December 2004

Scottish Cuisine

by Jimmy Akin

in Diet

Quick! What’s something you can get eat in Scotland and (probably) nowhere else? Haggis, right? Well, that’s not all! You can also get something that is probably even worse for you than the Monster Thickburger at your local Hardees. Actually, there are several deep-fried somethings that you can buy in Scotland but nowhere else. These […]

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Down yonder, a reader asks: "…the precept to attend Mass is abrogated." Why ? Because people would resist and resent it if they were forced to go to church two days in a row. (And it is more of a hassle on holy days since most parishes try to get away with a smaller number […]

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Down yonder, a reader asks: "…the precept to attend Mass is abrogated." Why ? Because people would resist and resent it if they were forced to go to church two days in a row. (And it is more of a hassle on holy days since most parishes try to get away with a smaller number […]

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If you live in the U.S., that is. According to the complimentary norms for the United States: Whenever January 1, the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, or August 15, the solemnity of the Assumption, or November 1, the solemnity of All Saints, falls on a Saturday or on a Monday, the precept to attend […]

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Don’t be! ‘CAUSE HERE’S A GOOD BLOSSARY! What’s a blossary? A blogger glossary, of course! Same thing as a blictionary! Unfortunately, you won’t find those terms in the one I linked. ‘Cause I just made ’em up. <wistful sigh>But maybe it’ll be there someday.</wistful sigh>

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Black-Eyed Pea Time!

by Jimmy Akin

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Okay, New Years is a-comin’, and that means it’s black-eyed pea time. Y’see, growing up, every year my family would eat black-eyed peas on New Years’ Day for good luck. Old tradition. I try to keep it up even though I’m out on my own now. (Though I can’t eat much as the peas aren’t […]

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The possible answer may surprise you! Perhaps Ukrainian opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko should try an "Olestra diet" to rid his body of dioxin. It wouldn’t be the first time that the "fake fat" product was used as an emergency agent to flush out dioxin, one of a group of chlorinated hydrocarbons that are toxic, lipophilic […]

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Back in the old days (meaning, before Ronald Reagan), the South was populated with many, many yellow dog Democrats–so named because they would vote for a yellow dog before they would vote for a Republican. For decades, they kept the South realibly (if not infallibly) voting for the Democratic Party. BUT THE L.A. TIMES HAS […]

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