Archive for November, 2017

Untouched

“Untouched by human hands”

That makes me wonder if it was touched by animals hands and they’ve found a loophole.

Alternatively, I suppose it could be touched by alien hands.

Then behold, a hand touched me and set me trembling on my hands and knees.

Genesis 27:23

Leaning Tower

Gamma made me a craft thing out of adhesive-backed foam that he cut into shapes and stuck together.

image of leaning tower of pizza

image of leaning tower of pizza

It is, of course, the leaning tower of pizza.

The temple servants living in Ophel made repairs as far as the front of the Water Gate toward the east and the projecting tower.

Nehemiah 3:26

Sent from Phone

I think if you want to mess with someone, a fun thing to do would be to have your email signature say “Sent from your iPhone X” or “Send from your Galaxy S8” or whatever phone you know they have.

Even better would be if they read it while at their computer, not on their phone.

But he said, “Please, Lord, now send the message by whomever You will.”

Exodus 4:13

Distracted Driving

Since it’s football season, that means I’m watching TV.

And since I’m watching TV, that means I’m seeing commercials.

One things I’ve noticed about the various car commercials is that various car manufacturers are promoting their version of collision avoidance or pedestrian detection or the like.

The most common theme seems to be showing distracted people darting into traffic. The next common theme seems to be showing distracted drivers not noticing normal traffic patterns.

Either way, the message is that one (whether driver or pedestrian) doesn’t need to pay attention closely to traffic or road conditions or potential hazards because the car will handle it.

I realize there are emergency situations where the car can detect and avoid a collision better than a person can. The commercials are trying to sell “safe car” but they are not accounting for human psychology. The commercials are training the millions of viewers to trust that cars will fix their mistakes and they can relax behind the wheel, which I think will make the roads less safe.

Remember people, the way the law is written, if you are driving a vehicle then you are responsible for what it does.

He led them safely, so that they did not fear; But the sea engulfed their enemies.

Psalm 78:53

When I Grow Up

I don’t remember what responses I had back when I was younger and people would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up.

But now that I’m older and know better, let me tell you the answer I’d like to give:

Retired.

Aim high, kids.

But at the age of fifty years they shall retire from service in the work and not work any more.

Numbers 8:25