The New 2014 Superbowl Budweiser Commercial was leaked/released early and went viral today. I LOVE it. Makes me cry every time. In a good way.
Well, once again, I’m turning to lighter things to end the week. This one’s about a friend for Atlas, the DARPA robot I posted about a week or so ago.
Okay, technically he’s for the Marines. I think he looks more like a giant dog than a donkey or ox, but… kinda cool
The Fast Company is perfecting its humanoid, soldier robot. Here’s a short video showing the latest. Could this be the progenitor of some future Terminator?
I have a feeling this is going to end up in Sky somehow…
Bob Newhart Video from way back. I mentioned some time ago that I’d write more about leaving “rebound” behind, and I’m just about ready to do so. This video is just the teaser: it captures the gist of the new teaching in… well… two words! Plus it’s funny. [If the video doesn’t appear, please click on the title of this post to go to its own page. The video should show up there.]
Pastor Farley has been using the metaphor of an acorn becoming an oak as an illustration of our spiritual growth in many of our recent lessons… particularly to show that it’s painful and confusing. The acorn has to be buried in the ground, and then it swells until its hard shell cracks and splits, and pretty soon roots are coming out. And the acorn’s going, “Roots? What are these? I’ve never done roots before.”
And after a while maybe it says “Okay, I get it, I’m gonna be here underground with my roots and this dirt and I’m okay with that, I’m getting the hang of it, here.” And then suddenly there’s a stalk and its pushing upward and there’s pressure and leaves flying about and just one thing after another, and pressure here, and no pressure there and wind and light and rain… If all you are is a little acorn, it’s pretty dramatic. All of it is something it never had or was before.
And so it is with us as we grow into the new life Christ has given us. It’s really not at all like the old life and the old ways of thinking… particularly this Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil thing — The more I think about it, the more profound this teaching seems to be become. The Tree of Life, which is the thinking that goes with New Life in Christ is really absolutely foreign to anything we ever thought before, anything the world thinks, and even to the parts that feel so good and right… but aren’t.
Anyway, I love the acorn metaphor , so when Pastor Farley mentioned that CBS has a photographer that did a video of time-lapse photographs showing this very process I had to go and find it.
Pretty cool! Here it is: