14 June 2008
Weekend Kneeler Jeopardy
First, a very brief update on the Chesterton conference. I took the kids with me to hear the talk on Chesterton and Pascal: Not All Mathematicians Go Mad. I'm not a mathematician, but it was a mad idea to take a two and four year-old to the conference. I heard Pascal's name mentioned, Jesuits and Jansenists, in between running interference with my kids and eventually bagging the whole idea and heading home.
Made it to the conference after dinner. I mentioned to my husband that it was Father's Day weekend and that meant he should have some bonding time with his kids. I quickly ran out the door before he could muster a retort.
Met up with Ray at the conference and caught the last two talks of the night (Joseph Pearce's, The Orthodoxy of Shakespeare, and Father Longenecker's talk on The Romance of Orthodoxy: Why Heresy is Dull and Deadly. Both talks were excellent. I gained an appreciation for Shakespeare that I hadn't had previously, and enjoyed Father Longenecker's talk, which both Ray and I thought started off slow, but turned into a great presentation - delivered completely using the style and cadence of Chesterton.)
And, Dale Ahlquist is a hoot. He was mentioning that someone from the Wall Street Journal was there, and that, in fact, Chesterton had been quoted in the WSJ that day. And, it was a quote from Orthodoxy, tying in with the 100th anniversary of the book. Dale provided the quote from Orthodoxy that was in the WSJ and a was quickly corrected about the correct quotation. Not missing a beat, Ahlquist quipped with a smirk, that Chesterton had been misquoted in the WSJ...implying that Ahlquist was merely reading the incorrect quotation instead of misquoting Chesterton as the case really was.
Any hoo, on with Jeopardy. Here's one honoring Chesterton's Father Brown, because you might have to do a little sleuthing (not much, I'm sure) to figure this one out.
Category: People in your neighborhood
What do Kitty Kelley, Beverly Cleary, Kyle McLachlan, Dawn Wells, Dale Chihuly, Patrick Duffy, Jean Smart, Julia Sweeney, Richard Karn, Kenny G and Ann Rule have in common?
St. Alex says, place your answer in the form of a question in the combox, say a Hail Holy Queen, while you wait for the answer to be revealed.
Your humble prize for a correct answer is the satisfaction of knowing you are a brainiac!