Monday, July 07, 2008

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

View this summary of the results of The Onion's survey of children regarding health care.

Check out this article on the genius of Tony LaRussa leading a spare team with its best talent on the DL to the 2nd best record in the NL. (HT Jade)

Read God Is Not Dead Yet: How Philosophers Argue for His existence, by William Lane Craig of Christianity Today.

Read Brother Hank's account of the SBC church he visited as it celebrated independence on Sunday.

Read 50 Habits of "Naturally Thin" People.

Read about John McCain's meeting with Franklin & Billy Graham.

Browse Police Department auctions online, including seized or unclaimed items from nationwide police departments.

Read about the controversy caused when Rene Marie secretly changed the words of the Star Spangled Banner to the "Black National Anthem" at the mayor's State of the City address & celebration. (HT Chia)

Read about one disgruntled tourist who tore the head off the Hitler wax figure at Berlin's new branch of Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. Included are the stipulations already in place to remember, but not honor the Fascist dictator.

Read 12 ways to become an environmentalist and increase home energy savings without changing your lazy lifestyle.

Read Tim Challies' suggestions for New Testament commentaries.

Check out an online First Aid Guide from the Mayo Clinic.

Read Brent Thomas' thoughts on church discipline: If you don't practice it, you don't believe it.

Read about the students given detention for not participating in class exercises demonstrating Muslim prayers to Allah. (HT Awe)

Read about the man busted by videotaping alternatively his dad and vice versa with a stolen stun gun.

Read the top 10 nutritional facts for coffee, including potential benefits & risks.

Check out Brother Hank's post entitled, Reproductive Self-Determination and the Bondage of the Pill: Preaching like Calvinists and Procreating like Arminians.

Read about the man who fakes heart attacks to avoid paying restaurant bills and cab fares.

Read and/or hear of Stephen Colbert's professed faith.

Browse this collection of 30 articles that will help simplify your life.

View the world's strangest vehicles (Parts 1, 2 and 3).

Read about US supremacy as Joey Chestnut beat Takeru Kobayashi to reclaim the hot dog eating championship, though it took extra innings.

Read about how DJs can increase and encourage consumption of drinks.

Read 9 facts you might not know about the Statue of Liberty.

Read about how to help toddlers take medicine.

Read about the problems inherent in "window shopping" (i.e., ogling) and what to do about it.

Read 16 ways to save $100.

Read Johnny Mac on Christians & Civil Disobedience.

Read about the diminished wages of those who "sound black," whether white or black, from Stephen Levitt.

View the top baby names for every year since 1880.

Read about the miniature dachshund that gnawed off diabetic owner's big toe, while she was sleeping.

Comments of the Week:
  • "Once again I think you bring up some good points Gunny on doctrinal switches, but even if I believe in Infant Baptism, can't I just get me kid sprinkled somewhere else :o)" (Lionel Woods)
  • "Seriously though, leaving a church can be done without burning bridges and scorching the earth, or without sneaking off in the dark. I have been amazed and deeply disappointed in the manner in which I have seen some otherwise respected believers leave my church family, literally without even a good bye after knowing these folks for years." (Oilcan)
Listen to yesterday's sermon at Providence Church on Philippians 3:12-16, "Pressing on to Perfection."
"Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning."
- Rick Cook



At 11 July, 2008 08:18, Blogger Tony Servies said...


Thanks for linking my post on the Statue of Liberty. Because of the linkback, I discovered your blog and like what I've seen. Keep up the good work.

Are you interested in additional "Fun Friday" links (as I call them?). It looks like your blog uses these types of entries for your link roundups.

Anyway, if you wish to receive periodic (and self-promoted!) link suggestions, you can let me know at

This weeks entry:

The Bank That was Sent Through the Post Office:

Best wishes,
Tony S.
Stamps of Distinction blog

At 11 July, 2008 12:38, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a little late on the Monday post...ha! - Been really busy!

Anyway, the link to "30 Articles That Will Simplify Your Life", I think 30 sentences would have been better. I mean, if you are looking for simplicity in your life - it's usually because you are already overbooked and exhausted - so, who has time to read 30 ARTICLES? :)


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