Adrian, seriously, what is going on?

Adrian, seriously, what is going on?

My post and the entire conversation that’s been going on about Christian blogs obviously went entirely unheeded. The new Truth Laid Bear site is there with the ‘Blogdom of God’ on it (Click ‘Blogdom of God’ under ‘Jump to community’). But, oh dear oh dear. The list of blogs not only includes ALL of our…

Archbishop bashes blogs

Well, something like that. Thinking Anglicans has links to some of the reports about the Archbishop of Canterbury’s media lecture last night. The Guardian has the full text of the speech here. Andrew Brown was there, furthering his career. I would love to say more, but I am going to be very very good. We…

Long awaited green liquid quiz answer

Long awaited green liquid quiz answer

In the Green liquid quiz I asked: “What is this green liquid, and what is it doing in this bottle?” I know everyone is longing to see a repost of the particularly tasteful photograph: Answers and details of the winner under ‘More’.

Dressing biblically

Sarah posted a link to these rather marvellous costumes for the Biblical man or women. They are rather splendid, though whether Jesus wore ‘Harem Style Silk Essence Dance Pants‘ I’m not sure. I’d also have to ask questions of anyone who went out of their way to get the ‘adulterous’ costume in the women’s section,…

Christian blogs

Christian Blogs. Todays subject for my pontification. I read a lot of blogs by Christians and I know a lot of Christians who blog. As you may or not know some friends and I run the Wibsite, essentially a community of over a hundred bloggers, most from the UK and most would describe themselves as…

Little quiz: What is this green liquid?

Little quiz: What is this green liquid?

A little quiz. This one has no prize I’m afraid, but I’ve got two prize-laden quizzes in the pipeline for later this week and next week, so this will be a good warm up. Question: What is this green liquid, and what is it doing in this bottle? Answers in the comments – I’ll post…

How to get the punters in the pews

As it’s Sunday (ahem) here’s a little piece from the Guardian, albeit from a week ago: How to get the punters in the pews. (There’s a part of me that keeps on wanting it to be ‘into’ the pews as ‘getting them in the pews’ sounds a little unkind, but that’s an aside.) So, is…

The Flaming Fire Illustrated Bible

Yesterday I came across the Flaming Fire Illustrated Bible, a project which aims to illustrate every single verse of the Bible. They aren’t doing too badly, 3172 illustrations complete; 33493 remaining at the time of writing. There are a mixture of cartoons and illustrations and as one might expct with such a large number of…

All singing all dancing bins and benches

Robotic bins that move and chuckle, benches that flock together and sing when the sun comes out, have been unleashed in Cambridge. “You’ll find that one bench may be particularly attracted to a particular bin. They will chuckle and giggle sometimes or make rude noises.” BBC Report, found via we make money not art. [Technorati…

Leigh-on-Sea Art Trail

Today I caught a number 24 bus from the end of my road to Leigh-on-Sea, the cultured end of Southend to take a look at the Leigh-on-Sea Art Trail. It consists of about 50 artists displaying their work in about 40 venues around Leigh and happens for about ten days once a year. I enjoyed…

The Wetherspoons day centre for cartoonists and the elderly

Today I cycled into town to pay in some cheques. I like paying in cheques of course (please do continue to send them), though the whole procedure does worry me somewhat in that no human beings are involved in the paying in of business cheques these days. At least not with the sort of account…

Three Very Small Comics

I was having a bit of a rubbish day, not least because I mislaid an important item and couldn’t find it anywhere. Not unusual. Fortunately my countenance was made more joyful by the arrival of the post, including a copy of the rather splendid Three Very Small Comics from Cabanon Press. Thanks to Si for…

Also

When I use the word ‘also’ I tend, I think, to put it before the verb. Many of my friends in Britain also do this. But people from some other places often tend to put it at the end of the sentence. Someone I know from Australia does this also. Does your ‘also’ also go…

Technical questions

Just in case there are any technical wizards reading who would like to give me the benefit of thereir wisdom. 1) Junk e-mail There seems to have been a rapid increase in the last 3 or 4 days. Is it the summer weather that brings them out? I know, I need to get some spray….

Rubbish service

I have a list of companies I am unhappy with as long as your arm. Assuming you have an arm of reasonable length. I really am fairly good about not blogging my grievances, but on the odd occasion you can’t blame me for just mentioning it casually. Especially at the weekend when no-one is reading…

A month to go

With a month to go until the Make Poverty History demonstration in Edinburgh on July 2nd here are a couple of links I’ve found useful for keeping up to date with the latest developments: Guardian G8 page Guardian Hear Africa page Matt Currey – Tearfund blogger Am I going to Edinburgh? Hmmm. A good question.