oh, mickey rourke, where did you go wrong?
Friday November 09th 2007, 5:00 am
Filed under: humor, news

if i should ever find myself in the position of being a burned out, ex-successful actor, with a reputation for living not just on the edge, but a bit past it; and should i then find myself being arrested for a DUI; i do hope that i am not driving a freakin’ vespa at that moment.

wedgie-proof underwear
Thursday November 08th 2007, 5:00 am
Filed under: youth ministry, humor, youth work, news

these kids get inventors of the year from the collective of bullied middle school and high school boys everywhere:

(ht to d scott miller)

when the mocker becomes the mocked
Monday November 05th 2007, 11:08 pm
Filed under: youth specialties, personal, humor

so, there was this cheerleading competition going on all weekend at the st. louis convention center. and all of us at the national youth workers convention had to walk through their midst over and over again: swarms of tiny girls in little matching outfits, with horribly too much make-up and embodying pretty much the worst of america. i kept thinking my youth worker’s heart should be going out to them. instead, i was merely repulsed, and wanted to smack their mothers.

so we mocked.

tic and i — thanks to some convention volunteers who made the effort to “outfit” us and “do our hair” and such — felt compelled to mock, which resulted in this:

sorry. i hope i haven’t scarred you forever.

i should tell you, i almost knocked tic off the stage with that belly-bump.

spot the differences game
Sunday November 04th 2007, 10:11 am
Filed under: humor

this little game is WAY more difficult than it seems it should be!

(ht to bob carlton)


get the hug right
Saturday November 03rd 2007, 5:00 am
Filed under: personal, humor

i’m a hugger. and, seeing so many friends at the national youth workers convention, i’m doing lots of hugging. which means there are lots of opportunity for failed hugs, a la:


(ht to sam harvey)


medical advice of the day
Friday November 02nd 2007, 5:00 am
Filed under: humor, news

in light of the news about broccoli reported in this article (that broccoli has sunscreen effects and can help fight skin cancer), a helpful researcher clarified:

“This is not a sunscreen, because it does not absorb the ultraviolet rays of the sun,” explained Dr. Paul Talalay, a professor of pharmacology and molecular sciences at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. “We don’t want people covering their bodies with broccoli and going to the beach. They will have no protection whatsoever.”

thanks, doc.


worst halloween costume award
Wednesday October 31st 2007, 6:00 am
Filed under: humor

for the extremely confused little girl: the Pink Mummy Fairy Costume.



ok, i’ll fold
Wednesday October 24th 2007, 6:00 am
Filed under: personal, blogs, humor

first this
then, this


tic’s twin
Saturday October 20th 2007, 10:57 am
Filed under: youth specialties, humor

it sure looks like our pres of events, tic long, has a twin — a youth worker named jerry, who lives in texas:





(thanks to mark matlock for pointing this out)


darth does the blues
Tuesday October 16th 2007, 5:06 pm
Filed under: humor, tv/movies

this is so random, and totally caught me off guard. i was laughing so hard i almost choked on my chicken strip.