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Monday Morning Humor: Meet Christmas Chaos

“This is Christmas chaos, reminding you that you COULD take a day off and relax. But then you’d be a jerk, and everyone would hate you.”

(This video is brought to you courtesy of Igniter Media, whose video player is sadly un-embeddable. So take a peek here and thank yourself later.)

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Finals Week: A Playlist

I got all my finals out of the way in one fell swoop this week (graph theory in the [early] morning, advanced calculus at noon, advanced linear algebra in the afternoon, yeah baby), and it sure feels good! Here are a few inspiring tunes that got me through this trying time. They’ve spoken to my heart. May they speak to yours.

The Morning Of

“Don’t Stop,” Fleetwood Mac

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One Down, Two to Go

“Stayin’ Alive,” the Bee Gees

Oh yes, I did so do an epic walk between buildings to this one. Thanks Mom.

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Decompressing

“Sanity’s Side,” Little River Band

(But seriously now folks, this one is a GREAT tune. File under “most underrated pop gems ever.”):

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Afterwards

“Roll With the Changes,” REO Speedwagon

“Gentlemen, shall we attempt this one?”

*Note: Studio track mixed with crowd roars. Still awesome.

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Monday Morning Humor: What About the Tree?

“What are we gonna do about the tree?”

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“As God is my witness…”

…I thought turkeys could fly.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Monday Morning Humor: That’s the Worst

Really. The worst.

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Southern Gospel Lookalikes

[This post has turned out to be quite popular! WordPress tells me it has about 100 hits from Facebook alone. Anyone know whose account? Thanks!]

Let’s have a little fun. Below are four actors I’ve chosen for their resemblance to some of my favorite southern gospel singers. All thumbnails are clickable for a closer look. First, here’s one many fans have been noticing for ages: beloved singer/actor Jim Nabors and Ernie Haase, particularly in his Cathedrals days when his hair was still dark. While the screen cap of Ernie is a bit blurred, the resemblance is ummistakable:

Ernie Haase and Jim Nabors better comparison

L: Jim Nabors R: Ernie Haase

But here’s one I’ll bet you never thought of before: TV host Jimmy Fallon and Scott Fowler. Something about Fallon’s smile just put me in mind of Scott. They have similarly likable faces.

Scott Fowler and Jimmy Fallon comparison

L: Jimmy Fallon R: Scott Fowler

Here are two more where the resemblance may be looser, but still noticeable. First, film star Matthew McConaughey and Doug Anderson. This never occurred to me until quite recently because Matthew’s look is typically much scruffier (longish curls, 5 o’clock shadow, shirt optional), while Doug is the epitome of clean-cut. However, McConaughey cleaned up for his role as a devoted father in the new sci-fi epic Interstellar, and I think it’s a giant improvement. Because now he looks more like Doug.

L: Matthew McConaughey R: Doug Anderson

*brief pause to admire the Lord’s handiwork*

Okay, and finally, this is some character actor who guest-starred on a show I watch, and I immediately thought “Hey, that guy looks like Michael Booth!”

Michael Booth and Frederick Weller comparison

L: Random Actor R: Michael Booth

Your turn now! Can you add any more southern gospel doppelgangers, celebrity or otherwise, to the list?

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Monday Morning Humor: Who’s On First, the Sequel

Look for a special guest appearance by Billy Crystal, and then I don’t know who shows up at the end to try to straighten everything out:

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Monday Morning Humor: Praise & Worship Music in 45 Seconds

Although this is a secular comedian, he makes a very shrewd point here about the silliness of distancing oneself from “organized religion,” as if there is such a thing as “disorganized religion.” In the process, he also, perhaps unintentionally, provides a brilliant parody of many contemporary praise & worship songs.

“La-la-la-la-la… disorganized.”

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Monday Morning Humor: Obama & Putin Discuss Foreign Policy

A little outdated by now, but hey, I just now found it and felt led to share.

“So look, Vlad, just to recap our call, no progress was made here, right?”

“None at all.”

“Okay, take care!

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Top Ten Reasons for Being a Bass

All credit to the creator of this meme. I can claim none of it. Let my readers make of it what they will!

Top Ten reasons for being a bass

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