Sunday, February 17, 2013

Compendium of Links #39

The experiment of the movie-less month continues, and I’ve read no less than two collections of Agatha Christie short stories in the last couple of days. And started a Martyn Lloyd-Jones collection of sermons on the Sermon on the Mount (which I’m really enjoying). Yeah, I miss watching movies, and yeah, there are (many) times when I feel like all I want to do is sit down and unwind watching a fun little fictional story. But this is becoming a really great month.

For your entertainment this week….

How to find a modern-day Mr. Darcy. This article is completely serious. (via me ol' roomie) And on a related note, I present: Pride and Prejudice, The Game. Also found via the roomie.

You had one job. ONE JOB. (Via a Facebook friend.)

A writer for Speculative Faith penned a two-part series on the relationship between Amy and Rory in the splendid British sci-fi show Doctor Who. That pair is probably the best married couple depicted on modern screens, just FYI. (Via a Facebook DW fan club)

First Things had the best Pope joke I’ve seen.

vatican-help-wanted

Finally, we have some specifics on what Obama is proposing as immigration reform. (via Facebook, I think.)

According to the White House draft, people would need to pass a criminal background check, submit biometric information and pay fees to qualify for the new visa. If approved, they would be allowed to legally reside in the U.S. for four years, work and leave the country for short periods of time. After the four years, they could then reapply for an extension.

Illegal immigrants would be disqualified from the program if they were convicted of a crime that led to a prison term of at least one year, three or more different crimes that resulted in a total of 90 days in jail, or if they committed any offense abroad that "if committed in the United States would render the alien inadmissible or removable from the United States."

I might take up cross-stitch just so I can do this to my jeans:

doctor who jeans

And what would you like to watch for a video this week? Perhaps a tutorial on how to write a worship song?

Watch to the end. You will be rewarded.

1 comment:

Abby said...

That reminds me of the joke about Richard the third I saw on retweeted on Mark's twitter "Richard III has finally been declared '1485 Hide 'n Seek Champion'."...I thought it was amusing. :-)