Friday, May 07, 2010

7 Quick Takes: volume 10


(The idea of 7 Quick Takes Friday comes from blogger Jennifer Fulwiler, who hosts it weekly at her site, Conversion Diary.)


This week's 7 quick takes is a collection of humorous bloggy quotes on various topics, capped off with a couple of fun videos — a veritable smorgasbord, where you're sure to find something you like. (I've been told by People Who Know that a true smorgasbord is not complete without lutefisk. I've also been told by those same people to avoid lutefisk at all costs. I'm not sure what that has to do with this post, except I hope there's no lutefisk in it after this sentence.)

Enjoy, and happy Friday!

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On finance and national monuments:

“There is nothing about a guy cross-dressing as the Statue of Liberty that makes me feel good about him doing my taxes.”
— Jon Acuff, Stuff Christians Like

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On friendship vs. alone time:

“The hermit's creed: Call before you come over, email before you call, think twice before you email.”
— Laurie Perry, a.k.a. Crazy Aunt Purl

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On sports (sub-heading: the things we do for our kids):

“I had to put on shoes of death and attempt to glide across an icy surface with my thirty-eight year center of gravity.”
— Melanie, a.k.a. Big Mama

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On challenging food:

“Artichokes — the lobsters of the vegetable kingdom.”
— Julie Powell, The Julie/Julia Project

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On theologians and romance:

"[Jonathan] Edwards had one of the few good marriages among our Christian heroes of his day. Compared to Whitefield’s loveless marriage to an older woman and John Wesley’s decades-long separation from his wife, Edwards and his wife were the Brangelina of the 18th century. I’m pretty sure that last phrase has never been written before."
— Mike Wittmer, Don't Stop Believing

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Because we've all wondered what it would be like to attend the dance recital of prehistoric creatures (what, you haven't? Uh... yeah, me either. Cute video anyway, though...):



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How the Belgians heat their homes:



And for the curious, here's the "making of..." video:



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