Archives for: September 2008

I Love History

September 26th, 2008
Humans are funny creatures. Quoting again from William Manchester's A World Lit Only by Fire, examining the belief that the Church was immutable and perfect: In A.D. 340 Saint Cyril of Jerusalem had reasoned that what all men believe must be true, a… more »

In Medias Book Review Preview

September 24th, 2008
Yeah. It's a crappy title for a blog entry. Sue me. I'm reading William Manchester's A World Lit Only by Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance. It's a rather light work "with no scholarly pretensions" according to the author, meaning that ea… more »

First Movement

September 23rd, 2008
You know, sitting on a toilet for eight hours over two days sweating and moaning in agony with your guts on fire really makes you appreciate the small things in life, like taking a crap. more »

Masterpiece Pimpin'

September 17th, 2008
This made me chuckle. more »

Horrorshow (Not)

September 17th, 2008
I get the neighbor's daily paper. She can't be bothered to cancel her subscription and so I benefit, usually. The other day, sifting through the sections, smudging my fingers with ink (how quaint), I came across this abomination. Everything I've r… more »