Showing posts from January 10, 2010

Bad Day at Work

Here's a great song for a bad day at work. The video is eighteen seconds long. But you probably can't watch it due to workplace firewalls, so save the link and come back here when you get home. After that, I put the original (running at a whopping minute and a half) and its link as well. kthxbai And now the very cool, soulful original:

Time Wasters: Arguing with Atheists

Buona sera. This will be an odd lesson in personal productivity, I guarantee it. Yours truly took a while to "come down" after some "discussions" in a forum with some arrogant atheists. (It wasn't even a forum that is set up for religious debates; they kept interjecting their snide remarks in the other discussions.) Flames were shooting out of my eyes when I was done. Readers of this Weblog know that I have written up my problems with their "logic" and their antagonistic attitudes. You should also remember that I really do not care what someone believes as long as they do not attempt to destroy the faith of others. These people who try to destroy the faith of others are the same ones who cry, "Stop cramming your religion down my throat!" A Christian is offering their message of hope because they are motivated out of concern for where the other person is going to spend eternity. By the way, do you know what the atheist offers? To strip away

Was It All Lost?

All the time that's lost, what's the final cost? "A Light in the Black" by Blackmore's Rainbow Buon giorno. Have you ever had the experience of reading or hearing something that made an impression on you several weeks earlier, and then have it continue to come back to you? Sure you have. I'm going to share my latest. Unfortunately, I do not have the source material. It was a link from a link, one of those things that you chase down. And this thing made me feel better. This is a bit difficult to set up, so I hope you'll bear with me. I was remembering (lamenting, in a way) all the time that I have lost on projects and interests that I did not complete. (In fact, I have Soviet Union badges and other memorabilia in storage even now from when I was deeply involved in studying their history. I want to be rid of them. Any takers?) Time spent, and also money spent. My interests changed, and I felt foolish for having spent time and money chasing those interests.

Angel, Saints, Curses and Luck

Today, I'm going to give political stuff a rest and keep to the overall topic of this Weblog, which is: Anything I feel like writing about. This time, I want to partially repeat myself about being blackmailed in e-mail . This comes from people that I think are well-intentioned, but do not bother to get rid of the conditions that are contained within the e-mails. Every once in a while, I get mail that invokes an angel, the Virgin Mary, some obscur e religious figure like "Saint Schnitzel" — or even Jesus himself. These sentimental pieces are telling me that the sender cares about me, is glad I am a friend and so forth. But then, they get weird. They often have religious pictures and prayers in them. OK... If I forward the mail to fifteen people in the next five minutes, I will have good luck within the next week. I can see by your expression that you've had these things as well. Hey, do you get them with another condition attached, that if you do not forward them,