Defending the 12th century since the 14th; blogging since the 21st.

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Monday, January 08, 2007
"Polish Archbishop quits over revelations of communist ties." I always say: stick to reppe stripes, restrained patterns such as pindots or the kind you find on foulards or ancient-madders; maybe an occasional solid.

"Vatican 'didn't know bishop spied.'" Well he wouldn't have been much of a spy if it did, now would he? (The entry for "profession" on his internal passport probably said, "Not spy, that's for darn sure.")