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Category: 10 things

10/26/08 02:32 - 58ºF - ID#46348

10 Things I like about Tony Campolo

1. It obviously not all about appearance with him.

2. He loves God, and loves the Bible, and lives it out in a way that is good for the whole world.

3. He's not afraid to say what he thinks.

4. He's not afraid that you might think differently.

5. He's a black-church guy in a white-church body.

6. His "the Kingdom of God is a PARTY" sermon.

7. His ". . . and you don't give a shit" sermon.

8. His story about when he picked up a bunch of prostitutes.

9. He is willing to admit that he has changed his mind.

10. He has the ear of presidents, but treats the "lowliest" people as if they were president.




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10/24/08 02:26 - 53ºF - ID#46305

Kitchen stuff

Cross posted from Craig's List:


Wooden microwave cart: Little bit wobbly but works fine: $40

Storage unit on wheels: counter height, with storage inside, wooden, approximately 4'x2': $100

Four kitchen cabinets (lower units), in a row, with a pink formica counter on the top. Not pretty, but useful. Couldn't find a pic for this one, but if you are buying for looks, you should go elsewhere anyway. If you need good storage and something to put stuff down on, this is for you. $80.


(Links are to closest thing found on google image search and not actual photographs. Actual items are worn, but useful)





also available: a toaster oven that broils well but isn't so hot for toasting or baking. a spice rack without spices in it. Both are free.


Prices are negotiable for (e:strip)pers. If you need the stuff and are short on cash, we could even give it away.
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10/24/08 01:02 - 51ºF - ID#46301

Best improv group in Pittsburgh . . .

Doesn't always improvise. Here's a film trailer they made:


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Category: religion

10/23/08 02:39 - 49ºF - ID#46279

James Dobson: huh?

Here's what I don't get: In the article that (e:James) showed us in his post, we were reminded that James Dobson stated that he wasn't sure if he would even vote for a McCain ticket.

Now, however, he is praying that God intervenes so that McCain wins.

Now, I'm all for divine intervention. In fact, I think we need it. But why should I ask God to elect somebody that I stated I wouldn't?

You can't have it both ways. If a person is such a leader that you ask God to install them supernaturally, than the least you can do is vote for them yourself.

Tony Campolo said that mixing politics and religion is like mixing ice cream and horse manure. The manure doesn't get changed much, but nobody wants to eat the ice cream!

Coming soon (it's been a while): 10 Things I like about Tony Campolo.
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Category: football

10/20/08 10:30 - 56ºF - ID#46221

Hines Ward

I already listed 10 things I like about Hines Ward (http://estrip.org/articles/drew/42423.html), but Jason mentioned football players he likes, and I have to mention what Ward did recently.

Hines Ward is a receiver, and receivers are ordinarily some of the most dainty players around.

Ward is also a veteran. This is significant because some veterans get away with loafing in lopsided games on plays that don't matter to them.

Hines Ward does not slack in the least bit. In fact, he goes out of his way to hit somebody every chance he gets. He is, without a doubt, the best-blocking wide receiver in football, and a large part of the reason that the Steelers run well is because Hines Ward blocks people that other receivers fear.

Two games ago, Ward was fined, not because he did anything illegal (he wasn't penalized), but because he was too aggressive. (This is BS, by the way, Ward plays clean and within the rules)

He swore that he wouldn't let the fine change the way he played, and it didn't. On a pass to Matt Spaeth, Hines Ward launched himself into some hapless Bengal linebacker (who had to outweigh him by at least 50 lbs) and BROKE HIS JAW (unintentionally).

Again, Ward doesn't mean to hurt people--almost everybody he hits is way bigger than he is--he just plays all out.

Watch the video (and please excuse the quality):



Dude is huge, and plays football with all of his heart.
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Category: football

10/20/08 03:43 - 59ºF - ID#46211

Another episode.



Is it bad that this is a highlight of every Monday for me?
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Category: estrip

10/19/08 11:42 - 42ºF - ID#46205

Does anybody else . . .

. . .post more because of the counter on the front page? It's amazing how easily I can be manipulated by a simple counter.
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Category: house

10/19/08 08:39 - 49ºF - ID#46198

Projects

Janelle and I sometimes fall into traditional gender roles (I take out the trash, she vacuums, for example) but in other ways we break expectations.

One particular way is that Janelle is the handy one in this family. While I was out with church people, Janelle winterized the house: weatherstripping, plastic on the windows, and a new programmable thermostat.

How lucky am I to have a wife like her?
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10/17/08 10:05 - 46ºF - ID#46157

New kitchen

Still a couple details to take care of, but mostly finished.


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Category: politics

10/15/08 09:53 - 45ºF - ID#46123

700 Billion

I really should be working, but I found this and had to share it:

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

What will $700 billion buy? The South Florida Sun-Sentinel provides some interesting answers. Some examples:
Gasoline for a year for every adult in America. (175 billion gallons of gas)

You could literally buy the world a Coke. One 2-liter bottle per week for a year.

You could buy a 60-inch HDTV for every man, woman and child in the U.S.

Sounds like Monopoly money? It should. You could buy 10 Monopoly games for each of the 6.7 billion human beings on planet earth.

You could buy everyone in America 2200 McDonalds apple pies. What's more American than that?

You could buy a brand new Hummer for each of the 11 million people on the island of Cuba

You could buy 2 mountain bikes for everyone in China.

You could buy 438 pounds of rice for every single person in Africa.

You could buy a Caribbean Island for every single person in the state of South Dakota.

Entire population of South Florida could cruise around the world continuously for 8.4 months.
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