The Bracket Challenge of Everything: Round 2

And now it’s really on! There were some thrilling, heated contests in round one. The survivors square off in round two of the Bracket Challenge of Everything: Region #1 1. Back Rubs Because, who doesn’t like a good back rub, hmmm? vs. 8. Billy Mays  By all rights, he should be extremely annoying, but instead he actually made you want More …

The Health Care Bill, Brought to You by Complete Ignorance

You should never confuse malice with ignorance, but when it comes to the recently passed health insurance reform bill, I think we have a generous supply of both. Baseball Crank (“He’s cranky about more than just baseball”) explores the ignorance side of the equation, with some nuggets about and what happens when you hand the reins of the economy to More …

The Bracket Challenge of Everything – Region #4

The 4th and final region for the most exciting bracket challenge in all of March, except for the basketball one! Region #4 1. Bacon  photo by shawnzam Mmmmm… bacon. vs. 16. Amusement Parks photo by doraemon Would be seeded higher, except for all the freaking lines! 2. Winning photo by Libby Marr As in, winning a game or contest of More …

The Bracket Challenge of Everything – Region #3

Region 3 of the increasingly thrilling 1st Annual Cynical Christian Tournament Bracket Challenge of Everything! Region #3 1. Laughing photo by cindy47452  A strong #1 seed to say the least. vs. 16. Cheesy Scrambled Eggs photo by avlxyz Not just scrambled eggs, mind you; scrambled eggs with cheese. 2. Sunshine photo by » Zitona « On my shoulder, makes me More …

A Doctor Opts Out

A family practice doctor Cc:’s National Review Online with a letter she’s sending out to her patients in the wake of the Obamacare signing. It reads in part: No one can have two masters. Either I can serve you as my patient or I can serve the government. Either I can continue to make your welfare and health my only More …

The Bracket Challenge of Everything – Region #2

If you can stand any more excitement, here are the match-ups for Region 2 of the 1st Annual Cynical Christian Tournament Bracket Challenge of Everything. Region #2. 1. The Beach (not the movie; the real beach) photo by rayced Where do people who live at the beach go on vacation? And why? vs. 16. Movie Theater Air Conditioning photo by More …

The Coup de Grace

Fairly depressing post from Mark Steyn about the prospects of the Supreme Court striking down Obamacare. Remember, “Every power grab is the new base camp for the next power grab.”

And Now, For No Particular Reason, Here’s Gene Simmons Talking about Estate Planning

If you expected to see that sentence today, I’d like to have a look at your NCAA bracket. (via CrossingWallStreet)

Textbook Persons

If you’re looking for a brainier way to explain why you’re anti-abortion, the guys from Prosblogion are here to help: Even if you suppose that the predicate ‘being a person’ is vague, it is true that, at some level of vagueness, a being moves from not definitely all the way up a textbook person to definitely all the way up More …

The Misplaced Quest for Righteousness

It seems that lately people are trying really hard to prove their moral worth outside of traditional religious frameworks.  I don’t know if it’s happening more or I’m just noticing it more, but I’m definitely noticing it a lot. And it just so happens that Theodore Dalrymple is noticing the same thing, and pointing it out in the provocatively-titled article More …

The March Madness Bracket Challenge of Everything

‘Round about this time every year, everybody starts paying tribute to the NCAA basketball tournament by doing their own bracket challenge to choose the greatest in this or that category: sexiest woman alive, most attention-hungry celebrity, best Dorito flavor, whatever. This year, I wanted to do a tournament like the NCAA’s, but I couldn’t decide on a category.  That’s when More …

A Review of TV Shows I Watch with My Wife

I’ve been married for a little more than a year now, and one of the biggest changes is that I’m keeping up with a lot more TV than usual.  Don’t get me wrong; I’m not one of those hipster twits who doesn’t watch TV because it’s cool to say “I don’t watch TV.”  I used to watch a TON of More …

St. Paddy’s Day

How could I fail to post this?

Tiger Woods Confirms Again That, Yes, He Is a Jackass

Whatever you think about Tiger’s decision to begin his comeback and image rehab at the Masters, it’s certainly the most self-serving decision he could have made. The very tightly controlled environment of the Masters will make it easy for him to dodge embarrassing questions. The highly persnickety Southern gentlemen of Augusta National certainly don’t want a media free-for-all at their More …

More Reason for Me to Love the White Sox

White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen gives Sean Penn the business for his dictator fetish. The outspoken White Sox manager called Penn a “payaso” (clown) and“izquierdista estupido” (stupid leftist) on Twitter Friday for hispraise of controversial Venezuela President Hugo Chavez. I’d like to get Ozzie and Sean in a room together, discussing US/Venezuela policy.

Fare Thee Well, Captain Oveur

Peter Graves, please pick up the white courtesy phone.

Jesus Didn’t Tap

Gospel.com looks into the growing trend of mixed martial arts in evangelical churches.Wait, what? Did I read that right? (Checking to make sure it’s not from the Onion.) Yep, apparently that’s what’s happening. A week or so ago I caught wind of a New York Times story about the rise of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in evangelical churches via the More …

A Note on My First Wedding Anniversary, and Why God Doesn’t Talk to You Out Loud

March 14th will mark the first anniversary of my marriage to my lovely wife. Along with teaching me all the things that marriage to a good woman is supposed to teach you (for instance, groups of words that I would say and consider “witticisms” are actually just “incomprehensible”; and normal human beings have a diet that consists of more than More …

How Do We Know Our Petitionary Prayers Have Been Answered?

In other words, how do we know that God granted us a blessing because we asked for it, and not just because He was going to do it anyway?  An interesting question, a little deeper than you get in Sunday School, and right up the alley of the wacky guys at Christian philosophy blog The Prosblogion: So, our requests for More …

Dana Carvey is a Funny Man

Kids, for those of you who don’t remember, Dana Carvey was a comedian back in my day. And he should really come out to play more often.