Dispatches from Outland
A little song. A little dance. A little seltzer down your pants. Copyright © 2003 Roy M. Jacobsen.


Friday, December 06, 2002  

Christmas Postcard Department: Rod Dreher shares some beautiful scenes with us over at The Corner.

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Get Off Your Duff And Do Something Department: Kathy Kinsley issues a call to Support Our Servicemen! The article provides several links to projects you can get involved in, ranging from sending holiday greetings, to USO care packages, and even one that sends soldiers phone cards.

Get going, ladies and gentlemen.

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Thursday, December 05, 2002  

Dance Of Joy Department: RazorMouth is back online!

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Tuesday, December 03, 2002  

The Art of Reciprocal Links Department: According to Who Links Who, Pulver Press has linked to me. I took a peek, and sure enough, DfO is in Greg's blogroll. Tusind Tak!

So what's Pulver Press about? "Providence, Passion, Politics, and Porsches." Yup. He's got those covered.

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Things People Know But Don't Realize They Know Department: I've long thought that most people just know that babies are babies, even before their born, but they don't know that they know it. (Intuition vs. cognition, or something like that.) Given that, this bit that Louder Fenn observed in the science fiction series Farscape is quite understandable. I'd be surprised if someone was deliberately trying to sneak a pro-life idea into the show, but these things have a way of popping up when you least expect them.

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Party Animals Department: From an article at the Newhouse News Service: "They liked to drink. They liked to sit and talk. They liked to eat well when they had the food to eat. They enjoyed sex. They also liked to play games..." Sounds like a fun crowd. Who were they?

The Puritans. Yup. The Puritans were a fun-loving lot. So when someone calls you "puritanical," take it as a compliment.

Link via William Sulik.

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Sunday, December 01, 2002  

The Return Of Links For The Linkless Department: Back from a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration with my wife's family, and thought I'd pop in to link to sed nobis, "a good place to read about top-notch movies, music that "troubles," some of the best books, attempting to create real community, being artsy fartsy, and what it means to live as Jesus did." Kelly says he'll soon deliver a theological discussion about butchering a pig. Sounds interesting.

By the way, the blog name, sed nobis, is from what looks like a fragment of a poem in Latin:
non mihi
non tibi
sed nobis

not for me, not for you, but for us

Cool, I like that sentiment very much.

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