Diversions

Handbook of Instructions (1940): Removal of Women's Hats @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  by Seattle Jon:My youngest brother gifted me a Handbook of Instructions from 1940...

Whiting Starts with a Boom: Minors Update 14 April 2014 @ Mormon Baseball
  -  Its easy to get excited with the statistics in the initial weeks of the season, when...

MMM Library: Welcome Casserole @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  by Bishop Higgins:Brother Royal Samuelson, executive secretary, calls members of the...

Are Kids Sports a Hidden Scourge in Society? @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  by Seattle Jon:I'm coaching my son’s little league team again this year, which...

Veteran Farnsworth Finds Groove: Majors Update 13 April 2014 @ Mormon Baseball
  -  Its often hard to know what to expect from veterans near the end of their careers. In the...

A Primer on Craigslist Housing Scams @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  by LJ:Between late January and mid-February, our landlord passed away unexpectedly and...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #206: ‘Draft Day,’ ‘Oculus,’ ‘Rio 2,’ more @ Eric Snider
  -  [We got a big ol' pile of reviews for you this week on Movie B.S..] Episode 206:...

Speed Reading the Book of Mormon @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  by Bradly Baird:At least once a year, our ward or stake establishes an initiative within...

Saintspeak 20: The Letter P @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  by Seattle Jon:Another installment from Saintspeak, the mormon humor dictionary...

An Open Letter to Author Anna Quindlen @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  by Eliana:Dear Ms. Q,My mother did not go to Catholic school like you did, though she...

Ellsbury Leads in Threes: Majors Update 6 April 2014 @ Mormon Baseball
  -  Its amazing how different the regular season can be from spring training. Last week,...

Okay, I’ll Ask It: What about Reincarnation and Mormonism? @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  by Shawn Tucker:Of course we don’t believe in that, right? Well, let’s imagine a...

Brother Jake Defends Modesty @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  by Brother Jake:Brother Jake is the caboose of a big Mormon family. He enjoys...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #205: ‘Captain America 2,’ ‘Noah,’ Pitch Me @ Eric Snider
  -  [If you like podcasts, here's good news: Movie B.S. is one!] Episode 205: ‘Captain...

MMM Sermons: Two Lines of Communication @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  by Saint Mark:This is a series of sermons that many Latter-day Saints love and believe....

Miley Cyrus & Mormons: 10 Surprising Things They Have in Common @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  by Scott Heffernan:My boss at work recently showed me a tool to help with...

The Garden of Enid: Adventures of a Weird Mormon Girl @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  Despite the author having a strong connection to MMM (see today's comic for an MMM...

Linger Longer 32 @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  Linger Longer is a series where we highlight religious and non-religious articles,...

Close Encounters @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  by Reid:Sometimes you run into the darndest people in this town. I don't think it...

Louis C.K. & Mother in Heaven @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  by Seattle Jon:Louis C.K. makes the case for a Mother in Heaven. Beginning at the...

Elliot Johnson Wins Mormon Spring Training: Spring Training Update 30 March 2014 @ Mormon Baseball
  -  If it is possible to “win” spring training, then Elliot Johnson has pulled it...

Sunstone Navigating the Borderlands Conference @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  The Sunstone Education Foundation is holding a conference on faith and navigating faith...

Shifting Gears @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  by Bradly Baird:Recently, a church calling was cut short by six months because the...

Guest Post: Race and the Priesthood Survey @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  We’d like to interrupt the flurry of bloggernacle posts about women and ordination with...

LOL at Sexual Assault @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  by Kyle:Twitter is a great place. I say “place” as if it is somewhere that I...

Words to Live By 11: Look Up! @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  by Seattle Jon:Words to Live By is a series featuring short selections by...

Fister Starting Strong: Spring Training Update 23 March 2014 @ Mormon Baseball
  -  The Washington National’s Doug Fister has been very strong in his few innings of...

Dies Irae, Die Laetitiae (Day of Wrath, Day of Joy) @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  by Shawn Tucker:There is traditional funeral music dating from medieval times that...

Thoughts on Same-Sex Marriage @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  by Pete Codella:Note: This post has been mulling around in my head for a while now....

Guest Post: The Magic Eight @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  At eight years old you are accountable for your sins. At eight years old you are eligible...

Interview with Educator Mike Rose @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  by Eliana:A hundred or so years ago, I knew I wanted to be a teacher. My school...

Barney Shows His Bat: Spring Training Update 16 March 2014 @ Mormon Baseball
  -  As pundits wondered whether the Cubs would keep Darwin Barney at second this year,...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #202: ‘Need for Speed,’ ‘Veronica Mars,’ SXSW @ Eric Snider
  -  [Note to Movie B.S. subscribers: you might need to resubscribe through iTunes or whatever...

Could Darwin Barney Get Pushed Off Second? @ Mormon Baseball
  -  As spring training progresses, many news websites and blogs are wondering whether or not...

RM Pitcher for BYU throws a no-no @ Mormon Baseball
  -  Last week BYU pitcher Kolton Mahoney, beginning his first season back after serving an...

Elliot Johnson Makes Case for the Majors: Spring Training Update 9 March 2014 @ Mormon Baseball
  -  For some players, spring training has to be stressful. If your status reads...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #201: ’300: Rise of an Empire,’ ‘Tim’s Vermeer’ @ Eric Snider
  -  [Movie B.S. is now being hosted by GeekNation! There were some bumps in the iTunes...

Bam Bam and the Bambino @ Mormon Baseball
  -  Bryce Harper (known as Bam Bam) is perhaps the last person you would expect to be a...

St. David’s Day @ Headlife
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Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #199: ‘Pompeii,’ Interquel @ Eric Snider
  -  [Only one review on Movie B.S. this week, plus plenty of other mischief.] Episode 199:...

Dunkery Beacon, Somerset @ Headlife
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Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #198: ‘RoboCop,’ ‘Winter’s Tale,’ Pitch Me @ Eric Snider
  -  [Movie B.S. is my podcast. There are others like it, but this one is mine.] Episode 198:...

20th Century Boys @ Kulturblog
  -  This is the best comic book I have read for years. I hesitate to call it manga. It is...

Tiny Boats – No Tiny Feat @ Linescratchers
  -   Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been digesting the album “The Broken...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #195: The 2014 Sundance Film Festival @ Eric Snider
  -  [We're both in Park City for this edition of Movie B.S., and we saw a lot of...

House Popcorn @ Section89
  -     The first time I gave thought to the word hospitality was in 1994. I was twelve,...

Randy Newman’s ’12 Years a Slave’ song @ Eric Snider
  -  For the third year in a row, I have for some reason written and recorded a song in the...

10 Satisfying Moments In Films From 2013 @ Kulturblog
  -   Satisfaction is a hard thing to come by. In fact she is such a slippery mistress that...

Salad with Tarragon, Apple and Clementine @ Section89
  -   When I created this salad last night I knew it was a good idea as soon as I put it all...

Everything I wrote in 2013 that wasn’t a movie review @ Eric Snider
  -  My thanks to the outlets that employed me and the many fine editors who dealt with me...

Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider #191: ‘Wolf of Wall Street,’ ‘Mandela,’ more @ Eric Snider
  -  [The last Movie B.S. of 2013! We'll probably do the first one of 2014 next week.] Episode...

2013: A Great Year for Music @ Kulturblog
  -  Seems just a few years ago there were a lot of too-serious discussions about whether...

Radish Butter @ Section89
  -     Hello again, friends. Now that you have all stared at (and hopefully made) the...

Ender’s Game – Discussion @ Kulturblog
  -   Assuming that many here have seen the movie, there will be spoilers ahead… The...

Lou Reed (1942 – 2013) @ Kulturblog
  -  Much will be written about Lou Reed, the iconic rock musician, singer and songwriter who...

Concert Review: The National w/Tame Impala, Dallas 10/12/13 @ Kulturblog
  -   Every so often, you see a band live and everything snaps into focus. While a bad live...

Pearl Jam: Lightning Bolt @ Kulturblog
  -  If you’re watching the World Series tonight, you’ll hear plenty of Pearl Jam...

My Favorite Movie Scenes and Set Pieces @ Kulturblog
  -  When watching a movie, nothing make me happier than seeing a well-executed scene or set...

Review: Captain Phillips @ Kulturblog
  -   What can be said about Captain Phillips? Well, for a start, it’s directed by Paul...

Fall TV Intro @ Kulturblog
  -  It seems as though this has been one of the weaker seasons for fall premieres.  That...

Who's On The Lord's Side Of This Argument Who? @ My Religious Blog
  -  "Hey guy I was arguing with earlier this week on Facebook, did you hear that talk in...

Deciding on Lindsey Stirling’s five best outfits of 2012 was such a difficult task it took eight months of careful consideration to finally decide @ Linescratchers
  -     I never said it would be easy. I only said it would be worth...

James Taylor and The Mormon Tabernacle Choir @ My Religious Blog
  -  I heard they are reworking the lyrics to some of his classic songs for this...

Interview with Scott Zuniga, Austin-based singer songwriter @ Linescratchers
  -   Scott Zuniga is an emerging songwriter who has just released his first demo...

Fried Egg and Avocado Tacos @ Section89
  -     So while I have been honest about the dire straits of my cooking during the...

Drone Strike @ Linescratchers
  -  Today a friend of mine (who I didn’t know was a Low fan) posted a link that has had...

Saturday Night, Sunday Morning… @ Linescratchers
  -  Linescratchers-Friendly Album Compilation Project Announced Driftwood Tide Music has...

Shockingly Good Microwaved Brown Rice @ Section89
  -     When I mentioned that things were crazy around here with the kitchen remodel...

Ready to Shake Things Up? Midas Whale! @ Linescratchers
  -   It usually takes years for a musician to become an “overnight sensation”....

Da Korum asks: What I$ Reality? @ Linescratchers
  -  To the joy of their fans, and the apparent dismay of their detractors, Da Korum has come...

Lolcats General Conference @ My Religious Blog
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The Ghost and the Guest: An Unexpected and Unlikely Album @ Linescratchers
  -   The Ghost and the Guest is an interesting album that was recorded in a simple bedroom...

Bosworth @ Headlife
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Linescratchers Song of the Week: Crazy Horses by The Osmonds @ Linescratchers
  -   Don’t watch the video. The video will distract you. The video has white boy...

Interview with Garrett Gibbons, visual storyteller and master of the music video @ Linescratchers
  -  Garrett Gibbons describes himself as a visual storyteller. He’s actually an autodidact...

2012 Linescratchers Awards* — Scratch and Win! @ Linescratchers
  -  We had an excellent field of candidates this year: Many of the big LDS players had new...

Did Mormons save Morrissey? @ Linescratchers
  -  Are Mormons responsible for saving Morrissey’s solo career? Kind of. Maybe. One...

VOTE! Linescratchers Awards 2012 Release of the Year @ Linescratchers
  -  Tell yer friends! Voting is now open and will close in one week (January 26th). Click on...

Linescratchers song of the week: Abinadi by GOGO13 @ Linescratchers
  -   Everybody wants to burn up down the geezer, but nobody wants to see what they have...

The Neighbors Release Hurricane Sandy Relief Charity Single @ Linescratchers
  -  The Neighbors, our friendly sibling friends consisting of Adam Kaiser (who wins awards...

Horror Program @ My Religious Blog
  -  I threatened the kids on Sunday that anyone who misbehaved in church would have the...

Woe Unto The Liar @ My Religious Blog
  -  You're so glad when daddy comes home, glad as you can be? Clap your hands and shout for...

May Day @ Headlife
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LOL Cats General Conference @ My Religious Blog
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English Year Update @ Headlife
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Mountain Of The Lord @ My Religious Blog
  -  At church on Sunday the teacher asked the class why we thought Isaiah used the term...

Candlemas @ Headlife
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St. Wulfstan’s Day @ Headlife
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Plough Sunday/Monday @ Headlife
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The English Year/Twelfth Night @ Headlife
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You're Not Alone @ My Religious Blog
  -  Do you ever think about how wonderful it would be if we lived every day of the year like...

Likening The Scriptures Unto J. Lo @ My Religious Blog
  -  I just want to clear up some confusion I've been seeing around a lot lately. In the...

Burning the Guy . . . in private @ Headlife
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This Year For Halloween, We're Giving Out Mormon Laffy Taffy @ My Religious Blog
  -  Which is basically the same thing as regular Laffy Taffy, but the Halloween-themed jokes...

A Pre-General Conference Message @ My Religious Blog
  -  A fine member of the Church was talking with a neighbor who was not of our faith. When...

Old School Of The Prophets @ My Religious Blog
  -  My patriarchal blessing is so old school that is says I am from the Tribe Called Quest.

Woe Unto The Liar @ My Religious Blog
  -  Remember, if you click the box saying you read and agree to the terms and conditions on...

The Best Two Years @ My Religious Blog
  -  A lot of people refer to their missions as the best two years of their life, but I like...

Possible Lyric Johnny Cash Might Sing During The Millennium @ My Religious Blog
  -  "I shot a man in Reno just to watch him change in the twinkling of an eye."

Puns Of Perdition @ My Religious Blog
  -  I am currently developing a new procedural drama for KBYU about a team of seminary...

Rome Temple @ My Religious Blog
  -  They just released a picture of the new Rome Temple and I for one am getting very...

LOL Cats General Conference @ My Religious Blog
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The Bea (Arthur) Attitudes @ My Religious Blog
  -  Blessed are the outspoken, middle-aged, liberal New Yorkers, for they shall ultimately be...

Translation Error @ My Religious Blog
  -  For years I was positive that when I was younger I had witnessed a really righteous old...

Articles Of Faith @ My Religious Blog
  -  In case you're interested, there's an article about me and this blog on the Salt Lake...

I Am A FULL Tithe Payer @ My Religious Blog
  -  This year instead of signing up for tithing settlement, I am just giving my bishop a link...

This Year For Halloween, We're Giving Out The New Church Pamphlet @ My Religious Blog
  -  "We solemnly proclaim that marriage between a man who has a pet lion and a woman who can...

Friday Is A Special Day @ My Religious Blog
  -  It's the day we procrastinate getting ready for Sunday.

Stupor Of Thought @ My Religious Blog
  -  The scriptures seem to place a lot of importance on mercy and being merciful. Which I...

Guest Post: Personal Responsibility @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  Personal Responsibility: fill our own lamps with oilIn the Church at present, we assert...