Friday, January 27, 2006

NRO

Ahem. I too have a piece on NRO this week. Published yesterday, that is Thursday January 26. If you scroll down to the articles archive towards the bottom of the page, look me up under "Vigilante."

My husband is out of town this weekend, so Sophia and I look forward to a long, leisurely weekend of takeout food and DVDs. We're going to start with "George of the Jungle," one of the finest man-and-ape films ever made. By tomorrow night we will both be releasing our inner Queen of the Jungle. I love empowerment!

17 comments:

The Coulter Chamber said...

Congrats on getting published by NRO! That's very impressive. Can anyone submit an article to NRO?

Joke said...

Watch out for that tree.

-J.

This Pastor's Wife said...

Maybe I'm just a bit slow this morning, but could you enlighten me as to what NRO is and where I might find your article?

Thanks.

Sue said...

www.nationalreview.com

Christopher McLaughlin said...

Congratulations Sue, I read your article in NRO. Good for you. You really are stunningly funning.

Christopher McLaughlin said...

I read somewhere, I don't remember where but I don't think it was Dan Brown, that a little known fact about those Opus Dei people is that they are also known to rip the tags off their mattresses and pillows...

Kim said...

Congrats on getting published on NRO.

Have fun this wekend!! I love it when dad's away...take out and movies!! It's a blast!

Jeffus said...

Have you considered adding links to the websites you cite? Kind of what makes it a weblog.

Good article

Walter E. Wallis said...

No Xena?

Mister Know It All said...

What the the O in NRO stand for? Offal? Obnoxiousness? OxyContin?

Mister Know It All said...

I just wish someone would come out and say, at the beginning of the article, (before getting into personalities and ranking on people for their insufficient grasp of the separation of church and state) what Opus Dei actually is.

Everyone seems to think everyone already knows. But there is plenty of evidence that many people don't. All the proof I need rests in the sales figures for Dan Brown's book.

Christopher McLaughlin said...

If you insist on "knowing" Mr. KIA, Opus Dei (latin for seize the day) is a secret order of Catholic soldiers started by Pope Urban in 200 BC to advance the number seven, monopolize the color red, and live in frightful secrecy. They generally construct 17 story edifices (often with with 30 additional secret floors below ground.) Their ceremonies are conducted in dark by candlelight and involve paddles. In public they dress in red hooded robes with claws on their hands and porcupine spines down their backs. They exist in this country and spend their days going through the wikipedia destroying all references to themselves. It's not important to "know" them... but instead to beware of them.

Mister Know It All said...

Well, you see, this is exactly the wrong place to relay such information.

This is the kind of pertinent background material that should be included in an article that appears to be written solely to snark at ... what? State-supported ignorami? People who aren't catholic? People who derive their knowledge of religious organizations from popular fiction?*

Call me a starry-eyed optimist, but somewhere, some time, someone will write an article in which Opus Dei is mentioned and he or she will include a brief description of the organization.

Desperate Irish Housewife might think it's general knowledge, but general knowledge isn't as generally known as it used to be.

*It's happened before. Read Ivanhoe and see what Scott had to say about the Knights Templar.

LAQ said...

So addicted to NRO. I'll look up your article immediately! CONGRATS!

Elinor Dashwood said...

All the proof I need rests in the sales figures for Dan Brown's book.

Guess what? Mr. KIA thinks there's a hidden society of wizards walking round in our midst and doing magic at this very moment! After all, J. K. Rowling's books sell quite as well as DVC, so they must be true, according to this reasoning.

Christine said...

Christopher, you ARE a wicked, wicked boy. Bad, wicked, and naughty like your distant cousin, Zoot. (Monty Python, anyone?)

In the time Mr. KIA took to write those two comments, he could have gone to the Opus Dei website
himself and read about it. It's not that difficult to find, especially since it's the first link when you Google it. *sigh*

...and then he goes and believes you. Sometimes, when we try to be outrageous enough that everyone gets it, no one gets it. At least, that happens to me all the time, anyway.

Christopher McLaughlin said...

Actually I think Mr KIA was just having some fun back. But he does raise an oblique suggestion, a good one too, that Sue should post a link to the Opus Dei Website or to a similar website which can provide him and/or Dan Brown readers with information for which they apparently hunger. I myself would find it useful because I still can't nail down the exact number of floors in their buildings. PS Christine: I visited your site recently but didn't check to see if you had a similar link to Opus Dei. Maybe you should. I'll go check now. Oh and Miss Dashwood I think Mr. KIA's point was that the dearth of information on matters such as Opus Dei coupled with the hunger for such information is what explains the sheer number of Dan Brown book sales (as well as Harry Potter sales as you suggest.) People keep wanting to "know" but rather than research, they like their knowledge passed along with a little bit of entertainment. Who can blame them? It's a fun effective teaching method.