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Finding Humor in Religion

Caught this on CBS News. It is a brief look at the humorous side of religion and spirituality with brief interviews with Fr. James Martin, SJ, author of nine best-selling books and editor-at large at America magazine, and Matt Weber, author of Fearing the Stigmata. Also includes interviews with Jewish, Muslim, and Baptist comedians.

The Fastest and Funniest LEGO Star Wars story ever told

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Zooey and Joe ask “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?”

In song, of course. Minutes after I posted my review of Joe’s book, I saw this video pop up on Twitter. I love it. Too cute.

Book Review: The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume 1

The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume 1 Edited by HitRECord and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (It Books an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers, 88 pages, December 2011) The title says it all. This book is a tiny book of tiny stories—a book that can be read in a matter of minutes. Despite its size, however, this book packs a punch. Written through the collaboration of 60 contributors, culled from a contributor pool of 8,569, the stories and artwork in the book […]

Book Review: Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life

Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life by James Martin, S.J. (HarperOne, 272 pages, 2011) How many times have you walked into a church and seen a smiling saint? How many times have you heard that Jesus used a little humor to get his point across? I bet the answer to those questions is “rarely” or maybe even “never.” I’ve long said that I think God has a sense of […]

Book Review: mental_floss: The Book – The Greatest Lists in the History of Listory

mental_floss: The Book – The Greatest Lists in the History of Listory Edited by Ethan Trix, Will Pearson, and Mangesh Hattikudur (HarperCollins Publishers, 320 pages, 2011) Did you know that the term “tween” was coined by J.R.R. Tolkien or that Joseph Heller’s Catch-22 was originally called Catch-11? Why are Bellinis called Bellinis? What was the original purpose of Play-Doh? True to the magazine’s quirky and engaging style, the folks at mental_floss have released a compilation of some of their best […]

Random Thoughts: 12-18 June 2011

Wow, it’s been quite a while since I wrote up my weekly random thoughts. It’s not that I’ve been without any random thoughts…my schedule has just been packed and crazy! So, without further ado, here goes: (1) I’ve been silent about Weinergate, but I’m not without my opinion. In short, don’t tweet pictures of your body parts. Stay on the safe side. (2) J.K. Rowling launched Pottermore. We don’t know what it is, but I’m excited! Yes, I’m a Harry […]

Things You Might Want to Rethink – #1

Joking with the Dalai Lama: Ouch!

Downton Abbey Spoofs!

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook then you’ve already seen me share these, but there’s no harm in sharing them again! As you know, I’m a big fan of the BBC/PBS series Downton Abbey. Season 1 was absolutely fantastic and I’m eager for season 2 to get underway. In the meantime, some funny folks over at BBC Comic Relief have created some delightfully funny spoofs. Check them out below. Part 1 Part 2 For the real Downton Abbey, […]

A Social Network Christmas

Yesterday I posted a very nice take on the Nativity in the digital age. Here’s another great take on the Nativity 2.0. This one is brought to you by the folks over at Igniter Media:

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