Monday, October 27, 2008

Brownsville Sunset

I love having a sun roof in bville in the fall! Forgive the recent utter absence of posting. There is always a lot going on but a lot of it is not bloggable. Never fear, dear readers, i live and i live well.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Illegal Aliens from Outter Space

I gave my kids the in-class task of drawing a picture to help them remember the definition of one of their vocab words.  The pair who got "alien" came up with this drawing, along with this explanation:
"Alright, so an alien is something foreign or from another planet, and Mexicans get called aliens all the time, so what we drew is a Mexican sombrero abducting a person."
The student proudly indicated his sombrero-shaped UFO with abductee in a cone of blue light.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Photo Flashback 2

Acording to Dad, this is from March 2000. To my mind, it doesn't really matter when exactly it's from, it's hilarious.

Another Winner from Science, aka Captains of the Obvious

This is, it seems, the earliest known refference to Christ, which is pretty cool. The full article is here, but the best part is right at the beginning (emphasis mine):

Earliest Reference Describes Christ as 'Magician'
Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News

Oct. 1, 2008 -- A team of scientists led by renowned French marine
archaeologist Franck Goddio recently announced that they have found a bowl,
dating to between the late 2nd century B.C. and the early 1st century A.D., that
is engraved with what they believe could be the world's first known reference to

If the word "Christ" refers to the Biblical Jesus Christ, as is speculated, then the discovery may provide evidence that Christianity and paganism at times intertwined in the ancient world.

What?! Get outta here! No way! No way. I'm both shocked and amazed.

Also rich: the headline seems to imply this might undermine the whole "Son of God" thing, which is just silly. That a pagan saw (or heard of) miraculous healings and such and thought, "Hm, magic!" is not at all unlikely. It also doesn't even put a dent in the Truth of the thing.

Interesting, anyway.

I'm so glad I'm an ND student now...

...because now I get to laugh heartily at things like this. It seems Domers are taking it to another level, what with the fact that we're having a winning season and all. Behold, the most awesomely ridiculous hats ever:

Recognize it? It's a wearable mini version of Notre Dame's most distinguished landmark:

I love it.