Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Trippin' 'Round the 'Sphere - 8/23 Edition

Ah, the joys of Mondays. Kids left for the grandparents' house for a few days, Northrn 'burbs wife grilled steak and chicken for dinner, and watched The Stepford Wives (early review - not bad, not great) while mashing our grapes for this year's batch o'wine (early review - a tad acidic this year, leading me to believe fermentation will be tougher to manage, but the harvest was abundant.) Not to mention the perfect weather, and the "for no reason" gift N'b wife gave me (DVD of The Rookie - best baseball movie since Field of Dreams.) Makes me wonder why Mondays get such a bad rap.

Enough about me (oh, and did I mention I completed Econ yesterday by submitting my final? One more class down, three to go until the MBA is complete.) On to the interesting bits I found online lo these past few days.
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Fellow MOBster Doug Bass at Apprehension is hanging up the keyboard. Too bad, and he'll be missed. God bless and God speed in your future endeavors Doug, and hope to catch you at Keegan's one of these Thursdays anyway.
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Northern 'burbs blog is, and always shall be, a porn-free site, but this week's Cross Blogging symposium asks whether the Internet should remain a porn-free-domain zone.
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Rants are fun. So fun that mil-blogger Dadmanly is trying out a weekly feature centered on good rants. (BTW, I'd also recommend both the Dadmanly blog in general, but also his other blog, Gladmanly.)
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Hugh is going to have a Blog of the Week? Hmmmm...interesting. Verrrrry interesting. Figures he'd be at the forefront of tying radio to blogging and cross-marketing the two yet again.
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If only we saw more of this in the news and had less of this nonsense. Note - I'm NOT criticizing CNN et al for covering Robertson's inanity. Robertson said something that I find dispicable and sripturally untenable. He should be called to account for it. If he's going to claim to speak for Christians (which he kinda does) then we need to point out when he's left the commune so to speak. This was an idiotic thing to say. His comments put into stark relieve what I'd rather see more high-profile Christian leaders doing (like what Rick Warren is doing in Africa.) I'm praying for both men - and both need it.
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Rumor has it that Christian Carnival is at Wallo World this week. Get dem dere entries in by midnight tonight.
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How surprised am I by this? Not very. Not at all. I'm sure the reason is that in Wisconsin, drinking is a way of life. Or, in this case, a way of almost losing a life - key quote: "We saw stuff flying and basically buried our heads," said Peaslee, who was cooking steaks when somebody shouted to get in the basement. He said some guys grabbed their beers as they raced down the stairs.

"They thought it might be their last one," he said. "They wanted to have one in hand
." Running away from a tornado...stopping to grab your beer. In that environment, U-W Madison had no chance to avoid being the top partying school.
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I'll be updating the blogroll today to add some new blogs I've found interesting enought to visit frequently. Check 'em out.

God bless!

2 comments:

dadmanly said...

Mr. Stewart,

Thanks for the links, and the very kind words! As I don't have trackback, I linked back for you.

R. Stewart said...

Glad to do it!