Camilla: Do you have an iPod I could have? Gibbs: I have something even better. Something unlike anything your classmates have ever seen.
From a history class in the year 2500 A.D. Teacher: One of the things men in the 21st century absolutely despised was attending meetings. No one liked meetings. Student: I don’t know if I can believe that. Teacher: Why? Student: If everyone hated meetings, who was scheduling all the meetings? Teacher: The same people thatContinue reading “You Do It To Yourself And That’s Why It Really Hurts”
“Camilla: Is it good to be cosmopolitan? Gibbs: Being cosmopolitan will not save your soul, but it is good that some people are cosmopolitan. In Reflections on the Revolution in France, Edmund Burke says it is good for the church to have a few wealthy, well-travelled bishops. Cosmopolitan bishops are easier for rich people to respect,Continue reading “Talking With My 12-Year-Old Daughter About The Rich”
Q: Do the students at a certain private school have access to drugs? A: Do any of the students at this school work at a pizza restaurant?
Mrs. Grady: Class, what is 9 divided by 3? Lucas? Lucas (7): Absolutely. Yeah. So, 3? __ Dad: Did you call your sister a ‘puke sandwhich’ and hit her in the face with the Happy Pumper? Elijah (5): Sure. So, no. __ Mr. Ogleby: Alright, my little biologists. First review question from yesterday’s lesson: IsContinue reading “If Children Answered Questions Like Adults Being Interviewed On NPR”
Gibbs: (walking out of Ready Player One in the year 2018) That was lousy. Time traveller from 2021: Believe it or not, three years from now, the premise of that movie will come true and overtake our currency markets. Lousy or not, that movie will prove prescient. Gibbs: You’re crazy. Time traveller from 2021: YouContinue reading “On Bitcoin”
Gibbs: How are you? Kroger cashier: I can’t complain. Gibbs: You could complain, but you don’t. That’s a virtue. Kroger cashier: Ooh, I like that.
My latest for CiRCE concerns the place of contemporary Christian music in classical Christian schools. Is it enough that a book, song, or record be “Christian”? Or, do classical Christian schools have a higher standard than “mere Christianity”? If classical schools have a higher standard than “mere Christianity,” why? And what is that standard?
Christian Pastor: *writes article about the importance of marriage* Christian singles in the comments section: This is so offensive. What about us? Singles are some of the most neglected people in the church. Christian singles on Instagram: Travel is *so* important.
Just before he dies, in the few seconds beforehand, every man feels he has just inherited a measureless fortune. A hundred trillion dollars, let us say. Q: What does it feel like to die? A: Dying feels like learning you have inherited a hundred trillion dollars and then dying only a few seconds later.