Friday, September 28, 2012

Hither and Thither 9/28/2012

Well friends, let's launch. This one particularly will probably grow until the usual noon Texas-time cutoff.

So we'll get right down to... hey, WAKE UP!

  • First, to get it out of the way: I think everyone in Christendom sent me an alert about the coming global bacon shortage. I just don't believe it.
  • But anyway, to me the big news was that the Brits have a National Pig Association. Yikes.
  • More to the point, one of the dear ones at CBC (Phyllis D.) pointed me to 25 things that helped create the world's bacon shortage. That's probably it.
  • Here's a later report saying the earlier report is bologna. Now, true, it's an MSM report, so... who knows?
  • Magnificent Lego Obsession Update. I'll save the snark and just say, "Dude." (Frank Turk)
  • John feels everyone ought to just man up, step away from the Legos, and do model trains and airplanes... like this!
  • Seriously, (1) it's quite brilliant, and (2) I hope the guy does something commensurately constructive with that kind of mind.
  • Heh.
  • As if it weren't bad enough that our coming robot overlords are learning to fly, walk and run — Jim Foster found out that they're even learning to swagger!
  • Not only that, but they're learning how to lull unwary humans into inattention.
  • And of course the Roman Catholic Church has totally changed since Luther's day. You got the memo, right? Totally. Changed. Er...sorta. (Randy Talley)
  • Of course, there are two kinds of people in the world: people who have not seen/do not love The Princess Bride, and decent people. Assuming you're the latter (you read this blog, after all), you'll be able to add to these eleven reasons we still love The Princess Bride 25 years later.
  • Okay okay, it's a sensationalistic title and not strictly true... but still, this is a cool picture, and some of the comments (I didn't read them all) are pretty funny.
  • Wow, over already? That was like... like... how to describe it? Like this!
  • And then:


CleanFlea said...

So, when you can't sleep and you realize H&T is up, it's kinda like, well I guess I don't really need sleep now anyway. (1:52 AM)

DJP said...

Clean Flea - that's so sad, but thanks! (c:

The Blainemonster said...

I'm sure you've seen it, but JUST in case you haven't, here is a photo of the Princess Bride cast after 25 years with a poignant little photo of Andre in the corner.

And that cat in the been in my house???

DJP said...

...and of Peter Falk.

Scott Welch (formerly Scooter) said...

I'm so glad my wife's cat likes her more than me. We wouldn't be friends if 4AM was cuddle time.

I've missed the Existential Cat!

My Friday is now better.

David Sloan said...

There's always a bacon shortage at my house.

David Sloan said...

There's always a bacon shortage at my house.

Daryl said...

About the story on taxation related to the Roman church in Germany, it may be that it's the Romans who are removing folk from the church for ducking taxes, but all members of any church pay taxes to that particular church.

If you were baptized, then you pay.

When I lived there a non-believing co-worker complained about it to me, and said to me "if there is a God, I don't think he'd want that."
It was his primary reason for avoiding the church altogether.

I couldn't disagree on that count.

Herding Grasshoppers said...

It's my Friday smorgasbord :D

Let me pass on the deep and abiding thanks from the Grasshopper boys, for the LEGO Great Ball Contraption. They also howled at La Chancla.

Those vids of the 47% just make me shudder. Were it not for the grace of God I wouldn't want to bring children into this world. Heck, I wouldn't want to live in it myself.

Julie G

SolaMommy said...

Sorry, Dan, I've never liked The Princess Bride.

But I do enjoy bacon :-)

jmb said...

98% of Christians who have seen them love The Princess Bride and The Shawshank Redemption. I think that they're both okay, but very overrated.

candy said...

"the voters of America are hopeless, clueless, national-death-wish-ridden idiots."...but THEY get a free phone n' stuff!