The Friday Link Fry
Good advice from the father of twins: Have More Kids. Pay Less Attention to Them. (WSJ)
There's a pre production video blog from the set of The Hobbit on Peter Jackson's facebook page.
Stations of the Cross, Now In Lego MiniFigs
Video: Navy Laser Sets Ship on Fire (Wired)
Say It Ain't So, Sheriff Joe (The Atlantic)
the abortions continue. Not because we live in a culture of death but because we live in a culture of me.
Archbishop Dolan reminds us that when priests fall, scandalize and disappoint us, it's nothing new - they're human and as such they've been letting us down since Gethsemane.
Ontological Splendor: Flannery O’Connor in the Protestant South (First Principles Journal ISI)
I won't even honor the latest "discovery of nails from Jesus' cross" with a link but this is what I wrote the last time this same guy had "surprising new findings" during Lent. Mark Shea shares my skepticism.
Another day older and deeper in debt. The US deficit, put to music. Iowahawk, by way of American Thinker.
The Smell Factor Edge - Christmas
If you misplace a Christmas present only to find it a few months later, it is a pleasant surprise. A misplaced Easter egg found after a few months, not so much.
Abundant Life and Conception at Accepting Abundance.
Classical Rhetoric 101: The Five Canons of Rhetoric- Memory
The Health Benefits of Coffee vs Tea
What's more dangerous than kids riding minibikes and kid sized ATVs? Kids riding adult sized vehicles because CPSIA (the lead-free toy legislation) bans properly sized vehicles since they are 'Toys' and batteries and other vehicle parts contain lead. Via Overlawyered. Did I miss an epidemic of lead poisoning caused by 9-year-olds sucking on battery terminals?
I charitably invite Harry haters to try something really radical: read the books.