Sunday, May 23, 2004

Old School NHL fans pull for teams in this order in
any playoff series:

1) Your team
2) The team playing the team you most enjoy hating
(ie, Red Wings fans may pull for whomever is playing
Colorado, and Maple Leafs fans may pull for whomever
is playing Montreal before invoking the remaining
rooting precedence structure).
3) The Canadian team
4) The Original 6 team not from Canada. In the event
two Original 6 teams are playing each other, you
should root for the team that is not the Rangers.
They won their Cup a few years ago, and if it takes
another 40 years to win it again, that's just fine for
the true Old School NHL fan.
5) The first set of expansion teams (Buffalo, Pgh,
Philly, etc.)
6) The team north of the Mason-Dixon line and east of
the Mississippi
7) The team west of the Mississippi and north of the
Mason-Dixon line

Corollaries to the above: since an Old School NHL fan
holds grudges, has a long memory, and has a sense of
history, you may not in any event pull for:

1) Any team that has moved out of Canada (Phoenix,
2) Any team that has moved out of Minnesota (a.k.a.,
the Canada of America) [Dallas]
3) Any team that has been in the league for less than
5 years

Therefore, it is clear that if you are an Old School
NHL fan, you will be pulling for the Calgary Flames in
the finals over Tampa Bay, since they carry the banner
for Canada (see Rule 3) and Tampa Bay is below "

thanks to:
Greg Grant
Online Folk Festival

for coming up with this :)

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

so what's on my mind?

here's some stuff i've been doing / thinking about.
- graduation time. makes me feel old :) it's been 10 years since i got out of high school. it's cool to see kids i've invested time in come out alright. nice to know i haven't polluted their minds too much ;)
- matt moving on. matt's the youth pastor at our church, and a once in a lifetime kinda guy. i don't know when i'll find another guy like this. but i don't think it ends here. i think both he and i have a lot more to offer the kingdom of God
- girls. so what's new. i'll find one eventually :)
- disc golf. it's fun
- dance dance revolution. aw yeah
- the kingdom of God has been on my mind. it's becoming increasingly clear to me that salvation isn't just about going to heaven someday. it's also about being part of the kingdom right here, right now (cue fatboy slim). it's about joining God where he's working. Living for the kingdom now. How does that look? I don't know, but it's a process.

Saturday, May 08, 2004

Take my Quiz on!
Conscious self
Overall self
Take Free Enneagram Personality Test

If you've ever felt Christians, and the church miss they point, you owe it to yourself to read Adventures in Missing the Point: How the Culture-Controlled Church Neutered the Gospel

It's a great read.

Everything from why the Bible isn't what we've made it to be, to what evangelism is, to why the church should care about AIDS.

Not just a great read, but a must read.

Friday, May 07, 2004

It's sweeps month in the TV biz. This is the time of year we get our ratings. So we pull out all the stops hoping to attract viewers. We actually do this three times a year, November, February, and May. In big TV markets, they get ratings all the time. But in smaler TV markets, this is when we find out how many people are watching.

And if we have more people watching, we can charge more for air time on our ads.

My big series this week was No Hablo Espanol. Yeah, a cheesy look at why businesses in a town with 20% Hispanic population are learning Spanish. Duh.