Archive for the ‘Fun Stuff’ Category

Showing some blogger love

Posted: December 3, 2011 in Fun Stuff, Words

Last week I threw up (gross) a post asking if any of you blogged, and it turns out that a lot of you do. So I sent emails to those who left a comment and asked, “What’s your best post? Send me the link and I’ll put it up on BDB.”

And I’m a man of my word.

Here are the links I got back in my electronic mail account. Take a few minutes to read through these, leave some comments for them, and enjoy this dose of Saturday awesomeness:

Your Love is Better than Chocolate – One of the sweetest things ever, by Jessica Buttram

How To Be A Doctor – Ricky Anderson gives (terrible) advice on practicing for this profession.

Ecclesiastes is Meaningless – Thomas Mark Zuniga on the most depressing book of the Bible

A New Beginning – Ed Christian shares some thoughts on why life sometimes falls apart.

If you would have told me… – Joe Knight on what he might have said

History – It had to come from somewhere, right? Joseph Craven explains. (Kind of)

The Fruity 1 – Chris Vonada made up a reality show based on the fruits of the spirit.

A Dirty Christian Word – Josh Fults discusses doubt.

Feel free to leave a link to your best post in the comments section.

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BDB ThanksGiveAway!

Posted: November 19, 2011 in Fun Stuff, Words

Since Thanksgiving is happening next week, and this is the time of year when we’re all reminded to be thankful, I thought it would be fun for me to thank you, the readers of Badly Drawn Bible.

Here’s the plan:

Everyone who signs up will receive a token of appreciation in their mailbox. Everyone’s a winner. It won’t be much, but every single one of you will get something from me in your mailbox- and one lucky reader will receive a prize more awesomer than the rest.

You want a piece of this action? Just leave a comment with your name and mailing address and you’re in. No comment ever gets published without my approval, so none of your addresses will go public. I’ll just copy down your address, and delete the comment. (Privacy for the win!)

So, go ahead- Leave your name and address, and I’ll start sending out “gifts” next week.

Have a great weekend!

Five Fast Facts (#7)

Posted: November 17, 2011 in Fun Stuff, Words

1. Thanksgiving is next week, and I am pumped. I love Thanksgiving. It’s my favorite holiday because it’s the one day of the year I can eat my weight in turkey and potatoes without going to a Luby’s.

2. I’ve got an idea for a three-post series that I think is gonna be really good, but I’m gonna wait a couple weeks to put it up. I’ve already got some stuff lined up for next week, and I want it to get its due attention.

3. I’m not sure if the correct spelling is “homie” or “homey.” I feel like it’s probably the first one, as the second refers to comfortable, like a home. And I know that asking totally ruins my street cred, but in my defense, slang terms and phonetics do not always go hand in hand. (By the way, is “jive turkey” still a thing people say?)

4. Water Forward is another cool way to provide clean water to those who need it. I was invited in by Tyler Stanton, and now I get to invite some people in. More details on that coming soon.

5. I do not understand America’s taste in pop culture. Terrible music and TV shows make millions, while good, talented, creative, innovative stuff goes unnoticed. (And I’m not still ranting about “Community” being taken out of NBC’s schedule, though that is one instance.) Maybe I’m a snob, or an old fart, but I just don’t get it. More on this later.

So, what are you up to?

“Wait your turn, Christmas!”

Posted: November 16, 2011 in Fun Stuff, Words

Knox McCoy is one of my favorite bloggers. You may remember that I interviewed him on BDB a few months back.

This week, his blog has played host to a little discussion about the way Christmas likes to elbow its way into the month of November, stealing attention and respect from Thanksgiving, which in my opinion is the best holiday of the year.

It started with this post from Jessica Buttram.

Which was rebutted by Sam Davidson.

Who then got his rebuttal rebutted by me.

So, to recap, Jessica Buttram got it right, Sam Davidson disagreed, and I compared him to Hitler.

Happy Holidays, everyone.

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I genuinely like all of these people. You should follow their blogs:

www.knoxmccoy.com

www.meetthebuttrams.wordpress.com

www.samdavidson.net

and follow them on Twitter:

@KnoxMcCoy

@JButtWhatWhat

@samdavidson

I got so sad last night

Posted: November 15, 2011 in Fun Stuff, Words

At about 7:30 last night, I was preparing to go grocery shopping. My list was made, my shoes were on, but I decided to sit and read twitter for a few minutes before I walked out the door. Here’s what I saw:

It was like someone threw a block of frozen tears through the windows of my heart. This was our year, Texans fans. Great quarterback, great running game, great defense, weak division, soft schedule- the playoffs were a lock and a deep playoff run was likely. And now our hopes rest on Matt Leinart. My friend Craig was kind enough to text me Leinart’s career stats: 14 TDs, 20 INTs. Career passer rating of 69. Hasn’t played in an NFL game since ’09. Then I read this:

Community is one of the funniest shows on TV, and a staple in our household. It is brilliantly original, laugh out loud funny, and continues to get better. Now, NBC has yanked it from their lineup to make room for what? Whitney? Some new show about Broadway? Come on, NBC- CBS already has the corner market on bad television. Let Community live!

Needless to say, I wandered around the store in a melancholy fog. One of the items on my list was cake mix for a church dinner we’re having this week. I stood in the baking aisle for ten minutes, staring blankly at Duncan Hines boxes while thinking about schedules- football and TV.

Knox nailed it: These are dark times, indeed.

The results are in!

Posted: November 8, 2011 in Fun Stuff, Words

First of all, you guys crack me up. I’ll list the stats, and the best answers. If you want to read all the answers submitted, click the link at the bottom of this post.

Findings:

90% of you say you use your cell phone while using the bathroom.

Of those who use their phone:

  • 89% text
  • 64% play games
  • 84% use social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc)
  • 17% listen to music
  • 42% actually talk on the phone while using the bathroom!

Other activities listed:

  • Respondent #22 said “read on the kindle app”
  • Respondent #27 said “read, prepare talks, research”
  • Respondent #40 said “read google news”

In response to the question, Where do you put your phone when it’s time to “clean up”?

  • #3 said “either back in my pocket or in the nice hammock my ‘draws’ make (I laughed for days at that one)
  • #6 said “under my armpit”
  • #16 said “I don’t clean up”
  • #21 said “public restroom: on top of the toilet paper dispenser. at home: pretty much anywhere”
  • #28 said “in the other hand?” (I guess they were confused by the question?)
  • #32 said “back in ultra-geeky external pouch”
  • #41 said “on the floor, fool” (#41 called me a fool at every opportunity)

Have you ever dropped your phone while using the bathroom?

  • 56% said no
  • 31% said yes, on the floor
  • Respondent #37 is the only person who said they have dropped their phone into the toilet, and added “I dropped my phone in the toilet that time… It didn’t work after that. lol I’ve never admitted to anyone how I really ruined my phone”

What’s your favorite phone activity while using the bathroom?

  • #5 said “Playing Atomic Bomber. (Pun not intended)”
  • #20 said “Reading Badly Drawn Bible” (I am honored and disgusted.)
  • #32 said “Taking pictures of ‘bathroom art'” (I don’t know what that means.)
  • #41 said “play games, fool” (#41, you’re starting to rub me the wrong way.)

Do you tend to stay in the bathroom longer when using your phone?

  • 64% said yes
  • 19% said no
  • #16 said “It depends on whether Katy perry has a new video out on YouTube”

Is there anything else you’d like to share about your cell phone/bathroom habits?

  • #10 just answered “fart”
  • #12 said “I always call my mom on the way to the bathroom and talk to her while I’m in there, usually the whole time.”
  • #13 said “I absolutely, positively refuse to talk on the phone if I’m using the bathroom. That’s just gross.” (I really hope #12 and #13 are friends.)
  • #18 said “Angry Birds is the bomb, also sitting too long can cause hemorrhoids…”
  • #26 said “I only handle the phone with my ‘clean’ hand. “
  • #27 said “I’m very conscientious about washing my hands and thus putting the phone somewhere it won’t get wet. Also, one time I was on so long my battery drained, and my legs fell asleep. “
  • #32 said “Rule #1 always keep keytones muted so no one hears the “phone activity”” (Good tip!)
  • #35 said “It’s not time to get up until both legs fall asleep!”
  • #40 said “I try to wipe while something is loading…to be more efficient with my time” (Clever!)
  • #41 said “I’ve lied about having to use the bathroom just to get off the phone with my mother. Fool.” (Why do you- forget it.)

So, there you have it. Thanks to everyone who participated.

If you’d like to see all of the results, click right here.

A Cell Phone/Bathroom Survey

Posted: November 4, 2011 in Fun Stuff, Words

All answers are totally anonymous, even to me, so be honest. I’ll post a summary of the responses sometime next week.