September 2011

Here are my thoughts on the two most recent episodes of Doctor Who:   1) The God Complex: WORST. EPISODE. EVER. It wasn't the most poorly produced. The production values on numerous first generation Doctor Who episodes were far worse. It wasn't the most un-scary episode ever. In fact, it was quite creepy. It wasn't […]

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Many years ago, when I was first starting to work in apologetics, I was reading an article by an Italian journalist—I think it may have been Andrea Tornielli—who referred in passing to “Pope Wojtyla,” meaning John Paul II. “How disrespectful!” I thought. At the time, I was only used to referring to popes by their […]

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Here's a neat video that was made by fans of the TV show FRINGE. Coordinating the elements of the video through social networking (specifically, Twitter), fans across the world visually asked the question that is on all their minds. The video gets more impressive as it goes. One note: Though it goes by quick, you […]

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I want to give a shout-out to the folks who are putting on this year's Catholic New Media Conference (the 4th annual one!), coming up September 30-October 2 in Kansas City. In case you're wondering, the "new media" covers things like web pages, blogging, podcasting, and social networking. Since they have a guy from Vatican […]

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So the California state fire marshall has decreed that a certain kind of gas pump handle latch can no longer be used and, instead of allowing the stations that use it to have time to get replacements, they must all remove them at once! This is, in theory, supposed to be for safety reasons and […]

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Some years ago, back when Babylon 5 was on the air, I began to notice a pattern in how episodes in television programs are aired. Some episodes are naturally more powerful than others. For those shows that have ongoing storylines (where the "reset button" isn't hit at the end of each episode), the more powerful […]

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A while back I posted a picture of some low carb Wiener schnitzel (i.e., "Viennese cutlet" in English), along with a low carb equivalent of one of the traditional accompaniments of this dish: potato salad (with a soon-to-be-unveiled mystery vegetable used in place of potato). Here's the picture again: Since the recipe (or the core […]

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