“Vincent O’Keefe, an American Jesuit and a former acting Father General, used to joke that Catholics believe ‘the Jesuits know everything — but nothing else.'” You’ll find that anecdote and other basic information about the Jesuits at this fine piece at The Week. I’m no expert on the Jesuits, but the summary strikes me as reasonably fair. It could’ve been a harder on Jesuits for their heterodoxy, but overall, I give the article a B+.
Thinking about going to see Spring Breakers? Don’t. John Podhoretz summarizes it for us in one of the most delightful movie pannings I’ve read in years: “Four college girls from Florida go to St. Petersburg for spring break. They knock over a restaurant to get the money. They stare at the water, ride around on scooters, sit around a parking lot, do drugs. They are arrested and then bailed out for no reason by a white-trash rapper-dealer played by James Franco (who overacts as horrendously here as he does in Oz the Great and Powerful). One girl goes home; the other three hang out with Franco. He ends up declaring his love to two of them, after which they have several threesomes. The third girl is shot in the arm by a rival drug dealer. She goes home, too. James Franco decides to kill his rival. He and the two girlfriends travel to the drug dealer’s house in a motorboat. Franco, the experienced gangster, gets killed instantly. But the two girls go on to kill everybody at the drug dealer’s house with machine guns. The end.”
The cold weather is killing me. I have nine great-looking tomato seedlings, but they can’t hold out until May. Fortunately, I have a long-time client who owns commercial greenhouses. He told me I could drop them off this week and he’d take care of them for me until the weather turns warm. Righteous.
Most righteous, indeed.
A great montage from the hey day of my cartoon watching:
Something for Holy Week
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