Archive for March 28th, 2011

March 28, 2011

Rebecca Black’s “Friday” REMIXED

by Vince

The words make no sense but it sounds better than the original.

H/T: FilmDrunk

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March 28, 2011

Hot Boyz

by Vince

Another banger: Missy Elliot – Hot Boyz

March 28, 2011

Timbaland Neko

by Vince

For the music heads out there, this is something neat created by Timbaland.

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March 28, 2011

Cop That Disk

by Vince

What other song could be hotter?

March 28, 2011

Question of the Week

by Vince

What is the value/purpose of prayer? What are the differences between prayer and intercessory prayer? Is all prayer meant to be intercessory? How much of prayer is meant to change us, not necessarily our/the circumstances?

Email your thoughts, faith goer or not, to vgiordano at gmail dot com.

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March 28, 2011

Celebration of Virtues Amidst Earthquake’s and Tsunami’s

by Vince

Meet Hideaki Akaiwa, who reportedly rescue his family who were submerged underwater:

Hideaki’s wife of twenty years was still buried inside the lake somewhere. She hadn’t gotten out. She wasn’t answering her phone. The water was still rising, the sun was setting, cars and shit were swooshing past on a river of sea water, and and rescue workers told him there was nothing that could be done – the only thing left was to sit back, wait for the military to arrive, and hope that they can get in there and rescue the survivors before it’s too late. With 10,000 citizens of Ishinomaki still missing and unaccounted for, the odds weren’t great that Hideaki would ever see his wife again.

For most of us regular folks, this is the sort of shit that would make us throw up our hands, swear loudly, and resign ourselves to a lifetime of hopeless misery.

But Hideaki Akaiwa isn’t a regular guy. He’s a fucking insane badass, and he wasn’t going to sit back and just let his wife die alone, freezing to death in a miserable water-filled tomb. He was going after her. No matter what.

This story is N-U-T-S-! It is so worth a full read.

 

March 28, 2011

March Madness and Christianity

by Vince

Some have thought that March Madness exposes the idol of basketball brackets and gives a pass to all that comes with professional sports:

A bigger issue, he says, is that professional sports value materialism, commercialism and a Darwinian, hail-to-the winner ethos that jars with Christian values like self-denial and humility.

Krattenmaker agrees, adding violence, sexual aggression and idolatry are often associated with major league sports.Fans become wrapped up their favorite teams or favorite players.

“We go too far,” he says, “when we make sports the center of our lives.”

Hoffman says it would be naïve to think that the fans that show up for the Final Fourin a couple weeks are going solely because they appreciate the skill and athleticism of the teams involved. For some, he says, it’s “sheer tribalism.”

I believe it is easy to say (although not true) that everyone who roots for their bracket to win is a tribalist maniac. The same can be said for those who drink alcohol – they all must be drunks!

This is an interesting topic and has a place in being discussed each year. The origin of this article was based on a group at Duke University who, in fact, didn’t see anything wrong with March Madness, basketball, or brackets but possibly uses this moment to bring people to God.

“What we believe is that passion is good,” Jean-Baptiste continued. “…We just believe that those passions are also ways to enter into relationship with God. And if you don’t know how, to begin the relationship starting with the worship of God is not a bad idea.”

Her group, which is not affiliated with any official campus organization, says there’s nothing wrong with enthusiasm for hoops – just that such passions make this a good time to explore a deeper relationship with God.

March 28, 2011

Bud Light – 3D Test Commercial

by Vince

With every alcohol commercial comes over the top humor, stereotypical depictions, and loose women.

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