Favourites Friday!

Woo, another late one!

“Annie” had it’s opening show tonight, and it was a blast! It also finished an hour ago, and finally I’m home. I’m super excited about it all (yes, I said ‘super’), and this means energy enough for a post before crashing to bed.

One a more sombre note, the weekend just gone was September 11, and I’d like to take a moment to remember some of the folks who gave it all to help others. John and Joe is a story about a father with two very special sons, and the parting gifts they gave to each other.

Of course, we also cannot let this Friday pass without one of Sly’s homages to ‘Community’. Presenting, Senor Chang:

As part of my efforts to widen my general sphere of knowledge, I am going to try and add one ‘Stumble’ site each week. The idea is that I will stumble until I stumble upon (whoduthunkit?) something really cool, and then post it right here.

This weeks stumble is “Life’s Instructions.” There really aren’t too many points here that I can fault, if any. I particularly like the last one.

And on the topic of increasing knowledge and general awareness, I present, TFL Viral – Awareness Test:

Imagine Pacman, Sin City, and (the original) Duke Nukem were thrown into a blender...

That’s almost it for this week, but I cannot leave you without a time waster. I’ve been a fan of the ‘Thing Thing’ series since it’s inception. The game is quite pretty these days, but I thought we’d start with the first and original game. Enjoy!

I will bring you more Thing Thing in the weeks and months to come, as it only gets better and better from here.

See you on Monday, with what I imagine will be a late comic. There’ll be another showing of ‘Annie’ on Monday night, which means I’ll be at the Theatre most of the day. Still, I’ll try and have it done on Sunday, if possible.

See you then!

Favourites Friday!

It’s been a crazy week at Theality HQ, though not entirely for bad reasons. But here we are, finally at Friday!

There’s been a ton of cool stuff in the last few weeks, and here’s the pick of the litter:

Ever good for laughs, Sly outdid himself with this special introduction to an old favourite

But not to simply be content there, he brings Betty White!

I may have delayed the rest of this post to watch that last one a few times. But I digress…

I may be posting boring debate stuff, but Betty White is awesome.

In a more serious vein, I was checking out some online resources for Dr William Lane Craig’s British tour, and found this pretty amazing point by point summary of the Craig/Hitchens debate, by WinteryKnight.

Lastly, here is a time waster that I discovered on Facebook thanks to the amazing Wes Molebash. It’s called “The End“, and I’m still playing through it myself. It’s a fascinating look at what makes people, well, people.

That’s it from me, see you all on Monday.

Favourites Friday

Welcome back to the weekend! It’s been an interesting week at ThealityBites, and the first “Acts of the Bropostles” has almost finished in the editing room!

I thought we might start this week off on a more ponderous thought, with a short documentary by Rod Liddle. I still don’t know what side of the debate Liddle falls on, but he calls atheism into account for it’s religious possibilities, and takes no prisoners. Enjoy!

Last week I mentioned that I was going to see Captain America, and true to form with Marvel, I stayed put when the credits were rolling. Afterwards, there was a little surprise, that made me wish the next year would go by just a little bit faster. I couldn’t find this clip anywhere online (YET!), but here’s a little teaser trailer for you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvL4iJy2PPw&feature=related

Marvel has it all, DC has Batman. Hrm... It's still a hard choice.

And in the vein of epic geekery, here’s something else I’m excited for, though it will come much sooner. Also, I <3 the music, which is “Short Change Hero”, by British band “The Heavy.”

Yes, yes, I’m aware that I’m mixing Marvel with DC, which could bring about an entire comic book war.

But who cares, they’re all pretty amazing.

When anyone asks me “Marvel or DC?”, I usually have to go with Marvel. But Batman alone makes me stop to think. That should tell you how awesome that guy is in my books. But I digress, here is video:

It gives me tingles, just thinking about it.

Now this weeks blog shout out goes to the BlogRocket yoda himself, Mr Bryan Allain, with his “The 7 People You Don’t Want to Fly Next To” I lol’d.

And last but not least, far be it from me to deprive you of yet another time waster. This game is called Raze, and it’s surprisingly fast paced, for a side scrolling flash shooter.

Have a great weekend, and see you on Monday!

Favourites Friday!

Hi everyone, apologies for the late post. I normally get these up earlier. Anyhoo, let’s not let that stop us from having a grand old time with some fun links and videos!

I thought we might open with a video that I was put onto by a good friend of mine, and I hope you enjoy it as much as we did! Presenting: Hamish and Andy going Bananas!

They’re frighteningly good at being primates, makes you wonder…

Of course, not everyone was happy about this, proving some people just can’t take a joke.

In more melodic news, even if you do not like ‘Trance’ as a genre of music, you still should be able to appreciate this guy:

Now there’s nothing particularly amazing about this next video, other than everything. I’m going to see this tomorrow night, and I just felt like sharing that with everyone. Enjoy!

Nothing to do with the post. Came up when I googled "Learn 2 Fly". Figured it was worth sharing anyway!

Now this weeks time waster features a very very determined Penguin in an amazing physics game. I’ve wasted hours on this already, and I hope you will too.

Lastly, a shout out to the “Goodness over God” podcast and blog. Ben and Michael are some great guys, and in spite of our theological differences, we had a great hour and a half chat this week, which you can check out here.

It was a very enriching conversation, and it’s always a pleasure to come across people who can disagree in a polite, respectful, and engaging manner.

Well, that’s it from us this week, have a great weekend, and we’ll see you all on Monday!

Favourites Friday!

Hey everyone, welcome to the weekend!

I wanted to kick of this week with an oldie but a goodie. I’m fairly sure I posted this back on the old website, but I felt like it deserved another look in:

See the link for credits. Om nom nom goes the bear.

And in completely unrelated news, someone posted this on my facebook newsfeed, and wow do I want one.

The sleeping bear.

Beyond that, I wanted to share with you one of the reasons I’ve been a bit distracted lately. Ezio is great for late nights when pain is keeping one awake:

Now on a serious note, Ken is a great friend of mine, and I’ve had the brilliant opportunity of working with him on an online gaming project in the past few years. So when he started his own blog, and wrote some amazing words of self reflection, I thought I should share them with you. If we could all be this self reflective from time to time, then the world might be a better place.

Now before I retire for the night to finish watching the Dresden Files on DVD, here’s your time waster for the week:

An incredible zombie game.

Have a great weekend!

Favourites Friday!

Hey guys, it’s that day of the week again!

Again, we have some bits and pieces that we found, I could sit here all day and write some random shizzit that you probably won’t read, but instead I’ll just get right into the goodies we have for you!

We’ll open with something that Sly and I only just this moment discovered. You’ll see why this get’s number one position!

Holy repetitive video!

And in the vein of epic geekery, this one isn’t fancy by any means, and yet…

This weeks blog shoutout is definitely Not Safe For Conservative. Oh holy foulmouthed philosophy Batman, is it Not Safe For Conservatives. But if you can handle a little swearing with your philosophy, check out this analysis of the Euthyphro Dilemma. Philosophy Bro will blow your mind.

This weeks time waster was a hit back in 2005. It hs some loud dance music in the background, so you may not want to play this one when you’re supposed to be working. How long can you stay on your feet?

Favourites Friday!

Hey again people! It’s the end of another long week, and it’s time to kick back and enjoy a few random links, videos and games.

Also, I want to give a massive shout out to the man who inspired Rational Atheist Guy, who is currently smashing his army recruit course down south. We’re looking forward to having him back in Sydney!

I want to kick off this weeks FF with a video that I discovered on Twitter this morning. I’ve heard about these guys many times but, unforgivably, I never checked them out. Ladies and gentlemen, presenting the ‘Axis of Awesome’!

This photo has nothing to do with any of the links. See what I did there?

Now you’ve probably noticed by now that I don’t feel right unless there’s at least /one/ solid geek reference each week, even if it’s a different take on the same old theme. So what could be more awesome than Star Wars? Well, combining it with a classic noir film look.

Let’s not forget that other madcap contributor to your weekly entertainment, SlyLizard!

I…. /think/ this is a responsible

gun safety clip?

And finally, this weeks time waster. Now this is a game I used to spend a lot of time on, back when it first came out. Double wires is a clever little physics game, where you traverse a random landscape using your spiderman like powers. Can you beat Spidey?

Favourites Friday!

It’s Friday again! Today is, strangely enough, my fathers birthday. So I’ve decided to kick off this weeks Favourites Friday with a video in honour of the man who helped me become the man I am today. Whether you want to thank him or blame him for that contribution to society, I’ll leave at your discretion.

So let’s go all the way back to the beginning, and look at what skills a father should have:

Over at Dr William Lane Craigs ‘Reasonable Faith’ forum, one of the community members posted this bit of comedy nostalgia, and I knew from the get go I had to share it with the TB community. So without further ado, Monty Python!

And in a similar vein, let’s cross over to the colonies for some American humour. Every week, SlyLizard delivers me a bunch of hilarious material, and I can usually feel comfortable passing on at least one of them to you guys. This features some of Eddie Murphys early work on Saturday Night Live. It’s possibly NSFC, but I’ll leave that judgement up to you:

Courtesy of http://crappypictures.typepad.com/

 

Just this morning, I discovered this amazing insight into parenthood, thanks to my good friend Sporaxis. ‘Crappy Pictures‘ is a site after my own heart, in that is uses terrible pictures to make profound statements about cynical things. Can you blame me for loving this site?

And of course, I should share with you which golden time waster I found this week, that stopped me from delivering this post earlier in the day. This weeks time waster award goes to Stackopolis!

Imagine a game of Tetris where you already have all the pieces of the puzzle, and you have to arrange them to match a blueprint, also supplied. What you have is an addictive little game!

 

Favourites Friday!

Welcome back to Friday! Friday! Are you looking forward to the weekend?

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been truly excited about all the comic book movies coming out this season. And while I’m definitely a Marvel man, the Green Lantern movie looks good. Who can’t love Ryan Reynolds! What’s that? Kermit? No Ryan? Hmmm….

And in the vein of heroism, here’s a movie that kept me laughing right up until the end. I didn’t know exactly what I was looking at until the end either, but that didn’t stop me from laughing!

Let it never be said the BeeGee’s arent’ good for something:

Is there really any better music for strutting to?

I mentioned in a blog post recently my friend Motorcop being a words with friends shark. I thought I should go one step further and give him some proper down under loving (His joke, not mine). Here’s a post of his regarding speeding, that I think we can all relate to. It’s not some kind of soapbox rant, by the by, it’s hilarious.

Finally, this is a link I have to give a shout out to. I stumbled (Great thing, stumbler) across it this morning, and this is the reason it’s taken me half an hour to get this post done!

Western Shootout – A flash game.

Well that’s us for this week!

Once again, I’d like to remind you that it’s now three weeks until the first “Acts of the Bropostles”! So here’s what we want from you, the community. We want you to start thinking about conversation topics, things that you’d like to see being discussed by the ThealityBites team in the future. They can be as serious or funny as you like, profoundly theological, or as deep as a teaspoon!

Okay, see y’all on Monday!

Favourites Friday!

Another week goes by, and here some of the lols we’ve had behind the scenes!

 

First up, let it never be said that restless legs cannot produce some fantastic results. It’s a nice change.

On a more serious note, but mind blowing all the same, I recently discovered some interesting facts about the theology of ancient China! I checked this out with a relevant university degree holder (SlyLizard, in a frighteningly academic role), and he verified that it’s for real! Check it out below:

In addition to that, the origin of the Chinese language has a few interesting factoids too.

Finally, I want to introduce you guys to my new friend Jamie Golden from www.jamiesrabbits.com This week she blogged about a conversation she had with a friend, who had just been… well… I’ll let her tell the story. Suffice to say, this brand of simplicity pleases me greatly.

See you all on Monday with a comic!

And in honour of Jamie, this weeks Friday Demotivational features a new take on keeping your room ordered!