Spike Jonze’s Her and Me

June 14, 2014

Welcome to That Strangest of Wars! If you’d like to have future posts delivered to you for free, you can subscribe to this blog via email or RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Did you share my disappointment at the end of Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are when little Max is told definitively that there […]

Read the full article →

Why 2015 will be the Year of Wall-Blasting Ecstatic Jocundity

June 10, 2014

The Legend of Zelda is the Official Lord Family Video Game of This Century or Any Century, so perhaps you can imagine the wall-blasting ecstatic jocundity  that overcame our tiny, subterranean residence when this very cool video hit YouTube:

Read the full article →

A Great Priest You’ve Never Heard Of

May 13, 2014

After reading my crummy poem from a few days ago, you’re probably ready to meet a truly good poet. So, allow me to introduce Father Abram Ryan (1838-1886), known as “the Poet-Priest of the South.” He was a charitable, lovable fellow by all accounts, but also kind of otherworldly (Catholic Encyclopedia offers this quaint description: […]

Read the full article →

Farewell, My Beard

May 1, 2014

We’ve shared some good times, Beard. And some not-so-good times. We’ve been together since…what? The beginning of Lent? That’s a long time, Beard. But the time has come at last. I’m hereby removing you from the lower part of my face, and I won’t be reattaching you. Not anytime soon, anyway. Please don’t take this […]

Read the full article →

Something Other Than God

April 30, 2014

My friend Jen Fulwiler, author of Conversion Diary and star of that most unique of reality shows, Minor Revisions, has at last released upon the world her epic autobiography, Something Other Than God. Because I’m so special and cool and “in with the right people” and “unselfconscious about begging for gifts from people who eventually […]

Read the full article →

Be on the Lookout: the Theme for John Paul II!

April 21, 2014

Happy Easter, all you wonderful people! I’ve decided that Tuesday, April 22 (tomorrow) will be the big day that I send out the Pope John Paul II Theme, so keep your eyes on your inbox for that–and be sure to check your Spam folders, just in case! Remember: to get it, you have to be on […]

Read the full article →

Theme Music for a Great Man!

April 15, 2014

Hi again! I wrote and recorded a theme for Pope John Paul II–it’s not a song, but a classical music-style anthem. In other words: it’s me, but kind of channeling John Williams, and I bet you’ll like it. Besides, John Paul II NEEDS A THEME SONG! As you know, he is being officially declared a […]

Read the full article →