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Archive for the ‘Humor’ Category

Freedom Noodles, NOT Pancit Canton!

In Asia, China, Humor, Philippines, Politics, Satire, United States on June 21, 2011 at 23:14

Thus will we defy the Chinese imperialists with an original gesture that owes nothing to the American imperialists’ repudiation of the French imperialists. Read the rest of this entry »

North Korea and Starcraft (with notes on Chesterton and Pius XI)

In Asia, Christianity, Ethics, Games, Hitler, Humor, Logic, Media, Philosophy, Politics, Protestantism, Religion, Secularism, Spoof, Values on April 11, 2011 at 22:45

Take a look at this Onion-style spoof news article, “Starcraft Tournament Players found to be North Korean agents“, on Writer’s Block. Left me somewhat LOL, though I admit it takes a homo superior–that is, a nerd–to truly appreciate it:) Read the rest of this entry »

Why we should baptize with beer instead of water

In Abortion, Bible, Birth Control, Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Conservative, Ethics, Faith, Feminism, God, Humor, Jesus, Liturgy, Orthodoxy, Philosophy, Population, Pro-Choice, Pro-Life, Religion, Sacraments, Satire, Science, Secularism, Sin, Spoof, Theology, Tradition, Values on April 11, 2011 at 03:02

A Catholic DISSENT from the Pope’s prohibition of beer baptism: on exegetical, historical-critical, theological, pastoral, missiological, ecclesiological, epidemiological, semio-linguistic, scientific, phenomenological, anthropological, gender-egalitarian, epistemological, and faith-based grounds. Read the rest of this entry »

Bisitang Malacanang

In Humor, Philippine politics, Philippines, Politics on May 12, 2010 at 22:13

Noong Hulyo 1, 2010, pumunta ang isang matandang lalaki sa Gate 1 ng Malacanang Read the rest of this entry »

“Avatar”: a quantitatively formulaic movie

In Animation, Criticism, Humor, Movies, Review, Satire, Science, Spoilers, Spoof on January 4, 2010 at 04:20

You can see the ending of James Cameron’s Avatar from miles away.  For the purpose of precision, however, it is necessary to determine from what exact distance you can see the ending Read the rest of this entry »

New look! Same verbose pomposity!

In Blogging, Humor, Writing on February 22, 2009 at 00:35

Hello, true believers!  Check out the new look of our humble blog Scriptorium, from the excellent DePo Masthead theme by Derek Powazek and Noel Jackson. Read the rest of this entry »

A blogger’s lament (from acaramba.com)

In Blogging, Humor, Poetry, Thoughts, Work, Writing on September 13, 2008 at 23:01

So much has happened in the world since our last post Read the rest of this entry »

What’s Latin for ‘blog’? (revised)

In Blogging, Humor, Internet, Language, Latin, Opinion, Thoughts, Writing on February 17, 2008 at 01:45

Question: What are the Latin words for the noun ‘blog’ and the verb ‘blogging’? Would blogis and blogere be appropriate? Read the rest of this entry »

Why Jack Bauer must die (an Aquinas-style essay)

In Art, Culture, Debate, Entertainment, Humor, Logic, Media, Opinion, Philosophy, Spoilers, Spoof, Television, Theology, Thomism on January 19, 2008 at 17:22

Previously on this blog, this was published in 3 parts. The following post was written between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Read the rest of this entry »

Clues you’re at a Filipino party (from El Santo)

In Culture, Family, Food, Holidays, Humor, Life, Philippines, Pinoy on December 29, 2007 at 06:03

“No one ever comes on time. In fact, if you actually come on time, you’re too early. No one really shows up until one or two hours later” Read the rest of this entry »

Deceive and conquer: why Arroyo will stay in power (part 1)

In Church, Constitution, Criticism, Critique, Culture, History, Humor, Law, Manila, News, Opinion, Philippines, Pinoy, Politics, Society on October 22, 2007 at 14:09

…For she may well be the most dangerous political operator the Philippines has ever known, with more cunning than Machiavelli’s Prince and less compunction than the Arthasastra… Read the rest of this entry »

Why does doctrine matter? part 1 of 2

In Bible, Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Culture, Debate, Faith, God, Humor, Jesus, Life, Logic, Love, Opinion, Personal, Philosophy, Religion, Spirituality, Theology, Thomism, Thoughts on September 29, 2007 at 20:42

…Weren’t we just bandying concepts, forming intellectual structures that were fascinating, but in the end, didn’t really matter? Wasn’t Christianity a mere mass of ideas, existing somewhere in a cloud of speculation, but having no link whatsoever with the life we lead? If it’s so real–as indeed, we believed it was–why was it complicated? Read the rest of this entry »

Why Jack Bauer must die (an imitation of Aquinas), part 3 of 3

In Art, Criticism, Critique, Culture, Entertainment, Humor, Life, Literature, Logic, Media, Medieval, Opinion, Philosophy, Review, Society, Spoilers, Spoof, Television, Thomism, Thoughts, Writing on September 23, 2007 at 01:24

Previously on this blog, we discussed why Jack Bauer should be removed from 24.  The following continuation was written between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Jack Bauer must die (an imitation of Aquinas), part 2 of 3

In Art, Blogging, Criticism, Critique, Culture, Debate, Entertainment, Humor, Life, Logic, Media, Medieval, Philosophy, Review, Society, Spoilers, Spoof, Television, Thomism, Thoughts, Writing on September 22, 2007 at 17:10

Previously on this blog, we discussed whether we may judge if Jack Bauer should be removed from 24.  The following continuation was written between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Jack Bauer must die (an imitation of Aquinas), part 1 of 3

In Art, Criticism, Critique, Culture, Entertainment, Humor, Life, Logic, Media, Medieval, Opinion, Philosophy, Review, Society, Spoilers, Television, Thomism, Thoughts, Writing on September 22, 2007 at 16:40

The following was written between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Read the rest of this entry »