www.jpg Happy Saturday, readers! This always brings some of the week’s linkage across the wide weird web… beginning as usual with some kind of joke, right? This week, a litany of one-liner in-a-bar jokes:

A Times New Roman (typical default) font walks into a high-class bar. The bartender takes one look at him and says, “Sorry, we don’t serve your type here!”

Guy walks into a bar with a duck on his head. Bartender looks at the duck, then the guy, and says, “Can I help you?” The duck says, “Yeah, you can get this guy off my butt!”

A corn stalk walks into a bar. The bartender says, “Wanna hear a good joke?” The corn stalk says, “I’m all ears!”

A giraffe walks into a bar and orders a bottle of beer. The bartender says, “Do you want a longneck?” The giraffe says, “Do I have a choice?”

A soccer ball rolls into a bar and tries to get service, but the bartender kicks him out.

Alright, the links…

  1. 51 uses for Coca-Cola – the ultimate list.
  2. Grace is on about Sarah Palin and Joel’s Army following on a Huffington Post article that aligned Palin with the Jesus Camp set. Earlier in the week, she was giving The Charismatic Family Tree a good shake.
  3. Who, really, are the Most Awesomest Muppets?
  4. “Apparently Ikon runs an ‘Omega’ course for those interested in exiting the church. For anyone familiar with the ‘Alpha’ course, this is seriously funny.” — Sarcastic Lutheran, via Dave Wainscott
  5. David Brush reviews Scot McKnight’s forthcoming The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible
  6. Follow the link through Michelle Obama from two different camera angles to compare how MSNBC and Fox News covered her speech. Very different.
  7. iMonk: Difficult Concept Workshop: Repeat After Me…”The Shack Is A Story”
  8. Jason Clark announces a Doctor of Ministry for ‘Reflective Practitioners’: Global Missional Leadership
  9. Andrew Jones had a birthday this week (happy belated), and his big gift this year was his own Wikipedia entry. It’s been flagged for review, so do drop by and flesh it out with more details, links, and external references. I’ve added a footnotes section for this, which should get things started. Maybe someone will add an “Influence” section.
  10. Simpsons fans will be keen to see a map of Springfield.
  11. Jonathan Brink on words (and I love the pic too.)
  12. How To Fold A $1 Into A T-Shirt
  13. Do you have a 10-year-old girl? Ten Ways To Love Your Ten Year Old Girl… and the mystery that they are.
  14. I enjoyed this piece on
    Saying our Prayers
    and the perspective on repeating written prayers.
  15. Ben Witherington reviews Frank Viola’s Reimagining Church in a series of posts. Chapter 5 is his favourite.
  16. You Might Be A Faith-Blogger IF . . .
  17. I don’t recall that I’ve been called “crisp” ever before, but I think it’s good, judging by the other adjectives employed.
  18. Scot & Kris McKnight are soon to be grandparents. Congratulations are most certainly in order, and are hereby extended accordingly.
  19. John Walton does a short Hebrew word study on “deception” and interpreting Genesis 3:3. This reminded me of my own Hebrew studies and the fact that while we were out visiting friends for dinner not long ago, I noticed the Greek and Hebrew tools on his bookshelves. It’s not as hard to find people who studied Greek (Koine or Classical), but more rare to find those who have studied Hebrew. When I asked him, his Greek is in the state of my Hebrew, and my Hebrew in the state of his Greek… that is, I have trouble reading Hebrew now. He’s kept his up and I’m envious — but I suppose I have only myself to blame. Does anyone have good resources for refreshing Greek and Hebrew?

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