Five Hot Links: Sketchy Cheeseburgers, Teblo-viation, and Hollywood Pedophilia

1.  Dead Accident Victim to be Sued for Flying Body Parts.  I think that pretty much covers it.

2.  A California nutritionist conducted an experiment by placing a McDonald’s cheeseburger out in the open for a full year.  What happened?  Nothing.  Adriana Velez has a funny reaction:

The bun got a little stale but otherwise it’s pretty much the same. No mold, no maggots, it even kind of smells the same. Melanie’s take on the experiment is, “Obviously it makes me wonder why we choose to eat food like this wheneven bacteria won’t eat it.” But what I’m wondering is, if even bacteria won’t eat it, does it even count as food?

Maybe we should just call fast food “food-like substances.” I mean, why didn’t the CHEESE MOLD?!?…You have to wonder about a food that has 15-32 different ingredients and isn’t a casserole. I mean, what’s going on in there? I knew that most fast food comes from a factory and gets shipped out to individual restaurants just for reheating, but this is crazy. If we don’t call it food, what else do we call it? Plastic chew toys for humans?

3.  The Anchoress Teblo-viates on the funny numbers achieved (all the 316′s, when he was wearing John 3:16 in his eye-black) in Tim Tebow’s most recent football heroism:

No one can possibly know if the freakish numbers accompanying yesterday’s game actually mean anything. Is it God being reassuring? Crafty leprechauns out to distract us from what is more important? Perhaps the numbers game is the underworld distorting issues of faith and prayer; perhaps it is the unwitting result of a collective-consciousness obsession.

Everyone will believe what they like, and we’re all free to. I tend to come down on the story somewhere between Shakespeare and a cockney philosopher: There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt in your philosophy, Horatio, and it’s a funny ol’ world, ain’t it?

I love the Anchoress.  But I also really wanted to say “Teblo-viates.”

4.  Corey Feldman promises to blow the lid off Hollywood pedophilia.  Assuming he’s telling the truth, I say, have at it.

5.  I think fellow scholars will agree: this just may be the best footnote ever.

The Long Journey from Javert to Valjean
The Warrior-Christian: Jeremy Lin, Tim Tebow, and Kevin James!
The Glory of "For Greater Glory"
Why Football Is (or Can Be) Good for the Soul
About Timothy Dalrymple

Timothy Dalrymple was raised in non-denominational evangelical congregations in California. The son and grandson of ministers, as a young boy he spent far too many hours each night staring at the ceiling and pondering the afterlife.
 
In all his work he seeks a better understanding of why people do, and do not, come to faith, and researches and teaches in religion and science, faith and reason, theology and philosophy, the origins of atheism, Christology, and the religious transformations of suffering


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