Small but fun start; check back at noon TX time to see what I've added.
- Valerie and I did a whirlwind road trip to California over the last nearly two weeks, passing through the LA area, the Sierra, Sacramento in CA; and also parts of Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and a bit of Colorado. We saw beautiful, awesome sights and cool weather patterns. Twice, the car's GPS — precursor of Our Coming Robot Overlords? — tried to kill us. But maybe, from your perspective, the scariest thing we saw was this:
- It's a real thing. We didn't stay there.
- Did I drink Peet's Coffee? Of course. Did we go to Bob's Big Boy? What do you think?
- We visited some favorite spots, as I said, in California's Eastern Sierra. Here is a bit of stream by which our family has enjoyed many picnics. Be sure to use better speakers, so you can hear the deeper chuckle of the creek.
- This is the funniest skit Second City Television (SCTV) ever did. It's from 1977, and it's the seven warning signs of death, presented as a public health announcement. I've actually used this (effectively) to underscore the reality of total depravity. And anyway, #7 is absolutely hysterical.
- Carl Trueman tries his best (though apparently without effect, when I checked) to set Paul Helm straight about the issue of the Top Men.
- IRONY ALERT: post at...wait for it...The Gospel Coalition blog, giving seven steps for conflict resolution. Which step is "Close your eyes, stop your ears"?
- What's Wrong With This Picture? Wow. Some script at Amazon is seriously off.
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- Wait...what? Rick Warren as an action movie star? Well, sort of? Hm; do you think Christ and His Gospel will be the star and center of that movie?
- Doug Wilson's muse has stepped in and said "HOWDY!" again, in a big way. Some delectable quotations: "The elites have consumed the Christian legacy they inherited, and the prodigal son is wondering how he can possibly afford to host the next bash."
- And, "Behind all the trans-sexual, trans-racial, trans-dictionary foolishness is the central foolishness of a race of sinners that wants to be trans-mortal."
- And, "this problem is not solved by gospel centrality, if all you mean is that your precious gospel is centrally placed in your jeweler’s box, and that the jeweler’s box is centrally hidden under the bed."
- There's more. Just read it.
- Hm. In honor of Father's Day... I described a scene like, in passing, this in a recent sermon:
- Have you seen this hysterical video, the cat who's "more thug" than his owner? Well... it could be worse.