Combing the Net – 1/20/2011

The Silence That Keeps Me Awake — Del Tackett reflects on the terrible story of the “House of Horrors” (to which I linked yesterday), an introspection that appeals as well to readers’ consciences. How can we let even a day go by in which we do not actively fight to protect the lives of pre-born children?

The Deadly Logic of Abortion — Al Mohler on how even many who are repulsed by the more horrific accounts of abortion are unable to articulate a good reason why abortion should be illegal, because the basic logic of abortion has so infiltrated our society. Moral outrage is not enough. “These shocking accounts may sear their way into the nation’s collective conscience, but unless the basic logic of abortion rights is overturned, such accounts will erupt again and again. Once we buy into the logic of abortion, there is no end to the trail of tears.”

Middle-Aged White Pastors Who Love Rap — It’s certainly an interesting phenomenon, but not a bad one. I’m neither middle-aged nor a pastor (though I am thoroughly white — I have no game, I cannot jump, and I am tragically un-hip), but I, too, love these incredibly talented Reformed rappers!

The Plight of the Education Bubble — An interesting comparison between higher education in America and the housing bubble which burst in 2008. With such an emphasis on going to college, degrees (and especially higher degrees like PhD’s) are depreciating. The income-earning potential of many graduates is not sufficient to pay back their student loans, merely compounding the debt problem in this country. Is there a coming education bubble? When will it burst and what will happen when it does?

Test Drive for Tickets — For a limited time, if you test drive a Toyota at a Middle Tennessee Toyota dealership (including Cumberland Toyota in Cookeville) you will receive two free tickets to a Nashville Predators’ game. Awesome!

Here’s the latest video from Indie folk duo “She & Him”. Any of my Phi Mu Alpha brothers should understand the “Don’t Look Back” reference, but the rest of you may want to read up on the story of Orpheus and Eurydice. Hidden beneath the clever retro feel of a song about not looking back is the even more clever lyricism that incorporates one of the most beautiful stories from Greek mythology. Cool!

Lyrics:

Orpheus melted the heart of Persephone
But I never had yours
I followed you back to the end of the path
But I never found the door
And you can work to save your love
You can bear it from the earth below
You can work but you can’t let go
Oh, oh, but you have to know

Don’t look back
All you’ll ever get is the dust from the steps before
I don’t have to see you every day
But I just want to know you’re there

Quietly took to the dark of the day
And the heat of the summer night

The heat of the breeze was a cell block wall
And when I looked you were out of sight
And you can work to save your love
You can bear it from the earth below
You can work but you can’t let go
Oh, oh, but you have to know

Don’t look back
All you’ll ever get is the dust from the steps before
I don’t have to see you every day
But I just want to know you’re there

2 comments on “Combing the Net – 1/20/2011

  1. Vanessa says:

    “She” from that group, “She & Him” is Zooey Deschanel, and she played opposite Will Farrel in Elf 🙂

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