Daily Archives: 19 Jun 2012

I Got Both Games Right Today…

It’s a miracle!  Both England and Sweden won.  Brilliant!

Today At Megiddo

Once again Eric comes through with some fantastic photos.  Here are just a small sampling-

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Davies Responds to Garfinkel

In Bible and Interpretation, Philip Davies writes

We can quibble about whether the Shephelah is “Judah” rather than the highlands, but that this part of Palestine and this city were part of a political system called “Judah” is quite another supposition. Where is the proof? I suspect Garfinkel is just using a biblical figure to fill the gap. If so, we have just another example of the old “biblical archaeology.”

Enjoy it all.

Who Knew… Male Tea Drinkers are at Greater Risk for Prostate Cancer….

In related news, male water drinkers are also at greater risk for prostate cancer.  Meanwhile, I wonder what drink puts women at greater risk for prostate cancer

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Today’s Winners: England and Sweden

Sorry, France and Ukraine, but you’re both going down to ignoble defeat. And we all know how good I am at picking winners, don’t we…

The Newest Technological Fad: aBook

With thanks to Mark for sharing…

Reformed Confessions of the 16th and 17th Centuries in English Translation, Volume 1: 1523-1552

This is the first of a projected three volume set, which compiles numerous Reformed confessions of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries translated into English.

For many of these texts, this is their debut in the Anglo-Saxon vernacular. It provides the English-speaking world a richer and more comprehensive view of the emergence and maturation of Reformed theology in these foundational centuries foundational centuries for Reformed thought and foundational summaries of Reformed doctrine for these centuries.

Each confessional statement is preceded by a brief introduction containing necessary historical and bibliographical background. The confessions are arranged chronologically, with this first volume presenting thirty-three documents covering the years 1523-1552.

Volume one can be acquired here.  Volume two is also available.  Details here.  Reformation Heritage Books are online here.

404 Errors Explained

Those dreaded 404 error messages explained-

via Sebastian Moll on FB

Is There Really Any Point In Asking For the Prawn to be Returned?

Won’t they just be thrown away?   Or are there actually people who would buy prawn that have been stuffed up some woman’s skirt?  Big market for that is there?

While there’s no shortage of creative ways criminals try to steal loot from stores, shoving prawns up your skirt apparently isn’t the best strategy.  But Krystal Douglas, 26, and her accomplice, 68-year-old Charles Simboyan, clearly thought otherwise before they were caught shoplifting from a Costco on Monday, State Island Live reports.

Stick her in jail and let her live off the prawn as long as she can.  Save the taxpayers money on her upkeep and let her suffer the consequences of her sin.  It’s a win-win.

Celebrity Self-Centeredness: Total Depravity

But hey, they get away with it because you people buy tickets to their ‘shows’.  They all make enough money, so why don’t they buy their junk themselves?

Pop star Nicki Minaj’s demands are said to include fried chicken and Belgian waffles as well as 12 cans of Red Bull – six at room temperature and six on ice – whipped cream, strawberries, 24 bottles of Snapple, contact lens solution and a cool-mist humidifier.

And

Cher, according to the Smoking Gun, required a room for her wigs alone while on tour, and also asked that she have one bowl of M&M’s and one handful of flexi-straws on hand between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. only.

And worse

On one of her headlining tours, Mariah Carey was reported to demand cases of Cristal champagne, one special attendant to dispose of used chewing gum, tea service for eight people, a Honey Bear pack of honey, two air purifiers, a puppy and kittens.

The next time you hear one of these self-absorbed celebs talking about their concern for the poor just ask yourself why they don’t bring some street folk into their rooms and pamper them instead of themselves.