Coronavirus Cumbia

Mexicans (and their Tex-Mexican cousins) can always turn tragedy into hilarity.  Check out these coronavirus cumbias: + Mr Cumbia does a great mash-up Grupo EL CAPI does a straight-up band performance with social distancing Ricardo Munoz does another over-the-top mash-up at ChinoVlogs Erik Arturo and buds ham it up to Mr Cumbia’s soundtrack My fave: Mexican health professionals showing how it’s done (handwashing si, cumbia, no) Continue reading Coronavirus Cumbia

Christian Humor

Contrary to what the mainstream media and campus secularists might have you believe, thoughtful Christians have a well-developed sense of humor. Exhibit A:  the Babylon Bee, which has a special place in its heart for Joel Osteen Exhibit B:  the  only Lutheran joke I know — A woman of fundamentalist persuasion was traveling, and visited a Lutheran church one Sunday morning.   The pastor launched into a particularly rousing sermon, and the woman was moved to respond to each new insight with cries of “Hallelujah,” “Sing it, preacher,” “Amen, brother,” and “Praise the Lord!”  Members of the traditionally reserved–and silent– congregation … Continue reading Christian Humor

Are you a turtle?* Is this a fluke?

Just when you think science can’t get any more weird,  we get something like this A new species of blood fluke was found infecting the lungs of turtles in Malaysia. This parasitic flatworm has been dubbed Baracktrema obamai, in honor of the President of the United States (who is the fifth cousin twice removed of one of the discovering scientists). A parasitic flatworm? I thought this was a spoof until I followed the link to the Jounal of Parasitology.  For reals. Tip from the Drudge Report. * Classical reference: Welcome to the Turtle Society.  The only duty of membership is … Continue reading Are you a turtle?* Is this a fluke?