17-Year-Old Homeschool Boy Figures Out Trinity While Mother Combs His Hair

May 26, 2013 by  
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Portland, OR––According to the Brandt family moments ago, 17-year-old homeschooler Jake Brandt has solved the greatest mystery known to man. Brandt, who had just gotten out of the shower, reportedly worked out and solved the mystery of the Holy Trinity while his mother Cherry Brandt worked, furiously, to comb down a few stubborn hairs on the back of his head. “Funny thing is, he’s not even the smartest kid on the block,” Cherry Brandt told Eye of the Tiber. “The Jacobs down the street also homeschool, and their son, Nathan, last week was able to make sense of an entire G.K. Chesterton article after just one read through.” Cherry Brandt credits her son’s intelligence on the power of prayer, as well as the importance of not allowing him to go near “that sorry excuse for a Catholic school down the road.”

Original Post Date: 11/8/12


  • Jon Ochoa

    Is there a link to any of his writings on the Mystery of the Holy Trinity?

  • secondeve

    Understanding Chesterton in one reading. Now that’s amazing!

  • Samuel

    So, what is it?! Don’t leave us hanging!

  • Kevin McAuley

    Ok seriously – why is the trinity mysterious? It is not that confusing, what is the big deal I am missing?

  • Susan

    As a homeschooling mom, I find this extremely unnecessary and harsh. I do not infantilizing comb my son’s hair for him. I just scream at him until he does it, then pretend I don’t notice when it instantly gets messed up again, just like all the mothers of publicly and privately schooled boys, including the ones at that sorry excuse for a Catholic school down the road.