Friday, August 05, 2011

7 Quick Takes: Volume 47



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


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New discovery — a website that combines the visual arts with the culinary arts, and lets you look up recipes by category or ingredient. The illustrations alone are a feast — They Draw and Cook:


Wheatberry Pilaf, by Nate Padavick

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Bryan Lopez believes technology is the new smoking. What do you think?

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My friend Suzanne Burden asks, do women have full access to God?

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Speaking of access to God... and, er... smoking... have you seen the video of the pastor praying before the Nascar race?



I know, I throw movie references and quotes around all the time. But if your prayers start to resemble Ricky Bobby's pre-meal grace, maybe you've seen Talladega Nights one time too many.

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After this, can we be done with referring to our spouses as "smokin' hot?" Please?

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A friend once told me about an article she'd read in More magazine that advised women-of-a-certain-age that they'd look younger (and probably hotter) if they would stop wearing a watch and instead check the time on their cell phones. And, well... being me, I immediately got a visual in my head.

It's like Dan Piraro is reading my mind:

Bizarro by Dan Piraro, 7/31/2011

I honestly don't see how that's going to make me look younger.

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Speaking of cell phones... remember Dot — the world's smallest stop-motion animation movie, shot on a Nokia N8 cell phone? (If not, check out take #5 here.)

Here's Gulp, the world's largest stop-motion animation movie, also shot on a Nokia N8, from Aardman Animations (the maker of Wallace & Gromit):




Happy Friday, friends!

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3 comments:

  1. 1- I love they draw & cook. 2 - No it's not smoking. It's the new car. People are excited, everyone's taking road trips on highways and showing off their latest model. 3 - "I will pour out my Spirit on all people and your sons and daughters will prophesy" 4 - Left me speechless. 5 - Is smokin' hot a thing? As long as it's their spouse, that's good, right? 6- Funny! :)

    Hope your week went well!! :)

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  2. 2. Good metaphor! He's got a good point, though -- it's just as addictive as nicotine.

    5. Yep -- I've heard/read it a few times. It's gross, if you ask me. I guarantee as soon as a speaker refers to his wife as "smokin' hot," the audience stops listening and starts looking at/evaluating her relative smokin' hotness. And I doubt anyone would introduce his daughter that way...

    6. You need a Mobile Bangle®, Elizabeth! But yours would be made of scrap fabric, right?

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