Friday, January 19, 2007

Disney literary adaptations

I'm not sure how this came up, but it's interesting what a little traffic-jam time with my high-schooler will generate. In the long tradition of Disney's adaptations of literary classics like The Prince and the Pauper and The Three Musketeers, we were wondering what a Disney adaptation of Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men would look like...

Of Mice and Goofs

Thursday, January 18, 2007

World of SaintCraft?

Strangely enough, these demons attacking St. Anthony look suspiciously like many of the Horde characters and beasts that routinely attack my Alliance character in World of Warcraft.

Although, when I think about it, it may not be that strange. It's possible the artists who create the characters for WoW have used such images as inspiration and reference.

And as an aside, I wonder how long before the WoW Expansion - The Burning Crusade- comes under attack for it's politically incorrect title?

Monday, January 15, 2007

New Liturgical Ministry

I knew there was a reason I was shying away from becoming an usher, uh, sorry, Minister of Hospitality.

I now know the Holy Spirit has been holding me in reserve for use as a beadle. Why else would I be so tall and big (okay, fat) and bald if I wasn't born to be a bouncer beadle. I suppose the name will have to be changed. Off the top of my head I'm thinking Enforcement Ministers or Ministers of Extra-Ordinary Wrath would be good.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Talking Turkey with Gilbert K.

A turkey is more occult and awful than all the angels and archangels. In so far as God has partly revealed to us an angelic world, he has partly told us what an angel means. But God has never told us what a turkey means. And if you go and stare at a live turkey for an hour or two, you will find by the end of it that the enigma has rather increased than diminished. - Gilbert K. Chesterton

Monday, January 08, 2007

Art Solidarity

I like the way this guy thinks: Art Solidarity.

In a perfect world I would be blogging about things like this. I am very interested in the subject of "beauty in art" and "beauty as truth". These guys seem to have it going on!

Friday, January 05, 2007

Alphabet Meme

A fun little alphabet meme. Stolen from the vast reaches of the interweb!

[A is for age]: 45 years.

[B is for beer of choice]: Bass Ale

[C is for career]: Graphic Artist

[D is for favorite Drink]: Hot tea made from the teabags me Mum sends me after she visits Ireland.

[E is for Essential item you use everyday]: Computer

[F is for Favorite song at the moment]: Der Holle Rache (Aria of the Queen of the Night) from Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute).

[G is for favorite Game]: World of Warcraft. My Level 34 Human Warrior Totally Pwns!

[H is for Home town]: Cincinnati

[I is for Instruments you play]: None. Sorta played the cello a million years ago.

[J is for favorite Juice]: Orange.

[K is for Kids]: Three.

[L is for last kiss]: Kissed my son on the head last night as I put him to bed.

[M is for marriage]: Happily for 20 years.

[N is for full Name]: Timothy Francis Patrick.

[O is for Overnight hosp stays]: Tonsils, age 5. Wisdom teeth (yeah, really!), age 17. Alcohol poisoning, age 21 (aka young and really stupid).

[P is for phobias]: Heights and large bodies of water.

[Q is for quote]: "But man, proud man, Drest in a little brief authority, Most ignorant of what he's most assured, His glassy essence, like an angry ape, Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven As make the angels weep. William Shakespeare.

[R is for biggest Regret]: Not killing my big brother when I had the chance.

[S is for sports]: Used to run cross-country. Would love to cross-country ski but it's not really an option around here. Otherwise, not really a sports guy.

[T is for Time you wake up]: 6-ish.

[U is for color underwear]: Mostly gray. And yes, they were always gray.

[V is for Vegetable you love]: Brussel Sprouts.

[W is for Worst Habit]: Procrastination.

[X is for X-rays you've had]: Teeth, of course. Wrist, foot and shoulder.

[Y is for Yummy food you make]: Buttered eggs.

[Z is for zodiac sign]: Usually Leo, sometimes Virgo, depending on which newspaper or teen magazine you read.

I'm tagging, Happy Catholic, The Crescat, Some Have Hats, Regular Thoughts, and Scrutinies.