Friday, October 31, 2008

Papal bulls, indulgences & transubstantiation

On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther sent a now-famous letter to his Archbishop. He also [allegedly] nailed a copy to the door of the local church. You rock, Martin. Well, you know, except for the whole antisemitism thing. Anyways, The Briefcase is happy to provide some Protestant entertainment for you below. Happy Reformation Day, everyone!

All you Lutherans, get outta yo' seats...
Martin Luther Rap:

Every year this probably gets posted a bazillion times, and so we at the Briefcase follow suit - "The Reformation Polka." It begins about 1:03 into it, we thought it was humorous:

So they got Joseph Fiennes to play the lead in Luther - I have one question: Was the great William Forsythe not available? Sheesh...
"Yeah I heard of him, didn't he play hockey for da Red Wings?"

Thursday, October 16, 2008

So Mista Funkmaster, pump the Bee Gees

Does this go for Wyclef's "We Tryin' to Stay Alive" as well? You can tell by the way I roll, shorty, that I'm a ladies' man, a business man:

Disco tune "Stayin' Alive" could save your life
Thu Oct 16, 2008 3:27pm EDT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. doctors have found the Bee Gees 1977 disco anthem "Stayin' Alive" provides an ideal beat to follow while performing chest compressions as part of CPR on a heart attack victim . . .

. . . In a small study headed by Dr. David Matlock of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, listening to "Stayin' Alive" helped 15 doctors and medical students to perform chest compressions on dummies at the proper speed.

Five weeks after practicing with the music playing, they were asked to perform CPR again on dummies by keeping the song in their minds, and again they kept up a good pace.

"The theme 'Stayin' Alive' is very appropriate for the situation," Matlock said in a telephone interview on Thursday. "Everybody's heard it at some point in their life. People know the song and can keep it in their head."

Click to read the whole story from Reuters

So Mista Funkmaster, pump the Bee Gees
And all you college students bring your ouijas
Check the spellin, r e--f u g e--e
Get the CD
From Sam Goody, he he
You aint even close wit the rhymes that you wrote
Dont be mad cause you broke
Let me clear my throat - ah huh ah huh...

Thursday, October 02, 2008

We seem to be made to suffer

We almost forgot what it really feels like to live in Cub Nation. Back to reality? 100 years and counting?...

"We seem to be made to suffer. It's our lot in life."

...We sure hope not. Lord, help us.