In a sign either that the human species is less doomed than I had thought, or that the heat death of the universe is more imminent, FiveThirtyEight.com reports that The Chicken Dance was banned at 23.1% of wedding receptions last year.
The value of this datum is somewhat diminished by the fact that they found that many songs appear both on their most requested and their most banned list.
I read FiveThirtyEight‘s Significant Digits column every day precisely because it provides this sort of critical information.
You can return to your day now.
PS: Six percent of wedding receptions banned anything by Justin Bieber. I regard that latter figure as much too low.
Students at UC San Diego are trying to solve a really serious problem.
(Because of the way this theme works, you need to go to the actual post to get the link. At some point I’ll try to figure out how to change that.)
I had chosen to lead into Isaiah 61 by starting with Luke 4:16ff, but I only got to the end of 4:16, “stood up to read.” I don’t work well with these schedules.
This morning I have:
- Isaiah 61 as my scripture
- 45 minutes of teaching time
Something’s gotta give!
Yes, he had an opinion:
To Mary Willis Shelburne (3/21/1955): “We were talking about Cats & Dogs the other day & decided that both have consciences but the dog, being an honest, humble person, always has a bad one, but the Cat is a Pharisee and always has a good one. When he sits and stares you out of countenance he is thanking God that he is not as these dogs, or these humans, or even as these other Cats!” (3:587).
See a long list of Lewis quotes from Andy Naselli.
This was so good I had to embed it!
Too funny! (Hat tip: Jim West)
With a hat tip to Jacob Cerone. I nearly died laughing.