Category Archives: Just Too Cool

UPDATE REVIEW: The ULTIMATE Priest’s Gift – Super Cool Portable Altar

Do you remember when I posted about the coolest gift for a priest ever?  HERE  There is  a carpenter who makes portable altars of wood, rather like a suitcase, with wings that fold out, and an embedded altar stone.
St. Joseph’s … Continue reading

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Minnesota: Extraordinary Form with preaching in Spanish

Brick by brick in Minnesota!
From a priest in my email:
This Friday, July 3, I will be offering Mass at 7pm at St. Mark’s -350 Atwood St, Shakopee -in the «Extraordinary Form» – also known as the Old Latin Mass, some … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick in Knoxville: 1st TLM of new priest!

And I don’t mean goldbrick, either.  From a long-time reader here comes this great story and great photos:

Having viewed images from time to time of first EF Masses in fancier places (like Madison), WDTPRS readers might see interest in one … Continue reading

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Chapel by chapel: Corpus Christi, London – Lady Chapel Restored

Every once in a while I have posted updates about the restoration going on at Corpus Christi Church in Maiden Lane, London, near Covent Garden.  This is the “actors Church” in London and it is also where the traditional form … Continue reading

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Super fun book alert!

A friend who is a reader here (and a monthly donor!) recommended a book recently, while we were chatting during evening drinks and cigars at Acton U (he and his wife went to that, too – smart people).
I just finished the audio version and … Continue reading

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The Church in Madison is alive! VIDEO

Tomorrow, 26 June, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, will ordain 6 men to the holy priesthood.
In the last decade or so, since Bp. Morlino has been in Madison, a fairly rural diocese, the number of … Continue reading

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New Horizons!

Biretta tip to APOD, this comes from NASA:
NASA’s New Horizons – the fastest spacecraft ever created – will speed past Pluto on July 14, 2015, beaming back high resolution photos (and invaluable data) of the dwarf planet’s surface for the … Continue reading

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A businessman thinks outside the box

I like it when business owners think outside the box.
From Eater.com:
How a Restaurant Tripled Its Profits by Eliminating Tips
The employees get paid vacation days, too.
Things are working out quite well for Bar Marco, the Pittsburgh restaurant that eliminated tips and … Continue reading

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BUGATTI UPDATE!

Long-time readers here will remember my relationship with the Bugatti Veyron.

Well, the Veyron has been retired and replaced by the new 150HP Chiron for a cool $2.5 million.  Since it’ll do 248 MPH it would be the perfect vehicle for … Continue reading

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If you are a little bored someday

If you are a little bored someday, you might watch some Calcio Fiorentino, the 16th century version of “football”:

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