Superbowl irony

February 3, 2008

Does anyone else see ironic humor in the fact that the Superbowl today is being played in The University of Phoenix Stadium?

University of Phoenix Stadium (from stadium website)

The University of Phoenix is a for-profit college, with dozens of campuses across the nation — and no football team. The stadium is the NFL-Sunday home of the Arizona Cardinals.


Stephen Colbert, now at the National Portrait Gallery

February 3, 2008

Stephen Colbert portrait

His presidential candidacy was cut short. But, for a while, you can still view his portrait at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

At least someone in that town still has a sense of humor.

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Story of Lord Baden-Powell on video

February 3, 2008

Some guy made this video, a story of the life of Robert Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, for a Cub Scout ceremony (an Arrow of Light awarding). This one features some impressive historical footage of the funeral of Baden-Powell.

First, I wonder why the National Council of Boy Scouts has not seized upon this idea, and put this video on DVD for recruiting and ceremonies.

Second, there are a lot of people out there with enough video production skill to preserve a lot of history — more people should.

I imagine the person who created this was the father of a Cub Scout. It’s a Latter-day Saint ceremony, so there are two references to Mormons, but otherwise this would be a fine video for Scout recruiting.

Here’s another video, professionally produced, from 100yearsofscouting.org:


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