Thursday, January 31, 2008

McCain The Republican's Horse?

Winning Florida looks to have won McCain the nomination. I realize Mitt still is in the race, but I suspect with the Governors now starting to back McCain he is going to win the nomination. I'll be frank, McCain is easier on the stomach than Mitt despite being a firebrand. At least you know how he will move. I like that in a candidate. I can respect a person more when they vote their beliefs. The question is can McCain/Whoever beat Obama/Clinton (my prognostication as too the Democratic ticket)?

Monday, January 28, 2008

It's Finally Done

Now that good for nothing artist, who will remain nameless is finally done, tell me he's too busy working on Comedy Central project will he, you can finally bask in the glory that is my likeness.


Sunday, January 27, 2008

This Is Just TOO Funny

Some how I think MLK Jr. would be rather disappointed with the modern civil rights movement.

In case your wondering, its real. Don't believe me check it out Misspelled Signs.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Macaddicts Latest Fix

Macaddicts are foaming at the mouth over Apple's latest creation, the super thin Macbook Air. Now don't get me wrong the idea of fitting a laptop inside an envelop can even get a Macsceptic such as myself excited, but they need some truth in advertising. First of all they need to let people know they are going to have to spend more than the 1800 for the basic setup in order to have a working computer. They are also going to need to either buy the USB super drive or another Mac or PC in order to provide support for the Air in case of a failure and as we saw with the latest OS X launch Macs do fail from time to time. Why will they need to spend more? Because the Air lacks a necessary component for a stand alone system, a DVD drive. They taut it as the ultimate in portability and power, but forget about conveniently using for watching movies on the airplane or during boring meetings because you are going to have to hook up your USB super drive in order to do so. In case you have never tried such a feat it is very cumbersome. What is worse is they have the gall to call this horrid bug a feature. This is like Bill Gates calling Windows ME the best thing to ever happen to PC's. It just ain't right. Part of me wonders if this isn't an experiment to see if Macaddicts really will salivate at the sound of Steve Jobs voice ala Pavlov, because really the only people who are going to buy the Macbook Air are the Macaddicts, so they can get their fix, and the technologically stupid who believed the pimply faced kid at Best Buy. My advise, if you really want to waste your money on a Mac get the Pro at least it is a real computer.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Another Scifiverse Ruined

I was excited this year about one of the mid-season offerings on Fox, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. I have always enjoyed the universe created by James Cameron, it is a fascinating world of man vs machine. But now I watch what they have done to his vision with the whinny emo kid (I want to have a normal life" at all costs) and the soft idiotic mother ("If I push these buttons 1-9, what happens?") and it is enough to make me want to puke. All I can think of when I see the show now is how much I want to smack that O.C. emo wuss around. I can't believe they took Terminator and turned it into Dawson's Creek. The only redeeming value of the show is the Terminator herself (Summer Glau who played the enigmatic River in the Scifi cult classic Firefly) who is very creepy. However, it is not enough for me to consider watching any more. This is not the Sarah Connor who took her 10 year old kid to blow up a research lab and traveled the world seeking men to train her son. Long story, short, I have seen better Papal Bulls.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

The Reformation Of Contemporary Worship

I have stated before that the solution to Contemporary Worship is not abandoning it rather it is to reform it. Whether or no you like it is here to stay. People are not going to abandon the tradition they grew up with unless they are dissatisfied with the tradition ( the CW nuts are like to jump on me for calling their service a tradition, because isn't it by definition the antithesis to tradition?). This is a similar situation that Luther faced when asked to write a German Mass. He knew that a total departure would be unnecessarily stressful for people because the Roman Mass is what they grew up with so to completely redo things would be harmful rather than helpful. The same thing will happen if we try to eliminate CW. There are now people who have grown up in the CW tradition and they would be set a drift if they were suddenly removed from that which is familiar. This is why I feel we need to follow Luther's example. Keep what works and chuck the rest, all the while replacing somethings with orthodox replacements. Simple changes could go a long way towards changing from the me focus of much of CW to Christ focus. One of which is replacing the "I" songs with "Christ" songs. Switch out the dumb "me" ditties with well written contemporary style orthodox songs gradually and they probably won't even notice. And the beauty is they will have catchy songs that can now positively influence their lives rather than continue to focus inwardly on themselves and sing about what they are going to do rather than rejoice over what God has done for them.

Anyhow, long story short, too late you say, I am trying to put into practice my own preaching and I have started to write contemporary style songs. I have the first one completed and as soon as I figure things out I will post it up here for you to hear and hopefully enjoy.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Blessed Epiphany

Now that is what I call a holiday season. I hope you all had a great Christmas. I know I did. This year my dear wife really managed to surprise me with a few books I have been looking for for a long time. She managed to find all the books from fellow blogger Lars Walker. I must say I am enjoying Wolf Time and I am looking forward to the other two.

Blessed New Year to all!