Thursday, February 28, 2008

Not Sure what the story of this is, but I love it:

Soulja Boy Remake

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Memoir


So I'm sitting at work, fighting to keep myself entertained. But this is no ordinary shift. No, this shift is the last night shift I'll have to work for the next three months (at least). I am excited to finally be on a more normal schedule. And in anticipation of that, I thought I would revisit all that has transpired in the last 9 painstaking months:

'No Country for Old Men' took best picture at the Oscars. I haven't seen it yet, but its on the shortlist.

The Boston Red Sox won the World Series. Not that anyone outside of Boston cares. The rest of the world was pulling for the Rockies.

The US Presidential race has taken off. Barack Obama and John McCain seem to be the favorites. It could be the first year that I write in my vote for President (Ron Paul).

On April 8, newcomer Zach Johnson won the 2007 Masters Tournament right here in Augusta, GA.

Manchester United won the English Premier League in 2007. And yes; that is soccer. And yes; I know that no one around here cares.

Hong Kong celebrated(?) 10 years of Chinese rule.

That bridge collapsed in Minneapolis because the republicans were spending too much money on a war (or something like that)

I turned 22.

President Bush embraced how much the country hates him.

We lost Anna Nicole Smith, and all of the news networks convinced me that I cared who her daughter's father was. What a legacy.

Raul Castro is elected as President of Cuba. Elected mighy not be the right word there.



So there you have it. Its been quite a busy 9 months for the world. Not for me. For me its been pretty damn boring.

Internet Findings or how I spent my last night shift



One of the coolest couches I've ever seen

The marketing campaign for "The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep" in Tokyo is pretty sweet.

My new favorite Christian Apologetic.

A push-button house, anyone?

Those Clinton hippies.

"Ya'll are just stupid kids, I swear to God" -Houston Kindergarten teacher Score one for technology.

The crappiest tattoo in the history of mankind (views discretion is advised).

Apparently, there are plans for the next 3 Star Wars Movies(complete with a Darth Vader hot air balloon).

This guy got a "new" Mac

Pen-Top Utensils "Shut Down Humanity, It's Reached Its Peak."

A sunset

Can't say I'm not interested: ELIC

Aliens in America; Slowly becoming my favorite sitcom.

Bush

Song of the Day

I have a musicians crush on this one, and I can't get it out of my head:

Thao - Beat(Health, Life, and Fire)

Quote of the Day (So Far)

"I'm down with Grace" -Christian Rap Artist Lecrae.


More to come, after the jump

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

FLOTC

I might be a bit behind on this one. But, these guys crack me up when I'm working at 3:45am. Hopefully they're just as funny during reasonable hours of the day.
Flight of the Conchords:

Monday, February 18, 2008

Song of the Day

I heard this song on teevee today, and decided that it deserved more than to be used to sell gatorade. So, here it is, straight from a time when Hip Hop was worth the vinyl it was recorded on:

A Tribe Called Quest - Can I Kick It?

Friday, February 15, 2008

Know Your Saints


Earlier in the week, I read about smeone wo prayed to the "patron saint of travelers." It sparked my curiosity as to what sainthood is all about to the Catholics. So, I got on catholic-forum.com to do some research. I found out that just about everything that you could imagine is covered by one Saint or another. Here are some of my favorites:

The Patron Saint of dysentery: Saint Lucy of Syracuse

The Patron Saint of bomb technicians: Saint Barbara

The Patron Saint of bartenders: Saint Amand

The Patron Saint of syphilis: Saint Fiacre

The Patron Saint of against procrastination: Saint Expeditus

The Patron Saint of scuba divers: Saint Adjutor

The Patron Saint of roller skating: Saint Lydwina of Scheidam

It seems as though everything from drunks and drug users to sore eyes and stained glass are covered. The one thing I couldn't seem to find, though, were protestants. God save us protestants.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

The Office is Back!


Oh, I'm so excited. In honor of the cessation of the Writer's Guild of America's strike, I got on the web site and played around. I took the "which Office character are you most like" quiz, and am proud to say that I am overwhelmingly like Jim.
If you don't watch the office, start. Its that simple.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

YL Logo

Quick shout out for the new Young Life logo. Because the old one apparently was "too recognizable" and "too convenient," or something like that.

OLD:


NEW:


discuss...

Lord, Save Me From Myself


by Jon Foreman

My mind is dull and faded
From these years of buy and sell
My eyes have seen the glory
Of this hollow modern shell

And sex is a grand production
But I'm bored with that as well
Ah, Lord save me from myself

Electric sun keep shining
Ripen daughters of the chrome
This world is where I breathe
Let it never be called home

Where the vultures make the money
Is where our bodies fell
Ah, Lord save me from myself

Monday, February 11, 2008

John McCain is Crazy

Nice work on this video:

This is awesome


From The Daily Mail: Theres apparently a zoo in China that lets you feed their lions ... with live goats! And the best part is that there is a restuaraunt adjacent so "families can dine on braised dog while watching cows and goats being disembowelled by lions." My things-to-do-before-I-die list just got a bit longer.

Why People Hate Christians


I read an article on deadspin.com about how the (totally useless and ill-conceived) Christian Defense Coalition is protesting ESPN. In response to some comments that anchor Chris Berman made, using the terms "goddamn" and "jesus christ" in expletive form.
Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, apparently some big-wig in the CDC says, "We must work for an America in which there is zero acceptance of religious intolerance in the workplace for all faith traditions. Hateful and intolerant expressions like 'Goddamn' or the negative use of 'Jesus Christ' should be viewed with scorn and outrage." Because that's what Jesus's ministry was all about: lashing out in judgement at the world when they didn't live up to his standards and viewing others with "scorn and outrage," right? Or was it ministering love to the world regardless of how they treated him.
I'm all for respect and consideration of others' convictions, but come on. Lets focus on loving those who offend us, as Jesus called us to. That would be a church that the world might actually respond to.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Reminders

I finally have found an inspired moment in my somehow-busy life to post on this thing. This post comes as I sit at work, looking at some of the 1,960 photos on my flickr.com site, and listening to Bon Iver(check them out). It hurts to look at these pictures. They are from a place that is so unique, so alive, so completely beautiful, that my heart aches to be apart from it. They are the pictures of Monterey, California; and they are beautiful. I've tried to find Augusta's equivalent, but it remains hidden from me. Though I am still searching. Its hard to be passionate about photography when I can't take pictures of places like these anymore. I miss it: