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Archive for June, 2006

More on the names of the Trinity

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

Great cartoon by Doug Marlette.  Backstory here.
(Hat tip: The Presbyterian Layman)

Transition and blogging

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

As you can tell, blogging has been exceedingly light. We are in the midst of making our transition to our new home and have been stressed out trying to (1) get the house ready for the new owners, and (2) arrange for the move of our stuff to the DC area.
Somehow, I thought I’d […]

Slogan

Monday, June 19th, 2006

Thanks to Joanne Jacobs for pointing me to the advertising slogan generator. I plugged in Ticklish Ears and came up with several I like:

We’re Serious About Ticklish Ears.
It’s the Bright One, it’s the Right One, that’s Ticklish Ears.
Tough on Dirt, Gentle on Ticklish Ears.
We Don’t Make Ticklish Ears. We Make Ticklish Ears Better.
Ticklish Ears, […]

“Storm that Melts Mountains” - huh?

Monday, June 19th, 2006

Here’s a classic example of the inanity that going on at the biennial General Assembly meeting of the Presbyterian Church (USA). The Committee on Theological Issues and Insitutions sent forward a paper on the Trinity with some, uh, interesting ideas. The paper was “received” instead of “approved.” Get a load of these […]

Father’s Day 2006

Sunday, June 18th, 2006

Happy Father’s Day to all you dads.  I wonder if your day started as early as mine.  My daughter came to wake us up at 6:30 to open presents.  We held off until about 7:30.
From my daughter, I received a Mindy Abair CD (very nice jazz saxophone and vocals) and this book.  My wife gave […]

Earthquake!

Friday, June 16th, 2006

A 3.1 in Western North Carolina.  We felt it at the house.  Nothing came off the walls, but the rumble was pretty loud.  Here’s the USGS page on our earthquake.

Fighting Sioux to Fight and Sue

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

It’s official.  The University of North Dakota will indeed sue the NCAA over the logo/mascot controversy.
I just love the NCAA’s response:
Bob Williams, an NCAA spokesman, said the university was within its rights to sue. [ed: well, thanks for that!] “However, the NCAA, through its member institutions, has the authority to conduct its championships in an […]

The Nanny State: a literal party-pooper

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s “Get Schooled” blog, we learn that school parties in one Atlanta county have taken a major hit. The school board is banning homemade goodies, due to concerns over “food safety, food allergies and increasing vigilance over childhood obesity.”
Let’s dismiss the obesity and food safety issues first. I don’t accept […]

The Fighting Sioux Fight the NCAA

Monday, June 12th, 2006

Southern Appeal makes us aware of the latest salvo between the University of North Dakota and the NCAA regarding the latter’s stupid Native American mascot and logo policy. Here’s a taste of the letter from the UND’s President:
We understood that our membership covenant with the NCAA meant that the NCAA would be even-handed, fundamentally […]

Baseboards

Monday, June 12th, 2006

You never realize how much stuff you shove against the wall until you need to measure for replacement baseboards.
Just an observation as we get the house ready for its new occupants.

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