My father recently admitted something I’ll not soon forget. There’s a scene in the 1943, four-time Academy Award-winning film (nah, our culture hasn’t dropped off the edge of a table) “The Song of Bernadette” when the father of the Marian seer Bernadette Soubirous greets his eldest daughter one morning. “Good morning, Bernadette”, says father Francois. But […]
What. More ComicBookerIsm*? This is getting tired, ain’t it? Between memes of folk super-imposing the face of Cardinal Burke on Green Lantern or Aquaman (or some such nonsense), and others calling in cartoon-esque Facebook voice “WEE NEEEED TO RIIIIIZZZE UP FOR ANOTHUUURR CRUUUUSAAAAADE!!! AAAAARGH!!!! (or, Wonder Twins Power, Activate!! or some such nonsense), it’s all […]
Damn. There be some hoops assassins assembling Saturday night in Brooklyn at the NBA All-Star festivities. Seriously, dudes. This will be worth your while. (And I’m not a huge advocate of these mid-season ‘timeouts’.) I’m thinking this just might be the deepest three-point shooting competition EVAH! My bet? While Korver is likely the odds-on fave, I’m […]
“I’m not a “truther” about President Obama being a Muslim, but this is an odd choice of words. I can only hope he meant to say: “We are summoned to push back against those who would distort our religions for their nihilistic ends.”” – Taylor Marshall, “Obama compares Catholic Crusades to Islamic ISIS” Or maybe, […]
“It’s just one more indication [pause] of the viciousness and [pause] barbarity of this organization. [pause] Aaand it, I think, will redouble [pause] the vigilance aaand determination on the part of our global coalition to, uh, make sure that they are degraded and ultimately defeated. Ummmm. [Adopting a whimsical look] It also just indicates […]
Did Pete Carroll really botch the Super Bowl? Really? “”I made the decision,” Carroll said in exonerating Wilson and Bevell. “I said, ‘Throw the ball,’ and we went with the play that we thought would give us a chance to get in the end zone. We had great matchups for the call that we made, […]
I swear, it says not “William Whittle” on his birth certificate. My hunch? Bill’s parents recognized shortly after leaving the hospital that “Compelling Argument” would make him a laughingstock in grade two. (Er, second grade. Apologies to my American friends.) Folks. It’s not the guns.
Dude started pushing steel at age 44. Forty-freakin’-four. He’s 70, now. And still at it. I needed this, today. More than a plate of tortilla chips and bowl of chili con queso I needed this. And a human, is an ape, is a horse, is a dog, is a frog, is a worm, is an […]