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Secret Mens Business

11 June, 2003 10:12 AM

In the paper on Sunday I came across this amazing article about a Men's Conversation Club here in my local area.

The club is called 'Reclaim the Pants' and its 'a men's group that meets once a month for a beer, a parmigiana and inconsequential conversation.'

Here is a snippet:

'Getting together to chat is something women have done successfully for years, they say. Now, the men are relishing a chance to meet and talk purely for the fun of it.

"All talk and no action" is one of the mottos of the group that pretends to take itself seriously but doesn't. There is certainly no power talk here.

"It's just five hours of uninterrupted crap talking," says founder Stuart McArthur. "The four topics of conversation, pretty much exclusively, are conspiracy theories, ridiculous money-making schemes, sport and whether Benny Hill was funnier than the Three Stooges."

The group has grown rapidly, through a website and a neighbourhood of local men who had enviously eyed their wives and partners, who seemed to have ample opportunities to meet and talk.'

It sounds like a fun group and something I'd like to check out sometime. I think its definitely something that many guys don't do enough of...ie talking ...about life....about anything!

Only problem is, I can't find the website referred to! There is a free coffee to the first person who can find it for me! (NB: coffee is to be claimed in Melbourne!)

UPDATE their site is: http://www.reclaimthepants.250x.com/

Thanks to Chris for the link.

I'm Proverbiableabull....

9 June, 2003 12:26 PM

You are Proverbs

Which book of the Bible are you?
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The 3rd Annual Nigerian Email Conference

5 June, 2003 9:07 PM

Ever received an email from a Nigerian wanting some help with a $234923402343 money transfer!?? I get one every week. Now we know where they get their training - its at the 3rd Annual Nigerian EMail Conference! The program includes a debate entitled "The effectiveness of using all UPPERCASE characters", a discussion forum titled ""Are 10 million emails a day too many?" and a rount table discussion on "A round table discussion: Is email now Nigeria's top export?" Funny times! Source

Important Survey Results

5 June, 2003 9:39 AM

I love a good survey. This one might be relevant for those of us thinking through Emerging Church. Its an issue that I've not heard much talk about in the blogging circles that circulate in - but perhaps its time we did a similar survey.

Cruisin for a ... Home made Missile

4 June, 2003 10:21 PM

This guy was all over the news here tonight. His hobby is building Cruise Missiles! The finished product will have a range of around 100 miles (160 Kms) so we should be safe here in Aus....but watch out my NZ blogging buddies!!

Death of Page Rank

27 May, 2003 11:37 PM

Through Presurfer I stumbled on this really interesting post on the demise of Google's page rank and the impact of blogs upon it. If you've noticed the new way Google handles your blog this might explain it.

Pinpointing Christ

27 May, 2003 5:10 PM

Romanian Astronomers have pinpointed the time of Jesus Christ's death and resurrection.

The details are......drumroll please....

The scientists from Romania's� Astronomic Observatory Institute say, Jesus Christ died at 3 p.m. on the Good Friday, April 3, 33AD and rose again at 4 a.m. on April 5.

So now we know!

Blog Portfolio

24 May, 2003 11:59 AM

I've been dabbling in the Blogshares share market the past month or so for a bit of fun. So far I've accumulated a few quality shares in a good range of blogs. My portfolio so far includes:

Blogger (2800 - thanks Camson for the gift!) :: Dean McKenzie(100) :: B4G(200) :: Dave Babbit(100) :: Clarity amidst Chaos(300) :: Baptist(100) :: Good Dog Bad Dog(200) :: Tracyapps(200) :: Cre8d(1500) :: The Connexion (1200) :: Buzzing Bye(100) :: Avoiding Evil(83) :: As I Said(50) :: Al-Muhajabah's Islamic Blogs(2000) :: Heal Your Church Website(200) :: 83 Re-Invented.net(200) :: A Journey of Faith and Life (200) :: Footprints of my Life(100) :: He Lives(250) :: Ian's Messy Desk(1000) :: John and Genia(100) :: Jordon Cooper(1500) :: King's Kid(2000) :: Land of the Lost(500) :: Living Room(1701) :: mmmlog(100) :: News-Head-O-Rama(100) :: Pro Deo et Patria(100) :: Real Live Preacher(100) :: Redwood Dragon(250) :: Relapsed Catholic(100) :: State Dog(1000) :: Sed Contra(100) :: Sisters' Weblog(100) :: The 7 Habitus (100) :: The Mighty Barrister(200) :: Theologian(100) :: Tribe of Jesus(600) :: What in Tarnation(3000) :: Sakamuyo(100) - There is some great quality blogs in that lot, I read them all regularly.

Of course I should also acknowledge those who've purchased shares in Living Room, these being Camson (no blog), James, Rachel, Tim and Ian.

I just released another 1000 shares onto the market for those interested in making an investment - being a shareholder comes with many benefits....these include...err....well....you can comment for free any time you like on my blog.....ummmm.....I'll take you out for coffee.....(small print...if you come to Melbourne for it)

Where's Wal....I mean Christ?

24 May, 2003 10:41 AM

"In the spirit of Where's Waldo, comes the first and only God searching simulation on the Internet, fun for the whole family." Where's Christ?

Although I'm not sure what the motivation is behind this - I think the picture is actually an interesting one - and of course I found Christ straight away!!! Must be a gift.

A Presurfer link.

Racism

15 May, 2003 11:17 AM

Ramblin is doing a series of interesting posts on racism.

My first celebrity blog reader!

14 May, 2003 5:03 PM

Look who is my latest blog reader! Thanks presurfer

Advertising God

11 May, 2003 5:39 PM

MSN iloo

9 May, 2003 3:00 PM


Microsoft Plans Toilets With Web Access


Apathetic Blogging

9 May, 2003 9:07 AM

How many times have you logged onto your blog wanting to post something that sums up your apethy, boredom and laziness but havn't been able to find the words? Try this Apathetic Online Journal Entry Generator! Hit the button at the bottom of the page and you'll have a quality apathetic blog entry instantly that you just have to copy and paste over to your blog. For example:

"Not much on my mind today. Oh well. Nothing seems worth thinking about. I've just been letting everything wash over me recently. That's how it is."

If it doesn't quite fit with your mood, click again for another random bored entry.

This generator is bought to you by the same people who brought to us all those good old favourite's like the Extreme Sports Generator, the Alanis Morissette Lyrics Generator, the Acronym Interaction, Expansion and Extrapolation Engine
(AIEEE) and the Jedi Training Generator...just to name a few.

Bibleopoly

4 May, 2003 10:00 PM

Bibleopoly combines the fun of a board game with remarkable cities of the Bible.� Players start IN THE BEGINNING and journey through Bible cities, Meditation, Community Celebration, and occasionally, the Abyss.� Once players have earned their Cornerstone by helping a fellow player or by doing Community Service they may make Offerings in order to earn the bricks and steeple needed to build a church.

In Bibleopoly good deeds are always rewarded, but sometimes Faith cards intervene.� The final object is to be the first player� to build a church on one of the Bible cities.� Will you be the new Paul?� Play Bibleopoly with family or friends and find out!

Good Grief!

Thanks to Presurfer for another great link.


Just add Water

7 April, 2003 11:33 AM

Here's an interesting alternative perspective on all those Baptisms of soldiers we keep hearing about in Iraq.

It belongs to Army chaplain Josh Llano of Houston, who sees the water shortage, which has kept thousands of filthy soldiers from bathing for weeks, as an opportunity.''It's simple. They want water. I have it, as long as they agree to get baptized,'' he said.And agree they do. Every day, soldiers take the plunge for the Lord and come up clean for the first time in weeks.

Thanks to Adnan for the link.

Give the gift that just keeps on Shooting

7 April, 2003 10:39 AM

Check out Rachel's post on Easter baskets which feature military troops, weapons and tanks along with M&Ms and jelly beans!

I really wonder sometimes....

Why Women Smile More

3 April, 2003 4:35 PM

Women smile more than men, except when they are in similar roles Women do smile more than men, but when occupying similar work and social roles, the gender differences in the rate of smiling disappear, a Yale researcher has found. Also, there are large differences in the degree to which men smile less than women depending on a person's culture, ethnicity, age, or when people think they are being observed. More here

Moon Walk a FAKE!?

11 March, 2003 4:00 PM

On a lighter note (I guess it is) a documentary has just been released that argues that the first moon walk was actually a con and instead filmed in a studio. Read more Here. You get to vote on if you think it happened or not there too.

Quote of the day

7 March, 2003 3:00 PM

from class yesterday..."I see you coming — I think you are a pain in the neck — I tighten the muscles in my neck — which gives me the pain in the neck that you are." — R.D Lains

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