I went golfing!


Last Friday, I went golfing for the first time in about 16 years. I was deathly afraid of going, because I thought I would absolutely suck. Who knew that I wouldn’t suck as bad as I thought?

I’m with my cousin Pete (with the long, red beard) and my cousin-in-law Javier.

I shot all this footage using an 8mm app on my iPhone.

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Public photography is not a crime … this is why I appreciate YouTube


Above is a video taken by a bystander at a shooting in Miami recently. After cops noticed that several people including the above videographer were recording cops shooting down a man nearby, the cops took the cell phones and smashed them on the ground. Fortunately, the cell phone’s owner above picked up the memory card and stuck it in his mouth where he held it until after an interrogation.

Here’s what The Daily Wh.at reported:

 A man who witnessed last week’scontroversial fatal South Beach shooting of Raymond Herisse by Miami Beach police says he and his girlfriend were intimidated by cops who sought footage of the incident captured on his cell phone (see above).

“When he noticed me recording, one of the officers jumped in the truck, put a pistol to my head,” Narces Benoit said. “My phone was smashed – he stepped on it, handcuffed me.”

Benoit and his girlfriend, Ericka Davis, were driving around the area on Memorial Day when they saw the tail-end of a police chase that ended with Herisse dead and four bystanders injured by gunfire. In addition to unconfirmed reports that he was shooting a Berretta 92-F semiautomatic pistol from his Hyundai, police say Herisse — an armed robbery suspect — struck several officers after bolting from a traffic stop.

Benoit says he was initially cuffed, but released after additional gunshots were heard. He then slipped the phone’s memory card in his mouth and kept it there through a recorded interview at police headquarters. According to Benoit, several other bystanders had their phones smashed by police.

Police Chief Carlos Noriega told the Miami Herald he hadn’t previously heard of any threats or smashed cell phones, but that Internal Affairs would investigate if Benoit made a formal complaint. Miami Beach PD detective Juan Sanchez told CNN he couldn’t comment on how the situation was handled, “because the matter could become the subject of an internal investigation or a civil lawsuit.”

[cnn / miamiherald / reddit.

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Go to hell, Texters!


Here’s some badass public relational marketing that a theater in Austin created using a voicemail they received from an angry patron.

And by angry, I mean drunk. And by drunk, I mean, ridiculous. And by ridiculous, I would buy a plane ticket to Austin, watch a movie at that establishment, and fly back immediately after just to show how badass this advert is.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is the shit.

Herzog on Colbert = cerebral bliss


Last night I stayed up for the Colbert Report, because director Werner Herzog was on. He didn’t disappoint.

Herzog has a new documentary coming out about the Chauvet caves of Southern France. The doc is called, “Cave of Forgotten Dreams.”

One great thing about the interview was that Herzog stunned Colbert to be the quietest he’s ever been in an interview. Herzog commanded the interview with his intellect and insights.

But my absolute favorite part was when Herzog described the cave paintings as 32,000 years old. Colbert retorted his obligatory, “But the earth is only 6,000 years old … how can that be?”

It got the laughs from the crowd. And soon after, Herzog says, “I do believe that these very intelligent people invented god. But it took god a while to grow up and create the world.”

It was as if Herzog stood up, walked over to Colbert and cerebrally slapped the shit right out of Colbert’s head.

For all intents … man and woman evolved much earlier than the biblical accounts for god. God’s only 10,000 to 6,000 years old by biblical accounts. Creative humanity is much older by thousands of years. Just like humanity evolved artistically, they evolved the concept of god that got good enough for people to want to pass down longer than the other versions of gods that had been invented.

And that’s what makes the world religions of Judaism, Islamism and Christianity what they are today.

To watch the clip, click here or click the image above. The links will take you to the Colbert Nation website.

I’ll take intellect, cave paintings and ancient sculptures over biblical text every day of the week.

For a Christian perspective on the origins of man, check out this recent article in Christianity today called, “The Search for the Historical Adam“.