Some years ago, I used to moonlight for a Marian magazine; you know, the kind that publishes the monthly hallucinations from Medjugorje, and interviews "visionaries" that turn out later to be involved in real estate scams or some such nonsense that provokes the prophesied "persecution" from the bishop.
Anyway, you'd be amazed how many times the world was supposed to end or there was going to be this great chastisement. All it took was a comet heading this way or a millennium going the other way.
But me, I was just in it for the money. I lasted eight months.
Closer to the present, Ann Coulter is coming out with a book called "Godless." She was interviewed on NBC Today this morning, wearing the trademark short black dress to show the world that even vehemently conservative women can have legs to die for (because, when it comes to the major issues of our day, isn't that what really makes the difference?). In other developments, the remake of "The Omen" is coming out today. I saw the original thirty years ago. Not a very redeeming piece of work, as the forces of evil have all the brains, and the forces of good are all superstitious loonies who can't see what's going to happen next.
"Thou knowest neither the day nor the hour." What part of that don't Christians get? Beats the hell outa me, but until they do, the date that goes "6/6/06" is going to make for great marketing.
Meanwhile, in the Archdiocese of St Paul-Minneapolis, Stella Borealis comments on the appointment of a new coadjutor bishop, to eventually replace the present one, who can't figure out why a certain renegade parish keeps pissing him off.
Finally, about an hour's drive west of Detroit, there's a little town called Hell, Michigan. Today they are celebrating the Day of Sixes with live entertainment, a costume contest, a "Gates of Hell" play area for the kiddies, and (here's where it gets weird) the sale of deeds to one-inch plots of the town for the expected price of $6.66. That's right, kids. You too can own a piece of Hell on Earth.
After all -- Deo volente -- there's always tomorrow.
[UPDATE: Concerning the sixth of June, there are tributes from that date in 1944, as the blogosphere remembers, courtesy of Hotair.com.]
Image courtesy of http://www.kansasheritage.org.
[THIS JUST IN: Tonight, in Major League Baseball, the Angels take on the Devil Rays. Hmmm...]