Friday, December 30, 2005

Earthly Woes

Western New York is know for snow. Those of us who live here have made the conscience decision to partake in the joys and hardships of this fact. However, lately we have been cursed by rain and warmth which has transformed our beautiful 24 inches into mush.

I WANT THE SNOW TO RETURN! So let the lake effect snow gather and let the wind chill drop! We need a better winter! Those of you with me please join me in the crusade to change the weather.


Friday, December 23, 2005

The Book of Daniel

Coming to NBC's Friday nights someday soon is a very controversial show called 'The Book of Daniel'. The show depicts an Episcopal priest hooked on Vicodin who talks to Jesus--with a gay son and pot-dealing daughter. It is obvious who is most concerned with this series, the conservative Christian community.

Honestly I don't know what to think. I am very curious and will watch an episode or two. I also promise not to use my consumer muscles and boycott products advertised during that hour. Besides the writer Jack Kenny's partner (of 23 years) is loosely related to my wife.


Thursday, December 22, 2005

Childhood Lost

Can you believe an American has finally created a colored bubble? I am utterly amazed. If only Zubbles were available during my younger years my life would have been more complete. Not only is the color throughout the but the color wipes away clean once the bubble (or should I say Zubble) pops! Bummer I have to wait until spring before I can buy some.

Check out this Zubbles video.


Friday, December 09, 2005

The Greatest Athlete Ever

The other day I was going about my business checking my email and blogs when I ran across a very disturbing blog about "The greatest athlete ever. The more I read the more I became concerned with Mr. McKnightro's blog.

I decided it was time to do my own research and before long I came across numerous photos of an athlete who could blow Kelly Slater out of the water. Just check out the diversity of His skillz:

I am sorry Kelly Slater (wait isn't that the guy from 'Saved by the Bell?) you'd better step to the back of this athletic bus pronto.


Thursday, December 08, 2005

A Phone For Fido

How sweet will your dog look rockin his own cell phone. And if he needs a little extra luck with the ladies add the optional camera. Yeah just watch the females come flocking.

This phone is equipped with a GPS to keep posted on your dog's Tom Foolery, a speaker so you can harass your dog from a far, and a call owner button just in case your dog feels the need to get back at you.

If you are interested in finding out more...Pets Mobility

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Tuesday, December 06, 2005

A Honda Holiday

Last night I spent a couple difficult hours watching the Philadelphia Eagles get literally spanked by the Seattle Seahawks. During this time I was bombarded by commercials, most of which I endure with a smirk and a chuckle. But all of a sudden my comatose TVonic state was disrupted by these words. "We wish you a Happy Holiday. We wish you a Happy Holiday. We wish you a Happy Holiday and a Happy New Year". I was shocked. When had this 'New Living Translation' of this song been created?

On a Christian radio station this morning I heard 2 women in Iraq detonated bombs killing 27 in a police training facility. The following story was about a woman who is out to get Christmas back into our public language. Can you guess which story got more airtime and interviews?

I've been hearing a lot about the shift in language used around this Holiday season, but for the first time it began to cause a stir in me. However it was an odd stirring. I was not upset, annoyed or even frustrated. I was somewhat relieved. Now don't get me wrong, back in the day when I rocked a Bush/Quayle 88 T-shirt, I was quick to hop on the "Let's keep the 'Christ' in Xmas bandwagon. Yet today, I feel we are moving towards separating consumerism from faith.

My opinion is this. Christians have been blessed by many years of our holiday's getting the best spotlight. So much so that we now think it's our right to have our worldview broadcast to everyone else. Isn't it time to de-consumerize our most sacred of holidays with this change in language? Shouldn't we concerning ourselves with bigger issues than losing a phrase which not all of our public validates?

We all need to be a little less self-centered and think about the central aspects of faith and life. Personally I am looking forward to the day when I am greeted with a 'Merry Christmas' and my mind slips to Jesus first and Santa second.

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Monday, December 05, 2005

A Calendar of Your Own

A friend of mine passed this site on along to me the other day.


Here you can publish your own stuff. The one that catches the eye is the calendar. Upload your pictures and rock out with your very own custom calendar. My friend mentioned he was afraid of poor resolution but as long as the your pics are high rez your calendar will turn out.