December 2013 Archives

The West Is Dead. Long Live the West. | Blog & Mablog


I just started reading Douglas Wilson’s blog courtesy of a referral from Concert F’s Roger Keane. And, boy! am I glad I have. Thanks, Roger!

To those of you who, as Mr. Wilson puts it, are looking at 2014 balefully, I recommend reading his entry of a few days ago, The West Is Dead. Long Live the West. He quotes The Everlasting Man (G.K. Chesterton, 1925) which forms a substantial portion of his thesis:

“Christendom has had a series of revolutions and in each one of them Christianity has died. Christianity has died many times and risen again; for it had a God who knew the way out of the grave.”

Alone, this is enough for hope in the future. With the added encouragement of Mr. Wilson, I wish you a happy new year!

Christmas is Hard Work


Seriously, Christmas is hard work. After we unwrapped presents…

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…we napped.

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The Nintendo Prayer


A friend posted pictures of his sons playing with their Nintendos at their dining room table. It looked like they were in prayer, so I hacked this together:

Our Nintendo, which art on the table,
Hallowed by thy games.
My high score is won, my brother’s be none,
On Mario Kart as it is on Super Mario.
Give us this day our daily cheat code,
Up up down down left right left right B A,
As we forgive those who use it against us.
And lead us not into Bowser’s Castle,
But deliver stuff from Amazon.
For mine is the Mario, the power up and the Luigi,
For Yoshi and Birdo,

Next up: “Hail Mario, full of grease…”

It’s about time that the media shed the pretense of being “unbiased” and came clean right up there in the masthead.

“NEW YORK TIMES—Today’s Edition: 89% liberal”

“FOX NEWS: Trying to be 50/50, but looking a little imbalanced these days”

“WASHINGTON POST: We’re owned by a big-time Obama contributor. What do you think you’re going to get?”

“MSNBC: We’re not even trying.”

“CNN: Wait, we’re still relevant?”

I never knew Google’s “that little guy” was called Pegman until today, when I also noticed that he is attired for the season.

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Is that an Internet in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?