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Two and a half songs

At First Things, Tristyn Bloom reports on a funny song that used to be sung by the Yale Glee Club in the old days. Then she notes: “The Pope” is apparently actually a translation of a German drinking song, so … Continue reading

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Booooring

Everyone in America seems to talk about the Les Mis movie. Here in Germany it starts on Feb. 21. And because I'm an uneducated parvenu,  I'm preparing by reading the novel for the first time. So was Hugo paid by … Continue reading

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Laughing all the way to church

Behold, my reader, this scene from Monty Python's The Meaning of Life: I was reminded of this of this scene on reading Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life by … Continue reading

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