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Fast Food Folk Song

6 Aug

Rhett and Link are awesome 🙂

Toncontin Airport

18 Apr

“Toncontin International Airport serves as the major airport in and out of Tegucigalpa. The origin of this name is unknown. This airport is frequently criticized for being one of the most dangerous in the world (due to its location next to a sierra, its short runway, and difficult approach, which requires large commercial jets to execute a tight hairpin leftward u-turn turn at very low altititude to land on a very short runway–American Airlines pilots, for example, receive additional, specific training for the Toncontin approach).”

Pilot’s view of approach and landing. Starts slow, you can see the airport at about 2:35.

Extreme Wingsuit Base Jumping

13 Apr



22 Mar

Thanks to a tweet from John Long:

Nothing Like A Good Back Scratch

18 Mar

Another gem from Curt 🙂

Sleep Walking Dog

10 Mar

Got this from my friend Curt’s blog. I remember my dog having dreams too, but not quite like this 🙂

Speed Rock Climbing

7 Mar

Absolutely unbelievable! Unfortunately, Dan Osman who is shown successfully free soloing in this video, died tragically at a later date when his rope failed during a controlled free fall jump. As impressive as the skill he demonstrates is, I can’t help but consider Proverbs 16:18, “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.” The life we’ve been given by our Creator is not to be dealt with trivially.

Sliding House

27 Feb

Got this from a Chris M. tweet.

Lynyrd Skynyrd Pianist Billy Powell Dies At 56

30 Jan

My friend Curt alerted me to the sad news that Billy Powell has died at age 56. I posted a comment on Curt’s blog, but I thought I’d make a short blog post as well, so forgive the duplication.

In my high school rock band, probably 9 out of 10 songs we played were Lynyrd Skynyrd songs 🙂 I still occasionally play Freebird or Sweet Home Alabama on my acoustic.

Shortly after my high school days, I came to understand that I was a sinner and, more importantly, that Jesus Christ had paid the penalty for my sin by his sacrifice on the cross – good news indeed!

Not long after that I was attending a Christian concert and while the warm-up band was playing I noticed that the pianist was very good and sounded familiar. Sure enough, it was Billy Powell and he talked for a bit after the song about becoming a Christian.

Comments from Gary Rossington’s wife Dale in the news article above indicate that Billy continued in his faith until his death. It’s quite sad for Billy’s family that he’s gone, but the fact that he had been reconciled with his Maker before his death makes all the difference in the world.

I encourage you to consider the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Here is a good presentation of it:

Two Ways To Live

British Gun Ban Backfires

22 Jan

I am continually mystified why people are surprised by the fact that confiscating guns from law abiding citizens increases crimes involving guns. Simply think about the issue from a criminal’s perspective, would a criminal prefer their victims to be armed or disarmed? Sigh.

What happened to Tony Martin needs to be understood by all naive gun controllers. Or maybe they don’t feel it’s wrong for the criminals to go free while the victim is sent to jail?

John Lott on D.C. Gun Ban Decision