Archive for the ‘Humor’ category

New Link

March 22, 2009

I’m adding a link to LOLsaints to my blog.  That’s just too…awesome.

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Dr. Horrible

September 7, 2008

Dr. Horrible is a three part internet musical chronicling the life of a supervillian wannabe, Dr. Horrible.  The history of the project is available on Wikipedia.  The music is very good, and I want them to do well so that more episodes will be made.  Enjoy!

Political philosophers

March 18, 2008

When I say “political philosopher,” most people would think of Hobbes or Burke, not Kant and Nietzsche.  However, let us rectify that right now.

I don’t know how to get the youtube video to appear right in my blog entry, so you will all have to make due with just the link.

Swab the Deck, Scallywag!

September 19, 2007

For all of you uncivilized readers who are so uncivil that you are unaware of major international holidays, today is the international talk like a pirate day.  Do your civic duty and comply, scurvy dogs!

Best. Book. Ever.

September 18, 2007

I just bought this book today.  I highly recommend it to any Catholic male with a pulse.  And any book with Cardinal Ratzinger holding a gigantic beer stein on the cover automatically makes it the coolest book of the year.

Bad Greek Puns and my Meeting with the Goddess

August 31, 2007

I am taking Greek 101 this semester on top of my Latin.  I figured that if I were ever to learn the language, I might as well do it while I have Catholic University’s outstanding classics department at my disposal.

On thing that any linguist will tell you is that you need to look for little tricks to help you remember things.  For instance, to remember the English translation(s) for the Latin word, cupiditas, cupiditatis, I noticed that the English words form the word ‘clap’:  cupidity, longing, avarice, and passion (oh yeah, and desire; I guess my acroynm should be ‘clap’d’ or something.) 

So here I am, studying my Greek, the first declension nouns in particular.  For whatever reason, the forms would not stick in my head.  But then, Hermes came to me in a new pair of Nike’s and took me to a goddess (the very same goddess Parmenides spoke to!)  She had been on the decline since she met with Parmenides.  At first everyone seemed to appreciate the wisdom she gave to Parmenides.  She was invited to all of the best parties.

Unfortunately, many people became unsatisfied with her arguments.  Those who did agree with her about motion being an illusion just stood around all day, so she fell out of favor and on to hard times.  She tried writing philosophy books, and she became a very successful philosophy writer.  Unfortunately, she soon learned that being a successful philosopher means that you earn just enough money to buy a pack of cigarettes every week.  She then thought she’d try to work as a goddess in the pantheon of New Age deities, but her application was turned down because New Agers much preferred to just make up their own gods and goddesses rather than worshipping anything real.

I felt sorry for her, and I gave her a few food coupons.  I then asked her if she had any advice for me, a lowly Greek student trying to learn the first declension endings.  Just as with Parmenides, she gave me a cryptic answer, but one with much wisdom:  “I own ice, [jerk]!”  After a few minutes of pondering, I realized the wisdom of her words.  Incidently, the plural endings of the first declension are -ai, -wn, -ais, and -as.  w’s are pronounced like long o’s, and everything else is pronounced as it would be pronounced in English.  So when you say the endings quickly, you say, “I own ice, [jerk]! 

The goddess then offered me a Coke.  At first I thought I would accept, but then I realized that I was having so much fun with nouns that I chose to decline!   

Mount Carmel Update

April 28, 2007

Blogging may or may not be light next week; I’m really not sure.  It’s exam week, so it seems like I should be busy.  However, I usually find that I’m usually not half as busy as I think I’m going to be on exam weeks, and I spend more time on procrastination breaks than I do actually studying or taking exams.  Therefore, you must stay awake, for you do not know when the next installment will come.

Until then, I have a profound question with an even more profound answer:  What is the difference between a liturgist and a terrorist?

You can negotiate with a terrorist.  Gfaw!