Thursday, November 30, 2006

Tin Whistle Update

We can now play one of our favorite songs, The Foggy Dew, on our whistle. So, to celebrate, here's The Wolfe Tones:

Show This to Your Feminist Friends

Once again, the numbers are in, and they do not go in the Left's favor. Here are some choice words from Dr. Paul Irwin on intelligence differences between men and women:

All the research I've done points to a gender difference in general cognitive ability. There is a mean difference of about five IQ points. The further you go up the distribution the more and more skewed it becomes. There are twice as many men with an IQ of 120-plus as there are women, there are 30 times the number of men with an IQ of 170-plus as there are women.

Oh, we know, we know, intelligence tests are "biased," you say. Here's Dr. Irwin again:

...only people who know virtually nothing about IQ tests claim they have a cultural bias. All IQ tests are thoroughly tested and adjusted for bias, so if anything IQ tests are biased in favour of women not men.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

New Paleo Blog

Milton Friedman: Requiescat in Pace

It has been brought to our attention that Milton Friedman, the Nobel Prize-winning economist and staunch libertarian, has died. Say what you will about him, but he at least helped win the intellectual war against socialism.


Final Summary of the U.S. Congressional Elections

We'll take this as the final, definitive word.


Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Our American Accent

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Inland North

You may think you speak "Standard English straight out of the dictionary" but when you step away from the Great Lakes you get asked annoying questions like "Are you from Wisconsin?" or "Are you from Chicago?" Chances are you call carbonated drinks "pop."

The Northeast
The Midland
The South
The West
North Central
What American accent do you have?
Take More Quizzes

Hat tip to Fr. Tucker.

How to Handle Telemarketers

We apologize in advance for some of the language, but this is hilarious.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Trouble Posting

We are presently having trouble posting to our blog. We will hopefully be back up and running soon.

A Suitable Analogy

Read this and tell us it doesn't remind you of our current ecclesiastical situation and of the arrogant liturgists who've gotten us into it. Hat tip to Vox Clamantis.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Protestant Popery

Our friends over at Western Orthodoxy have pointed out some outrageous statements from evangelical leaders, which remind us of some of Martin Luther's less circumspect moments.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

The Republican Party Gets an Enema

Now that we've scorched the Earth and voted in the Democrats, it's time to look on the bright side. There are benefits to be had from divided government and perhaps the Republicans will learn something from this and start putting forward better candidates. Also, let us all ponder H.L. Mencken's famous words:

Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.


Sunday, November 05, 2006

One of Our Favorite Things in the World: Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo

We were originally made aware of this by our friend, GFvonB, of Traditio in Radice fame, but the Lion & the Cardinal and Recta Ratio have recently done posts on it, and as the most macabre blog in all of Holy Tradition, we will not be outdone. So here are some of our favorite pics:

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Saturday, November 04, 2006

Belated Deformation Day

We forgot to mention Deformation Sunday, the day commemorating Luther's smearing of his 95 Feces on the doors of the cathedral in Wittenberg. Let us remind you that they have also found the "Seat of the Reformation," and not surprisingly, it's a toilet.

"Rev." Ted Haggard

Recently, there has been much talk about the indiscretions of a certain "Rev." Haggard. The whole situation prompts several questions, however, like these:

1. As for the accuser, what kind of a man publicly admits that he was a male prostitute? That's pretty much the bottom of the societal totem pole.

2. What kind of "massage" would one get from a male escort? Did Rev. Haggard get the kind with a happy ending?

3. Why would a celebrity use meth (or even buy meth, and not use it, as Haggard claims)? He said he was curious about it, but why? That's one of the nastiest, most low class drugs one could ever use. Why can't this guy just hire (female) hookers and use coke like any normal person would do? Granted, we wouldn't condone either of those activities, and both would be sinful, but at least we could understand them. Meth and a male escort, on the other hand, is just gross...

Friday, November 03, 2006

The Guardian's...