I know this sounds very strange, but the new phone system at work provides me great enjoyment. One of the phones in our area sounds like the CTU phones from 24. When I answer that one, I want to say: “Chloe O’Brian: CTU.” I keep looking for “moles” in our office. I’m almost sure everyone else is a terrorist plant.
Another sounds like the phones on The Office, when I pick up that one I’m so tempted to say: “Dunder Mifflin. This is Pam.” Unfortunately, I am able to point out several of the fictional characters from The Office in my own office. I think they changed the place of business to a paper company in PA to protect to innocent here at my work.
Anyway, the new phones are great, even if I can’t figure out how to do anything with the 15,000 new buttons on them.
I had been heart broken over the fact that ’24′ didn’t start this year due to the writers’ strike. I was even more heart broken to discover that Jack Bauer would not be returning with his new season until 2009. But FOX has decided to not keep us waiting that long – a two-hour prequel to the upcoming seventh season will air this fall.
I have several stories in my blog feed that I didn’t get a chance to talk about, but I found interesting. I’m not sure how much more blogging I will be doing between now and 2008, so here are some stories to tide you over until then. Religion, politics, pop culture and the odd all rolled into one.
Eh, I’m not big into Halloween – one way or the other. I don’t think kids who go trick-or-treating are participating in Devil worship, but you won’t find decorations at my house or a costume on me.
But I’m a man of the people, so if you want to read some Halloween junk today – here you go:
Here’s a chance to make a difference in the life of a little 5-year-old Iraqi boy, who was set on fire by Jihadist for no reason. A US charity is working to fly Youssif and his family over here and perform the surgery.
Having a 5-year-old myself, this really hit home to me. If you would like to donate to his fund at the Children’s Burn Foundation, go here and select “Youssif’s Fund” from the drop down bar under “Honor/Memorial Gift Information.”
I have run across a lot of interesting news articles in recent weeks and I have had the opportunity to comment or link to very few of them.
So while I hate to describe this as a link dump (because the articles are intriguing and do not belong in anything called a “dump”), that’s pretty much what this is. However, I promise it will be a very interesting dump like those from Junkyard Wars, where you can find all kind of cool things and make a jet plane out of a bed frame and an ’82 Pinto or something like that.
Regular commentor Cineaste was recently featured in a Wall Street Journal article entitled The Wizards of Buzz. It talked about the people on the internet who contribute to what is popular. Cineaste was recognized for his work with StumbleUpon. He also shares his thoughts on classic films at his blog Movie Masterworks.
It appears the only thing the Mona Lisa was hiding was a pregnant belly.
Besides discovering that Lisa Gherandini, the subject of Mona Lisa, was either pregnant or had just given birth, researchers unveiled another huge fact after years of analysis and study – Leonardo was a “genius.”
With the recent MasterCard commercial, a whole new audience is learning of the wonderfulness that is MacGyver, who would have been classified as a demi-God by the ancient Greeks had they known of his powers.
Thanks to Wikipedia, we have a list of problems solved by MacGyver.
HT: Garfield Ridge
What religion is your favorite comic book character? Here is an interesting list the explores the faith of superheroes, supervillians and other well-known comic characters.
As a Southern Baptist, I have only Rogue to look up to, and she’s lapsed at that.
The most common religious affiliations of the heroes should be obvious: Catholic and Jewish. Many of the most well-known are simply generic Protestants (Spiderman, Captain America, Cyclops). Atheist are the most common villian, followed by Catholic and Jewish again.
“I’m proud of who I am, and I’m here right now to prove it,” the legendary webslinger tells a press conference called in New York’s Times Square, before pulling off his mask and standing before the massed ranks of reporters as newspaper photographer Peter Parker.
“Any questions?” Parker asks in the final panel of the issue, amid a barrage of camera flashes.
So goes the story in Marvel’s seven-issue Civil War series.
VeggieTales is set to rebound after a tumultuous couple of years with a new theatrical release in early 2008: “The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything – A VeggieTales Movie.”
C. J. Mahaney, Ligon Duncan, Albert Mohler, and Mark Dever who are the four men behind the upcoming Together for the Gospel conference in Louisville, now have their own blog. This is a blog that you will definitely want to check frequently as these guys represent some of the brightest minds in evangelical Christianity.
Mark Swanson has just started a new blog entitled Best of the GodBlogs. His intent is to create a portal where readers can go to find the best posts in the ever-growing Christian section of the blogosphere. This is a blog worth checking out regularly.
Hat tip: Evangelical Outpost