Month: March 2005

The SuccessorJohn Paul II has received last rites. Who will be the successor? We’ve heard three theories: 1. The next Pope will be malevolent and cause great harm to …

Rodrigo RevisitedIt appears we may have been duped with respect to the Maradiago story (see below). We asked for comments, and we got ’em. A reader wrote to us …

Fat and PoorAccording to the Child Well-Being Index, America’s children are fat but sober, poor but safe. Basically, everything seems to be going well for them, except they’re poorer …

On Comics Interesting article about society’s attitude toward comics. For the first half of the century, the article says comics were condemned as “intellectual marijuana” and contributors to juvenile …

Debt Culture is Dangerous Culture“The sheer scale of consumer debt has made millions of households extremely vulnerable to shocks in the economy, both from fiscal mismanagement and external factors …

What’s the Standard in Bath Houses?We doubt many in our reading crowd need it, but Slate’s “Dear Prudence” column has provided guidance on homosexual public display of affection. We …

Dying BabiesAccording to The Telegraph, the number of babies who die during or soon after birth is rising in the UK.The pre-birth mortality rate is also high. No wonder …

Rodrigo Revisited?Note: The following post turned out to be false (see explanation above)With the Holy Father failing, one Cardinal has apparently made it known that he’s the man for …

Prom to PornWe’ve been knocking sororities lately, but fraternities aren’t any better. There are all sort of stories out there, this one being the most recent: California State University …

More Whistling at Construction Sites A report in England says girls are discouraged from pursuing non-traditional female jobs (e.g., construction). LINK. That’s surprising. Back in our school days, we …

That’s a Tiny Mannequin!“Police are looking for two women who stole a ‘plastinated’ 13-week old fetus from the Body Worlds 2 exhibit in Los Angeles. Surveillance tape showed the …

More from Those Crazy Courts! From the Wall Street Journal: “The U.S. Supreme Court may cite precedent from Jamaica and Zimbabwe, but jurors cannot rely on the Bible for …