Dappled Things


Ss Peter Chanel & Louis Mary de Montfort

From the 1962 missal:

If the consecrated Host disappears, either by some accident such as a gust of wind or by some animal’s taking it, and It cannot be found, then another is to be consecrated, beginning from the Qui pridie quam pateretur, having first been offered as above.

We are fortunate to live in a time and place when animals making off with the host are the least of our worries.

Presentation of the Lord

A Believable Accent: The Phonology of the Pink Panther examines the speech patterns of Inspector Jacques Clouseau (Peter Sellers, that is, not that usurper Steve Martin!) and the issues that make a stage accent believable.  (Adobe Reader required.)

Thursday of the First Week of Advent

One of Canada’s “top five inventions” is Five-Pin bolwing. Here’s how is isn’t done:

(Wait till the end.)