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08 March 2007

Almost Friday Funnies

1) This deleted scene from Borat made me laugh so hard that I'm pretty sure I broke at least one rib (might be offensive to some):

2) In celebration of International Women's Day, I stole this from Transforming Seminarian:

Top Ten Reasons Why Men Should Not Be Ordained

10. A man's place is in the army.

9. For men who have children, their duties might distract them from the responsibilities of being a parent.

8. Their physical build indicates that men are more suited to tasks such as chopping down trees and wrestling mountain lions. It would be "unnatural" for them to do other forms of work.

7. Man was created before woman. It is therefore obvious that man was a prototype. Thus, they represent an experiment, rather than the crowning achievement of creation.

6. Men are too emotional to be priests or pastors. This is easily demonstrated by their conduct at football games and watching basketball tournaments.

5. Some men are handsome; they will distract women worshipers.

4. To be ordained pastor is to nurture the congregation. But this is not a traditional male role. Rather, throughout history, women have been considered to be not only more skilled than men at nurturing, but also more frequently attracted to it. This makes them the obvious choice for ordination.

3. Men are overly prone to violence. No really manly man wants to settle disputes by any means other than by fighting about it. Thus, they would be poor role models, as well as being dangerously unstable in positions of leadership.

2. Men can still be involved in church activities, even without being ordained. They can sweep paths, repair the church roof, and maybe even lead the singing on Father's Day. By confining themselves to such traditional male roles, they can still be vitally important in the life of the Church.

1. In the New Testament account, the person who betrayed Jesus was a man. Thus, his lack of faith and ensuing punishment stands as a symbol of the subordinated position that all men should take.

03 March 2007

Before The Music Stops

I can't seem to stop posting clips from YouTube. I came across the trailer for Before the Music Dies earlier. Looks interesting.

01 March 2007


All my favourite artists seem to be covering Leonard Cohen lately. That's Over the Rhine above, covering "Hallelujah." And then David Bazan has been covering the same song, as well as Bob Dylan's "The Man in Me."

Click over here for a recent Bazan show from Virginia. You'll get both those songs, as well as some stuff he doesn't sing live as often anymore. Plus snappy banter about Jesus, fabric softener, freemasons and speaking Chinese. What the hell else do you need from a Thursday? Even better, Bazan is touring the next couple of months, first with Will Johnson of Centro-matic, then with Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie and The Postal Service.