"a few years back i posted a long series of bad nativity sets. last year i grouped them all into one post -- 20 of them at that point -- and it became my highest trafficked post of all time. but people sent me more and a stumbled onto a few myself...."
My youngest kids are finally getting the idea that there is a baby—not an image, or a concept, or one of those weird grown-up stories, but an actual human being—inside my belly. They can tell it’s true, because they can see what is unmistakably a little baby butt, bopping around about 18 degrees northwest of what used to be my belly button.
“But—” asked my kids, “But how is there room in there for a whole baby?”
Well, I’ll tell you. There isn’t. There is no room. My midwife said today that she thought baby was “maybe a little on the big side.” Hearing that was like passing a highway sign that warns, “LOW FLYING AIRCRAFT.” Thanks for letting me know, but what am I supposed to do about it? Duck?
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Calling it a “better use of resources,” the General Council of the Assemblies of God voted to spend $2.3 million — their entire annual evangelism budget — on converting Madonna.“Dollar for dollar, this is a great plan,” said AG spokesman Sean Taylor. “If she gets saved, think of the legions of fans that will follow her.”
The novel evangelism attempt will include buying space on every billboard near the singer’s homes in Los Angeles, New York and London. Some billboards will read, “Madonna, we’ve got to talk. God,” and, “Spiritual girl — has a nice ring, doesn’t it?” Each will carry the number for the AG’s prayer line, 1-800-4PRAYER. ....
"Consider the following food for thought, and not a hard-and-fast directive. So in case you were under the bizarre impression that some random essay written by a layperson has some moral force, ..." (click for more)
New York City, NY: In an effort to get Christmas carols more in line with the original Latin, the much loved (or hated) "Fa la la la la, la la la la" line will now begin with a "Tra". The newly translated song will be sung in NYC stores starting Black Friday, 2011. .... (click for more)
Dr. House: I'm sure this goes against everything you've been taught but right and wrong do exist. Just because you don't know what the answer is or maybe there's no way you even could know what the answer is doesn't make your answer right or even ok. It's much simpler than that. It's just plain wrong.