Sunday

7. Dilbert was good yesterday

6.  Daily timewaster

Some good ones this week.

5. Sigh – Karens are at it again

4. Do you find something vaguely off about this?

https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/a32622218/titanic-salvagers-marconi-radiotelegraph/

3.  Today’s quiz

A judge in Virginia has ruled that a designated salvage company can open up the hull of the RMS Titanic to retrieve a valuable piece of equipment: an original Marconi radiotelegraph. And as it has for over a century, the wreck of the Titanic continues to inspire strong opinions and deep curiosity.

2.  Amfortas points to a new phenomenon

This might stimulate some deep thought:

https://www.thecatholicthing.org/2020/05/23/why-young-christians-get-weird/

“There is a name for what these young Christians seek and find in traditional worship forms like Latin Masses, incense, and solemn Vespers. They find an authentic beauty that moves and elevates their souls, and turns them away from much modern ugliness. Western philosophical thought has called this beauty, the sublime.

Edmund Burke rightly calls the sublime, “the strongest emotion which the mind is capable of feeling.” It consists of transcendent things that inspire awe at their magnificence. It invites us to step beyond self-interest and gratification, and to look towards higher things – the common good, holiness, ultimately God – things that give meaning and purpose to life.”

1. Judge for yourself

[H/T Chuckles and haiku]

7 comments for “Sunday

  1. May 24, 2020 at 06:20

    Out-playing the Karens. A young fellow comes ‘all the way from Louisiana’, to ride-jump his kiddie-bike down /over some steps. His mates celebrate in modern ladolescent loon fashion with whoops and cries of ‘yes’ at this extraordinary achievement. And the subject matter is the risableness of Karen.

    Hello !!

    Not quite the sublime that appeals to the young Christians ( what that means is Catholics, by the way) stepping “beyond self-interest and gratification, and to look towards higher things – the common good, holiness, ultimately God – things that give meaning and purpose to life.”

    • May 24, 2020 at 13:08

      It’s been doing the rounds.

  2. Distant Relative
    May 24, 2020 at 08:55

    Twitter thread – “Anomalous Earth Quakes”

    This thread is my research on recent earthquakes in US where there were no past significant activity. Results are cross-referenced with known locations of existing DUMBs.

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1249381914835894277.html

    Hmm.

  3. Penseivat
    May 24, 2020 at 12:44

    3. The bottom rifle looks like the 7.62mm SLR, which was based on the Belgian FN. The SLR replaced the Lee Enfield .303 some time in the early ’60s, though am willing to be corrected (it was certainly in use when I enlisted in the Army in 1962). It was said to have a killing range of over a mile, though my targets in Borneo, Aden, and Northern Ireland were never that far away. The only thing I had against it was it’s weight, especially when you had to run around the parade square holding it above your head after annoying the Drill Sgt!

  4. May 24, 2020 at 13:07

    The SLR replaced the Lee Enfield .303 some time in the early ’60s, though am willing to be corrected.

    There were a few factors – late 50s the SLRwas available but there was no major conflict here. There was in Oz – Vietnam – and that puts the date mid to late 60s.

    In the UK, its variant was replaced by the NATO bullpup in the middle of the 80s.

    ERROR – it was not the SLR but FN FAL 7.62. Silly me.

    OOPS – silly me again – it does look like Oz variant of the L1A1 SLR with that woodwork.

  5. ivan
    May 24, 2020 at 15:34

    #3 Sorry can’t answer that since there is no picture to look at!

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