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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sunday, again.

Is it the Lord's day, really?

I have an incredibly hard time getting up to do anything on Sundays (yes, even garage sales). I sleep in Wednesday morning (because I don't work Tuesday nights). Similarly, since I don't work Saturday nights, I don't have to get up Sunday morning. I don't like getting up going to church. It isn't because I hate God or have developed an attraction to Atheism, I'm just a lazy ass, period. I dislike most of the Christians I meet (not the ones I know, there is a difference). I dislike churches typically.

I know what you're thinking, so stop. I don't dislike hearing that I'm a sinner. Actually, I like that part. It needs to be said more. The problem with a lot of modern churches is that they don't say it enough. That's why a lost world cannot understand how Christ benefits them. Because he SAVES us from our sin.

Hanging with Jesus doesn't do anything for me socially. Most of the time, unsaved women don't want to hear about it. Talking to drunk people about God in a bar is as effective as talking to mute people about the benefits of vocal/ear training. Being a follower of Christ doesn't do much for me. It just saved me from my sin.

Don't take that to mean that it only accomplished that one task. We can theologically debate how efficacious Christ's death was to the entirety of the world. I simply mean, Jesus' death gave me life, not another activity to add to my Day Planner.

Besides, I don't even have a day planner.

Please tell my parents that I'm not a Satanist because I like going gambling, to bars, drinking, smoking, and sleeping in on Sundays.

God save me.

posted by Jeff Watkins at 4:03 PM

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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Louis Armstrong's New Orleans

Louis Armstrong's New Orleans

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

My Open Letter To NBC: Why Conan O'Brien Should Stay

Dear NBC,

I have watched Conan O'Brien off and on for 15 years. I first discovered him staying up late at my Grandmother's house when I should have in bed. In high school I typically caught Conan on Friday nights when I could stay up late without fear of getting in trouble. Onward through college and then in grad school, my night wouldn't be complete without tuning into Late Night to hear Conan's monologue. The cycle remains today. I work nights and get to hear Conan's witty and wise words each evening. Please don't take this away from me.

I'll have you know, however, it isn't just me. Many different millions of people from all walks of life love Conan. As evidenced by his ratings this week, nobody wants him to go this way. He hasn't even had a year as the host of the Tonight Show.

I don't watch The Office or 30 Rock, which I assume are your highest rated shows. The last show I watched on NBC was Scrubs, and now I watch it on ABC. I never miss Conan and there are millions who are like me. I didn't mind Leno and would occasionally view his program, but for you to take Conan out like this, rest assured, I will never watch Leno or NBC again.


Jeff Watkins
New Orleans, LA

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Monday, January 18, 2010

"Adam's Song" by Blink 182

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I Wonder...

Has Pat Robertson ever said anything valuable or beneficial?

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