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29 September 2009

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This is exactly what I saw visiting this page, using Safari 4 browser. Anyone else get the same problem? Submitted by Gabriel Smy.

25 September 2009

Alan to Zoe


Alan, Alfie, Ami,
Benedict, Clementine, Eilidh.
Ethan,
Ewan,
Gemma, Georgia,
Huxley, Isaac, Joseph, Leah,
Liam, Macie, Marika.
Mateus, Matthew,
Muadh, Niuniu,
Pietro,
Risha, Seungji, Shilo.
Tamzin, Taslima, Tyan,
Yonatan.
Zoe.




My son has just started school. This list contains the first names of all his classmates (memorised from their pegs). He's having trouble remembering them. Submitted by Gabriel Smy.

23 September 2009

IS


is
it true
that postmodern people
do not believe in
absolute truth?
and if so
why cant we
find any real-life people
who fit this description?
and if there are none
but only straw men?
then who
is
our
enemy?
because
if we cant find an enemy
(where are all those atheists
when we need them?)
how will ministries
raise money?
or
even worse
if postmodern
people
are
actually
MORE open
to the story of God
than people
thought
then
why have
our churches failed so miserably
to attract them?
and
whose job is it
to communicate the gospel
THEIR JOB to understand
or OUR JOB to create
understanding?
and
therefore
does THE CHURCH
need
to change
the way it is
doing things?
but then
if
transition
means change
and change brings loss
and nobody likes to lose anything then
it may be easier
for the church
to just point the finger
at the emerging generation
and say that we failed
in the
Great Commission
and it is all your fault for
not holding to the paradigm
that has worked for our fathers
we have good news
for modern man
but not for you
sorry
if you can change
the way you process information
then we have a message
from God
for you
for
apparently
either God is not able
to speak to you in
your language
or
we
the church
need to go back
to the drawing board
and yet if we are honest
we have too much investment
in our drawing board
to rethink it
in todays
world
unless
of course
we begin to believe
that the story of God
is already making sense
to postmodern people who see
truth personified in The One Absolute
He Who Can Be Trusted
He Who Is
Is Truth
Is Way
He is
Life
IS



Straight from Andrew Jones' post on tallskinnykiwi, discovered this month but dated 5 December 03. Submitted by Marika Rose.

21 September 2009

Autosuggestion


why is the sky blue
why is michael jackson white
why is the sea salty
why is my computer so slow
why is a raven like a writing desk
why is my period late
why is there a dead pakistani on my couch
why is yawning contagious
why is friday 13th unlucky
why is the sea blue



Start typing in the Google search box and it automatically suggests 10 popular entries that begin the same way. These are the suggestions for 'why is' 21 Sep 09. Submitted by Alan Mitchell.

17 September 2009

He Do The Peppermint in Different Voices


Pure peppermint flowers.
Pepparmyntsblad.
Hojas de menta.
Folhas de hortela-pimenta.
Feuilles de menthe poivree.
Foglie di menta piperita.
Pfefferminze.
Pure Pepermuntbloesem.



From Dr Stuart's Peppermint Tea, 2 September 2009. Submitted by Marika Rose.

15 September 2009

Alfrot Muses


Today, a fishmonger
On the central line.
With gills.
(Sigh.)

Reality:
Despot, magistrate,
Mother. Never colludes
In my defiant fantasies.




Another tweet from @alfrot, on 7 September 2009 from TinyTwitter. His first here. Submitted by John Whittaker.

10 September 2009

Pressure


This is a pressurised container.
Open with care.
Avoid physical impact
and extremes of temperature
as this may weaken the bottle.
When opening, hold cap firmly
and point away from people
and fragile objects.



Spotted 27 August 2009 on an M&S Cola bottle. Submitted by Marika Rose.

08 September 2009

Dissertation and Independence


The problem of ‘ideology’ and ‘politics'
influencing statistics
affects not only their reliability
and validity,
but also their availability.

In some cases this problem was insurmountable,
and statistics on, for example,
the number of young asylum seekers,
were simply not available;
the discussion section deals with this.

However, rather than allow the availability
of statistics – a political issue -
to shape which variables
I chose to present
data on, I felt a moral

imperative to present the findings with 'gaps'
since, in any case, the gaps
in these statistics spoke perhaps
more, than the statistics
which were available.





From Emma, who sent this excerpt from her 2009 dissertation.

02 September 2009

Dear Dear Edmund


TO THE
Gentlemen, Clergy, Yeomanry
AND
FREEHOLDERS
OF THE
County of Devon.

Offers of support from every part of the County
excite my warmest gratitude, and encourage me
to solicit earnestly the personal atttendance
of my friends on the DAY OF NOMINATION,
fixed by the High Sheriff for Saturday the Eleventh
day of May, at
Eleven O'Clock at the Castle
of Exeter. Your EARLY appearance on that day
will be essentially important.

My delay PERSONALLY
to acknowledge favours never to be effaced
from recollection,–my unintentional omission
to address EVERY Freeholder in this extensive
County,–must be attributed to the haste and
confusion of the moment, and, more than all,
to my peculiar domestic circumstances.

I have the honour to be,
with the greatest respect,
GENTLEMEN,
your devoted humble servant,

Edmund Pollexfen Bastard.



I have been staying in a holiday cottage in Devon, UK, where this letter was framed on the wall. Underneath was the description: 'This letter, dated 1816, the year after the Battle of Waterloo, fell down from behind the living room mantelpiece when the Old Rectory was being restored.' It was sent from 'COMMITTEE-ROOM, Gandy's Street, Exeter, 29th April 1816'. I've tried to recreate the drama of the emphatic styling from the original letter. Submitted by Gabriel Smy.

Up the Wall


Hey ... sending hugs!
Going to visit your mum
and friday ... fun at the farm.

Found fantastic bright red sofa
for lounge will be so much fun.
Kidz in paddlin pool today yes pool
it was lovely x Paula was

given fish by fisherman at loch ...
had it for their tea.
man want to give them fly fishin lessons!
joseph and Paul very keen

x love and hugs x you doin ok?




By Heather, from 5 August 2009. Facebook wall post from one friend to another. Original punctuation but with punctuation marks greatly reduced.