Monday, November 19, 2007

Sounds like somebody's got a case of the Mondays.

I gotta get me some of these, dance shoes for father and daughter.

I'm not a fan of the whole daylight savings time bit. Read about one VERY interesting complication that arose from it whereby the second-born twin was born before the first: Daylight-Saving Causes Twin Arrival Pickle.
"Everyone knows the pecking order in a family has everything to do with age. The oldest sibling usually rules the roost. But what if you get cheated out of the title because of Daylight Saving Time?"

Read the report that employers are concerned with more than just competence, but want to hire people who get along well with others. Would you hire someone more efficient to the neglect of "libeability" or would you prefer to sacrifice some efficiency to create a more congenial workplace?
"In this bloggable, cell phone camera world, your brand on the inside is going to be your brand on the outside. If you have a bunch of jerks, your brand is going to be a jerk," said Tim Sanders, former leadership coach at Yahoo Inc. and author of "The Likeability Factor."

Read brotherhank's thoughts on birth control. You might find some surprises.
Part 1 - Luther, Calvin, and Pink on the Call to be “Married with Children”
Part 2 - “The Five Points Of Birth Control-ism,” And Why They’re A Hard Pill To Swallow
Part 3 - A Theological Birth Control Quiz
Part 4 - Baptist born. Baptist bred. And when I die, I’ll be Baptist dead.

Watch this video detailing the "Business of Death," a very lucrative industry.

Read John Piper's prayer for his church, Bethlehem Baptist in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I wouldn't be surprised if your church's leaders appreciated such a prayer as well.

Read Top Ten Things to Say on Returning Home with Conference Book Plunder. Some of these are very similar to what I've heard from my wife, after she's been out saving us all kinds of money.

You have until the end of November to download a FREE, professional, unabridged audio version of Jonathan Edwards's classic, Religious Affections, from ChristianAudio. Use coupon code Nov2007. (HT The Convecticle)

some good stuff from Mark Driscoll, Eleven Aspects of the Atonement.
"Jesus Our Justification - People want righteousness, which is why hard firm religions attract people. When you go to the bathroom, that's about how impressed I am with your righteousness. Our righteousness is described by the Bible as human excrement and menstrual rags. God hates religion. He despises it. You must call sinners to repentance, and also call "righteous" people to repent of their religious righteousness. Righteousness is GIFT righteousness. It is the righteousness of God. “Jesus was the most despised thing in all creation on the cross” (Luther). Righteousness only comes from faith in Christ. When we stand before God it will be imputed righteousness—that is what will appear on our resume. I trust Jesus."

144 years ago today President Abraham Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address. But what if President Lincoln were a modern CEO? Today his Gettysburg Address would be given as a Powerpoint presentation. Scope out what this might have looked like.
"Good morning. Just a second while I get this connection to work. Do I press this button here? Function-F7? No, that's not right. Hmmm. Maybe I'll have to reboot. Hold on a minute. Um, my name is Abe Lincoln and I'm your president. While we're waiting, I want to thank Judge David Wills, chairman of the committee supervising the dedication of the Gettysburg cemetery. It's great to be here, Dave, and you and the committee are doing a great job. Gee, sometimes this new technology does have glitches, but we couldn't live without it, could we? Oh - is it ready? OK, here we go:"

I'm hoping this is on Thursday's menu, Bacon Wrapped Turkey.

Scope out Baseball Pitches Illustrated: A fan’s guide to identifying pitches. For example, the Cutter.

85-95 mph

  • Breaks away from a right handed hitter (RHH) as it reaches the plate.
  • Mix of a slider and a fastball. Faster than a slider but with more movement than a fastball.

Read as Fred Thompson outlines his strategy to undo Roe vs. Wade.

Read 10 Great Bible Verses for World Kindness Day.

Read Waiting for Good Joe: Do coffee shops discriminate against women?
"Men get their coffee 20 seconds earlier than do women. (There is also evidence that blacks wait longer than whites, the young wait longer than the old, and the ugly wait longer than the beautiful. But these effects are statistically not as persuasive.)"

For when you have stack of time, check out 150 Monty Python sketches on video. Here's an inspiring video about the black knight to inspire you.

Read about How to Improve Your Social Skills: 8 Tips from the Last 2500 Years.

From the "I did not know that file" ... read about Caligynephobia: the fear of beautiful women. No kidding, but this is a malady that can be treated.

Read about this series of pictures: Washington, DC on $85 a Day.
"Fun with perspective around Washington, DC. The US $5, $10, $20 and $50 notes feature the Lincoln Memorial, US Treasury, White House and Capitol respectively."

Read about the study that determined that Most adults who attended religious services as a child are glad they did.
"Seventy-three percent of adults who attended worship services at some point before age 18 feel this attendance has had a positive influence on their life, including 40% who feel it has had a highly positive influence. Eighteen percent say their attendance as a child did not influence their life at all, while just 8% feel it had a negative influence on their life (including only 2% who feel childhood religious attendance had a highly negative influence on them)."

"You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today."
-Abraham Lincoln



At 19 November, 2007 18:33, Anonymous Brother Hank said...

Thanks for the link brother! And for the wealth of other information you included in this post. I'm looking forward to using my Tuesday to catch up on what I missed on

hope all is well.

p.s. - BTHO t.u.!

At 19 November, 2007 20:57, Blogger GUNNY said...

Thanks, brother. I think my Monday posts are validating my blog existence.


Incidentally, some really good insights on the whole birth control issue, particularly challenging the Roman Catholic vs. Protestant false dichotomy.

Wear your maroon on Friday, brother, and Gig 'em!


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