Them Guys Use Big Words!

This video will be better for your brain than the microwaving-a-cell-phone one: William F. Buckley and Christopher Hitchens discuss the significance of 1968 in a series of YouTube videos, starting with this one: Especially appropriate considering we’re watching something of a replay of ’68 right now. Watch as Buckley refers to protesters as “masturbatory.” Ha! Hitchens didn’t like that one.

Do Not Attempt Under Any Circumstances

And now for more pointless destruction, wherein somebody attempts to microwave a cell phone. Don’t try this yourself. Especially when you’re home alone. Unarmed.

The Accidental Photojournalist

A wedding photographer happened to be doing a shoot just as China’s recent earthquake hit, and he captured a series of remarkable and bizarre pictures. Wang had just photographed the bride and groom and was waiting for them to change their clothes when the ground started shaking. Wang’s photos depict the church crumbling, with huge chunks falling off. “I shouted More …

Why "Man on Fire" Is a Better Picture of Christ’s Love than "The Passion of the Christ"

A few posts ago I wrote about the perceptive and hi-larious site Stuff Christians Like. In one of the posts there that I particularly liked, the author writes about the “God element” in the movie “Man on Fire”: In the film, Denzel Washington plays the role of Creasy, an alcoholic black ops military man in Mexico City serving as a More …

From the Department of Irony – Political Division

Former KKK Grand High Vizier Or Whatever Robert Byrd endorses presidential candidate Barack Obama, who I’m pretty sure is black. Byrd praised both Obama and Hillary Clinton, saying their “integrity, honor, love for this country and strong belief in our Constitution I deeply respect… “Barack Obama is a noble-hearted patriot and humble Christian, and he has my full faith and More …

This Is How the Culture Changes

On NRO’s The Corner Lisa Schiffren hits the nail on the head. She writes about a gay marriage ceremony on a TV drama in light of the recent California Supreme Court decision allowing real life gay “marriage,” and she says this: I know this post is conflating a deeply problematic political reality and a fictional, barely middle-brow chick TV series. More …

When You Want Quality, You Want ACME

The Original Illustrated Catalog Of ACME Products, including the All-Purpose Farm Implement, the Do-It-Yourself Tornado Kit, and the surprisingly useful Strait-Jacket Ejecting Bazooka. Accept no substitutes.

CPR for the GOP

How bad are things for the Republican party? This bad: Their best case scenario for this election season is a veto-proof, filibuster-proof Democratic majority in congress, and John McCain in the White House. Holy crap. The Politico has some suggestions what the Republicans can do to turn their party around, and they make pretty good sense, but the fact that More …

Yippie Ki-Yay, America!

Finally, someone I can feel good about voting for: John McClane for President!

Stuff Christians Like

Hot on the heels of Stuff White People Like, it’s the new site Stuff Christians Like, including: 221. Convincing youth group girls to make out with you. 214. Disguising baby beauty pageants as baby dedications. 192. Using “love on” as a verb. 141. Getting freaky deaky with the Song of Solomon. 105. Wishing your testimony was more exciting. (“I grew More …

Specialness

Jen of ConversionDiary.com does more than just write about atheism; she also has some pretty shrewd observations on Christian life. Case in point, she catches something not quite right in an episode of kids’ show Ni Hao, Kai-Lan: Anyway, Kai-Lan is a little girl with a friend named Rintoo, and in this particular episode Rintoo isn’t feeling special. Kai-Lan and More …

The Economic Crisis, or Lack Thereof

The coming election season, just like the current primary season, is going to feature a lot of panicky talk about our dire economic straits–suffocating debt, economy a house of cards, middle class doomed, blah, blah , blah. So let’s take a moment to splash our faces with the bracing water of fact and wash away the pore-clogging grease of rhetoric More …

Happy Mother’s Day

For Mom.

What Atheists Can’t Answer

This article is a little old, but it’s floated back to the front of my mind since we’ve been talking so much about atheism lately: Michael Gerson poses the question that atheists can’t answer: So I merely want to pose a question: If the atheists are right, what would be the effect on human morality? If God were dethroned as More …

Burma

How bad is it in Burma? This bad: check out these before and after satellite images of the Burmese coastline. The sea just reached up and claimed a huge chunk of the country. And this isn’t even counting the corrupt and incompetent government keeping relief supplies from their own people. Some are fighting the good fight, though. If you want More …

Approaching Atheists: Top 9 Do’s for Talking to Atheists

[“Approaching Atheists” is a series of posts on understanding atheists and atheism, and learning how to talk to atheists in your life. For more on the motivation behind these posts, see my intro here. You can find all the posts by clicking the “Approaching Atheists” tag.- j] Earlier, Jen (of ConversionDiary.com) and I put together a list of “don’ts” — More …

"Expelled" and the Angry Englishman

It’s always hard to watch two people you love quarreling with each other. I started out enjoying Ben Stein’s deadpan appearances in many movies and TV shows. I liked him more when I found out about his sharp wit and flat-out scary intelligence on Win Ben Stein’s Money. Then I fell madly in love with him (well, you know, in More …

Walked into a Buzz Saw, Have We Roger?

Roger Clemens, accused of using performance enhancing drugs, wanted a fight to defend his reputation. Well, he’s got one, in spades: Roger Clemens’ lawyer says he will talk with his client about whether to press ahead with a defamation suit following a wave of unpleasant publicity in the wake of reports linking the pitcher to numerous women. “He’s getting pummeled,” More …

Update from the Front Lines

Next time you’re looking for inspiration to boldly defend your faith, think of Zakaria Botros: So why haven’t you heard about this guy? It is probably because you do not watch Arab television. On channel al-Hayat, or “Life TV,” you will find Father Botros, a Coptic priest, discussing theology in a way that embarrasses — and enrages — Muslim leaders. More …

Approaching Atheists: Top 9 Don’ts for Talking with Atheists

[“Approaching Atheists” is a series of posts on understanding atheists and atheism, and learning how to talk to atheists in your life. For more on the motivation behind these posts, see my intro here. You can find all the posts by clicking the “Approaching Atheists” tag.- j] Through the first two installments of the “Approaching Atheists” series, we’re seeing a More …