5/21/2004

Rapid fire ramdomness

Filed under: — joe @ 11:45 am

Some random thoughts for you today…

I had a conversation not long ago with a friend about “Christian” bumperstickers and how they either sound stupid or sexual… which I’m pretty sure is not the effect they want. Anyway, I’m riding through Dover to an air show at the air force base and I see a car with a bumper sticker in front of me. Since I am a zombie programmed to read these stupid things, I read it. Here’s what it said…. “In case of Rapture, this car will swerve as my mother-in-law takes the wheel”. What the heck is up with that??!!?? I figured the car would swerve because the dude was a bad driver, which he proved over and over again. The funniest thing about these bumper stickers is the idea that a person is standing in a store reading them… laughing and actually thinking “that is so funny, I must stick it on my car and ruin the paint!”.

Speaking of weird Christian things…. has anyone heard that new version of Amazing Grace (not the cool Jars of Clay song)? I think Todd Agnew does it (I could be wrong). My goodness is it horrible… what was he thinking. Why on earth would you take one of the most beloved hymns ever and make it a very, very bad worship song. Not to mention that he sounds like he has a muffler with a hole in it in his throat. Amazing Grace is one of those songs that you just don’t change, it’s in the constitution. Also as a side note, why does every worship song have something about rain it? I’m going to write a worship song about hail, just to be different. “Grace like hail”… that could be catchy!

I said goodbye to one of the best shows ever on wednesday… Angel. I will now be in mourning until Alias comes back on (which after sunday, won’t be until January… yikes!)

It was announced by Sony the other day that Bruce Springsteen will release a new cd this fall… either an acoustic album or with the E Street band. Let the rejoicing begin.

Patty Giffin may have one of the best backing bands ever… absolutely amazing. Doug Lancio is my new guitar hero.

I truly believe that allergies are the work of the devil… I’ve been very close to scratching my eyes out or removing my nose or something numerous times. Either I have a sinus headache or there is a midget dancing in my head… I haven’t decided which yet… but I’m rooting for the midget.

In July, the Mullet fan club will invade Delaware in preperation for the Nascar race just like every other year… I will try to post pictures : )

Kurt Russell is one of the most underrated actors ever.

I do not understand the fascination with reality television… are we so miserable in our own lives that we have to watch these poor morons make fools of themselves on tv? I caught about 5 minutes of The Swan the other night and was totally prepared to throw myself into a wood chipper. I’m sure that in a hundred years people will look back on it the same way that we look back on Vanilla Ice… or maybe the upcoming Cicada invasion.

I just saw that there will be a movie on the Sci Fi channel called Boa vs Python… or Python vs Boa… I forget… but the title isn’t important. The movie is about a giant python that gets loose and reeks havoc on… probably Canada or something. Anyway, the only way to stop it is a genetically altered boa created to hunt pythons (?!). Seriously, I woudn’t kid about something like this. The official description is “Two reptilian killing machines face off to fight to the death – with humanity as the prize”. Who in the name of Ned Flanders is making this movie?!!??? This is just pure genius… I might have to Tivo it! It’s times like these when I miss Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Speaking of Mystery Science Theater 3000, I just finished buying all the dvd’s that are out and couldn’t be happier. If you haven’t seen this show, it’s basically two robots and a guy (originally Joel, later Mike) forced to watch bad movies. So we watch them watching the movie and making fun of it… it was possibly the greatest show ever. Go buy or rent a dvd as soon as possible, it will change your life!

So that ‘s about it for now… take care and always remember the wise words of Bruce Campbell’s Ash from the movie Army of Darkness, “Shop smart, shop S mart.”

grace and peace
Joe

5 Responses to “Rapid fire ramdomness”

  1. the Sage Says:

    Joe! You are the Dave Barry of bloggers. NO….wait….Dave Barry has a blog.

    Ok….you are the Joe Bassett of bloggers!

    Seriously, I laughed all the way through that. You must do these random thoughts more often.h

    And please go with the “grace like hail…” idea. Sometimes grace feels more like hail than rain to me. “It’s the kindness of the Lord that Leads to repentance.” Just be careful….southern folks might think you’re saying “grace like hell.”

    And MS3000 is out on DVD? Woohoo! The ‘prepping to be a poor seminarian’ budget won’t let me buy DVD’s right now…hope it’s for retn.

  2. Geof Says:

    Hey, I have an Ichthus on my truck.

    Start laughing and I’ll run over you, Bassett!

  3. megan Says:

    joe, someday you and i will collaborate on a worship album together. it will be titled “scream to the lord vol. 7: monsoon mercy”. also, i am seriouslyu considering a visit to your home during the aforementioned mullet invasion (we have discussed this before, no?). it would be one of my lifelong dreams fulfilled. truly.

  4. joe Says:

    megan, i think we did have that convo one time. you definitely should come to the loving embrace of a mullet infested delaware! also, i’ve placed the worship cd on my schedule… i moved my meeting with the freaky kid from jump 5 to fit it in. oh, and geof is an ichthus : P

  5. megan Says:

    glad you could change your sched around to accommodate the disc. it should be a really powerful disc and hopefully bring people to a greater understanding of the love of jesus our personal savior.

    i love mullets in the springtime. i love mullets in the fall…

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