Couldn't happen to a nicer guy!
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Couldn't happen to a nicer guy!
"Southern man, better hang your head; don't forget what your Good Book said." -- Neil Young
And now, for something completely different...
Critical Mass: Introduction
Speaking of artists...
Leave It To Beever
You guys are pulling my leg, right?
"As Braddock walks toward the ring, a cynical reporter dictates the opening line of next day's story, 'The last time Braddock was seen on his feet was when he came down the aisle." But Braddock wins with a startling KO, and the comeback begins. As money comes in, he returns to the window of the relief office and hands the same lady a roll of bills to pay back all that his family had been given.It was the least we could expect for a movie after his own heart.
"These were the values the Jimmy Braddocks were taught. These were the values by which so many in our parents' generation lived. This was how they acted, and they did not think it heroic. When a reporter asks at a press conference about his returning the relief money, Braddock says simply: 'This is a great country, a country that helps a man when he is in trouble. I thought I should return it.'
"Men and women like the James and Mae Braddock of this film were the products of homes, schools, churches and parishes, and Howard's depiction of the community that produced them marks this as one of the most pro-Catholic films Hollywood has produced since the 1940s Bing Crosby-Ingrid Bergman classic, 'The Bells of St Mary's.'"
Fools on the Hill
After all, "A Scout is trustworthy," right?
Like Father, Like Son
That's Alright, Mama!
Fred Explains Everything For You
"The plan was to bring an enormous steel mill to the city. The communists hoped the factory would weaken the influence of the Catholic Church in the area... The atheist communist’s had a lot to learn. Every time the people put up a cross, the officials had it removed, but another one would be in its place the next day... The Catholics in Nowa Huta ignore the rules and for the next 20 years with the help of their Bishop, Karol Wojtyla and other priests from Krakow, thousands and thousands of them met every Sunday to celebrate Mass in the muddy fields where their church should be."This scene showed a transformative moment for the future pope, as he come out of his shell of apparent political neutrality, to confront the government.
Liar, liar, pants on fire...
Musing While Moving: I
Second Amendment Revisited
What happens when bloggers stop being nice?
A Second Amendment Solution
Susan Torres: The Rest of the Story
Eat, Drink, and See Mary
"Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Father, send now Your Spirit over the earth... May the Lady of All nations, who once was Mary, be our Advocate. Amen."It seems she no longer wants to be known as "Mary."
This is what happens when they don't pull the plug in time.
"For 20 years, Sarah Scantlin was seemingly unaware of the world around her after she was hit by a drunk driver in an accident that sent her into a comatose state in September of 1984... Then in February [of this year], she shocked her parents and doctors when she began to speak..."Hope breeds eternal!!!
Susan Torres, RIP
This just in...
Rumor has it...
That Was The Week That Was