This Byzantinian Life

If it had been possible to build the Tower of Babel without ascending it, the work would have been permitted. ~Kafka As someone who has always had an intermediate skill with technology, I routinely find myself frustrated, clicking through search engine results with bloodshot eyes, struggling with what hours ago had already begun to feel…

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Not If You Were Last Man On Earth

I began to appreciate Will Forte during the period he was on SNL, which I hadn’t been watching much of, but nevertheless ended up catching his brilliantly unhinged appearances on the Tim & Eric Awesome Show, as sampled above. His 2010 movie MacGruber, a parody of 80’s action flicks, is a rare example of an…

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Extra Ecclesiam: Can Religion and People Be Free at the Same Time?

In the Gospel of Mark, when a group of Pharisees asked Jesus why his disciples were gathering wheat on the Sabbath—something which was evidently seen as unlawful—Jesus answered that “the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.” This statement is, in a nutshell, the principal contribution of Christian philosophy to the world…

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