The Week That Was: November 10-16

The Week That Was: November 10-16

In Case You Missed It

News

  • Occupy Wall Street raised $400,000 in donations, then picked people under crippling medical debt to help out. With that measely $400k, they purchased $15 million in debt relief for these people. This is very cool and very informative on the nature of healthcare debt today. And what’s even more impressive: they did it all while chanting through a bullhorn on the lawn of the Dairy Queen headquarters.

  • Scientists were recounting the rings on a mollusk’s shell to see how old it is, when they accidentally killed it. No biggie, except that it was the world’s oldest living animal (507 years old). It will be an open shell, closed casket funeral. (I’m here all week.)

Religion

  • Your boy Russell Moore led President Obama and Vice Pez Dispenser Joe Biden in prayer at the end of an immigration meeting. Photo evidence indicates that they were doing that thing where you go around in the circle and squeeze your neighbor’s hand if you don’t want to say anything.

  • You’re not going to believe me when I tell you this, but the movie Heaven is for Real is for real. I died and saw the trailer.

  • Justin Lookadoo, a Christian/dating motivational speaker, gave an assembly at a Dallas high school that didn’t go so well. The media is burying the lead: we’ve found the love child of Vin Diesel and the Honey Comb monster.

Sports

Tech

  • Here’s a credit card thingy that you can use for all of your credit cards. The dealbreaker for me will be whether it can store all my Chuck E. Cheese points.

Entertainment

Music

  • Rap Genius, along with many other web sites, were issued a take down notice from record companies. They want lyrics sites to pay to license all the lyrics they publish. This had to be Lars’ bright idea.

  • Tiny Turner renounced her US citizenship, deciding to cement her life in Switzerland. Tina, I speak for all of your former compatriots when I say, you will never be welcome within Nutbush City Limits again.

Read up:

  • Here’s an absolutely tragic story of an Ethiopian adoptee who died after years of abuse in her new home. Obviously, I don’t like that these stories get used to imply that the massive support for adoption in faith communities is misguided. But man do we need to be on the lookout for abuse, regardless of whether the family across the street is hyper-religious.

  • Here’s an insightful interview with a homemaker.

  • If you’re like me, you can’t get enough on Maury Povich. If you’re not like me, you’re wrong.

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