Daily Archives: 27/10/2010

US political advert mistakenly shows German troops

US political ad mistakenly shows German troops As Basil Fawlty would say, “Whatever you do, don’t mention the war.  Oops!”

Posted in Politics, World Events

For avid readers: C.S. Lewis’ rule on reading old and new books

It is a good rule, after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between.  If that is too much for you, you should at least read one old … Continue reading

Posted in Authors, C. S. Lewis, Inklings, Quote of the Day

Has an image of the face of Jesus been preserved?

Some intelligent, non-sensationalist people think it’s possible: And they’ve published a book about it: The Face of God

Posted in Biblical Studies, History

‘Mohammed’ now the most popular name for newborn boys in England and Wales

Mohammed is now the most popular name for baby boys ahead of Jack and Harry The name, when 12 different spellings were included, was given to 7,549 youngsters in 2009, official statistics revealed. — Oh dear, what will the American … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, World Events, Popular Culture, Society

Is the ‘Exmoor Emperor’ stag now a zombie deer?

He’s alive! Mystery surrounding the ‘Exmoor Emperor’ stag deepens as locals claim to have seen the beast in village gardens Farmers on Exmoor claim talk of the Emperor’s demise is a ‘myth’ which was invented to protect the animal from … Continue reading

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Stabbing and disembowelling death leads to trick-or-treating ban in New Mexico pueblo

Slaying Leads To Trick-Or-Treating Ban (UPI, October 27, 2010) Santa Fe, USA – Officials at a pueblo in New Mexico banned Halloween trick-or-treating, saying they were concerned cult activity was behind a gruesome killing last month.  Jemez Pueblo Gov. Joshua … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, World Events, Popular Culture, Society

Catholic parishioners throughout Italy are preparing for ‘Holyween’

Catholic group shuns Halloween for ‘Holyween’ ROME (AFP) – As trick-or-treaters dig out their witch costumes, cut scowling faces into pumpkins and hone their apple-bobbing skills, young Catholic parishioners throughout Italy are preparing for “Holyween.” “These days people understand the … Continue reading

Posted in Popular Culture, Society

Balloon Boy dad Richard Heene is self-promoting again, hawking useless invention

Balloon Boy Dad Gets the Itch to Sell Back Scratchers Just one year after the infamous “Balloon Boy” hoax, abusive father and convicted felon Richard Heene has a new gig — hawking a “Bear Scratch” post that mounts on walls.  … Continue reading

Posted in Popular Culture, Society