Saturday morning brings with it a ritual we all know well by now. A series of bad jokes through which we dutifully wade so as to get to the selection of “random” links that for which you’ve been waiting for a full week now. Or something like that.
- What do you call a boomerang that doesn’t work? A stick.
- What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire? Frostbite.
- What lies at the bottom of the ocean and twitches? A nervous wreck.
- Where do you find a dog with no legs? Right where you left him.
- Why do gorillas have big nostrils? Because they have big fingers.
- What do fish say when they hit a concrete wall? Dam!
- Why don’t blind people like to sky dive? Because it scares the hell out of the dog.
- What’s the difference between a bad golfer and a bad skydiver? A bad golfer goes, whack, damn. a bad skydiver goes damn, whack.
- How do you catch a unique rabbit? Unique up on it.
- How do you catch a tame rabbit? Tame way, unique up on it.
While you’re thinking about that, maybe you’ll find it worth clicking through to discover Why bad jokes are easier to remember than the good ones. And with that mystery answered, we’re done with the “humour” section for the week… and you know what that means. Tally ho!
- Ths 5½-minute video features about 4 minutes worth of stuff you probably didn’t know could be done on a bike.
- Kester Brewin is blogging again
- Cathleen Falsani on Bruce Cockburn and his new album, Slice O Life: Bruce Cockburn Live Solo If you don’t know Bruce, you’re missing out. Big time.
- Ed Stetzer’s Church Planting Bibliography, annotated and extensive. Seriously.
- Subway Caught up in Fan Effort to Save NBC Series ‘Chuck’ — the Internet has power. Chuck is a decent show, too.
- Google yourself? Now you can get a Google profile page, like I did.
- Leith Anderson says evangelicalism isn’t dying, and manages to compare Michael Spencer to Hugo Chavez in the process of suggesting it’s only his personal evangelicalism that’s dying. Spencer doesn’t think so. Oh, and John Longhurst considers Canadian evangelicalism. Or is it just evolving? But no, it could be that evangelicalism is doomed on theological grounds, which is a different twist again. Michael Spencer started it, and he suggests the antidote: church planting.
- I found out there’s a Wikipedia in Simple English. Cool, great for kids or non-native English speakers. My kids like to use Wikipedia, but find some of the articles difficult to understand… this should be better.
- A whiff of news on a forthcoming Brian McLaren book
- The Jazz Family Tree
- Michael Spencer’s Latest Attempt To Become a Complementarian
- Top 7 Reasons People Quit Linux
- Update on Blue Like Jazz: The Movie
- Another reason to avoid church… an article on CNN discuses a new PEW survey that suggests “The more often Americans go to church, the more likely they are to support the torture of suspected terrorists.” I gather they’re not attending any church I want to hang out in. Only one in eight evangelicals were likely to say torture is never justified. Wow. Kind of infuses the phrase, “Depart from me, I never knew you” with a whole new poignancy, doesn’t it? Brian Mclaren repeats the question, What do White Evangelicals stand for? and then follows up with the voice of reason.
- Maggi Dawn on a Todd Bentley comeback; the man keeps turning up lke a bad penny. This time he’s rewriting history to suit him a little better.
- Dan Kimball on Origins: Birthing a New Network
And this is the point at which Saturday arrived and I stopped adding to the list of links that I keep through the week. Tune in a week from now to find out where I next run out of time and links before hitting the “Publish” button.