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5 Things I Don’t Get (Today)

I still seem to be jet-lagging a bit so too much thought makes my brain hurt. I’m sure I’ll be over it tomorrow, but in the meantime I want to bring you a list that is fully explained in the title but which I will explain further anyway.

Below are 5 things I currently don’t get, don’t make sense, or bother me a little or a lot. It’s sort of like Proverbs 30:18-19, but with way more pop culture references and me not having the cool name, Agur.

Make sure you add to the list in the comments and away we go (in no particular order)!

  1. Adam Lambert of American Idol, Season 8. He seems to hit all the notes, but most of the time sounds like he’s screaming. Is this in high demand these days? Why do the judges seem so in awe of him? I just don’t get it—feel free to enlighten me.
  2. That Weird Boost Mobile Commercial with Pigs eating Pork. Is cannibalism funny? It’s all creepy and very weird to me, but maybe I’m not their demographic. I can tell you one thing, it doesn’t make me want to run out and use their service and I don’t get the correlation at all. See the ad here if you have no idea what I’m talking about. Is this effective? I’m not a big fan of animatronic livestock anyway…
  3. My wife’s need to change clothes 3 times every morning. Sorry Honey! I realize women see things differently than men and yesterday I actually ended up wearing a brown sweater with black jeans so maybe I should pay closer attention, but you look good no matter what you’re wearing. You’re gorgeous so you don’t need to stress about the threads. Are most women like this?
  4. My dream from last night. At first I was watching a movie and then I think I was part of the story, but Bob Saget was in the lead role and it was very serious as he tried to hold his family together and there seemed to be a cross-country road trip involved. Lots of longing glances and tense verbal exchanges ensued. It was bizarre to say the least.
  5. Bandwagon Sex Preaching. Wow, that sounds weird (and there’s probably a better way to say it). I want to have great sex as much as the next person (sorry, Mom, if you’re reading this), but I can’t imagine preaching on it for 4-6 weeks and am amazed at how many people are jumping at that chance. Is this embracing the culture’s fascination and turning it to God? Or is it just a way to get noticed and be controversial? Will the ones who wouldn’t normally come but are intrigued by a church talking about sex really stick around when the next sermon series is about grace or biblical community? Does this create a constant “up-the-ante” on the need to be controversial and “relevant”? Is “up-the-ante” an unfortunate phrase to use when discussing this topic? These are my questions because I don’t really get it.

Okay, I admitted I just don’t get this stuff and now you can add to the list. Feel free to agree/disagree with my choices or enlighten me on mine as well.


This could turn into a very interesting discussion or cause the few who read this blog to turn away in anger and disgust. We’ll see how it goes!

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