The Wrong Way to Feed a Unicorn by Christian Knoebel

Charles wants to keep his 13-year-old daughter Lexi happy even if it means taking care of a manipulative, potty mouthed unicorn that continually insults his hospitality, intelligence and manhood. But when it comes to food they have a problem, and Charles finds himself hunting down one of the world's most expensive ingredients in a crime-ridden neighborhood known for its grisly dealings with outsiders.

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The Mount Rushmore State launches a new ad campaign. Its pitch: "Why die on Mars when you can live in South Dakota?"

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SURGEON GENERAL'S WARNING: Smoking causes lung cancer, heart disease, emphysema and ... you bursting into flames!

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See what happens when you have a baby boy, too much time on your hands, and an app that lets you apply different make-up and wig combinations to pictures of your friends.

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Bonus: It's BPA-free just like Dad's. No word if you can buy them by the case.

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Today, peanut butter weeps. The Willy Wonka of Italy, who also brought us Tic Tacs, died on Valentine's Day.

Posted 8 years 9 months ago and tagged as Unicorns, Church Bulletin

Don't believe that a one-horned, four-legged animal once roamed the earth? God won't be happy with you says the organization run by the fellow who debated evolution with Bill Nye the Science Guy.

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Two tales of homework horror from the academe. (Or, why home schooling isn't just for Armageddon-minded families anymore.)

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An aspiring DJ buys a MacBook on eBay for $458. It was a steal, but not the kind he expected.

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The number of Jews in Europe has declined to a fraction of its pre-war population. With anti-Semitism there on the rise, a new exodus may be close.

Posted 8 years 9 months ago and tagged as Church Bulletin

At the beginning of Mass -- right out of the gate -- we publicly recall our sinfulness. You’d think we’d shine a spotlight on the Lord with a big hymn of praise such as the Gloria, or make a defining statement about our beliefs such as in the Creed.


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On My Bookshelf

The Giver
The Catcher in the Rye
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Lost Scriptures: Books That Did Not Make It Into the New Testament
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
Dirty White Boys
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
The Fellowship of the Ring
Theology and Sanity
Peter, Paul & Mary Magdalene: The Followers of Jesus in History & Legend
The Return of the King
Point Of Impact
Citizen Soldiers: The U S Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany
True Grit
The Hobbit
The Lord of the Rings
D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Battle for the Normandy Beaches

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