Not sure if that’s the image you expected at the top of the links list this week, but you have to admit it’s iconic. And it beats posting an image of the other guy who died that same day and stole most of the news cycle.
But now… thematic puns.
- A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would result in linoleum blown apart.
- Those who jump off a Paris bridge are in Seine.
- I would like to go to Holland one day, wooden shoe?
- England doesn’t have a kidney bank, but it does have a Liverpool.
- The Irish should be rich because their capital is always Dublin.
- Italian building inspectors in Pisa can be quite lenient.
- A Scandinavian race is never over until the last Lapp crosses the Finnish line.
- A practical Czech is considered very Praguematic.
- While in Mexico, the Chinese diplomat got a ticket for going the Wong way on a Juan Way street.
And with the prolegomena out of the way, here are the promised links:
- Farrah Fawcett: The Golden Girl Who Didn’t Fade… and a pre-stardom moment from 1976: “It was Farrah’s pose, Farrah’s suit, Farrah’s idea. She picked that shot.“
- Mike Todd set up a good thought-provoker: “In a post-Christian society, unless Jesus is incarnated through the People of God, he does not exist.”
- Some of us are needing this lately: 10 Things to To Do When You Lose Your Blogging Voice
- Hi-Tech Formula 1 Steering wheel
- A collection of “money quotes” from Letters from Leaders — inspiration and guidance for leaders
- Jesus appears in Kit Kat bar — will I spoil it if I say I think it looks dubious?
- A beautiful reflection about fathers
- Interview with Malcolm Gladwell
- End of an era: Kodak Retires Kodachrome Film
- At the risk of picking a fight with an entire major city, it seems a little pathethic that New Yorkers don’t know what a browser is. No wonder M$IE has such a big market share.
- An Overview of the Same-Sex Marriage Debate
- Roger Ebert remembers John Wayne
- Escape Tools made in prisons: this is not a how-to….
- 1989: The Year that Changed the World — Somehow this Time article forgets to mention that my wife and I were married in 1989. Must have been an oversight. Then again, another piece claims 1979 is the year that still defines the world we live in. Anyone want to vote for 1969 (40 years since Woodstock) or 1999? If there’s a pattern, maybe this is an auspicious year.
- Anybody wanna buy a blog? According to $timator, I should settle for $372,927USD for this site, but I may be willing to take slightly less.
- Maybe you already saw this… Bush Advisor: Twitter Founders Should Get Nobel Peace Prize
That’s the kind of week it’s been for me… I’m obviously behind a little in my emerging/missional blog reading. But just to see if you’re still reading this post, stay tuned next week for a non-pseudonymous announcement from me. Hey, it’s been 4½ years already. What do you say to that?
Okay, one more – the origin of Ctrl-Alt-Del (via):
The closing crack on Bill Gates just made my whole day.
I am honored that you included my post about my father. Having re-read it myself over and over since I wrote it, I am still frustrated at my inability to really capture the whole of who we were together. Daddy would be so happy for me to tell his story of finding true forgiveness and grace that led to a renewing of our relationship. He learned to understand the gift he had been given by God; the most tender moments he had was when recalling the forgiveness of God.
Grace and Peace . . .