Friday, June 18, 2010

Hither and thither 6/18/10

Here's this week's basket of fruits, nuts and chocolate. Check back after noon PT to see if there were any updates.
  • Well...yeah:
  • As an addendum to this post, occasional reader and good brother Justin Taylor pointed me to a listing of eight reasons why the lesbian-raised kids "study" does not prove anything.
  • On that post, I'll be candid: I wish my post had gotten a bit more traction. If not me, then someone has to speak up to provoke some critical thought about the media onslaught painting a positive face on homosexuality. The propaganda is having an effect.
  • In logic news, the argument "Some animals sometimes commit same-sex acts, therefore you cannot say it is immoral," is a bit like....

  • On the subject of kitties, reader Sonja found a story of the entrepreneur who bought and developed the I Can Has Cheezburger site, and its kin.
  • Whoa. You know, some stories don't require comment beyond the comment that they don't require comment.
  • Interesting. Logos holds periodic contests in which it awards a Logos Scholar's Edition and a $1000 scholarship to a seminary student. Was the expectation that the prize would go to Christian men preparing for pastoral ministry? Don't know. Regardless, the most recent winner was a woman.  Do I know whether she's a pastor's wife with more time and opportunities than many pastors' wives have, or  whether she's planning to lead women's ministries? Nope. Do I wonder? Yes.
  • Wow I'm Old Alert. It was 35 years ago this week that Jaws was released. I remember it vividly. John Podhoretz brings out some interesting facets of its production and release that I hadn't known, and tries to make the case that it was actually bad for cinema.
  • As with most sports, I have no interest whatever in soccer... but this is pretty doggoned cool.
  • I guess there was a particularly obnoxious horn at the World Cup:

  • Want to see the first Voyage of the Dawn Treader trailer in HD?  Here you go!
  • Want to see the first The Smurfs teaser trailer?  Not here!!
  • This happens a lot. There's a web site with absolutely gorgeous pictures of homes I wish we lived in. But I can't in good conscience link to it... because at the bottom of the page are a bunch of degrading, potentially harmful links. What a contrast. Yet to lift all the pictures would take too much column-inches... so here are a couple of favorites.























21 comments:

The Squirrel said...

Yes. The horns are annoying.

Squirrel

Magister Stevenson said...

He may be Bush's fault, but at least I can say with a good conscience he is not mine.

Kay said...

You have no idea how much I despise the vuvuzela horns - football is pretty big in this house, and now so is the steaming headache from the incessant droning noise when a game is on.

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Gee Dan, I've been thinking a lot about your earlier post on Father's Day... problem solved! Mandles!

OOoo, the trailer from the Dawn Treader had six wide little grasshopper eyes glued to the screen and very excited :D

Happy Father's Day to you as well,

Julie

Citizen Grim said...

- That laser. Wow. If it can set skin "on fire" I shudder to think what it might do to hair... or eyes. Yeesh.

- The photos of remote houses - I saw that link a few days ago, and had the same dilemma and decided not to pass it along to anyone. Some amazing photos, but awful banner ads all over the rest of the page. Bah.

Sonja said...

Hooray! It's H&T Day!

Kay, while this makes no sense to me, if you can decipher all the tech stuff, it might help.

http://lifehacker.com/5564085/how-to-silence-vuvuzela-horns-with-an-eq-filter

As an aside, when I first saw "vuvuzela", I thought it was some sort of soccer speak for Venezuela.

Happy Father's Day to all the dads.

Fred Butler said...
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Fred Butler said...

The pregnancy pictures are awesome...

The problem, however, with those fancy houses out in the middle of no where. They're out in the middle of no where. I mean, what's so great about living in a beautiful grass field among rolling hills when you have to drive 3 1/2 hours to Costco.

College Jay said...

I'm gonna pat myself on the back for contributing to a Hither and Thither... Haha.

Also, gotta love the carelessness (or plain idiocy) of newspaper reporters sometimes. I've seen so many embarrassing headlines and grammatical errors in my hometown's paper. Then again, I'm an English major and grammar Nazi, so...

Rita Martinez said...

great i had just written a long comment on the multiculturalism article and internet explorer just deleted it...meh

Tricia said...

Those are great pregnancy tips! If only I had seen those before our daughter was born...

~Trogdor's wife

DJP said...

Ooh! Trogdor's wife! Yay, more Trogdor Family Singers!

SolaMommy said...

LOVIN' the preggo posters :-D

Sir Aaron said...

Fred: I was thinking the same thing. How far is it to BestBuy?

Dan: Of course the propaganda is having an effect. Why do you think the liberals keep doing it?

Personally, I think statistics should be a required course for every major at the University level. Once you understand how statistics are manipulated, you'll suddenly find yourself skeptical about every "study."

lee n. field said...

The link to the lego rifle is coming up passworded. This works.

< gungeek>I could whine that it's fed from a removable magazine and from stripper clips, like a real Lee-Enfield.< /gungeek>

Sonja said...

cannot.stop.looking.at.siamese.machine.gun.cat


(Word verification: bibler)

DJP said...

The link to the lego rifle is coming up passworded

1. Hunh. Wasn't when I put it up.
2. Fixed.
3. You know, you coulda emailed me and I'da fixed it.

The Squirrel said...

"...what's so great about living in a beautiful grass field among rolling hills when you have to drive 3 1/2 hours to Costco."

Exactly, Fred. I only have to drive 1 hour to Costco!

Squirrel

Terry Rayburn said...

Great stuff.

Corky and his vomit...

That's a coffee-spitter!

lee n. field said...

By the way, where did those pregnancy advice pics come from?

My #1 daughter is (counts on fingers) 6 months along with our first grandchild, and has as good a sense of humor as I.

Solameanie said...

I am going to need new bifocals. For a minute, I thought you were referring to Mandies instead of Mandles.

Famous Nick Mason quote about Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett: "Syd would never waste good Mandies." Sadly, the Mandies and other assorted substances rendered Syd a vegetable.