Thursday, February 19, 2009

Classic Article from the Irish Times. Worth the read.

ONE FROM THE ARCHIVE/JANUARY 30TH, 2001: RUGBY PEOPLE. Can’t live with them. Can’t shoot them. Mainly can’t live with them. Can’t afford to live with them. Haven’t the bloodlines to live with them. Haven’t the patience to live with them. Haven’t the language skills to live with them. Haven’t the desire even. Rugby people have always been college scarves and jutting jaws and silly songs I don’t know the words of.

C-A-N-N-O-T live with them...

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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Image of the Weekend!

"Sloppy Joe, meet Krispy Kreme. I promise, you’ll be great friends."

I saw this on a friend's tweet. Wow. If I'm honest I think I would try it if offered (cause I can't lie that I'm intrigued...) but if you're looking for a way to gain a stone or two in a week, this would be your diet. I am impressed at the concept though. So wrong but it is functional and logical.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Favourite Image of The Week

I want a big version of this to hang in my room. This map is based on population size. The bigger a country's population the bigger its size on the map.It definitely gives some perspective. It's mostly India and China. Maybe it would be good to keep this on the wall if we ever struggle with delusions of our own self-importance in the world.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Just to update. Phil Rizk has been released safe to his family. For more info go to

Monday, February 09, 2009

Hey Everyone,
I just wanted to do something and try and raise awareness about a situation regarding someone I went to Wheaton with. I don't know Phil well but he's a friend of many of my friends, and is someone who has great respect for the work he does.

After graduating from Wheaton Phil (who's half Egyptian half German) went to work for a British Aid agency in Gaza for several years. He's now currently undertaking a graduate degree in Middle Eastern Studies at American University Cairo. He's continued to be a peace activist and advocate for palistinian people and has been one of the first people to help facilitate medical supplies going into Gaza after the recent conflict there. He writes a blog at about what's happening in Gaza.

At a recent event, a peaceful march for solidarity with the palistinian people he was abducted by Egyptian secret police. They have refused to give any information as to the whereabouts or why he is being held.

Please pray for his safety and quick release.

Here's some links for more info about his story: