Saturday, August 16, 2014

Day 3 in South Korea

Not so impressive...

PJB on Lew Rockwell



Gods and Generals: Bob Dylan "'Cross The Green Mountain" Music Video

Friday, August 15, 2014

Beatification Mass for the Korean Martyrs

Korean Martyrs


Alas... family function tomorrow.

Info on Korea for Uhmericans

Crisis Magazine: Pope Francis in South Korea: Three Things to Know by John Paul Shimek

Two more from Crisis:
Russell Kirk: Conservative, Convert, Catholic by Bradley Birzer

You Can’t Have a Culture of Life if You Have No Culture at All by Anthony Esolen

The Cosmopolitans

Variety: An Exclusive Look at Whit Stillman’s Amazon Pilot The Cosmopolitans

Whit Stillman on the 20th Anniversary of ‘Barcelona’, His New Amazon Series, and the Myth of the Ugly Expat

Main Street

AmCon: Horton Foote’s Farewell by Carol Iannone
A playwright's last screenplay shows hope for American drama.

Colin Firth!

Day 2...

Archived video?

Here it is...

Aigoo, the Holy Father was holding hands for the Lord's Prayer...

Solemnity of the Assumption (and Stuff from Day 1)

I was a bit disappointed by the presence of the MCs (the same ones from the per-liturgy concert?) who encouraged the crowd to cheer for Pope Francis but at the same time showed the negative side of the personality cult surrounding the pope. I haven't resumed watching the liturgy yet but I heard he celebrated in Latin. Would English have been a better choice? Apparently Latin is ok for the Koreans but not for the Italians.

I suppose in a different form of the papacy, the pope would have been concelebrating or merely attending in choir, while the local prelates celebrated in [hieratic] Korean. And instead of Western (English) hymns translated into Korean, there would be a traditional form of Korean chant, and Korean icons (and not just a statue of the Theotokos depicting her as a Korean). The tent for the "sanctuary" in stadium Masses still fails to impress, and such mass Masses would be avoided... In an age of the internet, could there not be a "simultaneous" celebration of Vespers at local parishes, with a livestreamed message from the Pope to those parishes?

Francis visits South Korea but also looks North

Seoul, Francis’ first immersion among crowd. To the bishops: "May we be saved from spiritual worldliness"


Maybe Time to Become a Mom for Real

If You Really Needed to Know

Swift Collaboration: Liz Rose Reveals Secrets Behind Taylor's Early Hits

Sleepy Man Banjo Boys Warming up with Rockwood Deer Chase for a show at IBMA 2013

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Future of the AR-15

The Legacy of the Jesuit Missions

Watching the papal liturgy and just got a glimpse of a Korean female security agent... What PC nonsense, even in Korea... There's been a lot of emphasis in the KBS coverage about how Catholicism countered the "gender discrimination" [and other hierarchical relationships[ of Joseon Confucianism. How unfortunate that the opposition has been put in these terms.

Rolling Stones: Abigail Washburn and Béla Fleck to Release Debut Album

"Man of Constant Sorrow"

Opening Tomorrow


Bill Lind's Recommendations

A Canon for the Officer Corps

Outlander Fan Gathering

World Premiere Screening Q&A
Fan Event Coverage
92y Screening
STARZ panel

Ron Moore's latest work - based on a novel. Is the source material an exemplary example of the romance genre, or barely a step above the rest? Feminist fantasy?

Pope Francis: Meeting with the South Korean Authorities 2014-08-14

Robert Kyr

Underhill Rose in CA

Will they be at Amnesia on Saturday? Unfortunately I won't be able to see them - I hope they return to this part of California soon. (Ukiah Brewing Company on Friday)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Scythian in Milwaukee

So are Alasdair Fraser and Altan, apparently. website

Poirot Comes to an End

Whit Stillman and Chloë Sevigny, Again

AHS14 Recap

Body Acceptance

Probably no Della Mae tonight... next month will be packed with music events and I should conserve funds. I hope they get booked for a bigger venue next time they are in the area.

No Thanks for the Advice

What Would Jeremiah Do? by Samuel Goldman
Jewish history gives today's Christians an alternative to cultural secession.

The problem? Equivocation on the words "culture" and "community" - "mainstream" culture, in so far as it is culture, is under the control of the elites and the mass media. And there is no community in the major population centers - Christians must rebuild community, starting with their own. So does Mr. Goldman have another agenda when he is interfering with the affairs of Christians?

Hype for the KoC

“McGivney prepared the Knights of Columbus to help the Popes”

New Book Presents Founder of Knights of Columbus as Model for Priests, Helper for Families

Some videos after the jump...

The Pope is On His Way

Gu-Won Lee, with Pope Francis I will proclaim the Gospel of life with no legs or arms
Seoul, families of the Sewol victims to remain in Square: "Overjoyed for Pope, but we want justice"

Parolin: “Papal visit to Korea is an initiative for Asia’s future”
Christianity has deep roots in Korea, Francis says in a video message

UCA News Coverage
Korea's land of martyrs

One hundred young Taiwanese for Asian Youth Day

off the grid...

Del McCoury Band


Lauren Bacall Dies at 89, Reports Say

ICKSP US Ordinations

Donald W. Livingston on the Tyrant Lincoln

Lincoln’s Inversion of the American Union

Pontifical Mass in EF in San Francisco, September 14

Sancta Trinitas
Rorate Caeli: Event: first Pontifical Mass by H.E. Cordileone in San Francisco next month

Better than the Current BBC Series, I Hope

10 Steps to Becoming a Locavore

Còig - Studio Session

Jim Mills

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Biber, Not a Belieber

Nickel Creek On Air

Piero San Giorgio Interviews James Howard Kunstler

What Dan Stevens Has Been Up to Since Downton Abbey

THE GUEST UK Trailer Drops All Polite Pretenses

Change of Release Date for Fury

David Ayer's Brad-Pitt-In-A-Tank WW2 Drama FURY will now come out in October!

More on the KoC in Seoul

The Three Marks of Manhood

by G.C. Dilsaver

Pertinacious Papist: "Mutual Submission" in John Paul II: G.C. Dilsaver's critical-constructive analysis

Christian Manhood

A series: Fix the Family

충남의 천주교 성지·순례길 홍보 영상

official website for the Pope's visit to S. Korea

KBS is going all out in its live coverage of the visit - here is the livestream - currently showing "Pope Francis Welcoming Concert, Myedong-dong Cathedral (Test Broadcast) (Test Broadcast)"

EWTN schedule

I assume archived videos of various evens of the apostolic visit will become available at the Vatican YT channel.

"How to Be HIP"

BBC Early Music Show - 5 Days Left to Listen

More With Laurie Lewis

Why Eat Local?

"Sugar, Sugar"

"Daybreak in Dixie"

Monday, August 11, 2014

Street Food

LA Eater

New show: Best Hong Kong food for under HK$50

Nūn, Jonah and The Sign of The Fish

Angels for Hollywood

Takashi Nagai

American Conservatives Are the Forgotten Critics of the Atomic Bombing of Japan
7 Conservatives Who Thought Dropping the Atomic Bomb Was Barbaric and Unnecessary
The Anniversary of Hiroshima

Regional Burger Styles

What's His Competition?

Channing Tatum tonight on Running Wild.

Robin Williams, RIP

Variety - possible suicide

Nixon and the Steady-State Economy

The Overlooked Anniversary: Forty Years Ago Congress and the President Called for a Steady State Economy

10cc, "I'm Not in Love"

Saw Guardians of the Galaxy on Saturday for the Flower's birthday - the soundtrack may have been a bigger part of the movie's appeal than people realize - how many dollars is Hollywood milking from 40 and 50-something-year-olds (white people, nerds or not) living in the past?

I was hoping for some old-school sci-fi action from the 80s, but the movie is an example of the typical Marvel action fare. 92% at RT; another indication of how sad American cinema is. I enjoyed watching it (and listening to the soundtrack) and it has plenty of fun moments, but I felt blasé about the action sequences. Even the style of the fighting sequences in a contemporary wuxia movie would have been better - less CGI, and a greater sense of realism despite the choreography. The movie is rated PG-13 but there was an adult joke or two not suitable for children or teenagers.

I watched the credits but didn't recognize the company that did the CGI - on what other films/projects has it worked?

Spoilers about the extra scene
Easter Eggs

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Knights of Columbus in Seoul



Uptalk Invades the UK

The unstoppable march of the upward inflection?

The Death of USB?

BBC: USB 'critically flawed' after bug discovery, researchers say (via Fr Z)

IT Portal

From last year: PC World

To be banned from government and other sensitive buildings?

"Indian War Whoop"

Sunday, August 10, 2014

FreshGrass Awards: Molly Tuttle, John Mailander & Ethan Jodziewicz

From last year:

An Orthodox View on the Rise of Western Religious Orders

Thought there was a new documentary about persecution or such done by Catholic seminarians, but I can't find anything on the blogs about it. Thought I had posted a link to a news article...

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