Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Christian Chat-up Lines

A few of my friends have joined the "I Appreciate Christian Pick-Up Lines" group on Facebook, and it is hilariously funny!

Some of my favourite are...
"i didnt believe in predestination until tonight."

"you are so unblemished that i would sacrifice you."

"the word says 'Give drink to those who are thirsty, and feed the hungry'; how about dinner?"

"hey..for you I’d work seven years... and then seven more for your sister."

"now i know why Solomon had 700 wives... Because he never met you."

"you put the 'cute' back in persecution..."

"how many times do I have to walk around you to make you fall for me?"

"lets say, hypothetically, you were married. I would send your husband to the front line against the Amorites"

"welcome to the christian family... the only family where brothers and sisters can marry each other"

"Solomon had 700 wives. You can be my 2nd girlfriend. But bring your friends."

"i consider myself to be fisher of women. this would be referred to as "casting my net"."

"i would leave 99 sheep to come and find you... and then i would carry you home joyfully on my shoulder".

"have you died before? because that looks like a resurrection body to me.."

Sunday, 13 January 2008

I Am Legend (a movie review, not an egotistical post!)

I went last night to see the latest Will Smith movie 'I Am Legend' with a couple of guys from church and I have to say, I was impressed.

Set in 2012, it is a post-apocolyptic look at one man's (and his dog!) quest for survival after a deadly virus has seemingly wiped out the rest of mankind.

Will Smith's acting skills were really remarkable considering that for the majority of the film he was acting alone, without any human interaction.

The film, in my opinion, could be longer as it is only 100 mins and the film ends rather abruptly. But apart from this, I would say that it is definately worth seeing and would recommend seeing it at the cinema to get the full experience of some of the effects.

Friday, 11 January 2008

Twin's Seperated at Birth and then Married

The BBC are reporting the amaing story of twins, who were seperated at birth, met when they were older and have got married.

A court annulled the UK couple's union after they discovered their true relationship, Lord Alton said.

The peer - who was told of the case by a High Court judge involved - said the twins felt an "inevitable attraction".

He said that they were adopted by separate families, and neither was told that they had a twin sibling.

Details of their identities have been kept secret, but Lord Alton said the pair did not realise they were related until after their marriage.

Monday, 7 January 2008

Japanese Gameshows

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the fabulous Takeshi's Castle, see the video below

But on my regular surfing of youtube, I have found some more gems! have a look at human tetris, and binocular football below - why can't we have some of these over here!

Jeremy Clarkson has money stolen

The BBC are reporting that Clarkson has had some money stolen after publishing his bank details in his newspaper coloumn.

He was trying to prove that the losing of two discs worth of data by the government was a fuss about nothing.

"All you'll be able to do with them is put money into my account. Not take it out. Honestly, I've never known such a palaver about nothing,"

But he was proved wrong when he opened his bank statement and saw that a £500 Direct Debit had been set up, automatically donating money to Diabetes UK.

Clarkson has since said:

The bank cannot find out who did this because of the Data Protection Act and they cannot stop it from happening again. I was wrong and I have been punished for my mistake."

It is not known as to whether he has cancelled the Direct Debit or not!

Sunday, 6 January 2008

Famous on Facebook

Chris linked to a story about a school course run through Parsons The New School for Design in New York City where students are trying to become famous in a virtual world. I had a quick look at the website and found this amazing story!

An opportunist, on reading of the death of Benazir Bhutto and the subsequent expected elevation to leadership of her son, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, set up a Facebook account in his name.

The story of this 'prank' was detailed on a internet forum site, home to many video-gamers. The man known as 'Tonay' lists some of the letters of support he received of condolence for his mother, as well as lots of messages from "hot pakistani girls" (his words, not mine!)

The story escalates, as many national and international papers pick up the story, and 'Tonay' starts issuing statements littered with references to West Wing and Buffy, some of his favourite shows.

He's since been outed as a fraud and the account suspended, but the forum is an interesting read as people tell him to 'cause as much mayhem as you can before the world finds out!' and Tonay debates on whether to put a link to his mates MySpace band. It just goes to show, don't always believe what you read on the internet.

Right Place at the Right Time

I heard this story on Radio 5 Live's 'Fighting Talk' program. (well worth a listen for the uninitiated of you).

An Australian cricket player, Luke Pomersbach, had been suspended by his state team (like our county teams) for having a late-night drinking session when he really should've been in bed! Given the nighr off, he thought he'd pass his time by going to watch the Aussie national team in a Twenty20 match against New Zealand.

Imagine his suprise when batsman Brad Hodge injured his back whilst putting his kit on, and the Aussie captain turned to him as a replacement! He actually did quite well too, hitting 15 runs from 7 balls.

I think that may well be the definitive example of being in the right place at the right time!