Tuesday, September 28, 2004


What herb are you?
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Amusingly, I don't use Chamomile because it's related to ragweed and people allergic to ragweed, as I am, are usually allergic to Chamomile as well.

Sunday, September 26, 2004

FOXSports.com - Polls

Notre Dame has the most votes of any non-ranked team in both polls!
Boston.com / News / Boston Globe / Opinion / Op-ed / Why the 9/11 fund was a mistake

Of course, the reason for the 9-11 fund wasn't to compensate people, it was to get people to waive their right to sue the airlines and the Port Authority to bail out the airline and insurance industries.

Friday, September 24, 2004

Mixed Blessings - Are secular life ceremonies the wave of the future? By Michael Kress

Ann Keeler Evans represents the second approach—insisting that rituals have some basis in her clients' spiritual lives or family heritage. For a wedding between a Sikh man and an Irish-Catholic woman, for instance, the ceremony included the lighting of a Catholic unity candle (slightly modified: The couple didn't extinguish their individual candles after lighting the joint flame, as is the tradition) and a Sikh ritual in which everyone is given cooked grain as a sign that the temple feeds and blesses all.

Except of course that there's no such thing as a "Catholic unity candle".
You are Kim from Miss Saigon. You are quiet and shy, but determined and devoted.
You are Kim from Miss Saigon. You are quiet and
shy, but determined

In Which Musical Would You Be Cast As The Lead?
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Thursday, September 23, 2004

New York Post Online Edition: gossip

AS if Dan Rather didn't have enough problems, a new off-Broadway play is dredging up one of the strangest episodes in the CBS anchor's life. Playwright Paul Allman's dark comedy "Kenneth — What Is the Frequency?" is based on the 1986 mystery in which two well-dressed men beat Rather up outside his Upper East Side home while repeating that phrase. (The bizarre beat-down inspired R.E.M.'s song, "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?") Fresh from a critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the play debuts here Oct. 21 at 78th Street Theatre Lab.

Man, wierd stuff like that makes me want to live in NY (the play not the beating itself).

Saturday, September 18, 2004

The Catholic Key: Online Edition Newspaper of the Diocese of Kansas City - St.Joseph:

"The church has long said that celiac sufferers may fully receive the Eucharist in the form of wine, but even the small bit of host a celebrant drops into the wine can be harmful to many. "

It's real easy folks, you just use 2 chalices! Doh!

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

The Corner on National Review Online

ACTION ITEM [Ramesh Ponnuru]
NRO readers have been very generous in contributing to our post-defense defense fund. But we could use more help! Please give whatever you can. (And by "whatever you can," I do not mean sonnets.)
Posted at 11:07 AM

Darn it Ramesh, my plan is foiled!

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

CBS News | CBS Defends Bush Memos | September 14, 2004�16:52:46: "

(CBS/AP) CBS News is mounting a steadfast defense of the authenticity of documents that questioned President Bush's service in the Air National Guard, as newspapers and the White House continued to raise doubts.

CBS reports the story, about itself, in the third person. Very odd.
local6.com - Entertainment - Britney's Mom Upset With Media's Image Of Daughter:

"Britney Spears' mother has had enough with the media trying to paint her daughter as trashy."

Now, I usually have no problem with people criticizing the media, but I don't think this one is really their fault.
The New Republic Online: Retorting 101:

"CBS's Jonathan Klein even went so far as to say the following: 'Bloggers have no checks and balances. ... [It's] a guy sitting in his living room in his pajamas.' Actually, I'm in sweatpants and a tanktop."

That image was also cringe-inducing.
The New Republic Online: Reporting 101

Oooh, media fakery criticism in The New Republic is still cringe-inducing.

That's for the writers on Judging Amy where a priest has to "pretend to care about the liturgy committee".
Google Groups: View Thread "ATR FAQ (part 2: outside Britain)"

HM Juan Carlos I, King of Spain (according to the 1978 Constitution; however, the titles borne by previous Kings of Spain have not been abolished; thus: His Catholic Majesty Juan Carlos, By the Grace of God, King of Spain, Castile, Leon, Aragon, the Two Sicilies, of Jerusalem, Navarre, Granada, Toledo, Valencia, Galicia, Mallorca, Menorca, Seville, CardeƱa, Cordoba, Cocega, Murcia, Jaen, Algeria, Algernon, Gibraltar, the East and West Indies, the Canary Islands, and the Oceanic Colonies, Archduke of Austria, Duke of Burgundy, Brabant and Milan, Count of Habsburg, Flanders, Tirol and Barcelona, Lord of Vizcaya and Molina)

Note the bolded section. Very interesting. Anyone up for a crusade?

Sunday, September 12, 2004

AMC's been playing a lot of westerns this weekend. Finally one, Joe Kidd, with C. Eastwood and R. Duvall looks worth watching. The opening soundtrack is really neat too.

Monday, September 06, 2004

Salon.com News | Can John Kerry climb back?:

"Donna Brazile, who ran Al Gore's campaign in 2000, told Salon Monday"

Is that really a recomendation for an expert?
Rich Lowry's on Hannity and Colmes, he has squirrel cheeks, it's very strange. I don't think Thomas really needs to worry about the competition. (Sorry Rich).

Sunday, September 05, 2004

Salon.com News | Pope denounces gay marriage in Canada

That headline should've read "Pope denounces Canadian gay marraiges". He was in Vatican City when he did it.

Friday, September 03, 2004

Oh man, Jenneane Garafolo is such a loser/idiot/talking points spouter/trying way too hard.