Twas a Dark and Stormy Cthulhu

Something for a Halloween weekend. Hey there Cthulhu.  A minor vice of mine is a love for old pulp science fiction and fantasy.  One of the authors I treasure is H.P. Lovecraft, best known for his cycle of horror science fiction\fantasy stories

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Not Just One Reason

Growing up, my family had a lot of odd conversations, especially on the rare occasions we watched TV. One of these led to my mom pointing out that a lot of the “strange” things that the Bible told the Jews

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Cross & Eagle Award for Most Improved Blog

The Cross & Eagle Awards (C&EA) will be recognizing another legend and this particular blogger is in the field of apologetics. This defensor fidei travels the country evangelizing both Catholics and non-Catholics alike, educating in the Catholic faith, and defending

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Cross & Eagle Award for Most Prolific Blogger

The Cross & Eagle Awards (C&EA) will be honoring a true legend in Catholic Blogosphere history. To qualify even for consideration you need not only be talented in writing and knowledgeable about our Catholic faith, you need to write often. 

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Cross & Eagle Award for Most Catholic Non-Catholic Blog

The continuing Cross & Eagle Awards (C&EA) is breaking new ground by honoring a non-Catholic blog today. No, no, no, I will no longer entertain any submissions for the National Catholic Reporter, The Tablet, U.S. Catholic,  or America Magazine for this

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Non-Human People

(First time posting, so hopefully I don’t mess up the formatting too much; that would be a bit much after folks were kind enough to invite me to post!) Time for a bit of Catholic applied to geekery! (Not to

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Mark Shea Gone Wild!

It’s been a looong week for Mark! This is how he looked before his trip to Mount Athos: Hat Tip:  LarryD of Acts of the Apostasy

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TAC College Football Rankings: Week 3

No upsets before midnight central standard time made for a fairly quiet rankings; this week we lined up more or less with the AP poll (though Tito and I threw it some curves). Some random thoughts of my own before

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TAC College Football Rankings: Week 2

Last week we debuted our fearless college rankings here at TAC. This week saw chaos in the middle and back as our #11, 12, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, and 24 teams all lost. Some of the chaos is surely due

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TAC College Football Rankings: Week 1

So we’re trying a new feature here at TAC. Since we noticed we have a lot of college football fans, we thought it might be fun to start our own rankings system. This way, we have an excuse to talk

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Genius, Weird Al Yankovic

That is a word that many music entertainers use to describe “Weird Al” Yankovic. All of the songs that Weird Al parodies he gets approval for.  In fact after the Coolio controversy about his “Amish Paradise” music video he now

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Yes, It Is a Weird Al Weekend

I’m coming out of the closet, I’m a “Weird Al” Yankovic fan.  I don’t listen to him much these days, but I do keep up with some of his latest hits like my post from yesterday. So here are some

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Catholics and Professional Football

As a person who has voted for a Republican, I am a fascist. As you may know, fascists want to control every aspect of people’s lives (and I don’t want to hear any fancy political science definitions to the contrary).

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Stallone, Schwarzenegger, and Willis Together Finally

Sly, Ahnold, and Bruno finally make my dream action flick I’ve been waiting for since the 1980’s called the Expendables. Unfortunately, Ahnold and Bruce only make a cameo appearance.  But the film is packed with 80’s and contemporary action stars,

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Bye Bye Big XII, Hello Pac-16!

The college football 2010 expansion scramble is on! The Pac-10 is flexing their muscle for the first time in many years and I’m not talking about winning championships, I’m talking about dinero, mullah, the almighty dollar! As I have mentioned

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Weekend Video Clip: The Scarlet Pimpernel

For movie fun, there’s little that beats a good swashbuckler. Too little recognized in this genre is the 1982 move of The Scarlet Pimpernel with Anthony Andrews (who was also brilliant in the 1981 Brideshead Revisited) and Ian McKellen. Which

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Civilization V Coming Fall 2010

Sid Meier’s Civilization V is finally going to be released this Fall of 2010.  This famous turn-based conquer the world strategy PC game has gotten me hooked ever since I first encountered it in college.  In fact, it is the

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The Infidel

A comedy from the U.K. where a devout British Muslim finds out he was not born a Muslim. Watch the rest of the trailer for some really good English humour!

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Joe Bidens Forehead Makes An Appearance

[Update below] It’s Ash Wednesday and comic relief has arrived with our illustrious Vice-President Joe Biden! Biretta tip to Thomas Peters of the American Papist. Update I: Curiously funny video clip of U.K. Sky News host and self-identified Catholic Kay

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College Football, Pac 10 Wants Texas and Colorado

The Pac-10 is seeking to expand for the first time in 33 years when they last added my two alma maters, the University of Arizona and Arizona State University (sometimes referred to as Temple Normal Women’s Teacher College). Speculation has

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Res et Explicatio for AD 2-3-2010

Salvete TAC readers! Here are my Top Picks in the Internet from the world of the Catholic Church and secular culture: 1. On ABC’s “This Week” this past Sunday Arianna Huffington, of the Huffington Post accused Glenn Beck of “inciting

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For the record…

We’re beginning the last year of a decade now, not starting a new one. While we’re at it, I might as well revisit an oldie… the third millennium began on January 1st, 2001. Sigh.  🙂 Blessed Solemnity of Mary, Mother

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I'm Down, But We Can Still Dance!

It’s been a rough time going for me these past few weeks financially, but I’m still in good spirits thanks only to God.  In the meantime it is Friday and I’m in the mood to dance!

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Chickenheart

Hattip to Father Z at What the Prayer Really Says.  The Civil War and fried chicken, brought to us by an American turned Australian, what could be more American than that!

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The Laughing (Four of Them) Babies

I have this particular video clip of toddling quadruplets laughing their diapers off saved on my YouTube list for quite a long time now.  You may have seen this awhile back on America’s Funniest Videos.  These four quadruplets never fail to

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Some Bus Slogan Fun

Updates with others’ slogans! Hattip to Mark Shea for calling my attention to this. I think everyone should try it.  You just enter your own particular slogan, and it will generator a bus with your slogan on it.  Nifty! Here’s

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