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October 27, 2009

New Updates About My Grandson, Killian Patrick Madrid

As those of you who follow my blog know, the little man (our seventh precious grandchild ) was born three months premature, but he's progressing well (better than the doctors expected) and fighting hard, thanks be to God and to all of you who have been praying for the lad.

Please kindly keep your prayers ascending to heaven for him, as he's not out of the woods yet. And please keep his mom and dad, Nina and Tim, in your prayers, too. They've been coursing through some pretty rough waters with all this.

Carl Sagan Like You've Never Seen Him Before

Okay. This video is flat out cool. I know, I know, it's Carl Sagan with his "we are all made of stars" stuff, but forget about that and just enjoy this very clever music video based on, of all things, television science documentaries.

Oh, and fair warning. This line might stick in your head: "The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it, but the way those atoms are put together."

It's Best Not to Procrastinate

HBO's New Low: Urinating on Jesus

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on last night’s episode of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” the HBO show where Larry David plays himself:

Mention Larry David in a word association game and “Seinfeld” rolls off the lips. That show, which David created, wrote and produced, was brilliant. “Curb Your Enthusiasm” is not. Indeed, last night’s episode demonstrates that David’s best years are behind him. He ought to quit while he’s ahead.

At one point in the show, David goes to the bathroom in a Catholic home and splatters urine on a picture of Jesus; he doesn’t clean it off. Then a Catholic woman goes to the bathroom, sees the picture and concludes that Jesus is crying. She then summons her equally stupid mother and the two of them fall to their knees in prayer. When David and Jerry Seinfeld (playing himself) are asked if they ever experienced a miracle, David answers, “every erection is a miracle.” That’s what passes for creativity these days.

Was Larry David always this crude? Would he think it comedic if someone urinated on a picture of his mother? This might be fun to watch, but since HBO only likes to dump on Catholics (it was just a couple of weeks ago that Sarah Silverman insulted Catholics on “Real Time with Bill Maher”), and David is Jewish, we’ll never know.

Contact HBO Chairman and CEO, Bill Nelson: Bill.nelson@hbo.com