Sympathy for the Defendant at The Goldman Sachs Hearings

I realize that it’s kind of in the American DNA to dislike bankers and other kinds of money-man high rollers, but it’s also in our DNA (I hope, down in there somewhere) to hate grandstanding nitwit politicians.  As much as you may hate “Wall Street fat cats” (And geez, can we give that cliche a rest? Are we living in More …

We Are All Kings

You may like to reminisce about how great things were back in the day, but if you look at the facts you have to admit that right here, right now, we are living at the very pinnacle of civilization.  In fact, compared to today, things back then really kind of sucked. That’s a hard point to get across to people More …

Everybody Draw Mohammed Day

I usually hate those pre-fab, made-up holidays like Arbor Day and Toyota Truck Week, but here’s one I can really get behind: Everybody Draw Mohammed Day! Hallmark, start printing up those cards! Via Dan Savage’s blog at The Stranger, some clever chappie (I don’t know who) has declared May 20, 2010 “Everybody Draw Mohammad Day,” in support of Matt Stone More …

There’s Nothing Wrong with This Keyboard

(Via Baseball Crank) Hanson (yes, the Mmmbop Hanson) does a beautiful, shot-for-shot remake of the Ray Charles “Shake a Tail Feather” scene from The Blues Brothers. Adding to their street cred, note Weird Al Yankovic on the tambourine. Thinking ‘Bout Somethin’ HANSON | MySpace Music Videos And here’s the original:

Fight! Fight!

(Via Think Christian) Zowie, John Piper pulls no punches when asked about the Emergent Church movement: I clearly don’t have my finger on the pulse of this issue, because as far as I knew, the Emergent Church was still emergent, not in shambles and teetering on the brink of irrelevancy.  But if that’s true, then good.  Because I agree with More …

Celebrity Quiz of the Day

Q: Recently, sportswriter Paul Finebaum and his celebrity doppelganger C. Montgomery Burns dropped by the University of Alabama for the annual A-Day Game.  Can you tell which one is which? A: Neither can we!

Yub-Nub!

It’s Friday, so here’s a barbershop quartet singing the Ewok celebration song (via Frank J):

The (Belated) Bracket Challenge of (Almost) Everything

Alright, I thought I had covered all the bases in the Cynical Christian Bracket Challenge of Everything.  However, recent events have thrown off the fundamental balance of the universe and turned all truth inside-out. I’m talking of course about the recent release of the KFC Double Down chicken sandwich–the sandwich that uses to pieces of fried chicken instead of bread. More …

The Bracket Challenge of Everything: The Sweet 16!

It’s the Sweet 16 round! Who is the Butler of this tournament? Could it be candy?  Or maybe broken-in jeans? Stay tuned for the shocking results, and share your two cents in the comments. 1. Back Rubs Because, who doesn’t like a good back rub, hmmm? vs. 13. Good Parking Place photo by Zach K Wait, is that a handicapped More …

So Proud to Be an American

Only in this country do we have innovators who will dare to replace sandwich bread with fried chicken: Last August, we wrote about the “Double Down,” a mysteriously tempting (and potentialy lethal) new food item being tested by KFC. For those coming late to the story, it’s bacon and cheese sandwiched between two pieces of fried chicken. And now, many More …

Happy Easter! Here Are Your Rock Band Titles!

Well, this is an interesting grouping–newly released Rock Band tracks this week all happen to be from Christian bands.  Is this on purpose?  I don’t know, but I’ll take any chance to spread good Christian music around, and these guys happen to be that.

Where the Fight Is Now

As Christianity gets pushed to the back of the bus in the West, it’s just picking up steam in the Third World.  Richard Fernandez writes that growing numbers of Third World Christians are rubbing up against Third World Muslims and creating a lot of friction. And getting no help whatsoever from us. Today Christianity is a religion of the Third More …