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August 3, 2010

Photographer captures tragic final moments of Chinese firefighter lost while cleaning oil spill

“July 16, 2010, an oil pipeline explosion accident happened in Dalian, the fire was put out after 15 hours of burning. The cause of the accident was still under investigation. According to CCTV, about 400,000 gallons of oil was spilled into the Yellow Sea, which heavily polluted over 160 square kilometers of the sea water. (The BP oil spills at the Gulf of Mexico was over 100 million gallons)


“(From Daqi) A photographer, in 334 seconds, captured the death of a firefighter when cleaning up the oil spill.

“Out of curiosity, a photographer from Zhejiang aimed his camera at the Dalian firefighters cleaning up the oil spill in the ocean. He said, “never thought he would have died…”


“Two firefighters are cleaning up the water pump in the ocean.


“Zhang Liang cuts the rope line between the floating water pump and the fishing boat . . .” (continue)

Prelapsarian Mel Gibson

This 3-minute video clip of Mel Gibson's opening monologue for "Saturday Night Live" in 1989 features him talking about his career long before his plunge from the apotheosis of celebrity he came to enjoy — 21 years before, to be exact. Given all that has befallen him recently, his comments here are weirdly, ironically prescient. Watch, and you'll see what I mean.

I'll be in the air tonight on Catholic radio

Hubba, hubba. I'll be fielding questions from callers today during the first hour of the “Catholic Answers Live” broadcast (6:00 to 7:00 p.m. ET). You can catch it on a Catholic radio station in your area, if you don't have one near you yet (they're popping up all over the place) you can also listen live online. I hope you'll tune in.

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