Happy Easter and/or Happy Passover. On this bright, piping Easter morn, we mark the tenth anniversary of Mel Gibson's film The Passion Of The Christ, and the third anniversary of Mark's children's run-in with the choc troops of the Department of Homeland Security. Plus we celebrate the only Easter standard in the American Songbook.
In case you missed it, here's the unholy aspects of this past Holy Week as seen by Mark:
~He started the week with a 60th birthday celebration of "Rock Around The Clock".
~On Monday Mark looked at the Bundy family's showdown with the US Bureau of Land Management, a little-known government agency that nevertheless rules an area equivalent to three-sevenths of the G7 - or France, Germany and Italy combined.
~On Tuesday Mark marked the first anniversary of the Boston bombing with a look-back at the media coverage: "No Islam to See Here."
~On Wednesday actor-comic Patton Oswalt (from Ratatouille, "Agents of SHIELD", "King of Queens", etc) made the mistake of Tweeting a Steyn column, and found himself on the receiving end of the social-media tire-iron from the forces of tolerance.
~Thursday was a radio day: Mark was back behind the the Golden EIB Microphone to guest-host for Rush on America's Number One radio show, and later joined Hugh Hewitt to discuss the Virginia Supreme Court's appalling decision to assist Michael E Mann in his ongoing campaign to keep his science secret.
~On Friday Mark returned to newsstands across the British Isles and Australia in a Spectator cover story on free speech. Aussie Attorney-General (and fan of Steyn's Broadway Babies Say Goodnight) George Brandis also chimed in on the subject.
~On the upcoming Mann vs Steyn trial-of-the-century front, Mark provided an update on the story so far that became our most-read piece of the week. If you haven't yet picked up some of our soon-to-be-collectors'-item Steyn vs the Stick merchandise, do swing by the Steyn store and check it out.
~Mark ended the week by looking at US power at home and abroad and wondering if, like the British guns at Singapore, America's guns are pointing the wrong way.
A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week. On Tuesday Mark will be in New York to appear with Sean Hannity on Fox News.