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February 4, 2006

Judge Bork Loves Latin

The Washington Times carries an uplifting story of the explosion of interest in Latin within the Church. One parish, attended by recent Catholic convert Robert Bork, held an introductory class and more than 70 parishioners, including Judge Bork, attended the first class. Very cool.

While not personally in favor of returning the old Roman (Tridentine) rite to wider use (see liturgical historian Denis Crouan for those particular reasons), I believe the use of Latin for the Ordinary of the Mass on Sundays would deeply enrich the life of the Church. With enough prayer, it may return!

February 9, 2006

Friends with Benefits

I used to joke with my old roommates that we should declare ourselves domestic partners so that we could claim the benefits such a designation would entitle us.

We were all guys, we lived together in a "committed" relationship (at least for the duration of our various leases) we would often spend holidays with each others families. We didn't have any sexual interest in one another, but surely the government could not intrude in this private area of our lives in evaluating our request.

Well, it never came to pass, but apparently Adam Sandler and Kevin James had a similar idea.

The firefighters in "Chuck and Larry" pose as a married gay couple in order to receive domestic partner benefits. Alexander Payne and James Taylor, the Oscar-winning team behind "Sideways" and "About Schmidt," have written the current draft of the screenplay based on a treatment by Lew Gallo.

February 16, 2006

Virtual Bubblewrap

Now you can pop, pop, and repop those plastic packaging bubbles, and never worry about running out. Not quite the same tactile pleasure of the analog version, but well worth the visit. Pop some bubblewrap!

What's Your House Worth?

Now you can get an estimate of the value of your house without an appraiser or agent. No signup required, and you don't even need to provide an e-mail address. Estimates aren't fool proof, but they land within 10% of selling prices 62% of the time which isn't bad considering all the other factors at work in a real estate transaction.

February 18, 2006

Notre Dame In the NYT

Looks like things may be changing for the better with the Fighting Irish. While the Vagina Monologues and the Gay Film Festival are still going strong, they are enjoying less university support than they have in the past, and it looks like this trend will continue with the new administration.

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