Saturday, May 22, 2010

Genuinely Funny TV

It’s called Tosh.0 and it features on Comedy Central, Mondays at 8pm. It uses viral videos off the internet and contrary to most ‘clip’ shows ala ‘Funniest Home Videos’ or the gawd awful 2Tube this is genuinely funny.

Some clips below

For more you can check out the show on Comedy Central on Sky, Mondays at 8pm, or if you want a quick giggle, there are heaps of clips on youtube.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

'Pitch' Invaders

Do you love to laugh when those (normally) drunk miscreants run onto sporting grounds during the game? Television don't show them anymore as they fear it will encourage others to do the same. I've always found it kind of funny.

One 17 year old kid probably won't do it again after he was tasered for running onto the ground during a Philadelphia Phillies baseball game.

Check it out

The crowd didn't seem to like it, they booed. For me, much like the humour I get from someone running on the field...I found this 17 year old getting tasered kind of funny.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Letter to Dr. Laura Schlessinger

Dr. Laura Schlessinger is a conservate talkback host in America.

A listener sent me this open letter that was written to Dr. Laura after she aired some views on homosexuality.

In her radio show, Dr Laura Schlessinger said that, as an observant Orthodox Jew, homosexuality is an abomination according to Leviticus 18:22, and cannot be condoned under any circumstance. The following response is an open letter to Dr. Laura, penned by a US resident, which was posted on the Internet:

Dear Dr. Laura:

Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's Law.
I have learned a great deal from your show, and try to share that
knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to
defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind them
that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination ... End
of debate.

I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some other
elements of God's Laws and how to follow them.

1. Leviticus 25:44 states that I may possess slaves, both male and
female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A
friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not
Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can't I own Canadians?

2. I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in
Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a
fair price for her?

3. I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in
her period of Menstrual uncleanliness - Lev.15: 19-24. The problem
is how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.

4. When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it
creates a pleasing odor for the Lord - Lev.1:9. The problem is my
neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I
smite them?

5. I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus
35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally
obligated to kill him myself, or should I ask the police to do it?

6. A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an
abomination, Lev. 11:10, it is a lesser abomination than
homosexuality. I don't agree. Can you settle this? Are there
'degrees' of abomination?

7. Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I
have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading
glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some
wiggle-room here?

8. Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the
hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden
by Lev. 19:27. How should they die?

9. I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig
makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?

10. My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev.19:19 by planting two
different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing
garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester
blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really
necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town
together to stone them? Lev.24:10-16. Couldn't we just burn them to
death at a private family affair, like we do with people who sleep
with their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14)

I know you have studied these things extensively and thus enjoy
considerable expertise in such matters, so I'm confident you can

Thank you again for reminding us that God's word is eternal and

Your adoring fan.
James M. Kauffman,
Ed.D. Professor Emeritus,
Dept. Of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education
University of Virginia

(It would be a damn shame if we couldn't own a Canadian :) )

The Book of Eli - Review

The Book of Eli is a story about Eli (Denzel Washington), he was alive before the war, one of the few remaining that remembers what is was like before "the war tore a hole in the sky, the sun came down, burnt everything, everyone". He describes that world, the world you and I live in now as a place where "...people had more than they needed. We had no idea what was precious and what wasn't. We threw away things people kill each other now."

Eli is being led by a voice, that first led him to his most precious belonging, then told him to go West. His most precious belonging is a book...the fact the last bible on the face of the planet...and he reads it everyday.

This bible is the stuff of legends, a local War Lord (Gary Oldman), also a survivor of the war, knows of the books power and has been hunting for the last copy for years. The story of the clash between the protector of the book, and the seeker of it's power is a classic confrontation of good versus evil....except this time the good guy is pretty handy with a sword.

This movie is Mad Max meets The Prince of Egypt, and has some intriguing twists especially towards the end, but isn't for the faint hearted with graphic violence not just smattered...but splattered right the way through. The storyline and themes make for some fascinating conversation over a beer afterwards and I would suggest if you like a good action...then you'll love this one.

And as an aside, Mila Kunis (Jackie from That 70s Show) didn't look that bad in the flick either :o)