I discovered an amazing new video podcast today. It’s called Mr. Deity (iTunes link). Basically, Mr. Deity, which comes in 2-5 minute episode installments, follows the story of “Mr. Deity,” a.k.a. God, Larry, Mr. Deity’s assistant, Jesus, the reluctant guy who gets promoted to co-partner if he redeems mankind, and Lucifer, or “Lucy,” the Devil. Together, these characters, combined with some terrific writing, take a humorous and witty look at some of theology’s toughest questions. It’s a great little video podcast and definitely worth checking out.
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Credit Ford Motor Co. CEO Alan Mulally with saving the leader of the free world from self-immolation.
While it may have been soothing to see President Bush blow up in flames, the though of Cheney getting total and absolute power (which, in reality, he already has) is pretty damn scary.
For someone who is a sort-of language geek like me, this list of oddities in the English language may amuse. My personal favorite, though, is, curteousy of George Bernard Shaw, “ghoti,” pronounced as “fish.” Why?
“gh” sounds like “f” as in “enough”
“o” sounds like “i” as in “women”
“ti” sounds like “sh” as in “nation”
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Boeing, the people that makes a larger number of popular commercial jets, is working on a version of their very popular 747 plane, the 747-8 Intercontinental passenger jet. CNET has pictures of the inside of the plane, and it looks awesome! Of course, as CNET says “…those sitting in coach in the 747-8 Intercontinental are likely to have a similar experience to those on other planes: cramped.”
After getting bumped up to business/first class (Continental combines them into BusinessFirst) for free going to Paris, my mom pointed this little piece out to me in today’s Times:
A new discount, all-business-class transatlantic airline, Lâ€™Avion, plans to begin six-day-a-week service between Liberty International Airport in Newark and Orly in Paris.
The airline will fly the route with a 757-200 aircraft outfitted with 90 business-class seats. Lâ€™Avion was taking bookings yesterday on its Web site, www.lavion.com, for flights starting tomorrow.
The company offered round-trip fares of $999 for the first 1,000 customers who booked, but Lâ€™Avion said regular roundtrip fares will start at $1,599.
$1600 as cheap? Hey, I’m cool with paying $50 for flying from New York to Chicago on JetBlue, but I guess $1600 (or $999 if you buy right now) is better than $9000. And you sure can’t beat real, totally flat beds on an airplane. I’m getting sleepy just thinking about it.