This is more bizarre than TLC’s obsession with little people. I wonder what the pitch was for a show entitled “Ferrets: The Pursuit of Excellence.” Is it too harsh to tell these people to get a real life?
As I was having breakfast with a friend on Monday we randomly began talking about that awkward moment in elementary school when you call your teacher “Mom.” We’ve all been there. I generally like to brag that few things embarrass me. In fact, only three moments of my life are what I consider genuine moments of embarrassment…
1. Wearing vomit-orange tights in a performance of “Merchant of Venice” in high school. I felt that people were just staring up my skirt tunic the entire performance. Thankfully, the silver lining to this cloud of embarrassment was the beginning of a long and enduring friendship with Ariel Adkins.
2. Having to kiss a classmate in a school play (I’m seated in the recliner center stage in the picture below). You would think from this list that high school theater was the most embarrassing possible experience. The fact is, I loved theater despite these few moments of awkwardness. Either way, I had to kiss a classmate (red dress in the picture below). The rehearsals were continually awkward and the performance proved even more uncomfortable with both my parents and her boyfriend (think burly, muscular football player) in the audience.
3. The king of all embarrassment was when I shattered a glass door by inadvertently walking through it at the house of a girl on whom I had a fairly serious crush. Needless to say, it did not help my chances with her or endear me to her father!
The SBC convention, despite its oddities and quirks, seems to be experiencing a shift in age and culture. That is, a younger group of gospel-centered, Great Commission messengers attended the convention this year. Don’t believe me? A motion affirming Acts 29 was offered… in the form of a rap (unfortunately a rhythmically challenged rap, but a rap nonetheless)…
Time magazine recently released a list of the “Top 50 Worst Inventions” of all time. Their article should have made the list! Apparently the Segway Human Transporter is the worst invention EVER (even worst than the Ford Pinto and Hydrogen Blimps — both of which are on the list). According to Time, Smell-o-Vision is reasonably as bad as Asbestos! Recently the guys over at the Relevant Magazine Podcast (Jesse Carey, Josh Loveless, Ryan Hamm, and Chad Michael Snavely) made fun of Time’s “lazy editorial work.” I uploaded a four and a half minute audio sample of their hilarious banter. Give it a listen!
I love this Sonic commercial. Enjoy.