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The First American Chaplain Killed in WWII

Fr. Aloysius Schmitt died on December 7, 1941 in Pearl Harbor just after celebrating Mass on the USS Oklahoma. He was among the men trapped inside after the battleship capsized and helped a dozen men escape through a porthole, but he died because he... [Continue Reading]

He has already replaced it with an iPhone 7

From the Verge, "Replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone catches fire on Southwest plane": Southwest Airlines flight 994 from Louisville to Baltimore was evacuated this morning while still at the gate because of a smoking Samsung Galaxy Note 7... [Continue Reading]

Our Second-Class Civil Right

The US Commission on Civil Rights claims that the right to religious freedom enshrined in the First Amendment must take a back seat to the right to “nondiscrimination”—found nowhere in the Constitution. Dwight Duncan points out that this makes the... [Continue Reading]

Lots of Feelings, but Little Thinking Doom Penguin

This is where we are. A couple of guys thought they were saving the world by stealing an endangered African penguin from a South African aquarium and setting him “free”. But what they’ve really done is doomed the penguin, who was born in captivity... [Continue Reading]

How to Freeze and Defrost Everything Better

Freezing and defrosting food so that it doesn’t become inedible mush is an important skill to learn. J. Kenji Lopez-Alt takes us into the Food Lab to show some very easy methods. Basically, the trick is to make whatever you’re freezing as flat as... [Continue Reading]

The End of the World and We Don’t Feel Fine

The media often touts economic news as the barometer for whether life is good in America or not. So when a new poll shows a majority of Americans believe the country is on the wrong track even as other news breaks that the middle class is finally... [Continue Reading]

Facebook as Global Censor

The editor of a Norwegian newspaper has written an open letter to Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg after Facebook removed a famous documentary photograph from the newspaper’s Facebook page. The photo in question comes from the Vietnam War and shows a... [Continue Reading]

Nashville Hot Chicken

One of the new trends in food right now is Nashville Hot Chicken (confirmed by KFC’s attempt to market a mass-market friendly version). This profile of the origins of hot chicken and the current offerings in that city is both funny and makes me want... [Continue Reading]

Amazon: from manufacturing to delivery?

Awhile ago, I asked a question on about how much of an average residential UPS or Fedex truck was Amazon packages, but no one could give an authoritative answer, but I have long suspected that it's at least half. But as Amazon sucks up... [Continue Reading]