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National Poetry is the Cruelest Month

National Poetry is the Cruelest Month

First published in April, 2009. A few more jokes added since. As you may have heard, April is National Poetry Month, and as T. S. Eliot pointed out, it’s also the cruelest month. (Really? Well, April does have Tax Day, April Fool’s Day, chronic rainstorms… so, arguably yes, but on the other hand it’s not […]

Poetry: Harry Potter and the Evocative Epitaphs

Poetry: Harry Potter and the Evocative Epitaphs

Among the many All Hallows’ Eve festivities at The Hog’s Head (which you ought to visit if you haven’t) was a friendly competition to come up with poetic epitaphs for characters from the Harry Potter series. There were lots of really good entries, both original and re-appropriated, some entertaining and some very moving. I contributed a few trifles […]

Return of the Christian Album Covers!

Return of the Christian Album Covers!

Just when you thought it was safe to go to the thrift store…. They’re back!  Yes, you remember those hilariously horrible old Christian album covers I found in one of my old silly posts? Unbelievably tacky pictures from a bygone era of people who were trying to be really cool, and failing dismally, and thinking they succeeded? […]

Literally Noir

Literally Noir

The streets of the city are always dark, especially when it’s raining. And they just put a fresh coat of grime down 67th street. It got all over my office window. Not that you can see anything out my office window anyway. And if you could, you wouldn’t want to. I’ve seen it all, and […]

Happy National Grammar Day!

Happy National Grammar Day!

March 4 is National Grammar Day! Hooray! Unfortunately, I don’t have time to do a hilarious hagiography like I did last year, or much of anything really, being too busy correcting grammar for a living. So here’s the next best thing: What would a grammar holiday be without some rousing choruses of Schoolhouse Rock? Bet […]

Heavens! A St. Peter Joke with Good Theology!

Heavens! A St. Peter Joke with Good Theology!

Good heavens! Rev. Bosco Peters of Liturgy.co.nz has gone and found it. It’s a St. Peter joke (you know, this guy dies and goes to the pearly gates and he meets St. Peter and St. Peter says….) that actually has good theology. Well, for a St. Peter joke. Have a gander: A man dies and […]

Five People You Won't Meet in Heaven (And One You Might)

Five People You Won’t Meet in Heaven (And One You Might)

by Eric M. Pazdziora Many different people believe that if you are a Christian you will go to heaven… If this is so, that means that Fred Phelps will go to heaven. When you consider that non-Christians don't, that would mean that Phelps would go but not Princess Di and M. Gandhi. Is this fair? […]

Rudolph's Revenge: A Fractured Christmas Fable

Rudolph’s Revenge: A Fractured Christmas Fable

* * * * * * * * “Yes,” my visitor told me, glowering over the steam of his warm Christmas toddy.  “The whole thing was the fault of the reindeer.” “Reindeer?”  I said. “You know: Dasher and Dancer, Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid, Donder and Blitzen.  But it’s amazing how many people don’t […]

Merry Kitschmas: Tacky Nativity Scenes!

Merry Kitschmas: Tacky Nativity Scenes!

‘Tis the season: On the first day of Kitschmas, The Crescat gave to us the Tackiest Nativity Scene Contest! You know things are going to get interesting when they start out like this: That’s not even the half of it. Follow the link above for more Yuletide cheer! And here are a few I found […]