour run time, I took Marie to it last night. And was bored stiff. It’s terrible, absolutely terrible. Every scene was drawn out, it moved slower than a nineteenth century Russian novel without the pithiness, the plot […]

    Fallon

    Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

    I read that the U.S. is suspending visa applications from Turkey. Trump was like, “Don’t worry, we’ll have them back for Thanksgiving.” Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg |

     


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