Monday, November 24, 2008

I've Just Been Cutting Onions

Just felt like sharing a video I like at the moment. I think it works on multiple levels. How men save face after a breakup (maybe in our own mind).

"You looked kind of cute when I was drunk" and "What I really want is an Australian" (the duo are from New Zealand) are harsh yet hilarious to me.



Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Jesus fills out his ballot

In 2004 Barack Obama ran against Alan Keyes for Senator of Illinois. Keyes was a last minute choice by the Republicans (chosen 86 days before the election) because the Republican incumbent dropped out over a divorce/sex scandal. Realistically, he never stood a chance.

But through the debates between Obama and Keyes, something was brought up that I have heard pondered locally and nationally. As in, "Who would Jesus vote for?"
(I asked essentially this question in a Sunday School class...not claiming to have an answer.)

The quote from Keyes was "Christ would not vote for Barack Obama, because Barack Obama has voted to behave in a way, that is inconceivable for Christ to have behaved."

Does your faith (if you have any) go into your decisions for who to vote for? Should it?

Do you prefer politicians to have a rather obvious belief system or to keep that out of the discussion?


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

R.I.P. GUS

The World's Ugliest Dog has died.



Gus, a Chinese Crested Dog (is that breed #1 yet?) had one eye and three legs. He was rescued from a bad home (a cat took his eye) and went on to fame and glory, however brief. But I guess in dog years it was a decent amount of time.



He was 9 years old.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

70%


70 % of eligible Iraqi people turned out in 2005 to vote. Amid promises of violence (44 people were killed).

This election will almost surely set records for turnout. The sad thing is, if we all decided to vote it would be too much for us to handle. Because it has never been close to 100%, its never been much of a concern. And that is sad.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1082591/Prepare-chaos-U-S-electoral-warned-cope-historic-number-voters-cast-ballot.html

Malta averages 94% turnout
Austria 92%
Italy 90%
Iceland 89%
New Zealand 88%
Israel 80%
United States 54%

We should burst over 70% this election. As much as we might pat ourselves on the back, will we stay around those numbers?


We will see.



Monday, November 3, 2008

Mike versus Bill

I was flipping around last night and saw this. I was impressed with how Huckabee handled this interview.




Best Job Contest (Job #3) Animal Entry

Ok, so most pigs lives don't end too well. But I would say these pigs have it made. The original beer drinking pig of St. Croix (Buster) drank real beer. Of course an annoying group like PETA got involved eventually and now they drink O'Douls. Still, not a bad life. "How was work?"
"I had some much to do today. I drank like 20 beers!"

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Best Jobs Contest (Job #2)

Ok, so you never made it as a rock star. But if you love and know about guitars and effects pedals and signal paths, you can be Dallas Schoo (Guitar Tech for the Edge...as well as Prince, Steven Van Zandt and Paul McCartney)


Saturday, November 1, 2008

Best Jobs Contest (Job #1)

Hopefully most of us like or appeciate our jobs. But if we ever need a change, these are some of my leading choices.



Ice Cream Taster (ok you look kind of ridiculous, but does it matter?)