Fake Woke | Tom MacDonald

Fake Woke is #1 on iTunes and has gotten over 6,000,000 views on YouTube. Here’s a couple reaction videos. I’ve just discovered Gothix, the first YouTuber, and have been watching Brandon Tatum for a few years.

On Veteran’s Day

WWI inspired poets including John McCrae, Wilfred Owens, Siegfried Sassoon, Alan Seeger and more. Today I’m sharing some videos of wonderful poems we all should know. They bring home the reality of war, the sacrifice of soldiers.

Beautiful, elegiac

I’m going to memorize “Dreamers.”

Challenging Squirrels

How to Squirrel-Proof your bird feeder, sort of.

I love Mark Rober’s videos and this was no exception. Mark designs and builds an amazing maze for squirrels to test how hard a squirrel will work to get some tasty walnuts. I have a whole new respect for squirrels.

If I knew engineering school would enable me to make this sort of mischief I would have been all in.

This is far more entertaining tham most TV shows. Trust me.

Palm Sunday Mass

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Today I watched mass at 9:30 at St. John Cantius, a very traditional Catholic church. I got mixed up and didn’t realize this mass is in Latin and English. Now I’m not reviewing a mass, just describing this one. While there were no live attendees they did have 1300 online more or less.

St. John Cantius’ mass is done in a pre-Vatican II style so the priest doesn’t face the congregation during the consecration. You can watch all of the mass above. The homily can be seen at about the one hour point.

Most of the mass was sung or chanted and the beauty of the church itself is stunning. The gold and wood seem akin to the Chion Temple in Kyoto.

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On Coronavirus

Simon and Martina, two of my favorite YouTubers, show us what it’s like living in Tokyo during the coronavirus panic.