May 27, 2009
September 10, 2008
I used to have dreams in which the blogosphere (or the part of it I knew, at least) was all living in some kind of communal housing, which I suppose is a sort of concrete image of our life together in pixels. So last night I had another dream where we were all in something like a college dorm, with dormlike common shower rooms. I’m in there starting to get undressed, and in comes Noah Millman, late of Gideon’s Blog and now at The American Scene, looking like he’s come to take a shower. I say, hey, this is the women’s bathroom. And he says, yes, there was a sign on the door to that effect, but while you were gone it was taken down.
Well, I’m sure things have changed in the last couple years, but I trust conservative bloggers aren’t pulling for coed bathrooms now. I expect my unconscious is making a little joke about how I’m exposing myself by doing this. Always a kidder, that right brain…
January 16, 2006
Got a postcard from a Lutheran church about half a mile from my apartment that belongs to the Wisconsin Synod, a group that apparently thinks the Missouri Synod is too darned liberal. It said:
Celebrate The True Meaning At Gethsemane Lutheran Church!
Come Join Us!
Traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Saturday, December 24 – 7:00 PM
Christmas Day Worship
Sunday, December 25, 10:30 AM
Wow. I suppose some people would accuse the church of living in the past, but I didn’t think it would be so … literal.
August 5, 2005
The 2005 Bulwer-Lytton Awards are in!
“You are sacrifice article that I cut up rough now!” (via Up, Lummox). Personally, I like “the wish power” in place of “the Force.”
UPDATE: I discovered today I messed up the second link, which was not supposed to be the same as the first. It’s fixed now.
June 2, 2005
While the discussion below goes on interestingly, it has come to my attention that some strangely obsessive person has enacted the story of Martin Luther in Legoes. I’m still trying to figure out where they got the Lego person with the cool black hood. Fans of the Brick Testament will love this. Via this guy, who posted it at A.K.M. Adam’s plot to do an early church history version.
April 13, 2005
I am shocked and dismayed to see that Philocrites thinks Unitarians should reach out to the Unitarian Jihad. And here I’ve been telling my friends not to judge all Unitarians by the ravings of a few fanatics.
Meanwhile, Tom seems to have been dealing with the death of the Pope by steadfastly refusing to be serious. Recently he offered a quiz to find out what kind of Catholic you are (I think my reaction would be A, which shows that I’m descended from generations of Anglicans) and also decided to play bookie for the papal bettors (proving yet again that Catholics are not Southern Baptists).
On a related note, the Onion reports that the deceased Pope made it to the Milky Way to see the lights are faded, and that heaven is overrated.
January 27, 2005
The good Professor Mark Gammon at whimsical revolution is doing a hilarious serious of posts on “defending the indefensible.” If you have an indefensible proposition you’d like to see defended, put it here.
November 30, 2004
Some search engine queries that landed people here:
when do boils go away
I don’t know. I don’t really know boils. Acne I can tell you all about, unfortunately.
hating your parents
I get this one a lot. I know Jesus made it a precondition of followership and all, but this is somewhat worrying.
men screwing women
Evidently, you’re searching for a website called Generic Porn.
what evidence supports that humans are basically
If the end of that sentence is “good,” try Rousseau, or maybe Star Trek. If it’s “bad,” try Augustine, or maybe world history.
married woman looking for sex in telford
Well, there’s Mrs. Work, but I can’t guarantee she’s looking just at the moment. In fact, I’m pretty sure she was not looking at the time of your search, seeing as it was in the middle of his Intro to Christian Doctrine class.
student teacher erotica
I get this one a lot too. And I suspect you wouldn’t find it in the Intro to Christian Doctrine class either.
One M, two S’s, thank you. Fortunately a commenter mispelled it the same way a while back, so you found me anyway.
November 5, 2004
Have you ever wanted to see the Bible enacted with Legos? Neither have I, but the Internet brings all kinds of blessings you never thought of asking for. And so I bring you The Brick Testament. View at your own risk.
(Via The Boar’s Head.)
September 30, 2004
I was amused by this quote from Eli Lilly on trying to read philosophy:
Occasionally in the past, and even now, ambition leads me to set sail upon those entrancing waters, but unfortunately I never had any training in navigating the deeps of philosophy and have always promptly run hard aground on the reefs or mud flats of terms whose definitions I know not. Blowing a whistle blast for help from that staunch tugboat the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, instead of one powerful unit coming to my help, three or four smaller variations of meanings show up, usually pulling in opposite directions, leaving me helpless and making it necessary to take to the life boats of history and biography.
And this was before the postmodernists took over.