Monthly Archives: May 2011

You Know You’re in Mondoville When…

…you see the following facebook update from a female student: Student XX likes † Jesus † and Remington Arms Company. Yeah, I’m where I need to be.

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In the course of our current wars in Afghanistan and (especially) Iraq, I’ve noticed that folks like Bush and Rumsfeld have been pilloried in hindsight for their alleged belief that the people in those places would embrace both American liberators … Continue reading

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My Favorite Song This Week…

… is “Harm’s Way”, from Austin, TX’s The Ugly Beats. It’s the first half of this two-song medley, and I hear traces of Gene Pitney and Del Shannon here. In an alternate universe, it would have been the theme song … Continue reading

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Another Plug for Cardinal Newman

I’ve made no secret of my fondness for Newman’s Idea of a University, and I’m glad to see others pointing in his direction as well. That brings me to an essay by Craig Bernthal, a prof at Fresno State. In … Continue reading

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Obama Did Tell His Supporters…

… to “get in [people’s] face[s]“, so I’m not surprised at where scientists discovered a new species of leech last year: This new species has a single jaw with enormous teeth and was found up the nose of a person, … Continue reading

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Well, It’s a Living…

As I was taking the Spawn to school this morning, I noticed she was reading something with a cover depicting a young woman wearing a dress and walking across a windswept field. I asked her what it was, and she … Continue reading

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“I Don’t Know Why You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello.”

So while I was out of town, Mitch Daniels opted to cut bait, and while I’m disappointed, I can understand his decision. Doubtless the media would have jumped at the chance to rake the history of his marriage over the … Continue reading

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Honey, I’m Home!

No, I wasn’t raptured — big surprise there, eh? — I spent the weekend in Nashville, visiting family and friends. But now I’m back, although with a computer that’s acting hinky, so I’ll put forth a brief proposition before I … Continue reading

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Even More Rapture-y Goodness

Via a facebook (and real-life) friend, a professor considers his or her students’ Rapture FAQ — I’m surprised Mondoville’s Dark Tower didn’t make us add this to our syllabi: Q: What if my instructor is raptured? A: None of our … Continue reading

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A Plan for Saturday

Not being a Dispensationalist, I’m not too worked up about the whole predicted Rapture thing. But if you’re looking for something to do… Step 1: Procure several inflatable people, perhaps from an adult merchandise shop. Step 2: Buy several tanks … Continue reading

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