Saturday, July 18, 2015

Before Collapse?

Resilience Roundup for July 17 Is Another Way Possible?

Or will collapse help solutions more tenable than would have been possible if the nation-state were at its peak?
Rod Dreher links to a blog post by a female academic at Oxford who is Yearning for Stability. Sounds like she's unmarried -- one of the relative few who doesn't have a vocation to marriage or to religious life? Would she find some measure of that stability if she were married and had a family? Is she one of those academics who wishes someone would support her hobby, even though if the scholarship she seeks to pursue isn't so necessary for a university or "research" institution?

The Art of Handwriting

Dancing With Words by Gracy Olmstead

Importing Customs

Been seeing this more and more, even among the Indian kids at school. I am reminded of bobbleheads -- "How racist!"

Head Wobble
CNN: The Great Indian Head Bobble


Friday, July 17, 2015

But Non-Functional

More details and photos of the amazing altar in Asuncion, Paraguay.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Developing the Benedict Option

A Benedict Option Prophet
Figuring Out the Benedict Option


WATCH: The trailer for Yoo Ah In (유아인) and Song Kang-Ho (송강호)'s new flick is epic! Are you excited for "Sado?"

Posted by Soompi on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Another Christmas Movie

The Revenant -- limited release at first, like American Sniper.

Italian Dominicans in Decline

NLM: Good News and Bad from the Dominican Order by Gregory DiPippo

But vocations in the USA (East and West coasts) are on the rise?

See Sandro Magister on the situation with San Marco.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Men's Fashion, 1915-2015

(via Two Nerdy History Girls)
First Things: The Weakness of Laudato Si by R. R. Reno

Standing against Those Who Would Remake a Culture

First the Battle Flag, Then What Remains by Boyd D. Cathey
The Attack of the Orcs

The Not-So-Dark Ages, Part II by Todd Lewis

The Stalinists Take South Carolina, or Why I Love Berlin by Stephen Heiner

What's Going on in Greece

The Greece and Eurozone Crisis Made Simple by Brian Davey (Resilience)

Don’t be Fossil Fooled – It’s time to say goodbye by Paul Gilding
Wicked problems and wicked solutions: the case of the world's food supply by Ugo Bardi (Resilience)

Helena Norberg-Hodge on Resilience

Haven't posted anything with her for a while... Experiencing Traditional Community Resilience: Talking Resilience with Helena Norberg-Hodge

A Christmas Release

Seems appropriate for Uhmerica.

That's Racist!

I don't understand the connection with the title of the movie with the story. Is it connected with the children's story somehow?

Jason Schwartzman Tries to Be a Gooder, Better Person in the Trailer for 7 CHINESE BROTHERS!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Hurrah for Fr. Schall

He may be too enamored of Lincoln (Father is a Straussian, isn't he?) but this a good essay and I am surprised that a Catholic intellectual is speaking thusly, and that it is being published at a (Roman Catholic) website.
On Reconsidering the Southern Cause by James V. Schall, S.J.
What I see appears to be a vengeful elimination of any memory or dignity in the South, a dignity the peace after the Civil War thought it wise to allow

Walter E. Williams on secession: Historical Ignorance

His Movies Are Morally Reprehensible

But his judgment about SJWs is accurate.

Eli Roth's 'Green Inferno' devours the Internet's 'social justice warriors'

Resorting to Modern Marketing

Star Wars is a Product to be Consumed, Not Art

A rather risque photo shoot in GQ with Amy Schumer could not have happened without DisneyCorp's permission. "Merrick" does not understand how corporations work. Wanna See Amy Schumer’s STAR WARS Pics For GQ?? Probably Not, But Here They Are Anyway…

And the people commenting over at AICN...


Star Wars' Obi Wan Kenobi Sir Alec Guinness HATED film classic which made him a fortune
How Star Wars Producers Screwed Alec Guinness Out Of Millions

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Rod Dreher Apologizing Again

Obergefell, Jim Crow, & the South
What sort of localism does he espouse if the freedom of association is null and void?

From Under the Rubble: South Carolina Secedes from History by Thomas Fleming
Afterthoughts on the Lowering of the Confederate Battle Flag in Columbia by Paul Gottfried

Related: Dante in Charleston

Return to Rome

When he returned to Rome on Monday, Pope Francis made his regular visit to the Papal Basilica of Saint Mary Major.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Pope-emeritus Benedict XVI returned to the Vatican on Tuesday after spending two-weeks at the Papal Residence in Castel Gandolfo.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Tonight at Don Quioxte's: De Temps Antan

7:30 pm

Heard the group last night, along with Vishten (English) -- great French-American music! (French "hick" music? Love that mouth harp.)

Monday, July 13, 2015

Saint Paisios

Celebrating the feastday of Saint Paisios of Mount Athos at St Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church in Melbourne, Australia. Honouring his memory with koliva.

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Monday, July 13, 2015

A First Things Article on Oscar Romero

A closer look at the significance of Romero's Beatification.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Sunday, July 12, 2015

Sunday, July 12, 2015

A Good Patriotic Movie for South Korea Apparently

This movie starring Lee Hyun Woo (이현우), Jin Goo, and Kim Moo Yeol is an unexpected hit!

Posted by Soompi on Sunday, July 12, 2015

The Emperor in August

Yakusho Koji Anchors All Star Cast Of Japanese War Film THE EMPEROR IN AUGUST, Watch The Trailer Now!



Remake of the 1967 movie starring Toshiro Mifune.