Wednesday, January 03, 2007
A midweek tour around my blogworld
Okay, I’ve written enough stuff for work this morning, let me file a quick post as I review what I’ve been reading around the Blog world and see if I can’t upset a few folks along the way…
Every since she first appeared in my blog, a month of so ago, I’ve enjoyed Moogirl’s (Joan of Shark) biting satire on politics and life in general. As an Oklahoman, she’s filling the void created when Scribe and his cronies at “Independent Christian Voice” (who were also Okies), signed off from their blog last summer. Yesterday Moogirl wrote about a university study in Oregon on gay sheep. Her take on it is pretty funny and I encourage you to check it out. With a name like Moogirl, I can’t help but wonder if she’s kind of like the Chick-fil-A cow, encouraging the consumption of meat of the non-beef variety. My own take on gay sheep, having known several sheepherders when I lived out in Utah, is that as a general rule, herders are homophobic and not sympathic. A gay ewe will quickly wind up as mutton and a gay ram will be auctioned off to a dog food company.
A few weeks ago, I reviewed Patrick McManus’ book, A Deer on a Bicycle. Kevin, down in Texas, who’s on pace to read every book published in the last decade during the next 12 months, has a more favorable review of the book. Check it out!
On other fronts, the Wendy guy Murf stalks has made a life changing decision. Ed is up to his elbows in drywall mud. Tim has a girlfriend which is cutting into his blogging time. Pia will probably get the first entry in for Bone’s contest, Bone’s is also Kevin in Alabama. Kontan, who is also from Alabama but lives in Mississippi, is the only person I know (or know of) who saw Ford’s casket in the capitol (I know a lot of people around here who will go up to Grand Rapids to see it). Dawn, who is reading George Orwell's essays out in Arizona, has discovered that when dating a fireman, smoke is an occupational hazard. The folks at Assimilatedpress are offering sure-fired solutions to fix Iraq.
One of the most interesting statistical analyses I’ve seen lately was done by Kevin (at Transmillennial). Kevin offers an interesting glimpse at the percentage of folks thinking that Jesus will return in 2007. Ten percent of non-religious people think it’s somewhat likely that Jesus will return. What’s wrong with these folks? Why are they non-religious when they think Jesus is coming back soon. As for the rest of those who think Jesus is on his way, I want to know how many of them are behind on their bills. It seems that the one thing Jesus made clear about his return is that no one knows the when it’ll be. On another unrelated topic, why is it that I’m reading three blogs of guys named Kevin?
That's enough of a tour, it's now time for lunch! Check out other blogs listen in the sidebar.
As for me, having been inspired by Dawn’s story of the smoking fireman, I’m working on a memory of summer fling some 2 decades ago with a smoker. Diane's story about stuffed animals has also conjured up memories of the worst class ever-in my long years of schooling—taxidermy. Ever since, I’ve been a compulsive hand-washer.
Have a good day!
UPDATE: NEWS FLASH
Since the London Times retracted the sheep story, which caused Moogirl to retract the sheep story, I suppose I need to tell folks it ain't true. However, it's still pretty funny!