It’s been a long week or so–lots of bad news. Here are five fun things to cheer up your Friday as you head into the weekend:
10 years ago my wife and I enjoyed watching the NBC dramedy (comedrama?) Chuck. I recently saw it was on Amazon Prime and watched a few episodes. I’d forgotten how much I liked it. I need to write up Chuck in a separate post, but if you want to watch something fun and funny and endearing, Chuck should be your first choice. (The video below is the Australian(!) promo.)
Nickel Creek at the Tiny Desk
I used to love seeing the band Nickel Creek play, and so was delighted to stumble across their 2014 reunion concert at NPR Music’s Tiny Desk. So great.
“The Wrestling Pastor”
There is a Twitter account run by a small-town pastor who takes gifs from pro wrestling and overlays captions that relate to local church life. I LOVE THIS ACCOUNT.
Aaron: “I just threw a bunch of gold in the fire and this cow came out.”
— The Wrestling Pastor (@WrestlingPastor) October 20, 2018
Pastor, I make my kid go to school, the dentist, his job, and football practice, but I don’t feel comfortable making him go to church if he doesn’t want to go… pic.twitter.com/lKJcgZrLBJ
— The Wrestling Pastor (@WrestlingPastor) October 17, 2018
When you tell a class full of sweet senior adult ladies that you’re moving their Bible study classroom… pic.twitter.com/ZtrN47cKRu
— The Wrestling Pastor (@WrestlingPastor) October 10, 2018
𝘊𝘩𝘶𝘳𝘤𝘩 𝘔𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳 : Pastor, I can’t seem to find a place to plug in and serve.
𝑃𝑎𝑠𝑡𝑜𝑟 : We need help in the nursery.
𝘊𝘩𝘶𝘳𝘤𝘩 𝘔𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳 : pic.twitter.com/pTEhqJWiZp
— The Wrestling Pastor (@WrestlingPastor) October 3, 2018
“Africa” by Peter Bence
People are amazing. If there is one thing the internet is good for, it’s showing us how amazing some people are. Take this example: the Hungarian pianist Peter Bence covers the 1980’s Toto hit “Africa.” He’s obviously a virtuoso, but you have to see him play to get the full effect. (My kids were really impressed when I showed them this.)
“Kings and Queens” by Mat Kearney
My baby girl was dancing around the house this morning as I was playing this song. I first saw Mat Kearney in Richmond, VA in 2006 or so, in a little club with about 20 other people. I wasn’t yet married. 12 years later and happily married, as we head into the weekend I know firsthand how right he is:
I don’t need much with you my love
‘Cause the champagne drains and the airplane fame turns into rust
I don’t need much with you my love
‘Cause the Hollywood hills won’t ever make me feel as good as us
(You got me singin’)We don’t need no bankroll make us feel alive
We don’t need no benzo to feel like we can ride
Richer than Solomon with you by my side
We’ll be kings and queens in our own mind
We don’t need no jet plane feel like we can fly
We don’t need no cold chain just to watch it shine
Twenty four carat lies we don’t got the time
We’ll be kings and queens in our own mindI got everything I’ll ever need
You can cash every check try to buy a respect that’s incomplete
I got everything I’ll ever need
Don’t gotta make it to the top yeah to know what I got
With you and me
(You got me singin’)
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