Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Bob Loblaw Law Blog

Okay, okay, I may have dropped the ball on the whole "once a week" promise I made when I revitalized this blog. I'm sure all TWO people who've read it are so disappointed.

Onto lighter matters than the previous couple updates. I decided to pick up this blog a couple weeks after I realized that a lot of the sites I visit daily are available as RSS feeds, and so after much searching for RSS readers, I settled on the Google reader, which I keep handy right on my iGoogle homepage. After getting that all organized, I had blog on the the brain, and came here to my old blogger.

And here I am. So I'd like to share with you what I've got on my blogfeed, and why. And maybe a couple other sites I visit daily, as well. Here's the short list:
A Process Driven Life
Doctor Fiorello's Sing-Along-Blog
GelaSkins What's the Skinny?
The Comics Curmudgeon
The RiffTrax Blog

The Process Driven Life
The Process Driven Life is authored by Michael Bunker - the man I look up to probably more than any other living man. I admire both his doctrine and the way he lives out his worldview. Now, don't get me wrong, he is a man, and thus fallible. But I happen to agree with him on pretty much everything, when it comes to The Bible. He's not the most eloquent writer or speaker, I have to admit. But what he lacks in organization in his articles and sermons, he more than makes up for in content.
He is the author of both The Process Driven Life, as well as The Center for Agrarian Homesteading Education blogs, and I get them both in my RSS Reader, and devour them with much pleasure and delight. His blogs range from typical updates on his daily life trying to live out his Biblical agrarian worldview, to Q+A's that he takes from his world wide web of Internet "students", to multi-part disquisitions for his followers to glean wisdom from. I am a such a follower.
Doctor Fiorello's Sing-Along-Blog
My buddy Chris (earlier referred to here) maintains this blog from his new home- Seoul, South Korea. He has been sort of updating all of us back home with his new life in Korea. Obviously I tune into his exploits, and musings, because he's a very good friend of mine, but also because, simply put, he is quite smart, and I enjoy reading what smart people have to say. Oh course, he and I have many ... many points of contention, but of course, I have nothing but respect for people who have actually well thought out ideas, regardless of whether or not I agree with them. (As opposed to my seething hatred and loathing for people agree OR disagree with me who refuse to think things out.) In any case, Chris and I agree about all most core issues, and many peripheral issues, so it's not like we debate every time we're together.
Man, do I digress. IN ANY CASE ... Chris has been a friend of mine for a long time, and I enjoy him in every appropriate way a man should enjoy another man ... which includes enjoying his scant blog updates, which I'm sure have a larger audience than my scant updates. ~_~
GelaSkins What's the Skinny?
GelaSkins Blog is authored by the guys over at GelaSkins.com, where I bought my super awesome cell phone skin. Yes, I have a 16th century painting adorning my cell, and you know you want one, too.
In any case, the blog over there is just a fun little blog, mostly with updates about the site itself, and often showcases various artists, both those whose works are used for their many skins, and others who aren't, but are just as cool. Any contemporary art fans should def. go check out the blog archives there, as well as the many artists used for the skins.
The Comics Curmudgeon
Here is one of my favorites. The Comics Curmudgeon takes your daily newspaper comic strips, and lampoons them, in a fashion similar to MST3K. Not only does is mock the "funny" strips, but he has opened my eyes to the world of soap opera strips! Who knew there was such a thing?! No one! Because they are so freaking awful. Which provides Josh with much fodder for his blog. Seriously, though ... does anyone read Mary Worth and enjoy it? Yikes.
The RiffTrax Blog
The RiffTrax Blog is authored by the three guys who starred in Mystery Science Theatre, as well as one of the writers from the Rifftrax. For those who don't know, Rifftrax.com has carried on the MST3K vision, however with blockbuster modern movies, now-a-days ... no longer the campy, crusty, and super old cheese-flicks from yesteryear.
These guys are just my brand of funny, so I really look forward to their musings. Topics in this blog range from Joey Pants, to bacon, to random YouTube videos they find worthy of making fun of. Special entries about quarters are always treasured with pleasure.
Over at OfficeTally.com I get my inside scoop and updates on the hit NBC show "The Office" starring Steve Carrel. One "L" or two? Meh.
The site is good for cool updates and spoilers, and fun little facts. However the woman who keeps it is just a horrible site editor with Nazi like regulations, and the majority of the users at the site overuse the phrase "That's what she said" and in instances where it doesn't even make sense, and isn't funny. Example: I might say, "The sandwich I had for lunch today was really big," to which they would respond with, "TWSS!" Uhm ... no ... The WHOLE SENTENCE has to work in order for it to be funny, or even make sense.
Anyway ... the I tune into the site for spoilers, and cool factoids, and insider information.
Not really a blog, so much as an RSS feed of music. http://ocremix.com/ is a website devoted to the community of talented artists, and mix artists who take classic video game music, and give us masterful interpretations and "remixes." Only the good stuff gets onto the site, after being reviewed by a panel of judges. For that nostalgic Mario music you used to love, head over to the site, and find MANY different, professional, and awesome takes on the music everybody grew up with.
http://www.thatguywiththeglasses.com/ is a website with videos made by a guy named Doug. And yes, he has glasses. He started out by making youtube videos of "5 second movies" where he would take moments from popular films and condense them to the epitomal moments, to produce a usually hilarious little film. And none of them are 5 second long. They usually are between 6 and 20 seconds. If you visit his site, I would suggest that you visit that section first, and look for any movies you've seen before, and check out his "5 second" take on them. He then began doing the Nostalgia Critic videos, in which he reviews nostalgic movies and shows from my generations childhood. Anyone born between 1975 and 1985 will PROBABLY recognize most of the stuff he reviews, and if you're okay with irreverent humor, I would check it out. He then created a couple other characters for his site, and then began taking other contributors for his site for related topics and humor videos. So I check it every day, because there's new videos on there at least a once a week ... usually more.
Well, that's about it for the sites I check out daily, or have in my RSS feed, other than e-mail and Facebook type stuff. I hope you enjoyed it, and maybe even check out some of the sites. If not ... ehh ... whatever, have it your way.
Well, I'm deeply interested in what sites other folks check out every day, and what blogs and RSS feeds you keep updated on. Comment and let me know, cause I'd love to hear about it.
Peace out, Seacrest.

Can I borrow a prayer?

O LORD, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure. For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presseth me sore.

There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger; neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin. For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as a heavy burden they are too heavy for me. My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness.

I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long. For my loins are filled with a loathsome disease: and there is no soundness in my flesh. I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart.

Lord, all my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee. My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me.

My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore; and my kinsmen stand afar off. They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long.

But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and I was as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth. Thus I was as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs.

For in thee, O LORD, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God. For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.

For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me. For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin. But mine enemies are lively, and they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied. They also that render evil for good are mine adversaries; because I follow the thing that good is.

Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me. Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation.