A Hapsburg, LeBron and Martha Stewart Walk Into A Bar…

Carles Puyol (right) who looks like he just stepped out of a Hapsburg family portrait, heads Spain into the World Cup Final. As a descendant of the Hapsburg’s, Puyol will be looking for some payback by cracking some skulls against the Netherlands on Sunday

My guess is that since LeBron James missed not having a signing day presser coming out of high school, he’s making up for lost time with “The Decision”. Great column on the LeBron “saga” that  mercifully ends tonight.

When the folks at NASA aren’t trying to reach out to the Muslim world, they’re conducting valuable research.

Forget Wife Swap, how ’bout an old-fashioned spy swap? Makes me want to re-read The Cardinal of the Kremlin.

So now these “elites” will become embittered and “cling to martini glasses or environmentalism or antipathy towards people who don’t think like them or anti-American sentiment or anti-capitalism sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.” Right POTUS?

Unbelievable pictures of Monterrey in the aftermath of Hurricane Alex.

Holy poncho Batman! Martha Stewart had lengua, easily the most underrated “cut” of beef.

Caught this on PBS last night, I might or might not have almost shed a tear because of Jackie’s courage in the face of such bitter hatred.

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Take a Hike Ike

Had to go with something less tired and trite than “I don’t like Ike”. Though Ike did force most of our employers here in the Houston area to give us Friday off.

Here’s a satellite picture of Hurricane Ike (courtesy of the good folks at ABC 13 here in H-town)

This thing is ginormous (it almost covers the entire Gulf of Mexico!)

The 10AM National Hurricane Center forecast had the eye going about 0.5 mi from our church. The forecast has since then shifted to the east of the Bayou City.

Something I’ve wondered about praying when a hurricane is coming. If you pray for a hurricane not to hit your town, isn’t your prayer an imprecatory prayer since the storm will hit another person’s town? (Let’s leave out the fact that maybe the other person is also praying for the storm not to hit their town)