Sunday, February 17, 2008

A Question Asked to Ann Landers About "Group Blogging"

Dear Ann,

I am at the end of my rope and in desperate need of your advice! As a member of a group blogging effort, I find myself struggling with the fact that one of my blogging colleagues is always writing silly, outlandish and narcissistic posts. His blog posts (which for the most part are pseudonymous) are an embarrassment to our otherwise fine group of bloggers. But what makes this all the more difficult for me is this: he cloaks it all in "humor." Please help me/us before the entire blogging community writes me/us off.

A Concerned Group Blogger

Friday, February 15, 2008

Clerical Collars + Soul Patches = A "True Man" and a Cool Pastor

First, for hundreds of years, if not a millennium or more, clergy have been sporting clerical garb. This is not limited to Roman Catholics, Anglicans or Lutherans. What's more (and what's interesting) is that Puritans (the ones we'd all think would not sport such garb) also thought it a good idea to do so. Here, see for yourself:

If a clerical collar was good enough for this Puritan, I'm sure it's good enough for anyone else. Moreover, I could have posted the likeness of Thomas Boston, Thomas Brooks, etc. to make my point.

Second, if there's one style of facial hair that screams "COOL" it's the soul patch. And who's cooler than Johnny Depp?

Therefore, the math is simple:

P.S. Methinks he doth protest too much. Perhaps he's just jealous?