Archive | July, 2010

Embarrassing self-disclosure #1: Strange affinity for traditional Québécois music

July 28, 2010

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I do not speak French. I have never been to the province of Quebec. But for some strange reason, I have an ardent affection for a song called “Le Ziguezon Zinzon” by a Canadian folk band called La Bottine Souriante (the smiling boot) For years now, I have returned to YouTube again and again to […]

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Maybe you deserve to be persecuted

July 28, 2010

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“But I think sometimes the world rejects us not because we are like Jesus, but because we’re jerks or weirdos.  If we go out of our way to remind people of our moral superiority, if we always insist that people who don’t love God should be expected to act like they do… then we deserve […]

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Book review — The Witness

July 27, 2010

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Marwan Accad is not your average work-a-day joe. As an elite security expert, the former special forces soldier makes his living jetting around the world protecting the uber wealthy and politically connected. But when a business meeting in Monte Carlo erupts with gunfire and bloodshed, this uncommon man’s life really gets complicated. In The Witness, […]

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Here comes the suns

July 26, 2010

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The sun is the alpha male of our solar system. But when it comes to stars, VY Canis Majoris is the top dog in our galaxy. Click the photo to get a better look at how the sun (the speck at the extreme left) compares to the 1,800-times-larger red hypergiant (extreme right). Despite the mind-blowing […]

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Recycled Entertainment? Seinfeld turned into dramatic thriller!

July 21, 2010

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Look, I’m into recycling as much as the next guy (as long as the next guy isn’t Al Gore). But don’t you think re-purposing the neurotic antics of Seinfeld to make a cinematic thriller is taking things just a little to far? Do you have any entertainment recycling ideas? HT: Jon Acuff

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A Guy’s Guide To Life — a book review

July 19, 2010

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I’ve been a big fan of Jason’s Boyett for some time. His blog is an engaging blend of belief and doubt, serious insights and frivolous musings, reverence and irreverence. Plus he’s a dead ringer for Bob Harper, the macho trainer on television’s The Biggest Loser. Actually, Jillian’s probably the macho trainer, but I digress. His […]

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I’m still jazzed that WE won the World Cup!

July 14, 2010

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Spain finally took home the World Cup trophy as the best soccer team on the planet. We did it! You might be wondering just how I participated in the achievement. With a name like Dave Wilson, you might not only doubt that I was on the Spanish team, but could be suspicious as to whether […]

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Will the Vuvuzela love never end?

July 9, 2010

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Captain America and the fight of faith

July 9, 2010

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In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; (Ephesians 6:16 ESV) Why would I feature a concept image from the upcoming Captain America movie in a post about faith? Is it another example of my immature fixation with superheroes? Maybe. Is […]

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Chance of oil spill hitting Tampa Bay area pegged at less than 20%

July 3, 2010

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Unfortunately, likeliness of the oil affecting the Florida Keys and Miami is forecast to be as high as 80%.

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