Yesterday on BaD Radio, Bob stated he never bought a book as a student at Liberty University as a journalism major. He felt he could just take detailed notes and get by, which he did. I had some friends that were communications majors at Hardin-Simmons and they never had to buy books for their communication classes, but they certainly did for their basics. I need Bob to explain this in more detail, surely he had to borrow books for literature or to work problems assigned in a math book.
GIF – Road rage fight in Austin yesterday involving a man with a bat and one with a long pole. Here’s the news story.
The Dallas Morning News used to have something in their Religion section called Texas Faith. A reporter, once a week or once a month, would send the same question to church leaders of different faiths and denominations and you got to see their response. It was always interesting to compare the answers from one Christian denomination to another. Sometimes they were about the same, but sometimes they would vary quite a bit. A few times they’d quote the same scripture but had a different take on it.
I know some pastors (I use that term loosely) are more of a motivational speaker than a minister of the Gospel (see, Joel Olsteen), but there’s one thing I do a massive eye roll over (figuratively) when I hear someone talk about why they like their pastor, “He preaches the Bible.” or “He preaches the Word.” Well, duh, he’s supposed to. You know, I like my car mechanic because he uses tools, and I like our fire department because they use water. Just give me something of substance rather than the obvious.
2. And there’s almost NOTHING better than a perfect brisket slathered in BBQ sauce. – Real BBQ needs no sauce or even a fork to eat it with.
8. Especially if it’s made at a chili cook off and served with a side of cornbread. – The accompanying picture shows beans in Texas chili, there are no beans in Texas chili.
16. You’ve ~dreamed~ about loaded breakfast tacos with sour cream PILED HIGH. – Sour cream on breakfast tacos?!
18. You know that the insanely delectable Big Red is basically made from baby angel tears. – The only beverage mentioned in the article is Big Red and not Dr. Pepper, Texans highly prefer Dr. Pepper over Big Red.
The pastor at First Baptist Dallas sure loves the political spotlight – In Iowa intro, First Baptist Dallas’ Jeffress says he can’t “officially” endorse Trump, however… – “Although as a pastor I cannot officially endorse a candidate, I want you to know I would not be here this morning if I were not absolutely convinced that Donald Trump would make a great president of the United States. … Most Americans know we are in a mess, and as they look at Donald Trump they believe he is the one leader who can reverse the downward death spiral of this nation we love so dearly.”
I had no idea that Jeffress and Kenneth Copeland flew up to New York in September to lay hands on Trump. Video of the laying of hands and prayer is in the article.
Back in the day, Jeffress stated, “I believe we should always support a Christian over a non-Christian.” Perhaps I shouldn’t be questioning Trump’s faith.
YouTube – Man shoots all sorts of guns at a block of titanium to see what happens. That Barrett .50 looks pretty darn powerful. I’m guessing the guy is an Aggie since there’s a sticker on his truck.
‘X-Files’ thought (spoiler warning) –
I don’t care what the critics have written, I’m enjoying what I’m watching and I’m basking in this ray of nostalgia. It’s not a second coming, and it’s not a trip down memory lane either.
I love how they use the old intro, there’s no reason to screw with it.
Yesterday I mentioned that I wouldn’t have been surprised to see the Lone Gunmen and someone commented that they died. I already knew that, but considering the first episode ended with CSM making an appearance after a missile blew him to bits on the series finale, anything is possible. Normally, I’d roll my eyes when a series brings back a character that’s dead, but I don’t care, I’m enjoying the ride. At least, the cast didn’t wake from a dream and find him showering. That’s an old ‘Dallas’ reference for you young ones.
That first episode was strange in that it revealed so many answers, and the series is known more for providing more questions than answers.
I hear the writers and cast are, in some ways, poking fun at themselves, which shows occasionally in the script and dialog.
The show is known for two types of episodes, the mythology episodes that was part of the overall story arc, and the offshoot monster-of-the-week shows that could pretty much stand independent. Since this series revival is only going to last six episodes, I thought it would stick with just the mythology, but that wasn’t the case last night. However, there was a dash or two of the mythology thrown in. Unlike most fans of the series, I preferred the monster-of-the-week variety.
Dana Scully – There’s no character I’ve had a crush on more than here. , and she still does it for me. Smart. Is. Sexy. Oh, and I love the red hair – and the voice. I wish she could read me a bedtime story every night.
With that said, last night’s episode had Sarah, the doctor’s assistant. She only had one line, but it would have been nice to see more from her.
I loved last night’s hat-tip to former series writer and ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Better Call Saul’ head man, Vince Gilligan.
I think Mulder’s old apartment was used for those two dream sequences with their lost son, William. Speaking of him, I like how he used the Alan Shepard line, “Let’s light this candle!”
The original series used to reference Planet of the Apes from time to time, I caught at least two references to the film last night.
It’s a small little thing, but it makes me smile when I hear “I made this!” at the end of each episode.