Category : * General Interest

Photos from the 226th Convention of the Diocese of South Carolina

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Posted in * Anglican - Episcopal, * South Carolina, Photos/Photography

(WSJ) When the children crashed Dad’s BBC interview: The family speaks

Mr. Kelly describes his reaction as a mixture of surprise, embarrassment and amusement but also love and affection. The couple says they weren’t mad and didn’t scold the children. “I mean it was terribly cute,” Mr. Kelly said. “I saw the video like everybody else. My wife did a great job cleaning up a really unanticipated situation as best she possibly could… It was funny. If you watch the tape I was sort of struggling to keep my own laughs down. They’re little kids and that’s how things are.”

On Wednesday, Mr. Kelly and his family plan to hold a press conference at his university to answer questions from the Korean media, which have a strong interest in the video. Most important to them is that people can laugh at the video as unvarnished but normal family life.

“Yes I was mortified, but I also want my kids to feel comfortable coming to me,” Mr. Kelly said.

“I made this minor mistake that turned my family into YouTube stars. It’s pretty ridiculous.”

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Posted in Children, Humor / Trivia, Marriage & Family, Media

(WSJ) Tevi Troy–Purim is an occasion for humor—but choose your targets with some care

As Jews celebrate Purim this Saturday night, a surprising figure could be making an appearance in some synagogues: Steve Bannon. What might the controversial presidential adviser have to do with the Jewish holiday?

Purim celebrates the deliverance of the Jews of ancient Persia from death at the hands of an evil government official named Haman. The story, told in the Book of Esther, shows how the beautiful Esther, with her cousin Mordechai’s guidance, became queen and helped turn the tables on Haman. Esther opened King Ahasuerus’ eyes to Haman’s designs and thus saved the Jews. Purim is a classic Jewish holiday. As the old joke goes, “They tried to kill us. We won. Let’s eat.”

But there’s more to Purim than eating. Jews are required to hear the tale read from the Book of Esther, to give gifts of food to at least two other Jews, and to participate in a festive meal that includes certain holiday-specific blessings. Many Jews also dress in costume and attend a humorous play at their synagogue.

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Posted in Humor / Trivia, Judaism, Religion & Culture

Hilarious Moment BBC World News Guest Expert is Interrupted Live On Air By His KIDS

Posted in * General Interest, Humor / Trivia, Media

Do not Take Yourself Too Seriously Dept–Urban Planning Fail

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Do not Take Yourself Too Seriously Dept–Seminary Offers Degree In Advanced Meme-Making

In a stated effort to train up Christian leaders in disciplines that will help them connect with a rapidly changing culture, Hope Bible College & Seminary announced Thursday its new course offerings in advanced meme-making.

“The first reformation was all about creeds, the second reformation was all about deeds—now we’re starting a new reformation that’s all about the dank memes,” college dean Chuck Lyle told reporters. “The best way to communicate truth to a postmodern world is by slapping a clever zinger on a picture of Leonardo DiCaprio or Robert Downey Jr., and we want to equip the next generation of Christians to engage culture with the dankest memes.”

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Posted in * General Interest, Humor / Trivia, Seminary / Theological Education

Saturday Mental Health Break–Tomasz Stańko Quintet: Grand Central

Tomasz Stańko Quintet / Grand Central from Kijek / Adamski on Vimeo.

“Grand Central” was nominated for Best Polish Music Video and for The Best Animated Music Video awards at Yach Film Festival 2010; enjoy it all.

Posted in * General Interest, Music

A Great Kiskadee appears in Colleton County that has likely never visited South Carolina before

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Posted in * General Interest, * South Carolina, Animals, Photos/Photography

Monday Mental Health Break-A Wonderful Visual Portrayal of Mont Saint-Michel

Posted in * General Interest, * International News & Commentary, Europe, France, Photos/Photography

Sunday Mental Health Break–The largest glacier calving ever filmed

Posted in * Economics, Politics, * General Interest, Energy, Natural Resources, Photos/Photography

Ken Bowman with a morning making Sunrise Photo in Charleston, South Carolina

Posted in * General Interest, * South Carolina, Photos/Photography

(ABCNews4) Photo of the Day: White squirrel spotted in Summerville, South Carolina

Posted in * General Interest, * South Carolina, Animals, Photos/Photography

(CBS News) Rare "firefall" phenomenon at Yosemite National Park

When the sun hits Horsetail Fall in Yosemite National Park at just the right angle, the falls light up as if on fire, attracting spectators from all over hoping to catch a glimpse of the phenomenon, CBS San Francisco reports.

Horsetail Fall is a small waterfall that flows over the eastern edge of El Capitan, the famous rock formation in Yosemite Valley.

For about two weeks in mid to late February, the setting sun creates a deep orange glow when it strikes the waterfall. That orange glow does not happen every year, as it depends on conditions like water flows, clouds and temperature.

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Posted in * Economics, Politics, * General Interest, * International News & Commentary, America/U.S.A., Energy, Natural Resources, Photos/Photography

(Babylon Bee) Family Exiting Worship Unable To Find Minivan In Sea Of Identical Minivans

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Posted in * Christian Life / Church Life, * Culture-Watch, * General Interest, * International News & Commentary, America/U.S.A., Children, Humor / Trivia, Liturgy, Music, Worship, Marriage & Family, Parish Ministry, Religion & Culture, Travel

(WWM) Photographer tells stories of ”˜Boko Haram girls’

Posted in * Culture-Watch, * Economics, Politics, * General Interest, * International News & Commentary, Africa, Anthropology, Ethics / Moral Theology, Nigeria, Photos/Photography, Teens / Youth, Terrorism, Theology, Violence, Women