When Pop Culture Got It Right (A Song For Bernadette) – February 11th, 2015 1:41 am

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 […]

The Post Where I Flip-Off On Silly Memes & Comic Book Antics – February 8th, 2015 9:35 am

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 […]

Lights. Out. NBA-Style – February 5th, 2015 11:52 pm

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 […]

Yes, Catholics Bad… Just Like ISIS… Yada, Yada, Yada… – February 5th, 2015 10:40 pm

“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, […]

There Be A Stench, Deeper Than ISIS – February 4th, 2015 9:31 am

  “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 […]