MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

When Does Satire Cross the Line?

August 15th, 2016 Viewed 575 times

Many people are easily offended, which can make satire difficult to pull off.  What is funny for one, may come off as totally inappropriate to another, and often background can make a difference.

The Babylon Bee is a Christian Satire site, in much the same vein as the Onion, except with Christian themes.  It’s no stranger to controversy, and I had to stop and ask myself, when I read “10 Simple Ways You Can Encourage Your Pastor” whether this post had crossed the line or not.

On the face of it, you know that it’s not going to be real ways, and some may be hard hitting to those that have done some of these things.  What do you think of it?

Mother Takes Barbies and Creates Avenger Dolls!

July 23rd, 2015 Viewed 1175 times, 1 so far today

It seems that many would just rather complain about there not being dolls that their children liked, this mom took action and did something herself!

Seven Lies About Homeschoolers

June 29th, 2015 Viewed 822 times

More Sugar than a Doughnut

June 29th, 2015 Viewed 930 times, 1 so far today

That can of Coke is worth almost 4 doughnuts—check out The surprising foods which contain MORE sugar than a doughnut revealed at the Daily Mail to see more! (Warning, the links on the right of the page may not all be appropriate for all readers.)

Miss Ireland 2011, Holly Carpenter, Provides Hidden Meanings to Snap Chats

June 19th, 2015 Viewed 863 times, 1 so far today

A portrait without eyes by Patrik NygrenProving what everyone knows, Holly Carpenter takes a look at her snap chats, the captions that she put on them and the subtle meanings behind them you were supposed to get in the first place:

Holly, who was the winner of Miss Ireland in 2011 and has since enjoyed a successful modelling career, has posted a series of images on her blog, with two pictures side by side – the one on the left with the original caption, and the caption on the right explaining what women really mean.

Holly says that she was inspired to create the blog post after witnessing other women creating tactical Snapchats.

She told Buzzfeed that she had heard comments like: ‘I’m gonna story this selfie so he knows I’m out tonight and I’m looking well’ and ‘I sent him a picture of my drink with the cocktail menu in the background so he knows where we are!’

Read more: What women’s selfies REALLY mean: Model reveals the hidden messages in Snapchat photos

Woman’s Bridal Dress Has a Story to Tell on Ebay

June 12th, 2015 Viewed 658 times

The Front of the Dress By StarMama

From the land of interesting ebay listings that make you interested in buying comes the following:

REJECTED WEDDING DRESS SEEKS LASTING LOVE AND HOLY MATRIMONY – THE ADVERT IN FULL

I was supposed to be worn at City Hall in New York.

I was going to be the main attraction of a 60s wedding theme.

I was going to be low-key, but elegant (I still am, for that matter).

I was going to complement a 60s updo, nude courts and a bouquet of Lily of the Valley.

When my owner put on a dress just like me in Selfridges, she knew I was the one so she ordered me online and had me delivered to her husband-to-be in Brooklyn.

I’m not over the top, nor am I too dressed down, and she thought she could perhaps wear me to other occasions in the future.

She thought I was a dress she could look back on and smile, not cringe at fashion faux pas (she was right).

When I arrived, she kept me sealed in my box so nothing could ruin me.

Then they split up.

And she kept me in the box.

Because she couldn’t bear to look at me.

I am a constant reminder to her of what could have been.

So she wants to sell me.

Not necessarily to a bride, but to anyone looking to give me the home I deserve.

A home where I’ll get worn and admired and dry-cleaned (as and when necessary).

She can’t take me back to DVF because they no longer stock me.

I’m limited edition, if you like.

And the first time I have been taken out of my box is for these photos.

Because who’s going to buy a dress based on a picture of a box?

I can’t wait to be worn by you (and to see the back of my cardboard confines once and for all).

Love,

Zarita (in Ivory).

xx

Read more: ‘Rejected dress seeks love and holy matrimony’: Former bride-to-be sells £300 unworn wedding gown on eBay complete with description of ill-fated nuptials


Image The Front by StarMama – Not the dress for sale

Data Dump: Searching for Prince Charming

June 10th, 2015 Viewed 627 times, 1 so far today

kidsandcomputers.jpgLindsay at the Last Homely House is looking for Prince Charming at WalMart! Odd you say? That’s because she’s off looking for a fish they’ll name Prince Charming.

This lead me to search the Internet, in case you too are looking for Prince Charming.

Who is Prince Charming? According to Wikipedia:

Prince Charming is a stock character who originates in a number of fairy tales. He is the prince who comes to the rescue of the damsel in distress, and typically must engage in a quest to liberate her from an evil spell. The name has been given to the heroes of a number of traditional folk tales, including Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella.

So whether you’re looking for a fish or a fella, make sure to keep ’em straight!

Frosty Returns?

January 3rd, 2013 Viewed 2027 times, 1 so far today

This Christmas season brought many surprises to our house, not the least of which was that one of my children really started to like Frosty the Snowman.  That means that we’ve seen that movie, and the sequel many times.

I don’t know about you, but I have a problem watching the two back to back—I mean, if Frosty could stop being Frosty in the first one simply because he loses his hat, how/why does he keep taking it off in the second one?!

Can you say continuity error—a huge one!


The image of Frosty the Snowman links to where you can buy the two at Amazon.com. This is an affiliate link, and a portion of the purchase goes to the author of this site; however, the price of the item does not change.

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6 Year Old Prodigy

November 14th, 2012 Viewed 1149 times

The action starts way after the 2 minute mark, and it’s incredible that this 6 year old can play this well!

Have You Ever Tried to Be a Table?

July 28th, 2011 Viewed 1761 times

NbZoRThis week is my church’s Vacation Bible School week—and we’re most of the way through it.  We’re doing the Answers In Genesis Gold Rush VBS and I’ve liked how the material has been presented.  Tonight’s the Gospel message.

In any case, I came upon this image recently, and it reminded me of some of the games that I’ve seen this week.

Have you ever tried to be a table—you and four of your friends?

Is it as easy as these images?  I’ll have to give it a try.

Just use the four chairs to start out, and then pull them out afterward.  It should work, right?

Let me know if you try it!

MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.