Posted on March 21, 2007 by Ryan Kearns
Well this last week I have been building a prayer chain for the UNLV Runnin Rebels. I am normally against this type of prayer pandering, but I really think God wants UNLV to win at least one more game… Please Jesus please.
Tonight I went to Casa Bonita with Renovation. I was really excited about going there because SouthPark did an episode featuring the place a few months back and when I saw it I totally remember going there as a child, and that I was just as excited about it as Cartman was in the episode. Going back tonight I was anxious to see how much would be the same. All of it was. This falls into the “movies you thought were cool when you were in seventh grade” theory. Casa Bonita is sweet but going there in some ways tainted what I remembered about it. We had done last year but I do not remember that trip at all because I ate 23 sopapias. I did ask the waitress how many people come in just because of the of the SouthPark episode, she rolled her eyes and said, “oh my god everyone that comes in tells me they saw us on SouthPark, and I even had some people drive down from Idaho after seeing that episode.” So there you have it, SouthPark has amazing advertising capacities.
Last, I am on spring break right now, so I am doing some recreational reading. I read “God Dellusion” by Richard Dawkins. The book is junk, and he is an angry fellow. Anyone who can not see the difference between fundamentalist Islam (we want to kill all who disagree with us) and fundamentalist Christians (we want to tell you that you are going to hell, and give you a bunch of rules to follow in order to save yourself) is a pretty dimb witted guy, or just has not done their homework. The guy seriously says that fundamentalist Christians in America are an “American Taliban.” I also read “Serve God and Save the Planet” by Dr. Sleeth. This book is excellent. He is a hardcore environmentalist and I have been becoming more sensitive toward that as well recently, so maybe this book is just very timely for where I am at in life right now. I will probably blog more about it in the future.
Filed under: theology, unlv | 1 Comment »
Posted on March 18, 2007 by matt
After the funeral breaking cola nuts
We sit and reminisce about the past
And in her voice only sadness
Her only son taken from her
In every headline we are reminded
That this not home for us
2nd generation blues
Our point of view not listened to
Different worlds and different rules
A question of allegiance
Clinging to her bible and her scapula
And memories of the way things were
I can’t see hope I cannot smile
I just burn with anger all the time
We all read
What they did
To the black
In every headline we are reminded
That this is not home for us
Where is it?
Where is home?
I walk a modern tight rope
Of humility and belligerence
All this tommy-rot and flag waving
Is just getting me down
I want to stamp on the face of every young policeman
To break the fingers of every old judge
To cut off the feet of every ballerina
But I cannot
So I just sit, and I just sigh
And I pretend
That there’s nothing wrong
The teeth of this world
Tear me in half
And everyday I must ask myself
Where is it?
Where is home?
Filed under: music | Leave a Comment »
Posted on March 17, 2007 by Ryan Kearns
Okay this is going to sound like I am just a crazy obsessed UNLV fan (which I am). But I stayed up late to watch Sportscenter last night just so I could see the highlights of the UNLV-Tech game. Funny thing is though I waited, and waited and waited and never saw one damn UNLV highlight. Stupid digger, and Vitale talked about their next matchup against Wisconsin for about ten seconds, but they did not talk about a win against Tech or show even one clip. This is frickin unbelievable!!
How can you have one of the most exciting games of the day, and not show a single clip of it? This is mindboggling to me, plus they should have been obliged to show UNLV highlights and talk about how big this win was especially since they all thought UNLV would lose. I know I know we will be a trendy pick to be Wisconsin, but I hate ESPN. I hate them like I hate Jo Ann Fabric stores. They thought it was worthy enough to show spring training baseball games and tell me about Dice-K but not show Rebel highlights. This is all Craig Thompson’s fault, I am holding him responsible.
Filed under: theology, unlv | Leave a Comment »
Posted on March 12, 2007 by Ryan Kearns
Posted on March 6, 2007 by matt
On the cusp of UNLV making it to the NCAA tournament for the first time in 7 years, many of us who have followed the program for a while are weary. We don’t want to get too excited because we have been burned so many times before. We have seen national championships tainted by recruiting controversies, and watched as we saw the greatest recruiting class of any college in the mid-nineties (Caron Butler, Lamar Odom, Shawn Marion) be dismantled becuase of violations. This is the Rebels best team in 16 years, and we all keep waiting for the bottom to drop out. Watching the team with one eye closed, hoping that by all means, we can avoid controversy.
THE BOTTOM JUST DROPPED OUT
Controversy has once again befallen the UNLV basketball program. Like the article says, I can’t wait to see Billy Packer try to explain to the kids at home why Joe Darger has two mommies.
Filed under: basketball, Blogroll, unlv | 2 Comments »
Posted on March 5, 2007 by Ryan Kearns
I have so much I want to write about, and the topics do not really relate to each other, well it least the last one does not. Hence the title of the post AHHHH! UNLV GO FIGHT WIN! We are ranked in the top 25 again! Hell I do not care if it means nothing at this time a year, and it does not win games, but it sure does sound good, and make my day a little bit brighter, Go Rebs.
Second, I finished my paper. I feel a great sense of accomplishment, close to hight Frodo felt when he finally threw that stupid ring into the lava (okay maybe not that much) but still a lot. It is good to be done with it and I am pretty happy with the way it turned out. Some of the things I learned during the process, is that projects of this size really are about faith. I do not know anyone in my James class, even the best Greek students, who do not wrestle with anxiety and insecurities when it comes to writing this paper. I have really had to just practice large amounts of faith and diligence and things started to come together. I know the old saying “God helps those who help themselves” is retarded, but still He needs us to act in faith and then he will work through that and bless. Sounds similar but there is a pretty big distinction between those two viewpoints. Last I know a lot more Greek than I thought I did. This has been a subject that I have kind of treated as a thorn in my side for the last year and a half. Little did I know that along the way I learned much more than I have given myself credit for. It is actually quite worthwhile to come to the end of the journey of something that has been difficult for so long and feel like it has been a blessing and rewarding experience. I am far from the end of Greek and still have a long semester in front of me, but I do believe it is somewhat downhill from here.
Filed under: basketball, Ryan's Study, theology | Leave a Comment »