This would have been more appropriate around St. Patrick’s Day, but it’s still fun. Check out St. Patrick trying to explain the Trinity to a couple of “simple” Irishmen who raise a “few” questions about the adequacy of his trinitarian analogies.
Cats do lots of stuff that is pretty creepy all by itself. I routinely catch my wife’s cat just staring at me. I’m convinced that it’s trying to eat my soul, but my wife says it’s just keeping an eye on me. Either way it’s a bit creepy.
But the things cats do are even creepier when people do them.
The “translation” makes this video. By the end, I was really rooting for Bob to get his act together and help set the record for “goats on metal.”
Hats off to Dustin Ahkuoi for this creative combination of Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines and corny church signs. Four minutes of the kind of hilarity that only comes from basking in the awkwardness of reader boards.
If you or your significant other is an academic, you’ll appreciate this: 75 of the best #AcademicValentines. Some of them are specific to particular disciplines, but many would work as a perfect valentine to/from any academic. Here are some of my personal favorites, check out the post for the rest.
HT Steve Holmes
Coming up with a highfalutin title for your next theology paper has never been easier. Just work your way through this handy flowchart and you can’t go wrong. Of course, you’ll still have to write the paper. But coming up with a good title is the hard part.
You’ll need to click on the image to make it readable, but it’s worth it. In my trial run, I ended up with “The Fecundity of Desire: Image and Being in the Thought of Hegel.” That’s not bad. It’s complete gibberish, of course. But it’s smart-sounding gibberish.
And this just in, I will now be accepting doctoral proposals for papers on “Remythologizing the Sacred Ploughshare: Experience as Imagination in Adele and Steve from down the road.”
Every good villain needs an evil lair. That’s just how it works. Here are some of the more notorious villain hideouts arranged by size. I have to admit that I would not have expected Mega Maid to top the list.
I saw this posted several times on Facebook, and it was just too good to pass up. I always tell people that I’m looking forward to hitting that stage in my career when I can just be that quirky old prof who wears Chewbacca slippers to class and occasionally throws stuff at students when they’re not looking. Apparently that’s the “Animal” stage of academic life. Should be fun.
But I would argue that Beaker is a much better image of the untenured prof, perfectly capturing the neurotic, stressed-out look of “I have no idea what I’m doing and I really hope no one else notices” that so epitomizes one’s first few years of teaching.
Since it’s Super Bowl weekend, here’s a little video of what you might think that NFL players were saying on TV, if you were a particularly creative lip reader.
This video is worth it for the closing line alone. Trust me.
You’ve probably heard C. S. Lewis’ famous argument that if you take Jesus seriously, you only have three options: he was lying, he was insane, or he was who he claimed to be. Now you can reflect on that argument in cartoon form thanks to this excellent cartoon from Adam4d.com (click to embiggen).
Ironically, the first title I gave this blog post read “Liar, Lunatic, and Lord.” I’m pretty sure that’s not one of the options either!
Coca Cola nails it with this add on the life of young parents: messy and magical at the same time. Enjoy.
The Norwegian Association for the Blind put together this funny PSA trying to get people to be more open to having guide dogs accompany blind people in public places. After, it could be much worse.