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7 Obnoxious Jesus Jukes

It’s funny because we can relate to all of these on some level… either we’ve said it, or someone has said it to us!  enjoy

by Morgan Guyton

The phrase “Jesus juke” was originally coined by Jon Acuff in a 2010 post on his blog “Stuff Christians Like.” Jesus jukes are moves that you make in online conversation to showcase your superior Jesus-ness at the expense of other people who have said something, often in banter or jest, that is inadequately theologically correct (or TC for short, the Christian version of PC). Jesus jukes are the 21st century online conversational version of the exhibitionist piety that Jesus calls out in his Sermon on the Mount, like praying on the street corner, disfiguring your face when you’re fasting, and announcing your alms-giving with trumpets (Matthew 6:1-18). I’ve come to realize that many Jesus jukers actually aren’t doing it on purpose, so I figured some examples might be helpful to my accidental Jesus juking friends. Continue reading “7 Obnoxious Jesus Jukes” »

Follow-up: HK airline apologizes for airport tantrum video

Okay, many of you saw the YouTube video I posted on my blog a week or so ago with a lady throwing a pre-school worthy temper tantrum after missing her flight in Hong Kong.  Well, guess what, the AIRLINE has apologized to her for her ‘embarrassment’ over the popularity of her antics on YouTube!

HONG KONG (AP) — Cathay Pacific has apologized for embarrassing a customer whose anguish after missing her flight was captured on video by an airline employee and posted on the Internet.

The Hong Kong airline said in a statement to The Associated Press on Thursday that the worker who filmed the video has been disciplined but that another person posted the footage on YouTube, a video-sharing Web site.

The three-minute video shot on a mobile phone shows a woman wailing, throwing herself on the floor, banging on an airport counter and trying to barge through a closed boarding gate at the Hong Kong International Airport on Feb. 4 after missing a flight to San Francisco.

“They have no compassion. The plane hasn’t even left, and they’ve shut the gate. They’re crazy! They’re crazy!” the woman shouted.

First posted on YouTube on Feb. 12, it had drawn 4.97 million views and nearly 18,000 comments as of Thursday. Some postings have added mock subtitles.

Does our world seem backwards sometimes?

Isn’t he gorgeous!?

Funny the things you remember.  I can clearly remember where I was and what I was doing when I heard that the passionate and always energetic “Crocodile Hunter” aka Steve Irwin had passed away.  That was a little over two years ago (Sept. ’06)

I was looking for some media to share in my Society & Culture class for a lecture on Australia and I came across this funny ESPN Sportscenter commercial with  Steve Irwin and Albert, the mascot for the Florida Gators!

We Don’t Need No Education

At least not if you live in Clarke County, Georgia where school has been canceled today due to the high number of “sick” teachers they traditionally get the day before the Bulldogs and the Gators square off in Jacksonville!

Call it a case of the Red and Black flu.

Tired of struggling to find enough teachers to staff its classrooms on the Friday before the annual Georgia-Florida football game, the Clarke County (Ga.) School District — which includes Athens, home of the University of Georgia — decided to cancel school altogether.
According to area media reports, 137 teachers last year called in sick the day before the big game, and the district was able to find only 113 substitutes.  Source: ESPN

Interesting…  Maybe they should call “Dr. Tebow”, he might have a cure for their ‘flu’!

Go Gators!

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What Does Facebook Try To Sell You?

 

For those of you who’ve made the plunge into the world of Facebook, you’ve probably noticed something… it’s called “targeted advertising” and it can be a little hard on the ole ego.

Do you know what I mean?

The Washington Post recently had an article about it;

Facebook targets its advertising to users based on the information in their profiles. This is not a new concept, of course. Kids usually see toy ads while they watch Nickelodeon, and women get ads for birth control pills as they watch Lifetime.

But Facebook’s data miners know much more about us because we tell them a whole lot more. Facebook knows my birthday, my relationship status and which book I’m reading, among other personal tidbits. The site started turning this information into dollar signs last November with the launch of Facebook Ads, which targets users’ presumed areas of interest (or psychological soft spots).

Basically, the subliminal goal of product advertising is to make you feel inadequate and ashamed, because you’re not perfect. Your teeth are yellow. Your armpits stink. You’re fat. And hairy.

I almost always get ads about “Learning Chinese” – how did they know my Mandarin stinks?  Lately they’ve been asking me if I need help with a “gambling addiction” – huh?!  Occasionally I think Facebook thinks I need to get a life, because it keeps asking me if I want to know about parties in Beijing.  

FB must not have got the memo about my THREE kids if they think I’m gonna jump at an opportunity to party it up in Beijing!

Ahhh, technology, you gotta love it!