Monday, January 31, 2011

Truth is funnier than fiction

African country set to make farting a crime

This is one of those articles that just makes me want to howl with laughter.

Golly. Just when you think your own country's lawmakers are insanity personified, another country has to come along and prove you wrong.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Baseball player quits, says

"I don't deserve $12m"

Meche announced last week he will retire, giving up the payday due on the last year of his deal. Meche has always been known for his integrity, according to The New York Times
, but this move left the baseball world stunned. Meche said he just didn't like the idea of not earning his keep.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Papapete on Game:

Aha! Eureka! I've achieved enlightenment! Neither my wife nor myself is human, since we don't behave as Game dictates. Obviously we're Martians.

VP commenter: The point, for a Christian man, isn't to pretend to be an alpha. The point is to become an alpha.

No. The point is to become perfect. The categories of Game (insofar as they apply to real life) are Fallen archetypes. They are not to be emulated, but transcended. Actually beaten into submission, and purified with fire until all the dross is burned away.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I have a guilty little secret: I sometimes read entertainment/celebrity news articles. So while browsing the Drudge Report's headlines today I clicked on a link about the Golden Globes. I definitely found myself entertained reading about Hollywood's elite getting their panties in a wad over being subject to roast-style comedic introductions by the show's host. Awww, can't handle less than complete adulation, boys and girls?

Brain Twinkie

Monday, January 10, 2011

Help Needed


When you see this costume, what are the first things that come to mind? (Words, phrases, concepts, associations)

Do you believe the first things that come to mind for you are the first things that come to mind for most people?

If not, what do you believe are the first things that come to mind for most people that see this costume?

Edit: I should have picked a different picture, clearly - one that showed just the dress but no face. I was looking for impressions about the costume, not the girl. =P But... well, thanks anyway. =D
There are times when someone says something so profoundly ignorant that it makes me want to smack my head into my desk or grind my teeth in frustration.

From a young woman's blog post regarding her belief that Christians should pay attention to fashion and dress nicely:

Bottom line: When you're going out somewhere, look in the mirror and ask yourself if what you're wearing reflects Jesus Christ to a sinner. And remember, your outside ALWAYS reflects your inside. What does your outside say about your heart?

There are so many things wrong in this statement that my head may very well explode before I can assemble a coherent rebuttal.

The first two things that came to mind: a warning about wolves wearing sheep's clothing and the fact that the pharisees were strongly chastised for making the outside look nice and shiny while the inside was filthy. Obviously these two statements alone make it clear that a person's outside will not necessarily match their inside.

I'm sorry, I stand corrected. That collar definitely screams rape, torture and murder.

Edit: Mr. Merrick, I'm sorry, it's clear that you must be a horrible monster because a person's outside ALWAYS reflects their inside!

Friday, January 07, 2011

Something more to Giraffe's taste?

Scenes from closer to my neck of the woods.

Fort De Soto Park

Hillsborough River State Park

Rainbow Springs State Park


No need to be jealous though: most of my two decades here has been spent seeing scenes like these.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Just something pretty to look at

Lovely winter scenes that won't be seen in my neck of the woods any time soon!