“Take On Me,” by A-ha…Literally Translated

Remember how many times you sat through this video back in the day…and neither the lyrics nor the images seemed to make sense.  Sure you do.  We loved it anyway because it was unique and dynamic and had a catchy beat.  Who cares if we couldn’t sing along, right?  Well, now you can, thanks to Dustin McLean.  Enjoy this and let me know if you got through it without at least one LOL.

Special thanks to Brian…my favorite Hedgehog for alerting me to this!  Go visit his blog, listed under “Friends” in my right column.

Exodus 22:21 Then Moses was content to live with the man, and he gave Zipporah his daughter to Moses. 22 And she bore him a son, and he called his name Gershom;  for he said, “I have been a stranger in a foreign land.”

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The Tale of The Monkey Man

Just got this from my favorite joke-forwarder, Dave (known affectionately as “Obie.”) Enjoy!


Once upon a time in a village, a man appeared and announced to the villagers that he would buy monkeys for $10 each.
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The villagers seeing that there were many monkeys around, went out to the forest, and started catching them. The man bought thousands at $10 and as supply started to diminish, the villagers stopped their effort.

He further announced that he would now buy at $20. This renewed the efforts of the villagers and they started catching monkeys again.

Soon the supply diminished even further and people started going back to their farms. The offer increased to $25 each and the supply of monkeys became so little that it was an effort to even see a monkey, let alone catch it!
8FAAB582-7196-4921-93CB-05001301663D@hsd1.ca.comcast.netThe man now announced that he would buy monkeys at $50! However, since he had to go to the city on some business, his assistant would now buy on behalf of him.

In the absence of the man, the assistant told the villagers. Look at all these monkeys in the big cage that the man has collected. I will sell them to you at $35 and when the man returns from the city, you can sell them to him for $50 each.
The villagers rounded up all of their savings and bought all the monkeys.

Then they never saw the man nor his assistant again, only monkeys everywhere!
Now you have a better understanding of how the stock market works.
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2 Chronicles 20 All King Solomon’s drinking vessels were gold, and all the vessels of the House of the Forest of Lebanon were pure gold. Not one was silver, for this was accounted as nothing in the days of Solomon. 21 For the king’s ships went to Tarshish with the servants of Hiram. Once every three years the merchant ships came, bringing gold, silver, ivory, apes, and monkeys. 22 So King Solomon surpassed all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom. 23 And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.

Vote for Me For President!

JardinPrayer for President in 2008

JardinPrayer for President in 2008

Please take a moment to view this little news item about my late-to-the-table presidential campaign.  Then, I hope you will consider voting for me for President of the United States of America!

Or, if you don’t feel I would be a better president than Barack Obama or John McCain, you can launch your own campaign!  To find out how easy it is, click the link, watch my campaign video (less than 2 minutes), and then click the link to make your own.

I got 2 political “humor” emails this morning.  This was one, courtesy of my dear friend Pam (who has supplied me with blogworthy emails before…thanks, sweetie!).  The other said this:

There is now less than a month until the election, an election that will decide the next President of the United States.

The person elected will be the president of all Americans, not just the Democrats or the Republicans.

To show our solidarity as Americans, let’s all get together and show each other our support for the candidate of our choice.

It’s time that we come together, Democrats and Republicans alike.

If you support the policies and character of John McCain, please drive with your headlights on during the day.
If you support Obama, please drive with your headlights off at night.

Thank you for your participation.

My personal preference is to start my own campaign…how about you?

Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.

Palin For President…Just Not THAT Palin.

Oh, yes!  While the jokes about the confusion over Sarah Palin vs. Michael Palin are already getting a bit musty and eye-rollingly obvious, this little gem just made my afternoon!  Lovingly and competently produced, it caters both to my need to maintain a sense of humor about the presidential (and vice-presidential) candidates and my undying adoration for all things Python.  Watch.  Laugh.  Comment.

1 Corinthians 9:24 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. 25 And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown.

The Internet Overdose Song

Ha!  I just got a Twitter tweet from Link Lamont of the “popular internet comedy duo, Rhett and Link.” It says, “New song and video (with free mp3),” and there was a tantalizing tinyurl that led me immediately to YouTube where I was among the first 400 people to view this:

I have come to adore Rhett and Link since their “BBQ Song,” first showed up in my email and became the subject of my third blog entry…before I realized it was a couple of guys in character.  Last Thursday, I even tuned in to their weekly live video and chat event and stuck around while they worked through some techincal difficulties.  My first visit, and they mentioned my name (well, my username)!  I found out about the weekly event because I had recently noticed one of my Twitter friends was following them, so I followed them, too and they followed back!   That same evening, I got the tweet from Rhett that the chat was on and I clicked through to it.  I already had tabs open in my Firefox browser for my gmail, this blog, Theologyweb.com, and my Netflix queue, and I was building two small websites and browsing through Firefox add-ons.  But, I stopped to have this completely new internet experience with the fellas.

Just now, when I got Link’s tweet about the new video, I was actually in the process of going through all of the other blogs I link to here and adding them to my Google Reader so I can actually keep track of when something is new without clicking through to them every day.  I’m behind the times, I know.  But, I’m no spring chicken and I am trying not to neglect actual life while I try to keep on top of virtual life developments!  So, I had more reason to laugh at this video than I would have, say, three months ago, when I didn’t have a blog and I didn’t have a single RSS subscription and I wasn’t actually following the guys who made this video on Twitter and Facebook.  Mostly, I blogged this because I think Rhett and Link are extremely cool and represent a new breed of entertainer. I wanted to give them props, help boost visibility, and send new people to their playground on the interwebz.  Go play!  They’re waiting!

Luke 6:43 “For a good tree does not bear bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. 44 For every tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush. 45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.