Thursday, May 25, 2006

X-Men: In the World, Not of It

There's a good commentary about The X-Men and Christians that's worth reading. Having read it, I can say that I prefer the "fifth possibility" as well.

(It's also where I got the new quote in the title card of this blog.)

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At May 29, 2006 at 12:40:00 AM CDT, Blogger LINDSAY said...

Stan - I met an ANIMATION major today - he's an art student in NYC who draws comics and graphics for ad firms. I was going to show him "Joel and Steve", but then I remembered that you had to take it off your site.......I think.



At May 31, 2006 at 7:50:00 PM CDT, Blogger stan said...

Lindsay -

I do have about the first 170 or so comics up on this "blog", and I plan on putting the rest of them up there eventually...


At June 10, 2006 at 12:21:00 AM CDT, Blogger Katie said...

I saw the new X-Men. Pretty entertaining and typical X-Men story. I like the article, it definitely has some good points and its a fun relevant parallel.


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Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

1. Come Thou Fount of every blessing
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;
Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
Call for songs of loudest praise
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
Sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount! I'm fixed upon it,
Mount of Thy unchanging love.

2. Here I raise my Ebenezer;
Hither by Thy help I'm come;
And I hope, by Thy good pleasure,
Safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger,
Wandering from the fold of God;
He, to rescue me from danger,
Interposed His precious blood.

3. O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I'm constrained to be!
Let that grace now like a fetter,
Bind my wandering heart to Thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;
Here's my heart, O take and seal it,
Seal it for Thy courts above.

4. O that day when freed from sinning,
I shall see Thy lovely face;
Clothed then in blood washed linen
How I’ll sing Thy sovereign grace;
Come, my Lord, no longer tarry,
Take my ransomed soul away;
Send thine angels now to carry
Me to realms of endless day.

Public Domain

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At May 25, 2006 at 11:24:00 AM CDT, Blogger Jen Rouse said...

I love this song. I actually had not heard the fourth verse though. Thanks!


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Thursday, May 18, 2006

And if they introduce a caffiene-free version, the universe will respond by imploding

Coca-Cola BlāK
Coke Effervescence with Coffee Essence

You read that correctly. It's Coca-Cola, flavored with coffee extract. Carbonated coffee cola. Doesn't that sound delicious? (The answer I am thinking of is, "No.")

Coke BlāK reminds me of another product that I found a couple of years ago called 'Scoffee (I found the photo, not the product itself - don't ask why I still have the photo), although I can't seem to find any information about it tonight:

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At May 18, 2006 at 2:16:00 AM CDT, Blogger Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis said...

Coffee bevvies are so touch and go. This one seems so behind the curve though...what took them so long?

Probably still licking thier wounds from the failed "guarána" beverage fad of a few years back.

And I finally understand why the name bothers me so much. They obviously (well, to me anyway) want you to pronounced it "black". However, the macron (that's the horizonal line over the "a") strongly suggests it ought to be pronounced with the long "a" sound:

"Coca Cola Blake".

Which would lead to some humorous (but lame) "who's on first" scenarios. Maybe.


At May 18, 2006 at 9:22:00 AM CDT, Blogger stan said...

The next great idea, and you heard it here first, is a sweetened, coffee-flavored powder that you sprinkle over your cereal or onto toast. Or put into your coffee.

Splenda BlāK


At May 18, 2006 at 12:47:00 PM CDT, Blogger Nicole said...

I have actually tasted it. My initial response? YUCK! Coffee and Coke do NOT belong together!

On a second taste, I decided that if I really wanted a new addiction, I could probably develop a taste for it, but why make myself like something that I don't really care for?

The Coca-Cola company should just stick to inventing fruity flavored drinks and let Starbucks worry about the coffee industry!


At May 18, 2006 at 8:19:00 PM CDT, Blogger stan said...

Try Coca-Cola YūK today!


At May 19, 2006 at 3:55:00 PM CDT, Blogger Scott said...

Stan, I have actually tried it too, not only once but twice. Not sure if I like it. I do like coffee, and also like Coke, but not too sure about mixing them.


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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Random Thoughts Blowout Sale!

These are thoughts that are too short for posts of their own, and I don't want to make up a title for each one:
  • This morning I saw a car with Maine plates on it. My first thought was that someone must have asked the driver to pick something up in Portland, they got confused, and drove across the country to get it. Oh well, welcome to Oregon!

  • After much consideration, I have decided that my computer is not a he or a she. It's an it, and that's it.

  • There's a building along McLoughlin Blvd. that used to be a Wendy's restaurant, but now it houses a porn store. I'm sure there's a joke in there somewhere, but I probably shouldn't think about it anymore. Forget I mentioned it.

  • The thing about having a big scar on my chin is that I'll never be able to pretend that I'm Stan's twin brother Marty.

  • Sometimes, you just want to dream about flying, but God gives you a dream about microwaving your socks.

  • If someone has a headache in Tijuana, do they take Mexcedrin?

  • I paid 99 cents to download Sheryl Crow's "Every Day is a Winding Road", because I heard it in...a Subaru radio commercial. What have I become?

  • I finally bought a Sonicare toothbrush. It tickles my lips!

  • Why do people plaster their Web addresses in the back window of their cars? We're not on the Internet, we're driving! And it's always a long, hard-to-memorize URL, which means that we're required to write it down instead of, you know, steering our cars.

  • The Geico Gecko: Who green-lit that lame idea?

  • License plate frames with a paw print design: Not my idea of fashionable taste.

  • Do you think that anyone's ever watched all seven Police Academy movies in one sitting?

  • This afternoon I saw a Garfield suction-cup doll hanging from someone's back car window. What's even stranger, it was in a brand-new Honda. There's something wrong here, but I can't put my finger on it...

  • At any given moment, someone in the world is praying for you. Awesome, isn't it?

  • What about Tylenolio? Advilar?

  • My best blog topics often come when I'm nowhere near my blog. For example, right now I am at 7-Eleven, microwaving my socks.

  • If you're in your 30s and still have your high school graduation tassle hanging from your rear-view mirror, you have problems. Report to a hospital immediately.

  • Lastly, I want to give a big thank-you to the literally 20 drivers who wouldn't let me in their lane today when I signaled to get in, and the 21st who honked when I forced the issue. And yes, my blinker works.

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At May 4, 2006 at 8:39:00 AM CDT, Blogger Nicole said...

Random Responses to Your Random Thoughts:

My computer is a he. As I've mentioned before, all of the inanimate objects in my life are male.

Maybe Stan's twin brother Marty also has an irregular scar on his chin. It's been proven that most people have some type of scar on their chin. So, there's hope for switching places yet!!! (Just become a corndog vendor and you're golden!)

Okay, microwaving your socks?? I'm laughing to hard to comment on that one.

I searched the internet for a month to find a poem that James Garner read in a Chevy commercial. (Turned out, it was written by a guy in the Chevy Corporation. I did find it, though.) So, I don't think it is at all strange that you searched out the Sheryl Crow song!

How many times do I have to scold you about the READING WHILE YOU'RE DRIVING????? Forget the websites! Better yet, just hire Marty to drive you around and then you can write and read and anything else you want to do on the commute to work!

I love the Geico Gecko! He's got a great accent!

I don't know about Police Academy, but I have watched all three Lord of the Rings movies in one sitting. That's ten to twelve fun-filled hours right there!

Yes, it is AWESOME to think that someone is praying for me at any given moment! What is more AWESOME is that Jesus is interceding at the right hand of the Father for us at every given moment!


At May 4, 2006 at 9:20:00 AM CDT, Blogger Nicole said...

Oh, and thank you very much, I now officially have "Every Day is a Winding Road" stuck in my head. (You were right, that statement is laced with sarcasm.)


At May 4, 2006 at 3:38:00 PM CDT, Blogger Jim said...

my bank used to be a Taco Bell, Taco Bell moved across the street to a bigger building (True).

if you microwave Jockey Shorts they catch fire, I speak from personal experience.

why is the Geico Gecko British, the company is owned by Warren Buffett?

I hate the neon license plate frames, for no particular reason.

maybe the 20 drivers wouldn't let you in their lane because they were laughing to hard at your high school graduation tassle hanging from your rear-view mirror!!!


At May 4, 2006 at 9:08:00 PM CDT, Blogger stan said...

Your asuming I gradyuated from hi skool...


At May 5, 2006 at 1:02:00 PM CDT, Blogger The Phoenix said...

If a human were to watch all 7 Police Academies in one sitting, his brain would become mush before the end of "Citizens on Patrol."

How about Robatussinico?


At May 6, 2006 at 3:16:00 PM CDT, Blogger Jana Swartwood said...

Were your socks dirty or clean before you microwaved them?

Thank you SO much for getting that song in Nicole's head because she got it in MY head and every time I surf over to her blog, it gets in my head again.

My computer is an asexual being, but I truly believe it is sentient. Does that make me weird?

I have always liked the Geico Gecko. At least they've found a way to poke fun at the fact that people are always getting their name wrong. People are always getting my name wrong, but I don't have a cute green spokesman to correct them.


At May 6, 2006 at 7:17:00 PM CDT, Blogger stan said...

If anyone can see the I in Geico, but still pronounce it "gek-ko," then they are illiterate.


At May 7, 2006 at 1:24:00 AM CDT, Blogger Jana Swartwood said...

Then I'm sorry to inform you that there are a lot of illiterate people in this world.


At May 7, 2006 at 3:42:00 PM CDT, Blogger Jim said...

OFF TOPIC -- Stan, are you using Yahoo DSL? Jim


At May 7, 2006 at 5:00:00 PM CDT, Blogger stan said...

No, I have Comcast cable. But I do use Yahoo Messenger.


At May 7, 2006 at 6:23:00 PM CDT, Blogger Jim said...

the cable company is making me nuts!!!!! based on timing, I thought you had Yahoo/DSL. I was wondering how you liked it -- clearly a moot point. but, it is odd that when you leave a comment, the time always coincides with a visitor with Yahoo DSL!!!! a good mystery


At May 17, 2006 at 5:29:00 PM CDT, Blogger Katie said...

I paid 99 cents to download Sheryl Crow's "Every Day is a Winding Road", because I heard it in...a Subaru radio commercial. What have I become?

Stan... I could have just let you borrow my cd of it for FREE. :-)

I agree with Nicole on the Geico Gecko. He's just cute and the accent wins anytime!


At May 17, 2006 at 8:33:00 PM CDT, Blogger Nicole said...

Thanks, Katie! See Stan, I'm not the only one that finds that Gecko charming! Would you like him better if he was a she with a Southern accent?


At May 17, 2006 at 8:54:00 PM CDT, Blogger stan said...

No, that would scare me. Especially if it wore a bunch of petticoats, and carried a parasol.


At May 17, 2006 at 9:19:00 PM CDT, Blogger Nicole said...

Now that would make a great insurance commercial! The Geico Gecko's girlfriend Sue Ellen from Charleston, in her pink petticoat and ruffled parasol. I might buy insurance from a company who had the good sense to bring a Southerner into their advertising campaign.


At May 17, 2006 at 9:51:00 PM CDT, Blogger stan said...

"I just saved 15% on Camaro insurance, y'all!"


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Tuesday, May 02, 2006

No longer melting in my mouth, to say nothing of my hand

It's official: I am now completely sick of M&M's.

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At May 2, 2006 at 10:51:00 PM CDT, Blogger Jim said...

M&Ms M-azing (Crunchy) ain't awful


At May 3, 2006 at 12:09:00 AM CDT, Blogger stan said...

I think I'm better off avoiding those, too. Although you're right...before I got sick of M&Ms, they were pretty tasty.


At May 3, 2006 at 11:55:00 AM CDT, Blogger Nicole said...

OH NO! Whatever will you do?!? That's okay, you can give me your share! Just remember, I don't eat the blue ones!


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