The Monday Melange 12.21.09: More Bad Bulls, Tiger Woods

–This video of Jarrett Jack tying his shoes is so funny that I have to put it up here again.

Jarrett Jack of the Raptors gets the ball, puts it on his hip, and then bends over to tie his shoes.  No one from the Bulls attempts to steal the ball at this time.  No one from the Bulls even has a clue that attempting to steal the ball in this situation might be a good idea.

–Tiger Woods:  Pimpin ain’t easy, but somebody gotta do it.

–Guess Tiger Woods decided he wanted to be an “international playa” in something other than golf.

–Wonder if this guy was able to teach Tiger Woods a thing or two about pimping and macking?  (This would be Pastor Manning, who preached a sermon that made the rounds of Youtube a few months back in which he talked all about pimping and macking and how Obama was a “long-legged mack daddy”.)

–Since the original Pastor Manning “mack daddy” sermon now appears to be gone from Youtube, here is another talk which will give you a flavor for the kind of stuff that this guy preaches:

–While we’re looking at videos, here are a couple of videos which include quotes from the original “mack daddy” sermon:

–So Georgia is still looking for a new defensive coordinator.  Don’t know too much about how this is going, except that Bud Foster is not coming.  Vic Koening of Kansas, rumored as a possible candidate, is instead going to Illinois.  But he changed his mind and decided to come to Georgia after all, if you believe everything you hear in the Twittersphere.  Well, it turns out that he is in fact going to Illinois.

–Philippians 4:4-7 says “Rejoice in the Lord always.  I will say it again:  Rejoice!  Let your gentleness be evident to all.  The Lord is near.  Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”  Evangelicals can’t go anywhere near this passage without making it sound like a set of principles on how to live a life that pleases God and that God will bless, a series of steps which one must complete successfully in order to achieve the desired outcome, which is God’s peace.  But what if this passage is something different entirely?  What if, instead of just good advice on how to achieve God’s peace, we see this passage as something which points us directly toward the Gospel?  Read this post by Chaplain Mike Mercer over at Michael Spencer’s blog, entitled “Gospel Exhortations”.

–So how’s the weather in Amundsen-Scott Station, Antarctica?  High:  -13.  Low:  -22.  Windchill:  -36.  Next Sunday, it’s supposed to get up to -9.  Balmy.