What his Dad said

If I linked to this before, I’m sorry, but you really need to read this.


  1. What's the point of posting this on a Catholic website, unless someone also feels bad about knocking over a glass of wine (and blaming it on someone else).

  2. Quin Finnegan says

    I'm not sure about the "unless" there, but you could take the adultery angle in the last line. "Religious People" being either hot for, or hung up on, sex. Right?

    In any case, it isn't just a Catholic website. There's the whole prison-release-program thing. And the Dylan. And the word-mongering. Occasional bits of political satire. And the Music Video Archives.

    You just seem to focus on the Catholic stuff. Why is that?

  3. Because it's wholesome.

  4. Jonathan Webb says

    The dad really is awesome. I remember a time before the current cultural regime when you would meet a lot more people like this. Perhaps because a higher percentage of men spent at least some time in the military. My father had a touch of this, but without the profanity.

    The son obviously loves his dad.

  5. Rufus McCain says

    Wit and wisdom in the raw — very appropriate for Korrektiv. And the old man does venture into theology from time to time, usually more along the lines of the Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes — "all is vanity" — but interlaced with humor. And check this one out: "It's never the right time to have kids, but it's always the right time for screwing. God's not a dumbshit. He knows how it works." There's a Catholic sentiment for ya.

    Also, it's a fine example of how using twitter or blogging to explore a small patch of ground can be so successful and provocative. Reminds me of that blog, "Things I Hate about My Flatmate." Korrektiv is a sprawling mess by comparison, although we do have our hobby horses. And to paraphrase Ecclesiastes, there's a time to be focused and a time to be sprawling.

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