Dec 31, 2006

The Evolution of Dance

As told by a white man who can dance.

Dec 29, 2006

What is the Art of It?

Jelani posted this on his blog recently. I managed to convince him to let me borrow it.


What is the sign of the end
The time of unperil
The time to descend and rise
The time of acting and..
The art of living and letting
At least I have my homie
What else do I need to live?
I hope the Lord Hears me!
Can you Hear me?
Or is it just a vain imagination
Or is it just plain concentration
The Free will of choice
To do evil or do good
What is the art of living this life?
Is it a formula or a ritual?
Rituals brings religion
Religion brings legalism
Legalism bring death
What is this relationship that I choose to be a part of ?
Is it hopeless for me as a slave
Or am I a friend?
Can you answer that
I hope I hear from you soon
I know I have drifted away a little
Well maybe alot like I alwayz do.
What about everyone else?
I am not seeking man approval but yours
But maybe you can't see that
I hope you do and all I want is to please you
But in my demise I fail
Unspeakable thing which are told
Am I worthy to speak of those things?
You tell Me ?

Dec 24, 2006

Another Window In the Skies video!

Two videos in two weeks. Pretty good for the guys.

This one is also pretty unique. Essentially, they took a bunch of old photographs, and did this quasi 3D thing to them were you are zooming through the photos, so close you can almost touch them!

The song never gets old, and you get a look at the biggest rock band in the world when they were in their early 20's just getting started. Worth checking out!

Dec 19, 2006

Blogs must be evil

Found this on Thought it was kinda a sad way. Reminds me of some people's comment I've heard regarding copyright laws.


Bloggers are going to hell one entry at a time, according to Kevin D. Denee of the Restored Church of God's Ambassador Youth magazine:

Should teenagers and others in the Church express themselves to the world through blogs? Because of the obvious dangers; the clear biblical principles that apply; the fact that it gives one a voice; that it is almost always idle words; that teens often do not think before they do; that it is acting out of boredom; and it is filled with appearances of evil -- blogging is simply not to be done in the Church. It should be clear that it is unnecessary and in fact dangerous on many levels.

Let me emphasize that no one -- including adults -- should have a blog or personal website (unless it is for legitimate business purposes).

Photo sharing is acceptable to the Restored Lord in some circumstances:

Some questions naturally arise: "Can I have a photo gallery?" For example, maybe you visited an exotic country and want to share your photos with close friends. This can be done, but certain guidelines apply. Of course, there should never be any inappropriate pictures (again, be careful of the appearance of evil); it should be private and password protected, and only shown to family and closest friends.

Dec 16, 2006

Official video for Window in the Skies

Interesting video. The band only make cameo appearances...the rest of it is carefully editted footage of old singers "singing" the new U2 song. Clever.

Dec 11, 2006

Creepy PS3 ad

Does this make anyone actually want to buy a PS3? All it makes me want to do is go find a shotgun...

Dec 6, 2006

A key to being a good leader

I've been having some problems with my current supervisor at work recently. I say current, because up until a few days ago, he wasn't the only supervisor; our head manager is now gone for a few months following her knee surgery. And honestly, I do not know how long I can last with this guy fully in charge.

Then I ran across this quote, and it basically explains perfectly the problem I have with him and some managers from my past.

"You don't get to be a leader until you learn how to get people to trust you enough to follow you. And the way you do that is by learning to get along with other people, understand them, learn their needs: cooperate. Effective leaders are people who can build communities, not people who defeat all rivals." -Orson Scott Card

My managers are the exact opposite of this. It's them against everything else, and it is their sovereign duty to make sure that the universe runs according to their plan and schedule. If you don't fit, then you get booted or forced to fit.

So now my problem is having to live and continue to work with them. The Bible talks about treating them with respect, heaping "burning coals", doing the work unto God, etc. All great things to have in mind.

But how do they help in the practical every day occurences? Especially when you get so frustrated and full of anger that after you count to 10 you are looking for a bat to hit something with...