Aw, heck, you know sometimes Christmas just comes a little early.
Turns out I have so much right now that I figure Friday would be too long, by the time it came. So here you are. It may mean Friday's short... but I've got a back-up plan in that case. So enjoy! Tell your friends.
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And remember the usuals.
- A cautionary note: posing for the camera is nice... but safety first!
- Courtesy of reader Squirrel, Lego enthusiasts can read about the man who built a model of the Ohio stadium from Legos.
- So: a person says he's a Christian struggling to be free from temptations to a vile sexual perversion. He asks a Christian counselor for help. She tries to help. Surprise, he was lying! And he sues her! And he tries to get her license revoked! And he gets an award for it! Quick: name that perversion. Aw go on, try: think of folks always thinking of what's best for society at large... then reverse it. Try.
- Related: in Britain, apparently one can't even ask commonsense questions or make commonsense observations in public without an outcry. Don't sneer, fellow-American: we're on that same path being headed in that same direction.
- Necessary periodic clarification: Very seriously: I have all the sympathy in the world for Christians who are struggling with temptation, including temptation to any vile passion. I am dead-serious about that. Ah, but: the key word = "struggling." I have zero sympathy for anyone embracing such perversion and trying to force approval on everyone else. Clear?
- Kinda nice... this post at Pyro is sending folks to this article on the web page, and some are (with permission) reposting that: like here. Tomorrow's The Boys' turn.
- Ah yes, everything looks good on the drawing-board:
- Answer: this year! Question: when will extended LOTR come out on Blu-Ray?
- This is terrific: boiling water insta-freezing in the freezing Canadian cold. The reported temperature is about 22 below zero, Fahrenheit. Thanks to reader Jon Hall.
- Oopsie. Reader Chris Carney noticed that the school calendar for the European Union was... interesting in its selection of holidays. Let's see... the Sikh holiday of Baisakhi-Day? Check. Jewish Yom Kippur? Check. Muslim holiday Aid-el-Kebir. Check. Christian Christmas? Easter? Um... oopsie.
- Related-ish-ly, reader Gil Sebenste, who is a meteorologist, found that there is a re-education program from the National Science Foundation, to get weathermen on-board for "global warming." Chilling, eh?
- Don't show my boys; they might not think my burgers are so cool anymore.
- Last week we had some comments over the article on Chinese mothers. Readers will enjoy this video, courtesy of the Bayly bros.
- Reader Ken Abbott found that George Lucas says Harold Camping is all wrong about the world ending in May of 2011. No no no no! It's actually going to end in 2012. (Lucas has since said it was all a joke, heh heh heh.)
- Amish just want to have fun, too.
- This looks at the same time and in equal proportions extremely fun, and terrifyingly unstable.
- Title of the Week: How to Eat Roadkill. My response: don't.