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American comedian, Tim Hawkins, just released a video parodying Disturbed’s version of ‘The Sounds of Silence’, and it’s hilarious.

If this doesn’t go viral, we’re all taking ourselves way too seriously.


 

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Gathered here, are some of the best bits and pieces I’ve encountered online over the past few weeks. Some reflective, some serious, some just plain hilarious.

1. Everyday Heroes [Video]: Water bombing, aircraft, inferno extinguishers. Along with the song, something about this just shouts awesome.

2. Chesterton’s uniqueness appears to know no bounds.

G.K Chesterton from Alarms and discursions‘Science & Art without morality are not dangerous in the sense commonly supposed. They are not dangerous like a fire, but dangerous like a fog. A fire is dangerous in its brightness; a fog in its dullness; and thought without morals is merely dull, like a fog.

The fog seems to be creeping up the street; putting out lamp after lamp. But this cockney lamp-post… is still crowned with its flame; and when the fathers have forgotten ethics, their babies will turn and teach them’

(The Essential Chesterton Collection, 2009. Kindle Ed. 7612-7615 – This version is real cheap via Amazon at the moment)

3. There are a few versions of this old story on YouTube, this one is the most dramatic and amusing. Instead of an Irish accent  on the other end of the comms, it’d be funnier with an Aussie one. (“Just sayin’…” 🙂 )

 

4. We’ve just about finished watching through the T.V series Duck Dynasty. This meme epitomises the gutsy edge to this Cajun delight. Even though it’s structured up unto a point (what reality TV show isn’t?), that doesn’t hinder the serious message being promoted through all the bells and whistles (or in this case duck calls, camo, camaraderie and comedy).

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5. Lastly, if you have ever wondered what would have happened should the remaining members of Led Zeppelin become a “worship band”. Here Tim Hawkins pulls off a pretty close interpretation of how it might have turned out:

Images: G.K Chesterton, Alarms and Discursions 1910; Jase Robertson, (Pinterest)

Advent Day 7: Humour

A few days ago I did some research on what Tim Hawkins might have had to say regarding the topic of Christmas.Karl Barth_Laughter

I would have posted this earlier, unfortunately I wrestled with how to lay out a blog post about it.  I did not want it to be pretentious and inauthentic. This was due the presupposition that Christians, theologians in particular, are not for laughter of any kind.  Sadly, it seems that we can at times perpetuate this false perspective, and then wonder why such a negative assumption exists.

Contrary to said assumption, Christians like to laugh, celebrate, and smile. Some even laugh at themselves, and even if their humour can be a bit dry, it is difficult to not appreciate the brokenness and the humanity in it all.Emboldened by the hope anchored in Jesus the Christ, His spirit, His humanity and God’s proclamation of reconciliation, and through the narrative accounts of  participants and witnesses. Advent reminds us to listen, to laugh and then pass that joy on.

Of course there is a lot to say about humour, laughter and joy around this time of year. How it fits into our advent journey and the important role it plays in unifying communities instead of dividing them. Laughter is found in giving. Comedians, no doubt, spend hours perfecting how they are going to deliver joy in their message.

Joy, the gift and its delivery are all key themes of Advent.

Karl Barth is reported to have said:

‘Joy is the simplest form of gratitude’

‘Away with the yardsticks! Those who cannot laugh with others and laugh about themselves are warmongers…Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God’

In sum, the end result of my two-hour research session, was a video montage found on YouTube. To me, the funniest clip was the one tagged on at the end.

All the clips can be located on his channel @: TimHawkinsComedy (well worth checking out)

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October 14, 2013 — Leave a comment

Mondays should start with the kind of laughter that leaves a lingering smile.

Comedy is a remedy. Encased within it is this recognised truth:

…’Gracious words are like a honeycomb,  sweetness to the soul and health to the body’ (Prov.16:24, ESV)

1. Historical (italics mine)

Two men were sitting in a bar, complaining about their wives. “It really annoys me,” said one. “Whenever we have a row, she gets historical.”
“Don’t you mean ‘hysterical’?” queried his friend.
“No, I mean historical. Every time we argue, she says: ‘I still remember the time that you…'” (lol – the same rule applies to men, just ask my wife)

 2. Mistaken identity (italics mine)

It is quite possible to trap clergymen, as well as laymen, with the following question, because they are not always learned in the Old Testament.
“If David was the father of Solomon, and Joab was the son of Zeruiah, what relation was Zeruiah to Joab?”
Most persons give the answer that Zeruiah was the father of Joab, necessarily. That is not the correct answer. The trouble is that Zeruiah was a woman (King David’s older sister). And, of course, David and Solomon having nothing whatever to do with the case. (Patriarchal lag? Or does this show that the bible does mention a woman and makes a point of her lineage (Matriarchy)…hmm – !!)

3. Education: Teacher and Johnny

Teacher: I think you copied off Tommy in that test.

Johnny: What makes you think that?

Teacher: Because when Tommy wrote “I don’t know” next to question five, you put “Neither do I”.

Teacher: Who invented fractions?

Johnny: Henry the Eight.

Teacher: Where’s the English Channel?

Johnny: I don’t know. My TV doesn’t pick it up!

Sources:

Christian Jokes, sourced 14th Oct. 2013 from http://jokes.ochristian.com/
Hawkins, T Parenting jokes sourced 14th Oct.2013 from TimHawkinsComedy
The Laughter Remedy // sourced 14th Oct.2013