Wednesday, October 31

It would scare us if we could

"God made the world round so we would never be able to see too far down the road." - Isak Dinesen

Tuesday, October 30

It goes to show...

...what the smidgen of creativity in Hollywood comes up with.

TV viewers hooked on cliffhanger episodes of hit shows such as "Heroes" and "Grey's Anatomy" could be left dangling if writers walk off the job.

With Hollywood writers poised to log off their laptops as soon as Thursday, TV networks were bracing for the need to fill the airwaves with reality shows, game shows and even reruns if a threatened strike devours their script inventory.
Reality and game shows are all that's left after writers do their thing for sitcoms and dramas. You don't have to be creative to work a reality show, just a lab rat.

Monday, October 29

Timing is everything

Alex Rodriguez and agent Scott Boras picked quite a time for their big announcement. Smack in the middle of Game 4 of the World Series, Boras ended months of speculation and said A-Rod is opting out of the final three seasons of his contract with the New York Yankees.

Oh, and Boras let the Yankees know by leaving a voice mail for general manager Brian Cashman.

"Kind of strange timing," Red Sox president Larry Lucchino said after Boston completed its sweep of Colorado.
I'm sure he's only playing coy and doesn't really believe it because it shouldn't be strange at all. Insulting the player favorite manager Joe Torre by giving him a contract he couldn't avoid refusing brought to the surface player discontent with the Yankees.

While the Bo-Sox play to winning their second World Series title in so many years, A-Rod and Boras timed their free agency announcement precisely to insult Steinbrenner and the Yankees, reminding them of their status as a team on the outside of the World Series. What Steinbrenner did with Torre deserved a response. I loathe Yankees, then as well as now.

Saturday, October 27

I wish


Saturday, October 20

It's true

I heard a comedian say, "A happy wife makes a happy life". Of course, his delivery was facetious, but there's a nugget of truth in those words. What about the single man? Well, let 'em get a wife and they'll live happier, not to mention longer.

If momma ain't happy, nobody's happy. Remember them words, my friends.

Friday, October 19

Empty apologies

House Republicans objected today to comments made by outspoken liberal Democratic Rep. Pete Stark of California on the Iraq war during debate on the override of President Bush's veto of the children's health program.

“You don't have money to fund the war or children,'' he said. "But you're going to spend it to blow up innocent people if we can get enough kids to grow old enough for you to send to Iraq to get their heads blown off for the president's amusement."
And so now the calls for another apology begin. First of all, demanding an apology, from anyone under any circumstances, is just ridiculous. Apologies don't mean anything unless the person making them does so of their own volition. This idea of berating a person into an apology is just stupid. When they mean what they say, why corner them into saying what they don't.

Besides, shame isn't much of a motivator anymore, particularly in Pete Stark's case ...
Rep. Pete Stark of Fremont might have crossed what some are calling "one of the last frontiers" in politics when he delighted atheists this week by acknowledging that he does not believe in a supreme being.

Just a generation ago, says Democratic political strategist Dan Newman, "you couldn't go anywhere near'' such a statement, which "would have been political suicide.''

Stark's frank declaration that he is "a Unitarian who does not believe in a Supreme Being'' indicates, says Newman, that a significant page has been turned -- and maybe it's not such a political liability anymore.
Let the fool say what he chooses. It's better to shame him through disregard than feed his esteem through attention.

Tuesday, October 16

What I'm like

I can really identify with this...

HT: evangelical outpost

Wednesday, October 10

Top 20 theological pick up lines not to use

HT: Evangelical Outpost

Check 'em out fer yerself here

I really like: #6. “God may be the bread of life, but you are the butter.”
#8. “I noticed you crying during alter call, can I help?”
#11. During communion say, “Can I get you another drink.”