Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Most Read Articles from Last Week at...

ChristianityToday.com is the website I work with for my employer.

Here's a list of the Most Read Articles from last week. There are some powerful articles here:

The Lessons of Jabez
There are no shortcuts for missionaries—even famous ones. (Christianity Today)

The Art of Abortion Politics
A unanimous Supreme Court decision opens the door to real change. (Christianity Today)

Loose Cult Talk
There just might be a better way to solve theological disputes. (Christianity Today)

Leader's Insight: Leaders' Top Three Mistakes
Compare your list with this one. (Leadership Journal)

Small Is Huge
Why Jesus favors mustard seed-sized ministry. (Christianity Today)

My Loveless Marriage
Why divorce wasn't the answer to my emptiness. (Today's Christian Woman)

Breaking The Da Vinci Code
So the divine Jesus and infallible Word emerged out of a fourth-century power-play? Get real. (Christian History & Biography)

Opening Ceremony Blues
The Olympics is symbolic, but not of world peace. (Christianity Today)

Missions Incredible
South Korea sends more missionaries than any country but the U.S. And it won't be long before it's number one. (Christianity Today)

Stapp: I Am a Christian
Former Creed lead singer Scott Stapp tells us about his faith journey—falling away from God as a rebellious rock star, and, just recently, coming back to embrace Christianity. (Christian Music Today)


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Call These Guys, "The Two Man Group"

For a funny start to your day, check out this comedic video of some true comedy genius.

Comedy like this takes more work and creativity, that is...comedy without profanity. But, it's so much funnier!

See for yourself.

Monday, February 27, 2006

Comedian: Frank Caliendo

Check out his recent stint on Letterman.

He's a great impressionist! He really studies and understands his subjects.


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Here's Your Olympic Skating Champion...

Yevgeny Plushenko sure is edgy & creative. But, is this necessary???

I suppose when you're as good at skating as this guy is, you'd get pretty bored with "normal" routines.

Friday, February 24, 2006

31 Flavor Toothpaste & Mouthwash Set

I've been out of town on business, but now I'm back and blogging...

This great set of toothpaste and mouthwash offers 31 different flavors! There are some really interesting toothpaste flavors.

Check it out here, order it here.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Man Who Laughed at Cheney Gets Shot Hours Later

He who laughs last gets shot.

Girlfriend accidentally blasts him while hunting raccoons
Colorado man who laughed Monday when he first read Vice President Dick Cheney had shot a hunting companion was himself injured just hours later when he was accidentally blasted by his girlfriend in his own hunting mishap.

"I read that thing about the vice president and said to myself 'How can you shoot your friend with your gun?' And look what happened," said Josh Kayser of Lafayette, Colo.

Read the whole story here.

Did You Hear About the Polish Skiier Who...

Did you hear about the Polish skiier who won a gold medal and was so excited that he got it bronzed?


(I'm Polish ... I can tell jokes like that.)

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Man Hasn't Slept in Three Decades!

11,700

That's how many nights Hai Ngoc has gone without sleep. And get this, he's doing fine and continues to stay healthy.

This is an amazing story of some serious insomnia.


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"Do police departments have speeding ticket quotas? If so, is a driver more likely to receive a ticket at certain times?"

"Do police departments have speeding ticket quotas? If so, is a driver more likely to receive a ticket at certain times?"

AskYahoo.com says...

Most police departments would say, "Not us. No way do we have quotas." Our favorite quote comes from the Brockton Police Department in Massachusetts: "No sir, we don't have quotas anymore. We used to have quotas, but now we're allowed to write as many tickets as we want."

What is a quota? What is a goal? What is an objective? Getting a straight answer is difficult, but that's what keeps investigative news organizations busy. In June 2005, MSNBC reported that the New York City police department used a quota system. In that story...

Read the rest of the Police Quotas story.

Christians "Inherently" Take Mockery Better Than Muslims. Here's Why That May Be...

There's an article from The Washington Post that gives a little insight into why it may be that Christians, at least the ones who tend to better understand their own faith, have thinker skin when it comes to being mocked.

One of my colleagues was interviewed for the article, and his quotes offer some insightful ideas as to some reasons why Christians tend to inherently accect that mockery will come their way...

To Mark Galli, managing editor of Christianity Today, the American willingness to offend Christianity, but extend deference to Islam regarding the current batch of Muhammad cartoons, can be understood through a series of cultural and political differences.

First, he notes, Christians worship a man who was persecuted, beaten and killed. The sense that people might persecute Christ's followers is an inherent part of the Christian ethos, he says, so Christians are inherently likely to tolerate offense. Muhammad, a prophet who died after an illness, did not leave behind a religion with that mindset, he says.

The second factor, he theorizes, is that American society assigns different rules of social conduct for majority and minority cultures, in which the dominant culture isn't supposed to ridicule smaller ones. It's done, of course, but it's seen as bad form.

"Christianity is fair game for mocking because it's an established presence here, it's always been a majority, and there's no sense of followers being a persecuted minority," he says. "When people can be publicly mocked in this country, it means you're a player, and you're going to take your lumps with everyone else. There's not that sense with Muslims. People are more cautious."

Read the entire article, "America's Irreverent Sense Of Humor."

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

VIDEO: Unnecessary Censorship

Nothing bad was said here, but they sure made it seem as if some words were said.

Hilarious!

Friday, February 10, 2006

Chewbacca's Blog

If you haven;t seen this yet, it's intially pretty funny.

Chewy's Blog

Translator?

A List of the 100 Best First Lines from Novels

Surely, you've read some of these books that contain 100 of the Best First Lines from Novels.

The Top 5 Are:

1. Call me Ishmael. —Herman Melville, Moby-Dick (1851)

2. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. —Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (1813)

3. A screaming comes across the sky. —Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow (1973)

4. Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice. —Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967; trans. Gregory Rabassa)

5. Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. —Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita (1955)

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Discover These Fun Online Toys/Tools from Flicker.com

Create your own Motivational Poster.

Create your own Calendar.

Create your own Magazine Cover.

Create your own Trading Cards.

Create your own Badges.

And, a whole lot more!

Chessboxing?

Here's another new hybrid of pastimes -- Chess & Boxing. Chessboxing!

Fight a round, then play chess for a while. Fight a round, play some more...and so on.

May the best man win.

Self-taught Speed Reading Is Possible!

This is something I want to be able to do, to learn how to read speedier-er.

Learn how to speed read here.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Fractal Image Freakiness!

This will definitely weird you out, but it's worth the click.

You'll be sending the link to your friends...trust me.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Super Bowl TV Ads

Watch all of the Super Bowl Ads again!

Friday, February 03, 2006

Marijuana Flavored Gummies

I suppose if it can be created, then someone will do it ... Marijuana Flavored Gummies.

Novio LLC, which makes the Chronic Candy line of marijuana-flavored candies, says they've improved their Sticky Icky Buds.

Packaging on their popular gummie candy says "Bigger and Juicier". I haven't personally tried it, so I couldn't vouch for it.

Chronic Candy does not contain any marijuana or THC, though it does contain some hemp essential oil for flavoring.

Go figure.

ALSO SEE: Marijuana Lip Balm

Take A Moment Before Clicking "Send"

Here's another reminder about thinking before you click "Send."

Really, this person's biggest problem was thinking that his message was appropriate for anyone else to receive.

Good for him, he's canned.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Hillar-ious Picture!

Hillary at her best...



Thx for catching this image, Reuters!

Tech Buzz Game

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Enjoy this new kind of Fantasy Game!


via: Zillman Blog

Midway Classic Games

If you're a child of the 1980's, then you'll remember and enjoy playing these great games again.

Free online!

Which City Has the Cleanest Drinking Water?

Do you know??? No?

Ask Yahoo!

New Super-gun To Be Tested This Month

From a UPI Report...

A new high-explosive munition will be fired in Singapore and then tested again by the U.S. Army, heralding what may be a sea change in weaponry: a family of guns that can fire at speeds of up to 240,000 rounds per minute, albeit in short bursts.

A Metal Storm gun of any size -- from a 9mm handgun up to a machine gun size or a grenade launcher -- has no moving parts other than the bullets or munition inside the barrel. Rather than chambering a single slug for each shot - very quickly in the case of machine guns -- the bullets come pre-stacked inside the barrel and can be shot all at once, or one at a time, as the shooter decides through the electronic controls.

Because there are no moving parts, the weapon is less likely to jam, and will presumably need less maintenance.

Lashing many barrels together dramatically increases the number of rounds fired per second. Once fired, however, each spent barrel has to be reloaded.


Read the rest of the Super-gun article here.

The Daily Dancer

See this guy's daily dances in his dorm room...if you really want to.

It's weird-funny. Worth checking out once for laughs.