Concentrated Turkey

Here are some juice boxes that we bought. I think they are mislabeled.

image of a juice from concentrated turkey

They say they are juice boxes, made with fruit juice. But part of the package reveals otherwise.

image of a juice from concentrated turkey

That’s not a drink made from concentrated apple juice – it’s made from concentrated turkeys.

and as he sowed, some seeds fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate them up.

Matthew 13:4

Olympic Coverage

I’ve mentioned before that CBC’s coverage of the Olympics is better than NBC’s. These last few days of watching the Olympics makes me glad I live in an area where I get CBC over the air and can choose non-NBC coverage.

Even the boys have caught on that CBC is the way to go. When hockey is on, it’s all hockey – no studio interviews, no special-interest stories between events, no social or political commentary. We’ll be watching the Olympics on CBC and during a break in the action we’ll flip over to NBC. Half the time, NBC has people talking about the Olympics, so we’ll flip right back to CBC, where they’re actually showing the Olympics.

He rules by His might forever;
His eyes keep watch on the nations;
Let not the rebellious exalt themselves.

Psalm 66:7

Lazy Flower Catalogs

‘Tis the season for flower catalogs. We’ve been getting a bunch of them lately, and most of them are in the traditional catalog format.

But one enterprising company decided to saved money on staples and binding work, and instead has mailed out loose pages.

image of a catalog with pages not stapled together

Maybe some people like flower catalogs that fall apart when you open them, or that get scattered by the wind, but I find them annoying. These go promptly in the trash.

I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven.”

Matthew 16:19

Not a Package

Psst! Hey buddy, I got this here, but I’m going to let you buy it as a box and not as a package. Don’t tell anyone.

image of a package that is not a package

I don’t know the story behind it, but I noticed that printing on the bottom of a box of something from the fireworks store. I wonder what the charge/penalty is for selling it as not-a-package.

Are we not reckoned by him as foreigners? For he has sold us, and has also entirely consumed our purchase price.

Genesis 31:15

Gloves of Cat

Wandering through a nearby Menard’s store, I saw some gloves that promised to be warm.

image of cat lined gloves

The problem with these is that my wife is allergic to cats, so having cat fur in the house (and on my hands) would not be good.

Normally, fur-lined gloves and hats and stuff are made of rabbit. Cat would be a new one, but there certainly is no shortage of cat-fur supply in this country.

The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed them.

Genesis 3:21

Super Bowl Predicting

I thought maybe the football game winner prediction metrics might be useful to gain insight into who should win the Super Bowl.

But I could find no correlation between those metrics and the NFL champions in previous years. I went back over the last 7 years. I could have gone back farther, but after the first seven there was nothing to go off.

In 2012 and 2014, the NFC didn’t win any of the 4 categories I was checking, but they won the Super Bowl. Other years, it was mixed among the categories.

For what it’s worth, the Eagles won all 4 of the categories this year. Which means the Patriots should win.

And with you I shatter the shepherd and his flock, And with you I shatter the farmer and his team, And with you I shatter governors and prefects.

Jeremiah 51:23

Re-what

Some questions regarding the usage of certain words in English:

  • Shouldn’t one have taliated first, before one can re-taliate?
  • Also, something should have been novated earlier, in order to be re-novated.
  • And a dress hearsal should happen before a dress re-hearsal.
  • How does one linquish something? Once you have linquished something, then you can re-linquish it.

But all of this is stuff you should have membered back in grammar school.

Remember this, and be assured; Recall it to mind, you transgressors.

Isaiah 46:8