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Weekend A La Carte (3/19)

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There has been quite a lot of weighty stuff in A La Carte over the past couple of weeks. So I saved up some humorous links that may just let you begin your weekend with a laugh. Enjoy!

Innocent Abroad – John Mark Reynolds took a trip to Canada and his reflections are all kinds of hilarious. “Canada is very big. It is much bigger than Connecticut and Rhode Island combined! Canadians claim to be bigger than Texas and Alaska combined, but friend from Texas claim that this is an illusion caused by distortion in flat maps.”

Guilty – This video will make your morning.

A Scary Nose – If the dog didn’t make you laugh, maybe the baby will.

Hip Hop Polka – My sister is convinced that this is the funniest thing on YouTube. I don’t see it (though the comment (#2) about this being the official anthem of the UN is pretty funny). What do you think? Is this as outrageously hilarious as she says it is?

A Little Old – From the New Yorker:

A Little Old

There ain’t much fun in medicine, but there’s a good deal of medicine in fun.

—Josh Billings

  • The Kindness of God

    God’s Goodness in a Cruel World

    There is much to love and appreciate about our God, much for which we ought to give him praise and thanks. One of the attributes we may consider too seldom is his goodness, and as an aspect or component of his goodness, his kindness. And that is the subject of

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  • Like an iPhone

    Like an iPhone, Only Much More So

    Can I confess something to you? There’s one thing Aileen does that really bugs me. We will be talking together and enjoying one another’s company. But then, as we chat, I’ll hear the telltale buzz of her phone. And I can tell that I’ve lost her. I can see it in the look on her…

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