Monday, April 29, 2002

If you ever wanted to devise an evil plan, but were just too lazy here's the site for you.

Sunday, April 28, 2002

Ha Ha! I stopped into Nice Price books and found a copy of Delbert Hillier's Covenant: The History of a Biblical Idea for the outstanding price of $.98 Halfway done with it already. It's pretty good. BTW the Tom Wolfe book was terrific. Go out and read it.

Friday, April 26, 2002

Apparently SO many of you wrote in regarding the last blog that you broke the comment system. I hope you're proud of yourselves. Just wait your turn next time.

Actually it's the same old story. Guy hosts comments for free. People like it. Others find out. System is overwhelmed. Host cuts them off. Pretty soon we bloggers will be the subway musicians of the internet, writing for spare change from passers-by.

Wednesday, April 24, 2002

Scott Cunningham has just suggested that The Osbornes is the funniest show on tv. I couldn't say, since I haven't seen it, but I wanted to know what some of you thought were the funniest things on tv. For me it would be
1 King of the Hill
2 The Simpsons
3 Futurama
4 The Jamie Kenedy Experiment
5 Malcolm in the Middle

You can see I like Sunday night tv :)
Unfortunately our cable just went out, so we're thinking about giving up tv for a while. But I'm intereste to hear what y'all think is funny

Monday, April 22, 2002

If I understand correctly, people in France are demonstrating because a particular candidate for office GOT MORE VOTES than another candidate. He hasn't won anything yet, mind you. But jeez Louise, how can you protest that your countrymen are voting for someone you don't like. It's certainly possible that this Le Pen is a dangerous lunatic. I wouldn't know. But it seems that if he were the best thing would be to simply point that out. Just had to get that out of my system.

Friday, April 19, 2002

I'll try to think of some of my avorite film scenes off the top of my head for Jim. I did like ost of the ones he mentioned, but I always like to be different.

The opening scene of the Beavis and Butthead movie where something is not on the TV stand (go rent it and just watch the first two minutes)

Eddie Murphy crossing the freeway in Bowfinger (Chubby Rain!!!!!)

"I'm sorry, did I break your concentration?" from Pulp Fiction

Opening the trunk in Repo Men (and wondering for the rest of the movie what was in there)

Charles Durning jumping out the window in Hudsucker Proxy (it's hard to pick just one scene from that movie)

Wednesday, April 17, 2002

Oh, the weird thing is that a story like this might actually increase support for Israel here. Sorry if you'd already seen that one.

Ok, I really need to get to work now.
It's a good thing some youngsters occasionally show some sense. Serves him right.

Friday, April 12, 2002

So I go over to blogdex this morning to see what's what and I find this link. The funny thing is, when I entered my current age (32) it mentioned ETA Hoffmann beginning his writing career. Well, I happen to know pretty much nothing about old Ernst Teodore Amadeus, except that the novel I'm reading right now is about a foundation commissioning a musicology student to finish an opera he started. The last part I read before dozing off was from the perspective of Hoffmann's disembodied spirit hoping that the completion and sucess of the opera will suffice to get his soul out of "limbo". All part of the "lattice of coincidence." (Am I the only one who remembers the lattice???)

Wednesday, April 10, 2002

Sorry about the break in blogging. Had a lot of work to do last couple of days. I finished the Borg book. Found it mostly useful. He seems to want to hedge his bets on authenticity of the gospel texts, but that would be my only major criticism. Since he strives to e as non-theological as possible in his writing in this particular book, I would really highly recommend it to non-Christians who have very mistaken ideas about who Jesus was and what he did. Imagine boiling the two big Wright books on Jesus into 200 pages.

On the fiction side, I've been slowly working my way through Robertson Davies works. This particular volume is the largest. Total 1340 pp for the one volume trilogy. It's very worthwhile though. If you wanted to get started on Davies I would highly recommend his Salterton Trilogy. And y'all let me know if I've talked any of you into reading Mark Helprin yet.

Monday, April 08, 2002

Went to wedding in Hendersonville, NC on Saturday Everything seemed to go ok except that the flower girls started fighting and had to be sent out. The strangest thing though was this: the church the wedding was held in had permanent nametags for each member with BARCODES on them. They apparently use lasers to take attendance. I guess it's just one short step to imprints on the hand or forehead . . .

Saturday, April 06, 2002

hmm. I blogged something yesterday, but it isn't here.

Tuesday, April 02, 2002

Some "Nobel" words from PJ
I felt kinda like one of those good news/bad news games yesterday. The good news is that we ot about fifty people to come out to the church last night for a prayer meeting with only one day's notice. The bad news is that it was a prayer meeting for my friend Brad who was diagnosed with a sizable brain tumor. The doctors recommended surgery as soon as possible. Another good news is that through a connection at our church e was able to meet with a Dr Friedman, who is apparently one of the most highly regaded neurosurgeons in the world, and he agreed to do the surgery. Brad said it was like getting Michael Jordan to play on your pick-up basketball team. He (Brad) was in good spirits, though I'm sure he was nervous and awkward. He has been a very active member of our church since before I came to the area. He has a wife and to oung daughters ( 3yrs and 6 months), so they could all use their prayers.

It was really a wonderfull and terrible evening. It was certainly powerful to see our church come together united in prayer and showing love for each other.