March 29, 2015

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 […]

Saturday Ramblings, March 7, 2015

Hello, imonks, and welcome to the weekend.  Let’s get ready to rraaaaaaaammmmmmbbbbblllllleeeeee…… The American Kennel Club has released its annual dog popularity ratings.  For the 24th year in a row, the Labrador Retriever tops the list.  Here are the top five (full list here). Labrador Retriever German Shepherd Golden Retriever Bulldog Beagle Wait, what? Bulldog? […]

Saturday Ramblings, February 28, 2015

Hello, imonks, and welcome to the weekend. Ready to ramble? First, let’s get the heavy news out of the way.  Thursday is what the internet (or at least social media) was made for. First, we had #the dress. It seems, by some quirk of biology that I don’t understand (I grew up Baptist) two people can […]

Saturday Ramblings, February 21, 2015

Hello, imonks, and welcome to the weekend.  Ready to ramble? You may have noticed that Lent began this week.  For you Baptists, here’s an explanatory article.  So then, Wednesday was Ash Wednesday (Baptists, see here), and at least one Church was ready with drive-thru service.  Clergy at Advent Evangelical Lutheran Church in Upper Arlington, Ohio, […]

Saturday Ramblings, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentines Day, imonks.  Grab your significant other, and hop in the Rambler. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, there is this report: People who use emojis have sex more often. A lot more often, actually. In unrelated news, I have now learned to how to insert emojis into blog posts. Which state is the […]

Saturday Ramblings, February 7, 2015

Hello imonks, and welcome to the weekend.  Up for some rambling? It seemed to rain a lot early this week in much of the country, but that was really just the tears of grown men staring at seven months of painful FWS (Football Withdrawal Syndrome). Besides the tears, other symptoms include: Compulsively checking the DVR to see […]

Saturday Ramblings – Jan 31, 2015 (Jim Cantore Edition)

Good morning iMonk community! Pastor Dan is away on a prayer retreat this weekend, so I’m filling in. And I say, Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! We made it through Winter Storms Juno and Kari (reports below), now this weekend we’re facing WS Linus here in the Midwest. Where I live […]

Saturday Ramblings, January 24, 2015

Hello, imonks, and welcome to the weekend. First, some sporting news.  The Superb Owl is set: The Seattle Seahawks will attempt to defend their crown from the New England Patriots.  The Patriots had a little controversy after their blow-out over the Colts: Deflate-gate (hey look, a”gate” controversy that actually rhymes!) The NFL is looking into […]