“Call Me Knucklehead”

We all know that that technology can make things easier. I was reminded recently that embarrassment was among the things that technology makes easier.

As I visited with a new family at church I did what routinely do, share my contact information from my phone. The gentleman looked surprisingly, “Who’s knucklehead?”

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Math Class

On Fridays I have the privilege of home-educating our children at The Raymond Academy. It is always rewarding and fun—it is also entertaining! In many ways I can relate to this video.

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Why you need to have *that* talk with your kids regularly

We all like surprises. We all like to laugh. When you combine these two together under the banner of some of life’s most basic questions, you have something special.

This is what my wife and I experienced on Saturday night.

We were outside at a mall here in Omaha. My wife was feeding our new baby boy as we sat and talked together on a bench.

Then we met this interesting young man. He was probably about 10. By all accounts, he was very bright. He was also very curious.

He marched up to my wife and I and exclaimed, “Oh, a baby!” He was clearly drawn to our son’s awesomeness (and smallness).

Then it happened.

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Random Shots of Ordinary Life

Here are a couple of recent pictures I have snapped on my iPhone as I am out and about. I seem to encounter funny things regularly and it’s been suggested that I share them on here.

The first was at HyVee Grocery in Omaha. The marketers of this beer apparently think that polygamy is attractive to beer drinkers. I thought Mormons didn’t drink?

This is a real product that I saw this at a cloth diaper store. Apparently it is for a diaper rash. I don’t get the connection to monkey flatulence, however, I am sure that some family thinks it us quite funny.

Since we are expecting another little niño and will now have 2 under the age of 2…we need a double stroller. It basically is like putting a Volkswagen in your trunk. The engineering is amazing, but at the end if the day, it is huge. Anyone else relate?

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Solving Two Dinner Table Debates or Myth-Busting

Each family has their big debates. In our family we keep coming back to two of the most complex, intriguing, and important topics of all time.  They have combined to complete an elaborate tapestry of argumentation that, as far as we know, is still hovering over Lake Michigan.

The debates center on proving the veracity of two theories:

    Is a dog’s mouth is cleaner than a human’s?
    Is bread crust good for you?

I know that by bringing these topics up there is the potential to make this the most controversial blog post in the history of this site. However, this is no longer a matter of debate. We have a solution. I’m here to set the record straight.

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Another Reason Why People Laugh at Evangelicals: Lame Dance Moves

A long time ago I had a series of posts, “Another reason why people laugh at evangelicals & here & here.” It wasn’t the type of thing that gets you a blessing for being mocked either. It was getting laughed at for being cheezy. This video belongs in that series.

I have no idea what this guy is thinking. This is a good reminder to keep your fresh moves in the privacy of your home. Because, they probably aren’t that fresh. Somewhere Michael Scott is cringing over this one.

RSS readers may need to click thru.

(ht: Byron Yawn)

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Thankful for the Gift of Laughter

You know those people that have a laugh that makes others smile and laugh? I know you do. These are special people. I have a few in my life.

With those people, I have been known to think up jokes before hand and then try the surprise attack on them in a conversation. It’s kind of like a joke ninja move. It works. People laugh. I laugh. We all feel better.

I happen to also be married to one of those people with the good gift of infectious laughter. When my wife gets going, I mean, really gets to laughing, there is little that you can do to stop it. It is like a laughing tornado; you will get caught up and taken away to laughter land.

This happened last night as we went out as a family to watch Gulliver’s Travels. Jack Black is funny as advertised. This movie did not dissapoint.

What was interesting was how our 18 month-old little girl responded–not to the movie, but to her Momma. In one scene Jack Black is being tortured by a giant little girl. He was dressed up in baby doll clothes and is being forced to do things he does not want to. At this point my wife is dying with laughter. She is hitting me, kicking me, hardly breathing, and just managing to make a sound that is as funny as it is captivating. And our little girl is just locked in with this grin. She is smiling …

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Pride Comes Before the Fall (and great hustle!)

I love this video on so many fronts. This punter never gives up. The showboating return guy does a face plant. The return guy runs circles around the punter and then gets his heal clipped by the far less athletic punter.

Props to the punter, Jason Baker, for being an ordinary guy with extraordinary tenacity and effort.

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It Probably Wasn’t His Best Campaign Speech

Sometimes you just have to laugh and then look in the mirror. It becomes the appropriate resolution for strange incidents.

This was the case when I was at an appointment with my wife earlier. We were right on time and were intent on keeping on pace. As were entering the building an older gentleman with a cowboy hat, boots, string tie, and a midwestern ‘tude stopped us.

“Are you voters!?” He asked loud enough to make me think he was losing his hearing and that I should be sympathetic. “Yes sir.” We answered. “Well, I am — —. And I am running for the office of OPPD Secratary!” His passion was a combination of alarming and exciting. Nevertheless, I felt that I should reply in like tone. So, with a smile I belted back, “And, we are right on time for an appointment.” Then I waved and continued on.

Then he got kinda weird. He proceeded to yell at us as he waved his colored campaign ad paper at us. He reminded us who he is (I forgot his name), what he running for (I got it), and that we need to vote. Thankfully, his age, colored specs, and sweet gear mitigated his loud, strange, and pushy tone.

As we walked into the building one of the workers gave us the “Sorry you had to be exposed to that” look.

My wife and I both thought it was strange. I am thankful for people who want to work in public office. I certainly do not. …

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This Celtic Fan is…

…I don’t even have an adjective. What can you say about this guy? He is obviously laying in wait for his moment. You have got to pick your spots, and this guy did. I love how the crowd gets into it too. I’m somewhat (in a strange way) ‘proud’ to be from Massachusetts. (video link)

(ht: 22words)

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