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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Brainteaser: How many squares?

well, this is a big time waster, but it's also and interesting challenge.  How many squares can you count?  Did you get them all?  Count again just to be sure!  To find out, I have a very helpful gif on the next page.  :)


Sunday, February 17, 2013

A film about courtship? Really?

I got an email from a filmmaker recently.  I don't know what to make of this.  Perhaps this is bringing up some of my worst nightmares that courtship forces women into a more subservient role than the Gospel intends.  If you talk to women in Mexico (I did a mission there), many are thrilled when their husbands become Christians because they are taught to love their wives rather than follow the old machismo ways.  (It's sort of sad because macho once meant brave and valiant.)  I also overheard men sitting around talking about some of the mistreatment some of their friends doled out on their wives, showing off how badly they could treat their wives and still get them to do things for them.  One story involved making the wife get on her knees.  Another involved kicking the wife.  These men had no idea I spoke Spanish.  I just listened.

In any case, there are some things about these families and the way they comport themselves that really bother me.  Let's just say, I won't be donating to get this film made. And really, why not knock on the doors of the proponents of this lifestyle?  Here is my take on the series of videos the filmmaker posted online.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Surving Church As A Single in Stuff Christians Like Style

As we know, modern Christianity still doesn't quite know what to do with its burgeoning singles population.  Neither does any other religion.  John Acuff came up with a scoring system of sorts to help you deal with being single at church.  It got a few LOLs out of me to be sure!  Jon Acuff's "Surviving Church As A Single."

Dissecting Valentine's Day

Yesterday was Valentine's Day.  What did you do with it?  Did you curl up into a little ball or hide away at home hoping it would shrivel up and die?  Well, not Emily Graslie.  She may be a complete science geek without a date, but she had fun with it making a science video that was entertaining and informative.  Please check it out.  The gif below is just a preview.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Facebook like scams

Well, I'm sure you knew that there was something wrong with this stuff.  The net is abuzz with backlash.  If you are on Facebook please stop clicking like on those photos with a story.  Businesses are testing Facebook thought this kind of scam to see if people go for it.  Often the stories are not real.