Archive | February, 2009

U2- Reviews, Anticipation and the Roof

28 Feb

The Times, Telegraph and Guardian have all got in on the act with reviews of U2’s upcoming album. Somehow Another King’s advanced copy has either been lost in the post or misplaced but don’t worry we won’t be holding this against Bono and his cronies. We hope to repeat the old trick of importing some musical expertise in the form of guest writer Alistair Rolleston and bring you a review of “No Line on the Horizon” in the near future.

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U2 on the Roof of Broadcasting House

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The Killers

27 Feb

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The Odyssey is a big place

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Apparently the red blob to the left is Calvin..

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The support act were dire.

And then on to The Killers..

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I was hugely impressed by The Killers, they exceeded all my expectations. Brandon Flowers is one of the best performers I have ever seen. My favourite songs were Human, Mr Brightside, When You Were Young, This Is Your Life, A Dustland Fairytale, Jenny Was A Friend of Mine and All These Things That I’ve Done.

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Can’t wait for Snow Patrol now..

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The Other Side

26 Feb

Just a quick shout for The Other Side, a website run by several guys from my year detailing their plans for a summer European road trip. You can follow them as they blog the build-up to and progress of the 1090 mile journey through various posts and videos.

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Their route

Test Your Bible Knowledge

20 Feb

Poet Laureate Andrew Motion has commented that due to the abscene of a basic knowledge of Scripture English Literature Students are struggling to grasp the significance of Biblical references in many texts. Try this BBC quiz to test your own Bible/Literary knowledge and see if you can beat my slightly embarrassing score of 5/10 or Dad’s effort of 9/10.

HT: Homileo

Happy Valentine’s Day

14 Feb

Last year I gave you a semi-serious St.V-Day post. This year such pretenses have been abandoned and instead you can enjoy the following Christian chat-up lines.

1. “Nice Bible.”

2. “Is this pew taken?”

3. “For you I would slay two Goliaths”

4. “I would go through more than Job for you”

5. “You are so unblemished that I would sacrifice you.”

6. “What, this here? oh.. thats my new ESV Study Bible – it’s a little bigger but I can handle the extra spiritual and physical weight.”

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8. “Shall we tithe?”

9. “The word says ‘Give drink to those who are thirsty, and feed the hungry’; how about dinner?”

10. “I believe one of my ribs belongs to you.”

11. “I can be your Boaz.”

12. “My spiritual gift is my good looks… it lifts peoples spirits

13. “Bible-gateway happens to be my homepage.”

14. “What’s an Xbox?”

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15. “Bathsheba had nothing on you”

16. “So, my parents are home, you wanna come over?”

17. “It’s obvious to me that you sprouted from the good kinda soil…”

18. “If I had to choose between a romantic date with you or a night with the fellas… I would sit at home and read my Bible.”

19. “Hmmm… you really have to watch out for that man of lawlessness.. but dont worry, I’m not him, so you’re safe with me.”

20. “Not a big fan of your last name, but that’s cool, I can change that.”

21.”You float my ark.”

22. “Is your name Grace? Because Baby you’re irresistable.

23. “Now i know why Solomon had 700 wives… Because he never met you.”

24. “How many times do I have to walk around you to make you fall for me?”

25. “Let’s say, hypothetically, you were married. I might send your husband to the front line against the Amorites”

26. “I consider myself to be fisher of women. This would be referred to as ‘casting my net’.”

 

I think my favourites are No.s 20 and 24.

New Market For Gregg?

12 Feb

The Times reports that “India is to launch cow urine as a soft drink“.

One word.

Gross.

Probably No Dog

5 Feb

Challies posted a link to an easy-to-use Bus slogan generator which  enables the user to design their own advertisement in the style of the athiest bus.

The website’s orignal fishy pun.

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I’ve got one for the Mission Committee to use whilst encouraging young people to participate in Go Teams.  

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Have you got any wittier suggestions?