10ofthose.com kindly sent me a review copy of Crazy Lazy by Alistair Begg
So I’ve had this book awhile and I hadn’t quite got round to reviewing it. I suspect I may be the target demographic.
This short book(let?) by Alistair Begg is a reflection on the Proverbs relating to the “sluggard”. Like the Proverbs themselves this books aims to succinctly and, where needed, bitingly, reveal to us our laziness as the sin it really is. 
We live in a world of laziness, often masked by the frenetic pace of life. We can hide from the world - stuck in our beds - or we can rise up, and through the work of the Holy Spirit, do away with this sin of laziness and live lives befitting our Christian identity.
This wee book is a timely wake up call. 
Go buy it.

10ofthose.com kindly sent me a review copy of Crazy Lazy by Alistair Begg

So I’ve had this book awhile and I hadn’t quite got round to reviewing it. I suspect I may be the target demographic.

This short book(let?) by Alistair Begg is a reflection on the Proverbs relating to the “sluggard”. Like the Proverbs themselves this books aims to succinctly and, where needed, bitingly, reveal to us our laziness as the sin it really is. 

We live in a world of laziness, often masked by the frenetic pace of life. We can hide from the world - stuck in our beds - or we can rise up, and through the work of the Holy Spirit, do away with this sin of laziness and live lives befitting our Christian identity.

This wee book is a timely wake up call.

Go buy it.

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Every comment on recipe blogs

jkottke:

From Mallory Ortberg, a hilarious send-up of the comments you see all too frequently on recipe sites.

"I didn’t have any eggs, so I replaced them with a banana-chia-flaxseed pulse. It turned out terrible; this recipe is terrible."

"I don’t have any of these ingredients at home. Could you rewrite this based on the food I do have in my house? I’m not going to tell you what food I have. You have to guess."

"I don’t eat white flour, so I tried making it with raw almonds that I’d activated by chewing them with my mouth open to receive direct sunlight, and it turned out terrible. This recipe is terrible."

"Could you please give the metric weight measurements, and sometime in the next twenty minutes; I’m making this for a dinner party and my guests are already here."

These are barely exaggerated. I once saw a comment on a pesto recipe where the person substituted bay leaves for the basil and used other ingredients in the place of pine nuts and olive oil, then complained how bad it tasted and how terrible the recipe was. Oh, the literal humanity. (via nick)

Shadow puppets

guardianmusic:

WE’RE STREAMING KAREN O’S SOLO ALBUM BEFORE ITS RELEASE NEXT WEEK

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman releases her first solo record on Monday 8 September (UK) and Tuesday 9 September (US) next week, and it’s a collection of lo-fi lovesick musings.

We’ve already posted Rapt, its first single, and you can hear the rest of Crush Songs on our music blog now. Warning: if you’re fresh out of a breakup or something, have tissues at the ready.

This is a really fun piano lesson from Oscar Peterson in 1979. Oscar Peterson attended our church in Canada but as a child I had no idea he was one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time.

(via http://boingboing.net/2014/09/03/oscar-peterson-gives-a-piano-l.html)

A previously unpublished chapter of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
The Vanilla Fudge Room is from an early draft of Roald Dahl’s most famous novel. Read it here: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/aug/30/roald-dahl-extract-unpublished-chapter-charlie-and-the-chocolate-factory?view=mobile#opt-in-message

A previously unpublished chapter of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

The Vanilla Fudge Room is from an early draft of Roald Dahl’s most famous novel. Read it here: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/aug/30/roald-dahl-extract-unpublished-chapter-charlie-and-the-chocolate-factory?view=mobile#opt-in-message

‘Tide’ by Wooden Arms
"Tide" by @WoodenArmsband Nemone just played this on @BBC6Music . Pretty excellent if you ask me!

There’s a video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXu3eHMCdgo

jkottke:

From Mallory Ortberg at The Toast, an appreciation of Ralph Wiggum.

Ralph is not a rule-follower like Lisa, nor a rule-breaker like Bart; Ralph does not observe the rules because he is almost completely unaware of them. More than any of the other students at Springfield Elementary, Ralph is a