Icing the Bluegrass

Vols 20, Cats 7 I did take a break from my studies to go see the Tennessee-Kentucky football game in Lexington with my wife today. My wife graduated from Kentucky; I graduated from Tennessee. We were one of the many “intermarried” couples at a game where the temperature hovered around the freezing mark. I couldn’t … Read more

I’ll Be Sleeping…

TruePravda will blog-dozing for a while. Is it because I ate too much turkey at Thanksgiving? Not likely. The more likely story is that I am finishing up my papers so I can graduate (and even for which I will indeed wake up!). Blogging will be sporadic for the next few days, but check in … Read more


Some may think this “cheesy,” but Thanksgiving is a time for cheese and plethora of other wonderful foods, so I will go ahead and list a few things for which I am thankful. I am thankful: …that I have a wonderful, beautiful wife who forces me to have fun once in a while …that I … Read more

Cleaning Up Kentucky

During the state’s governor’s race this year, candidates vowed to “clean up the mess in Frankfort” (for you outsiders, Frankfort is Kentucky’s capital—not prounounced “Leweyville”). It turns out that the gubenatorial candidates were unaware that Kentucky already had laws in place to keep Kentucky clean. It seems that Kentuckians are required by law to bathe … Read more

Mad Scholarship

Russell Moore returns from a blog slumber to give us an update on the current state of scholarship at the American Academy of Religion, which is beginning to look more and more like a creative writing contest than true scholarship. Read it.

The Quiet American & Quiet Anti-Americanism

My wife and I saw The Quiet American, with Michael Caine, last night on DVD. As far as plot and acting go, the movie was excellent–Michael Caine was nominated for an Academy Award. As far as anti-Americanism goes, the film was brimming with it. The film is based on Graham Greene’s novel by the same … Read more

Goose-Egging Intramurals

Vols 48, Commodores 0 In the last three years, Tennessee has outscored Vanderbilt 110-0. In the Phil Fulmer era (1993-Present), the Vols have had 12 shutouts, 5 of which have been against Vanderbilt. Isn’t it great to have a perennial whipping-boy? I didn’t get to see this game because it was on pay-per-view, but hopefully … Read more

The Sexiest/Scariest Man Alive

People magazine, the tabloid that tries not to look like a tabloid, has chosen its Sexiest Man Alive 2003: Johnny Depp, Sexiest Man Alive Michael Jackson, Scariest Man Alive Apparently Depp didn’t make People’s Scariest Man Alive 2003, so he was awarded the consolation prize.