Thursday, February 02, 2012

Random Thoughts 2/2/12

  • This is a fantastic, must-read article written about visiting the church of Joel Osteen.  It's well-written, funny and insightful, while both critical and fair. [Thanks for the heads-up, Bryan]
  • This mild, warm-ish weather is great now… but wait until this summer when we get swarmed by all the bugs that didn't die this winter.  A recent study by Cornell University said that we're going to see an explosion in the numbers of fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes.  Yay.
  • I'm getting old.  We joke about it all the time but today is the first day that, after playing basketball the night before, I'm moving like an old man.  I hurt everywhere; it feels like I've been through a car wreck.
  • I had been listening to 980 KMBZ for about 22 years, sometimes all day long.  Now I'm down to just one show (guess which one).  First, they moved Glenn Beck from his normal morning slot to late night and replaced him with a local loudmouth.  And now Mike Shanin has stepped down from his afternoon show where he was the last voice for anything approaching conservatism.  It seems like the station is replacing conservative voices with "edgy" younger moderates.  Yay.  Now I'm listening to sports radio and Christian radio.
  • Did you see the video of Kristin Bell melting down on Ellen's show?  I thought she was putting on at first but she might just be crazy… crazy for sloths.  Which is nuts.
  • So there's word that Darren Aronofsky wants to make a movie about Noah.  He wants to insert a villain into the story and hire big name actors (Russell Crowe, supposedly) to make this a summer blockbuster.  Yeah, how could this possibly go wrong?
  • These are really good pool trick shots that are unlike any I've seen before but I still think these guys have too much time on their hands.
  • Here's a reason to hold your nose and vote for Romney:  if Romney is the GOP candidate, Donald Trump won't run as a third party candidate.  Now there's a terrifying prospect good reason to get behind Mitt.
  • Good news, Giants fans: according to EA Sports and Madden 12, the Giants beat the Patriots 27-24 on a last second field goal.  See the Super Bowl highlights three days early here.
  • So I hear there's a big game on Saturday night.  Actually, this is good for Mizzou; it might be the best chance to sweep the Jayhawks for the first time since 1994.  And considering they've only won one out of the last eleven match-ups and only five out of the last twenty-five, it would help.

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