Friday, 28 August 2009

Ultimate Twister Destiny Duels #2

Today I shall be casting my personal speculations on the result of an imaginary game of Twister between...

PINOCCHIO and MR. TICKLE

Now, it might at first seem a very unfair combination. Mr. Tickle, of course, has the extraordinary ability to stretch his arms to incredible lengths (usually at the expense of an unwary Mr. Uppity or some small child holding an ill-fated icecream). What we must remember is that most Mr. Men have very very short stumpy legs - making for a rather unbalanced overall figure.

Pinocchio, on the other hand, is proportioned much more like a human, although he appears fairly top-heavy and in a long match would struggle to support his considerably large head. Pinocchio in his wooden state is not the most flexible of competitors either. And then there's the nose. One exaggoratory slip of the tongue and the young puppet could find himself being thrown off balance by his protuding snoz.

I wouldn't put it past Mr. Tickle (the mischievous orange blob that he is) to bombard his rival with personal questions throughout the match. Oh, and to tickle him. Although I hear that people made of wood aren't very sensitive to tickling I'm afraid...

All Pinocchio really has to do is stay silent and wait for the right combination of colours - once the legs get far apart Mr. Tickle won't stand a chance.

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Cause for Celebration

Big Brother is ending. AT LAST!!!
Goodbye and good riddance. Let's just hope it gets replaced with something meaningful, interesting and worthy of being watched by millions of people. Although I doubt that the chances are high.

If TV really was rubbish then people would stop talking about how rubbish TV was and just get rid of their licence.

Which is, incidentally, what we did last week. Who needs television when you've got YouTube and a playstation??? The only things I'll miss are the Olympics, World Cup and catching the second half of that Simpson's episode with Pinchy the lobster.

Monday, 10 August 2009

Newday 2009

Wow. I have almost recovered from Newday - the annual Newfrontiers youth bible week - which has grown to around 7000 attenders. It doesn't help that today was the first day of our (Shrewsbury Youth for Christ's) summer activities week (today involved hockey, an egg-throwing competition and discussion on "stepping out of the boat" among much else). I'm not getting much chance to recuperate.

Anyway, Newday was amazing. By which I mean God used Newday to do amazing stuff. To be fair, if Newday wasn't even anything to do with Jesus it would still be a fun, appealing, well-organised and entertaining event. If the team behind Newday organised a youth goose-appreciation conference I'm sure it would be a really top-notch affair, but what makes Newday so great is that every year God shows up and impacts the lives of so many people on a huge scale.

IMO Jesus deserves a phenomenally long round of applause, and a much greater level of my daily attention. A much smaller (but significant) display of gratitude should also be presented to Mike Pilavachi, who spoke really very well on two nights and facilitated a great time of meeting with the Holy Spirit.

I am waiting impatiently for the talks to be available to download from the website.