This guy has traveled all over the place taking pictures of famous things and places with his souvenirs held up to cover the original... the photo expalins it better than words do. And there are lots more.

Welcome to Theological Mosaic

Hello MHGS Students!!

Welcome to the class entitled "The Theological Mosaic". I think that this will be an exciting year. We will have a number of guest lecturers throughout the course of the class, so it should be, if nothing else, an amazingly diverse discussion about God, tradition, humanity, redemption, the church, etc. You know, all the little things.

Here are the dates of the class (all are on a Friday and Saturday), so that you can put them on your calendars:

Fall 2008:
Oct. 3-4
Oct. 17-18
Nov. 7-8

Spring 2009:
Jan. 23-24
Feb. 20-21
March 13-14

(Let me know ASAP if you will miss any class times. Just so you know, you can only miss three hours of class time and still pass the class.)

You'll find the syllabus for the class online on the Mars Hill website. I will post any and all changes to the syllabus, reading assignments, etc. on this blog. (I will also announce any changes in class.)

I look forward to meeting all of you soon.

Chelle (aka Dr. Stearns)

Money and buildings.

Cool photos of money and the buildings represented thereon...

From this guy.

Paparazzi vs. Movie Star

My fourth-grader has just been telling me about a game they play at school, organized by the teachers on yard duty: "Paparazzi vs. Movie Star." Whatever happened to vampire tag? I asked her to type out the rules for me, so that I could share them with you, the faithful Toner Mishap readership. Enjoy! (And please note that I first taught her the correct singular for the plural word "paparazzi"; apparently that's not within the vocabulary of the yard duty teachers.)

To begin, make a group of four people. Make one person the paparazzo, one a movie star, and the other two bodyguards. The bodyguards and the movie star form a circle facing the movie star away from the paparazzo.

The object of the game is for the bodyguards to keep the movie star from the paparazzo.

The paparazzo tries to tag the movie star, because in the game tagging the movie star will give him or her a picture. The bodyguards move the movie star in a circle to keep him or her away from being tagged.

Play rounds until everyone has been everything.

Shave it.

Saw this storefront near the house; wife and I laughed about it for days.

Shave it!

I just sent some money to Barack Obama.

Those of you who aren't regular readers may not be aware that I've got Hebrew Barack Obama shirts and stuff I'm selling to support his candidacy for the President of the United States.

I've just sent off a nice check to the campaign, as part of my commitment to send 10% of all profits from sales -- thank you for your support! I'll be continuing to send in contributions, so it's not to late to get your shirt and support your candidate!

Things Younger Than McCain

Frozen Waffles
Oral Contraceptives
The Discovery of DNA
The Hindenburg
The Slinky
The 6-Pack
The US Postal Service’s Zip Code System
The Discovery of Plutonium
TV Dinners
Automatic Transmissions
The Shopping Cart
The Golden Gate Bridge
Duct Tape


Everyone's a critic.

On a recent trip to New York, I was in an art gallery, enjoying Saul Steinberg's "The Collection" -- which I can't share with you here, as no image can be found on the web, and photography was disallowed in the gallery -- when a security guard in the room came up to me, followed my gaze for a moment, and remarked,
"I think if you or me had done that
it would be a lot better."

The best of both worlds.

OK, again I find myself spending quite a bit of time on useless pursuits for the sake of my children having the finest apparel money can buy (or I can create). Enjoy the fruits of my labor: the first-ever Hebrew [totally fair-use] parody t-shirt of Hannah Montana.

Please Don't Let Him Become President

John McCain could be president; be afraid, very, very, afraid.

Oh, Canada Australia

Thanks, BoingBoing, for directing me to Axel Peemoeller's parking lot graphics; they are only seen correctly when you're in the right place -- e.g., you only see the word "down" when you're in the right spot to go down. Click here to see more.