Randy Phillips Comes Out To His Mom

Check out the above video of formerly anonymous now openly gay military man Randy Phillips coming out to his small-town conservative mom.

It’s a little hard to watch for a while, but there’s a good few minutes around minute 12 in which mom tells Randy that the bible teaches that god requires men with women, she just can’t figure out where the bible says it (funny how no one can find that verse).

We all know the verses that say homosexuality is bad. But there are verses that promote killing enemy’s babies and raping their women. Should we do that too?

Mom quotes Yeshua Fog 4:18 at one point by saying, “God created Adam and Even, not Adam and Steve.”

This isn’t a must watch, but it’s heart-wrenching if you’re interested.

My dad’s stomach can kick your dad’s stomach’s ass

For the last three weeks, my dad has been traveling in China. He’s working on a job to decorate high-end Chinese villas and homes. I was this close to going with him just to get a chance to shoot in China for a couple weeks.

But Tina and I have been too busy to entertain the thought.

One of his email updates was the above photo. He wrote:

The dish shown are sliced pigs ears. Reminded me of eating these when we were little kids in Holland.  We ate them cooked in Pea soup. I loved these, ate almost all of them.
My dad has a stomach of steel, and it shows. He could probably withstand most bacteria that would kill the rest of us. He rarely gets sick on his Asian travels. Unlike yours truly who spends nights in hospitals after eating a grub or two.
My dad is having a blast, though, and I think he may be honored with some sort of Chinese diplomatic immunity soon. He wrote in the same email:
The Chinese think I am awesome. I think they will make me an honorary Chinese.
Or maybe they think I am crazy … it’s hard to understand them when they speak Chinese.

You may see where my sense of humor comes from.

I’m deliberating over what to do with Tina. She has a special birthday coming up … one of those milestone birthdays. She wants me to take her somewhere nice for her birthday. We’re debating Europe or Asia. Where do you think I should take her?


Speaking of food: How to peel a head of garlic in 10 seconds

I know, I know. I haven’t posted any food or food related posts in a while.

It angers me, too.

I made a fast and easy Chicken Cordon Bleu (like) recipe the other day that’s definitely going into our quick meal box.

But the above video is a lifesaver for a garlic-oholic like me. Usually, I take a recipe’s recommended garlic amount and double it. I’m pretty sure I should have been Italian.


And now for my 4,000th post




This is the 4,000th post from Le Café Witteveen.

Can you believe it?

Bear witness. Bow. Clap. Boo. Hiss.

I don’t care.

At the time of composition, this blog has been hit 219,182 times.

Most of the hits came from John A. Davison, but who’s counting?

I realize what a milestone this is, and I don’t want to piddle it away on some fruitless nonsense.

So for this post, I’m going to pose a question, which I think you should take very seriously when you deliberate over the matters of belief and non.

Here’s my question.

Are you ready?

Are you?

How ’bout now?

If god is all-knowing and just, how come he didn’t list pooping, flatulence, vaginal and penile odors among the list of “curses.”

Did he think these were “good” things?

Pain during childbirth, he didn’t foresee modern-medical loopholes, now did he?

Toiling the ground? I found a loophole as did a zillion corporate workers.

Ha, I’m not cursed! Tina’s not cursed!

We got out scott free, bitches!

But shitting, farting, and crotch odors are a curse that continue to this day.

And I find it dismally obvious that no one has addressed this yet.

Please advise.

Excuse me while I go celebrate 4,000 posts …