Thursday, December 31, 2015
Monday, December 28, 2015
CNN, Harlem Globetrotter Meadowlark Lemon, famed hoops jester, dies at 83; BBC, Lemmy, Motorhead frontman, dies aged 70 after cancer diagnosis. If they both somehow get into Heaven (I'm not sure about #2), that may be quite a partay.
Saturday, December 26, 2015
Saints Dominic of Silos, Peter Canisius, John Kanty, and Stephen, and Blessed Jacopone da Todi, around this time of remembering St. Francis of Assisi's creating the first Christmas crib at Greccio in Italy, and this time of the Feast of the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord, please pray for us.
Friday, December 25, 2015
Merry Christmas! Let's hear the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, deliver his funky Christmas tune "Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto": Funk it up!
Thursday, December 24, 2015
The Blessed Virgin Mary, mother of You-Know-Whom, has often been called the "New Eve", i.e., making up for the mistakes of the old one. So can we also call that former, blessed lady by the name of "Christmas Eve"? ?? ??? Your call, as usual. --Hang your stockings with care, etc.
Monday, December 21, 2015
Saturday, December 19, 2015
Friday, December 18, 2015
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
This Wednesday, let us consider an eponymous avatar of the day, Wednesday Addams, whose character (played by Christina Ricci) appeared in arguably one of the better films of the 1990's, Addams Family Values. George Bush senior's Vice President Dan Quayle's maybe-sanctimonious idea of "family values" was a meme of the time, but the film turned it around by having a bunch of ghouls in a haunted mansion show better family values--albeit in subversive ways--than a bunch of "WASPs" (sort of like Quayle) at a country-club summer camp. One could say more, but the links above probably say it better. Enjoy. ...Okay, here's a video too: