Daily Archives: 8 Oct 2010
What kind of person thinks of such a thing? A Swiss museum will display a bar of soap which an artist claims to have made out of fat belonging to Silvio Berlusconi, the Italian Prime Minister. Mr Berlusconi underwent liposuction … Continue reading
I will never knowingly assist Facebook in raising one single red cent. Ever. And if Facebook at some point decides to charge even as little as a dollar a month, it will be so long FB for me. Why? California’s … Continue reading
On facebook Jim Barr reports The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism paid $918,856 in tax dollars to fund a five-year study of “Alcohol and Bar Violence” that determined, among other things, that bar fights tend to occur in … Continue reading
About WordPress’s not working normally for Firefox but working normally for Chrome. Now how does that make any sense at all? I’m utterly astonished.
Apparently, Saddleback Church has incorporated Miley Cyrus’ hit song The Climb into their worship set list. Notes Scott. Who continues Not sure really how I feel about this. It’s certainly not as bad as some of the worship songs that … Continue reading
The Southeastern Region of the SBL will meet March 4-6 in Louisville, Ky. The call for papers and registration information is available on the SECSOR web page.
Sladjana Vidovic‘s body lay in an open casket, dressed in the sparkly pink dress she had planned to wear to the prom. Days earlier, she had tied one end of a rope around her neck and the other around a … Continue reading
It seems so! Finally! And Ari Shapiro tells us about him in today’s report on NPR. When new monthly unemployment numbers come out Friday, the chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers will be on all the TV … Continue reading
I think Joel Watts has lost the link, because arrivals today include people looking for books are scholarly done Indeed! I guess…
All the details are here. Chris is the best epigrapher known to me and I am 100% confident that his volume will be competent and erudite. Ancient Northwest Semitic inscriptions from Israel, Phoenicia, Syria, Moab, Ammon, Edom, and Philistia enlighten … Continue reading
Our colloquium begins in just a few days, on Sunday, so our brief excerpting series is almost concluded. Today’s installment concerns Jesus’ opponents and the conflicts which erupted between them, Casey notes Jesus accused his orthodox opponents of replacing the … Continue reading
Is it acting up for anyone else in terms of: 1- if I wish to post, I have to go to wordpress.com and post from there. If I attempt posting right on my blog, the hover function over the ‘my … Continue reading
Sigh… First, A former youth football coach and youth pastor will spend 121/2 years in prison for molesting three boys – two of them former players on the football team he coached in 2009 and a 13-year-old he ministered to … Continue reading
Britons find being older than 52 is nothing to laugh about because that’s the age when they start becoming grumpy, according to a survey on Friday. The poll of 2,000 Britons found those over 50 laughed far less than their … Continue reading
Today marks the anniversary of the birth of that astonishing historian Giovanni Garbini; friend, correspondent, benefactor. Garbini’s History and Ideology in Ancient Israel was a turning point, a watershed, in my intellectual pilgrimage. Scarcely any other book was more eye … Continue reading