Tidbits from the Week
First and foremost, there is big news in the Bold New City (Jackson, MS). I know some of our readers aren’t from the Bold New City, but many are. For those outside the Jackson community, you’ve missed out on the many years of hilarity which coincide with the SWAC (Southwestern Athletic Conference). Jackson, MS tends to be a hub of the SWAC, and therefore those growing up in the Bold New City have read countless sports page articles about Jackson State, Mississippi Valley, or Alcorn St. From high points of athletics with Steve “Air II” McNair, to beautiful points of discussions regarding the SWAC coaches tour (they used to load up on a bus and go throughout the SWAC states talking up the conference), we’ve seen it all. We’ve seen the likes of a head coach who wore a green hard hat everyday to practice (Hard Hat Dorsey), a head coach by the name of “Big Daddy” Carson who spoke with a gruffled, raspy, James Earl Jones like voice, a conference that opened up applications for its commissioner position via the internet (I’m still disappointed my brother did not apply), and the push for a 66 MILLION dollar stadium for Jackson St. University If you haven’t lived in Jackson, I’m sorry. You’ve missed out on the continual media striving to give the same amount of coverage to Jackson State University as to Ole Miss or Miss. St. Just trust me when I tell you, “it’s always a source of good, humorous conversation…there are always some good surprises.”
All that to say, it’s with great joy that I announce the following: the Bold New City is one of three finalist left in the covetous bid to be the home of the SWAC headquarters which is looking to move from Birmingham, Al. The city legislature is voting today on offering $100,000 which will hopefully entice the SWAC to come our way. For my own entertainment, I am blissfully hoping this will happen. If my taxes go up ½% for the likes of good SWAC entertainment…so be it.
Secondly, if you have a birthday coming up and are looking for a manly gift idea. How about this? A Swiss Army Pocket Knife that weighs 2 pounds, 11 ounces, is nearly 9 inches long, and has over 85 functioning tools is very manly. For crying out loud it has laser pointers, a tire tread gauge, bottle openers, a bike chain rivet setter for Trae, a golf club face cleaner, and various other sharp points. How do I know its manly? 1) It’s an obnoxiously large tool. Anything that you must pull out of your pocket when you are seated, just so you can sit comfortably is manly (George’s Wallet). It gives you the excuse to put it on the table and show it off to others. 2) There are so many different functions on the knife that the average male doesn’t have a clue how to use. Therefore, one is forced to attempt to talk about its function when showing it off without really having a clue what that function is. Example “Oh, that tool is used to fix the functionator in my car when it’s not functioning properly.” 3) It’s something Macgyver would be proud to own. 4) I doubt any women will carry it around
Thirdly, anyone see where a guy claims to have found the bones of Jesus? I’m sure this is going to be some good ole solid, archaeology. Can’t wait to here all the skeptics start talking about this. I’ve got simple news for you guys. One will never find the bones of Jesus. As the disciple Thomas unequivocally discovered, He is risen indeed!
Lastly, Go see the movie Amazing Grace. I’ll save the review for a later date, but it was a quality movie about a Christian’s efforts to abolish slavery in the late 18th century England. John Newton (the main characters pastors) at one point states, “Two things I always remember, I’m a great sinner, and Christ is a great Savior.”