Colbert Platinum

I confess to having slept through the first two showings of the Report last night. I’ve quickly learned to rely on my TiVo! So what a surprise I had waiting for me when I got up this morning and discovered that Colbert Platinum included some advice to the pope. This really is satire at its […]

The Pursuit of Happiness

One more clip from Wednesday’s Report. Stephen interviewed Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness. (Hat tip to a comment at the homeschooling blog As Cozy as Spring for pointing out the interesting take on children and happiness.) But watch, too, for the interesting point at the very end of the interview on the question […]

The four horsemen of the aPOPcalypse

Work calls, but let me put the clip up for your Thursday enjoyment. Several great moments here. Enjoy!

A few other notables from Wednesday’s show: a confession analogy here, and for other Apple fans, Stephen is still trying to get an iPhone. (And while we’re in the Mac vein, I couldn’t resist this link).

“He Dei’d It”

Stephen is doing so many things here: addressing the whirl of conversation taking place around the rumors, the unsubstantiated nature of those rumors, the relative significance (or not) of the possible conversion. I’ve been busy about many things these last few days, so I confess to mostly following this whole story in my Google Reader, […]

On this rock

Just a little shout-out to St. Peter in last night’s The Wørd:

Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s

I referred to this a couple weeks ago here, but I decided to put up the full clip, just because it’s so much fun. And in case those of you have joined us recently missed it. And I do love the line, “Render unto Caesar what it Caesar’s and to the private sector what is […]

Magic, the Middle Ground Between Science and Religion

You never know when it’s worth staying awake through the last set of commercials for a trip to the bookshelf. On Thursday’s Report, Stephen paid tribute to TV’s Mr. Wizard (Don Herbert), who died last week, by recreating his famous egg-in-a-bottle experiment.
To this day when my kids ask how something scientific works, I say, “A […]

“Pulled together by angels”

Science and religion once again get hopelessly tangled in “Stephen’s” brain. (Recall that our character is described by his creator [tho’ perhaps not by his Creator] as a “well-intentioned, high status idiot.”)

Big Holiday Over the Weekend

From the opening segment on Monday’s Report:
Obviously, of course, big holiday over the weekend. And I would like to wish all of you a happy belated 800th anniversary of the conversion of St. Francis of Assisi.

Bonus: For a really intricate version of the chalice illusion, go here.
I couldn’t resist this snippet from the pope’s speech […]

St. Corbinian and the Bear

I admit it, this is an elaborate excuse to post the Threatdown from Wednesday’s show:

But I do often find myself waiting for Stephen to address the fact that Pope Benedict has a bear on his coat of arms. So I went to the Google to get more info on the coat of arms. The saddled […]