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annemazing:

I love Josh Groban. 

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I wonder how many more poorly lip-synced videos I’m going to have to watch of Katy Perry’s “Roar”. 

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THIS IS THE FUNNIEST FUCKING VIDEO EVER UPLOADED TO THE INTERNET 

So glad this video is making the rounds again.

Brings me right back to ‘09, which was a good year. 

Hit ‘em wit da Mistics. 

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Monorail cars: Minnesota Zoo’s white elephants permanently derailed
Seventeen monorail cars nobody seems to want are sitting at the Minnesota Zoo this fall, their days in motion done perhaps for good.
Since debuting at the Apple Valley zoo in an era when sleek, futuristic trains were springing up at zoos across the country, the monorail was plagued by low ridership and financial shortfalls. In the early 1980s, it came close to being repossessed or even sold for scrap. In recent years, it had been more quietly losing money, until finally, this fall, the zoo pulled the plug.
“It was an outdated system that had reached the end of its useful life,” said zoo spokeswoman Kelly Lessard. There were “no viable or affordable options to replace [it]. … The manufacturer has long been out of business.”
Commissioning new trains to run on existing track, she said, would have cost “in excess of $40 million, and we determined this would not be the best use of future capital dollars since monorail ridership had declined over the years to below 15 percent of the zoo’s total annual attendance.”
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stuffaboutminneapolis:

Monorail cars: Minnesota Zoo’s white elephants permanently derailed

Seventeen monorail cars nobody seems to want are sitting at the Minnesota Zoo this fall, their days in motion done perhaps for good.

Since debuting at the Apple Valley zoo in an era when sleek, futuristic trains were springing up at zoos across the country, the monorail was plagued by low ridership and financial shortfalls. In the early 1980s, it came close to being repossessed or even sold for scrap. In recent years, it had been more quietly losing money, until finally, this fall, the zoo pulled the plug.

“It was an outdated system that had reached the end of its useful life,” said zoo spokeswoman Kelly Lessard. There were “no viable or affordable options to replace [it]. … The manufacturer has long been out of business.”

Commissioning new trains to run on existing track, she said, would have cost “in excess of $40 million, and we determined this would not be the best use of future capital dollars since monorail ridership had declined over the years to below 15 percent of the zoo’s total annual attendance.”

Story by StarTribune, photo by Keeshond

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There is a reason Christians argue endlessly into factions, disagreeing over soteriology, eschatology, hell, baptism, church leadership, ethics, politics, gender “roles”, sexuality, and much, much more.

The Bible isn’t clear. That’s why.

Despite this, Christians do, in fact, by and large, agree on one point: that the Bible is clear.

Which is remarkable, since they all disagree what it is clear in saying, yet it must be so clearly clear about what they think it is clear about. Ask any of them, and the Bible they assure you is clear, but they can’t any of two of them fully agree what it is clear in saying. Which is why they huddle together by stripes & colors, to create the feeling that their interpretation is obviously the dominant & most easily-accessible one.

But a moment’s reflection, and ten steps back to survey the panorama of Christian diversity today (as well as throughout its varied history) reminds us that the Bible can (and has) been interpreted in as many ways as it has chapters.

There’s a perfect solution to this troublesome issue that unfortunately is unacceptable to most Christians: the idea that the Bible is not one unified voice, but MANY voices.

These many voices interact with each other, oppose each other, sometimes confirm each other, but never coalesce into a perfect braid. This is why it seems to say one thing in one place, and something entirely different somewhere else.

Rather than become theological contortionists, it’s as easy as this: we recognize that the Bible was written by many different people, from many different perspectives, from many different shades of culture, to many different aims.

Sadly, this idea will never take off within our current version of Christianity, because our current version of Christianity has as its premise número uno that the Bible represents a single, unified voice. Christianity today is built on the foundation not of Christ (which is what they say) but on the idea that the Bible is one long bedtime story read by a narrator god to a tucked-in, sleepy evangelical audience. No matter how difficult that premise makes the task of understanding it, no matter how this premise even obfuscates Christ himself — no matter.

That’s what today’s Christianity is: the belief in the Magic Book. It will defend the Book to the death.

Oh, well. Continue fighting, then.

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Peter Martin

The best book on this subject:  “The Bible Made Impossible: Why Biblicism Is Not a Truly Evangelical Reading of Scripture" by Christian Smith.

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Justin Timberlake makes an unlikely friend

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I am a shithead

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AMERICANS: name every canadian province

Hockey

Quebec

Moose

Curling

Poutine

Soorry

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"We’ve been taught a woman’s body will cause men to sin. We’re told that if a woman shows too much of her body men will do stupid things. Let’s be clear: A woman’s body is not dangerous to you. Her body will not cause you harm. It will not make you do stupid things. If you do stupid things, it is because you chose to do stupid things."

How to See a Woman: A Conversation Between a Father and Son  (via falldownlikefire)

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Benny G. Thanks @Cody jdalton for giving me something to laugh at for the past hour. #bennyg #kennyg #smoothjazz #WSJT94.1 #codydaltoneverybody

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Benny G. Thanks @Cody jdalton for giving me something to laugh at for the past hour. #bennyg #kennyg #smoothjazz #WSJT94.1 #codydaltoneverybody