easter-chick.jpg This being Easter weekend and the regular weekly day for the random linkage, I am somewhat forced to come up with Easter-themed jokes and riddles to kick things off. Yeah, I know… but what are you gonna do?

  • How does the Easter bunny stay in shape? Lots of eggs-ercise!
  • What do you call bunnies that march in long, sweltering Easter parades? Hot cross bunnies!
  • What side of a rabbit has the most fur? The outside!
  • What do you call a rabbit with fleas? Bugs Bunny!
  • Knock, knock! • Who’s there? • Esther. • Esther who? • Esther Bunny!
  • Knock, knock! • Who’s there? • Candy. • Candy who? • Candy Easter Bunny carry all dose treats in one basket?
  • How does the Easter bunny travel? By hareplane!
  • What happened when the Easter Bunny met the rabbit of his dreams? They lived hoppily ever after!
  • What do you call a sleeping egg? Egg-zosted!
  • What did the eggs do when the light turned green? They egg-cellerated.
  • Why couldn’t the egg family watch TV? Because their cable was scrambled!
  • Why didn’t the egg cross the road? Because he wasn’t a chicken yet!
  • What day does an egg hate the most? Fry-days.
  • Who is the Easter Bunny’s favorite movie actor? Rabbit De Niro!

I’ll quit there with the humour, which is perhaps a relief to some of you… but come on, “Because he wasn’t a chicken yet!”? Okay, on to the linkage.

  1. GMail celebrates 5 years — still in Beta
  2. The recent piece in Time about the New Calvinism has been well-linked, but what about the lingering effects of the article?
  3. Poll tests women’s shallowness: women 18-34 find it hard to choose between brains, beauty and being nice.
  4. Crowd dynamics: agree or disagree?
  5. I am just a poor boy though my story’s seldom told: “How poverty passes from generation to generation is now becoming clearer. The answer lies in the effect of stress on two particular parts of the brain.” (via)
  6. “But I’m fishing now” is the punchline to a similar story
  7. Here’s one for you to browse through and determine your technological vintage by seeing how many of these you remember using: 25 computer products that refuse to die
  8. According to GeeksAreSexy, “Filmed at 10,000 frames per second, this commercial, titled ‘A moment of Schweppervescence’, won a Gold Lion at the 2008 edition of the Cannes film festival.”
  9. Alison Kraus, anyone?
  10. Fuller’s recent journal issue is titled The Long Reach Toward Just Peacemaking — haven’t read it yet, but looks like some interesting articles in there. More info from C. Wess Daniels)
  11. Jesus Shaves: a good piece suited to Easter weekend reading.
  12. Brad Sargent is starting a new series on Cultures and Kingdom
  13. Scot McKnight lists his preferred commentaries on Mark’s gospel
  14. Wess Daniels — Christian Nonviolence: An Incomplete List of Recources on Biblical Pacifism
  15. Alan Hirsh offers some good advice to would be missional cafe owners
  16. Grace makes a list
  17. I missed this slightly older post where John Stackhouse takes on Chris Tomlin’s Worship Songs: We Have Got to Do Better. And you know, he’s right.
  18. Should You Revitalize a Church, or Plant a New One? — go ahead and answer that one in under 10,000 words.
  19. How about something a little different to make your day? Kid plays Star Wars Cantina Band Song on Gigantic Harp
  20. Pam Hogeweide quotes from Demotivation: The Unspectacular Grandness of an Ordinary Life — ironically inspiring?

    The Big Lie puts pressure on me to make a difference in a big way. Small is despised. Common kindness uncounted. But it’s the small everyday mercies of human compassion that keep our hearts soft towards one another. It’s the small things that are the tipping point. We’ve been lied to. Ordinary is cool and common every day kindness is the new sexy.

  21. A WordPress Easter Egg in 2.6 and 2.7 — in a post edit page, scroll down and click on one of the revisions. On the next page, scroll down again and select the same revision for comparison and click “Compare Revisions” (compare a version to itself). Now beware The Matrix.
  22. DiGiorno Turns to Twitter for Flatbread-Pizza Launch
  23. I really enjoyed Yann Martel’s book, Life of Pi. The book includes some accounts of how the title character took up not one but three religions simultaneously, and didn’t see any conflict between them. In the real world though, a minister can be defrocked by the Episcopal church if that minister is also a practicing Muslim.
  24. Where does Bob Hyatt find this stuff?
  25. Andrew Jones remembers, “It’s Friday, but Sunday’s a-Comin’!
  26. A couple of years ago I did a post from Judas’ perspective geared especially for the Saturday of Easter weekend. I guess yesterday I wrote the “prequel,” A Centurion’s-Eye View.

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