May 29, 2015

Saturday Ramblings, May 23, 2015: Memorial Day Edition

Saturday Ramblings, May 23, 2015: Memorial Day Edition Greetings iMonks. Today, Dan is away at the Moody Pastor’s Conference, you know, the one where all the moody, grumpy pastors congregate and complain. That leaves me, one unworthy to tie Dan’s hiking boots, to lead us in rambling on this Memorial Day Saturday. We’ll start with […]

Saturday Ramblings, May 16, 2015

Hello, Imonks, and welcome to the weekend. Ready to Ramble? Of course the big news in religion this week was the release of a new Pew study on American religion. However, Mike Bell had a post about that yesterday and will have another one next Friday, so I will leave that in his capable hands. […]

Saturday Ramblings, May 9, 2015

Hello, imonks, and welcome to the weekend.  Ready to Ramble? The Evangelical Christian Publisher Association gave out their book awards this week.  And what won Book of the Year? The Daniel Plan, by Rick Warren.  Yes, this is a diet and fitness book, based on the vegetable diet the Prophet Daniel and his companions underwent, because, […]

Saturday Ramblings, May 2, 2015, Memeing Shakespeare Edition

Hello, imonks, and welcome to the weekend.  Ready to Ramble? Happy birthday goes out this week to William Shakespeare. He is 451.  Here’s his present: Only 8 percent of the top universities in the United States now require their English majors to take even one class on him. “We have found our Bard suffering ‘the unkindest […]

Saturday Ramblings, April 25, 2015: Drafting Mike Edition

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. Ready to Ramble? The World Happiness Report for 2015 was released this week.  The report identifies the countries with the highest levels of happiness: Switzerland Iceland Denmark Norway Canada Apparently the colder you are the happier you are.  That’s my main take-away from this. The list of people […]

Saturday Ramblings, April 18, 2014, The Pissing Off Putin Edition

Hello, all, and welcome to the weekend.  Ready to Ramble? We’re going to start with news from Russia that memes are now illegal. Well, not all memes, just those that feature a public character.  Gee, I wonder what powerful public figure is tired of being made into a meme.  [in Church Lady voice]: “Could it […]

Saturday Ramblings, April 11, 2015

Human head transplants, Polar-bear-sized aliens, and the sex lives of grilled cheese eaters: welcome to the weekend!  Let’s ramble! And let’s break out the rag-top, baby, it’s spring!Well, that’s a relief: The life-sized replica of Noah’s Ark is still alive. “Despite all the naysayers, and the enormous amount of false information certain people and organizations have […]

Saturday Ramblings, March 28, 2015

Hello, imonks, and welcome to the weekend. Our good friends at Berkeley’s Center for the Study of Sexual Culture [they of the queering agriculture fame] have finally updated their seminar offerings.  First up is a study what a couple of video games say about Native American culture. Close-reading Assassin’s Creed 3 and Assassin’s Creed: Liberation, this paper […]

Saturday Ramblings, March 21, 2015

Hello imonks, and welcome to SPRING!!!!!  Ready to ramble? Last week’s post just did not have enough silliness, so we are doubling up this week. You don’t mind, do you? March Madness has begun! How’s your bracket?  Yeah, mine too…  Indianapolis is hosting the Final Four, and the biggest hotel in town just installed a 165 […]

Saturday Ramblings, March 14, 2015

Nazi cows, coming out poly, and Mexican mummy heads. Welcome to the weekend, imonks. Ready to ramble? Strange Headline of the week: Jury awards $150K to employee who feared scanner as “Mark of the Beast.” The long-time employee was forced to retire after he refused to submit to biometric hand scanning because he feared the scanner would imprint […]