Saturday, July 26, 2008

How to Tell When You Have Finally Lost Your Mind

When I woke up this morning, I spent a good ten minutes lying in bed pondering whether or not I could grill bacon. Testosterone poisoning or dementia? Only time will tell.

Update: The bacon went from raw to pure carbon in three minutes. What a great grill! :)

Friday, July 25, 2008

A "Must Have" For Any Church or Synagogue

The original Ten Commandments Tablets as toted by Moses himself are up for auction on Ebay. What's truly wonderful is that up until recently they had been on display in a casino in Atlantic City. Holy Cecil B Demille!

Tip o' the old skull cap to Titus 1:9

Best Quote So Far- Lambeth 2009

Bishop Frade neatly encapsulates the Episcopal debacle: "We were able to clarify that neither he nor anyone else gets disciplined in our church for beliefs". Nice to have official confirmation that the Episcopal Church is effectively free of content.

Big hint for the bishops: If you do not believe in anything, it is rather hard to recruit people to join you. You say you are for justice, peace and the environment. Most of us are. I know I am. But those concepts as you use them are so vague as to be meaningless.

Unless and until you actually commit to something worth fighting for, and you demonstrate your commitment to it by meaningful effort and cost, no one will ever follow you. All that you have going for you right now are inertia and habit, and both are diminishing over time.

The Episcopal Church isn't just corrupt, although it certainly is. It isn't just rotten, although that is true as well. It is hollow. And its leaders are hollow as well.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Death of Protestant America

From First Things, via Northern Plains Anglican. Please read it all.

Lambeth and the Art of Design

I'm no expert on graphic arts, but the Lambeth conference art is fairly lame. Here is the official logo:

Given what has already happened, here is what they should have used:

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Tuesday Afternoon Schmaltz

Err, Schwartz, Stephen Schwartz. Kristin Chenoweth singing "Lion Tamer" from the musical 'Magic Show'

Sunday, July 20, 2008

For St Gene, on the Occasion of his Prospective Martyrdom

He is scheduled to be fatally snubbed on July 22, 2008 around 2 pm GMT.

Snarky comment: Gene, baby, if you would like to deflect the criticism that well nigh all who know you think you are just a tad self-absorbed, you might want to consider having comments on your blog. If nothing else, the flood of 'death threats' will give that ever so hunky Rolf in your 'security detail' something to do.