Monday, March 31, 2008

Never thought I would say this...

"What was so important that you had to interrupt me watching Slug Sex on a Saturday morning?", I told my brother.

Why did I say this? Because I was watching this on a Saturday morning while sitting in bed. I love my life and I am amazed that people take me seriously considering some of the insane things I choose to spend my time on.

I wish they would have been bumping "Sexy Back". Would have added to the whole effect for me.

Friday, March 28, 2008

A team worth rooting for

If you don't follow college ball, all the moms reading and my fiancee, then here is a team worth rooting for, Davidson. A small school with high academic standards and just kind of lovable. This tiny school is playing in this giant stadium tonight and everyone at Davidson was invited, literally. This story tells of how the trustees decided that a school of 1,700 should be able to see their team play. Announced in class was an offer for anyone to come and watch the game, all expenses paid by the trustees. I want to be back in college and have that opportunity again. So root for Davidson as a great little team, from a little school making a big impact this weekend. Who wants to watch Hoosiers?

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Domesticated Kevin- sign #23

I cleaned the lid of the kitchen garbage can and the inside of the lid as well because I thought it was gross. I also had this thought, we need more kitchen towels, ?, we need more clean towels??, we need a better way to hang them,? What? When did you realize your man was gonna wear some "big boy" pants and get rid of the forest green everything in his bathroom?

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Never cross a Water Buffalo!

The youtube award for best event captured went to this spectacular National Geographic like moment. The moral of this video, "Never ever piss off a herd of Water Buffalo, even if your a pack of lions." Also, enjoy seeing the third player in this food chain showdown come springing out of the water.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Cal Berkely, Christ and "like you know."

I love giving three name titles, it just feels right. Here is another video that is more of an apologetic for the Christian faith and is another helpful tool to watch. This is Tim Keller on his West coast tour. The Lecture is really good, the questions.. ah, not so much.

What's up with Cal. Berkeley? The questions were nothing on caliber with the ones that the folks working at Google cooked up(I don't expect you to sit through the end of the video to take in the glory of the fertile college minds). The way the students spoke reminded me of this video that I posted many months ago. I find myself going back to Taylor Mali often on this subject.

Speaking with Authority:

Friday, March 21, 2008

God, Google and the Resurrection

Here is a great talk given by Tim Keller, at Google, on the topic of "The Reason for God." He has a new book out and somehow on his book tour he winds up at Google giving a great defense for the belief in God for a skeptical age. It's a really helpful lecture to learn from and the Q and A time is worth the wait. The very last question even allows Tim to talk about the Resurrection.

As I have been reading the scriptures on the Resurrection and considering the last question Tim gets (you'll have to watch) I realize that those who are skeptical that this ever happened think people in the 1st and 2nd century were morons. They didn't know how the world worked and they were gullible saps. Look at this beauty.

This is a fully functioning aqueduct. They built
this thing. Romans were not moron but knew
how to design and understood the natural world.
When Jesus wants the stone rolled away at Lazarus's tomb they say "It's been 4 days, it's going to smell." 4 day old dead people just don't get up and start walking around on their own. A resurrected person, a person who was crucified and buried and now is walking around three days later is either something to be laughed at by them or marveled by.

Have a glorious Easter and praise God for him revealing his Glory in the resurrected Christ.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

I've got a need, a need for Green

Who wants to be Green!! Since that color could get annoying quickly lets jump back into the beautiful color of oil and coal and talk about the environment. Unless you have been splitting wood in a shed for 5 years in Montana you have heard that Global Warming is on the rise (pun intended) and that if we don't act to save the planet then the affects would be irreversible. You saw NBC's Green Week and got a sense of the problem (note: NBC is owned by GE who makes a but load of light bulbs, so surely no vested interest at all) That's some seriously scary stuff but I kept on hearing small bits of radio shows or a article that was actually skeptical of this slam dunk fact of which Al Gore informed us, "The debate is over." Apparently the debate is not over among some pretty smart scientists.

The best source I have found to hear what I think is a thoughtful look at the science of climate and how the earth works is a BBC documentary called "The Great Global Warming Swindle." It's very well done and the narrator has a British accent so it is a slamdunk. They explain things like temperature change preceding CO2 going up, the effect the ocean plays in this whole game and that the sun (go figure) might actually be the main reason for the .71 Cel. increase in temperature over the last 100 years

Pay attention to temperature change before Co2 levels, this information is vitally backwards. Temperature change precedes Co2 going up so that means that the solution of reducing Co2 is completely flawed. Now even if Co2 causes temperature change the solutions to reduce Co2 are utterly ineffective. Australia, for example, will effectively eliminate the incandescent light bulb around 2010 and be using compact fluorescents. They estimate they will reduce their C02 emission by 800,000 metrics tons! Boo yah, slam dunk. Way to go, Aussie Aussie Aussie- Oye Oye Oye. One thing, that number makes up .21 percent of the entire continents Co2 emissions. Hmmm. Also, there is mercury, a "neurotoxin", in those there light bulbs read this NPR article
here about that.

Well, what will really make a difference is full compliance
with the Kyoto Protocol that Bush gets hammered about never signing and the U.S. should join the global community in this en devour. Watch this clip from a special called "The Climate of Fear" about the history of Kyoto. Check out the graph they show about full compliance to Kyoto. It's not a solution at all. You get to see Al Gore in this clip, so joy.

Did you know that volcanoes produce more Co2 than all man made activity. We are a small slice of the pie.The Earth is a big big place, with 75% covered in water we can only occupy 25% , so the ocean has us out numbered in space 3 to 1. We live on an amazing planet and being wise with what we throw away, introducing toxins into the environment and stewarding creation is a great and good thing. We should do this with zeal but it should be informed zeal and do work that gains real solutions and not because of hype and some bad science.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Why do blogs exist?

There are three answers to this question:

1. To tell people what you are thinking.

2. To share funny stuff.

3. To show your kids going "poopy in the potty".

All blog activity falls neatly into these categories. A beatboxing hound dog for example would be something you would put on a blog. I added this to my link side bar. I don't post number twos by anybody I know or don't know, so you can count that out. What I will do with my next two posts is tell you what I think, number ones, about the environment and economics. I have been saving bits and links and I am going to just float some stuff out there for your digestion and some will be nourishing and some will fall within the "poopy in the potty", but hopefully not all that much. These are just things I found fascinating, illuminating or worth bringing into the discussion on these topics. I'm a big picture guy so I like to tie pieces together to make sense of the big picture. I will do the environment first because we all might die or get .2 degrees hotter over the next 50 years so I better get cracking.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

"Just aim and squeeze"

Who knew that making pancakes and waffles could be so convenient. I can't even believe this product exist. In fact, I didn't believe this product exist but go here and read more about this product. I just don't know how many times I have been in a pinch where a can of spray and shoot batter would have saved me. Breakfast just got easier and organic.

Thanks to clusterflock for this find.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

"Just gettin by"

Here is your first installment of a how to video series called "Scrappin". It's not just a job, it is a way of life. Feel free to send your questions to Doyle about any subject covered on "Scrappin". So please enjoy this fun and educational time with Doyle Riddle.