7 Quick Takes Friday (set #50)

7 Quick Takes Friday

This week: Catvertising, a new paradigm for the advertising world. A girl who wanted only her daddy. Top 50 Saints’ Quotes. Top 10 reasons for hope in the new year. Promises not kept…   the young wise-up. The entertaining antics of the Occupy Wall Street crowd, hypocrisy division. Stephen Colbert is an odd duck.

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This is funny. The future of advertising rests in a paradigm shift to cat videos:

Spotted by Fr. Finigan

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Everybody in her class got presents, but her. All she wanted was her daddy home for Christmas:

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Spotted by Marcel

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Speaking of Marcel LeJeune from Aggie Catholics, last fall he posted a Top 50 Saints’ Quotes list. His lists are always good and interesting. If you missed it, check it out!

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It is easy, in a disappointing year like 2011, to overlook the positive fruits also reaped. Some times they are in response to challenges. In other cases, just wonderful developments all on their own. The fine folks at Catholic Vote have put together their year-end top 10 list of reasons for hope:

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I like Obama, other than his laser-like focus on (1) bankrupting the country, (2) destroying the family, and (3) killing as many as possible in the womb. He is also a man of many bold promises:

The younger generation, who will bear the trillions in additional debt of Obama’s failed programs, is wising up:

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Occupy Wall Street is one of 2011’s best sources of entertainment. What do Russell Simmons, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Yoko Ono, Jane Fonda, Alec Baldwin, and Michael Moore have in common? They all claim to be part of the oppressed 99%, proudly speaking-out against the rich class. The problem is, they are all multi-millionaires (tens and hundreds of millions). In fact, according to a list assembled by Paul Wilson of the Culture and Media Institute, the 25 wealthiest OWS celebrities are worth a combined $4 BILLION dollars. Hypocrisy is one of OWS most entertaining hallmarks. L. Brent Bozell III wrote about this yesterday for Chris Magazine in his Occupy’s Celebrity 1 Percent Backers piece.

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Stephen Colbert is an odd duck. He is very popular with young, progressive, often anti-religion adults. He is also by all reports a faithful Catholic. One safe path for him would be to never mention Catholicism. Presenting Catholicism as you or I might would be received very poorly by a hostile crowd. Yet, he manages to cleverly teach elements of our faith and is well received. I don’t think his audience has caught on or they think he is only being irreligious. He is a recent example:

Some random thoughts or bits of information are worthy of sharing but don’t warrant their own full post. This idea was started by Jennifer Fulwiler at Conversion Diary to address this blogging need. So, some Fridays I too participate when I have accumulated 7 worthy items. Thank you Jen for hosting this project!


  1. That bit from Stephen Colbert had me rolling! Too funny!

  2. #1: cat person so i’m enjoying it.

    #6: you forgot anne hathaway and a few others.

    #7: colbert on the “o’reilly factor” was hilarious because o’reilly had no idea colbert was being facetious.

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