Saturday, March 31, 2012

Trivia Time

These trivia bits are all from the first year of Calvinistic Cartoons. I hope you find a chuckle or two among the sometimes astonishing information.

It was neither Shemp, nor Curly, that was the original member of The Three Stooges - - - In a rare 1929 film, Ted Healey's original Three Stooges were Moe Howard, Larry Fine, and Norman Vincent Peale.

Masi Oka, ("Hiro Nakamura" from Heroes) was born with three arms. The special effects man, Klaatu Waterhoser, has to "screen out" the extra arm for the TV series. Masi has never gone to a Benny Hinn Tent Revival and Healing Kneeling Meeting, nor does he ever plan to.

It has already been stated that our shortest fan at Calvinistic Cartoons is Todd Wilkins at 3 feet, 11 inches. But did you know, the tallest Calvinistic Cartoons member is Vern Dailey, who measures in at a whopping 9 feet, 3.5 inches?

Mensa member, Marilyn Hickey, of television fame, helped to invent the RQ-1 Predator, a medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle system.

Enya the Irish singer and songwriter, who is Ireland's best-selling solo artist and is officially the country's second biggest musical export (second only to U2) was married to Edward Bullion Montgomery Face yesterday in a beautiful ceremony atop the slanted roof of the Crystal Cathedral. She will now be known as Enya Face.

Scientists used to believe that no two snowflakes were they have discovered a treasure chest in Greenland that was full of identical snowflakes. Unfortunately, the snowflakes melted when taken into the'll just have to take my word for it.

Everyone in the Middle Ages believed -- as Aristotle had -- that the planet Krypton would explode eventually.

In the first season of CSI Hogwaller, in the background of one of the scenes, you can see the star, Fritz Montgomery, reading The Mantra of Jabez.

McFarlane Toys, makers of the Benny Hinn healing action figure, announced last night that the earth will end in 2020.

Prairie dogs are not dogs...nor are they prairies.

Aunt Jemima pancake flour, invented in 1889, originally had the Westminster Confession of Faith printed on the box.

In the television show, LOST, the airline that flew the ill-fated flight is called "Oceanic", that same plane has been used before in films such as Wings (1927) and Flying Tigers (1942) and in many other made-for-TV movies such as Lonesome Dove, Return to the Ponderosa, and Davy Crockett.

A little bit of etiquitte for all you who like to entertain guests...the centerpiece for the dining table should never be anything prepared by a taxidermist.

The most popular first and last name in the world is Winky Pratney!

One of the lead roles for the movie "The Bucket List" originally was offered to George Beverly Shea.

Rome wasn't built in a day, although the contractor told them it would be.

In an Egyptian tomb, archeologists have discovered figures that look amazingly like the Old Fashioned Revival Quartet.

Buck Owens and Wayne Grudem were freshman roommates at Harvard.

No death-row inmate has ever asked for an Egg McMuffin and a Banana Smoothie as his last meal.

Charles Hodge was an avid hunter. On one safari, he bagged 16 avids.

In addition to Post Offices and Immigration Offices, you can renew a passport at Burger King.

Cleveland, spelled backwards, is DNA Level C...which was the level of DNA in A. H. Strong's dog, Misty.

Steven Lawson once believed that ants didn't sleep. Then, one summer day, he stumbled over several ant beds in his backyard.

Einstein taught that space and time are the same thing. He discovered this when he kept showing up three miles late for meetings.

At the height of "Star Wars" mania, John Piper would shop for groceries in a Chewbacca costume.

One-third of explorers who've visited both the North and South Poles developed bipolar disorder.

Goldfish are neither gold nor fish.

Alan Shepard was the only astronaut to leave his wallet on the moon.

Due to a calendar mix-up, there were two years in a row identified as "1963".

Until 1970, the IRS taxed Monopoly winnings.

On April 19th, 2012, the sun will pass between the moon and the earth.

On April 21st, 2012, Phil Johnson will pass between the moon and the earth

Other than man, the elk is the only animal that celebrates birthdays.

The most frequently used word by evangelicals in the English language is "biscuit."

Gary Busey, the actor who has won more Academy Awards than any other, will play John Owen in an off-Broadway play next summer entitled, "Well, I'll be Mortified!"

Dave Hunt's great grandpappy drew up plans for the first novelty set of chattering teeth.

Every Tuesday has been sloppy joe night at the White House for the last 200 years.

Francis Schaeffer is the only theologian to have walked on the moon.

Thomas Watson is thought to be the first to use the phrase "a bad case of the Mondays".

Rhode Island is the only state without an active volcano.

B.B. Warfield died from injuries received from riding a mechanical bull.

On April 14th 1968, Loraine Boettner, at 101 years old, pulled a barge with his teeth as he swam the Mississippi River.

By law, all globes in Australia are displayed upside down.

Most of the delegates at the United Nations, in the summer of 1960, were killed by lawn darts.

Several old photos of Charles Finney wearing "bling" were found in a secret panel at the Moody Bible Institute yesterday. One photo shows Minnie Finney and Charles playing an old version of "Battleship".

Augustine's face was badly scarred from dodgeball.

The very first game on record in U.S. history was Hungry Hungry Hippo played in the streets of Jamestown, Virginia, in 1611.

Tuesday didn't exist on calendars until 1923.

If you notify the flight attendant that it's your birthday, most airlines will let you exit the plane on the inflatable slide.

Christopher Columbus actually had four ships: Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria and "The R.C. Sproul".

Actor Keanu Reeves actually served as the governor of Idaho for a month while filming "The Matrix". He will be starring in, "The Forgotten Spurgeon", where he will be playing both Charles and his son, Thomas.

Hamsters are referred to as "Beefsters" by Muslims around the world.

Before Christ was born, the Christmas Islands were known as "Hanukkah Islands".

Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Teddy Roosevelt are the four US presidents whose faces are carved on Mt. Rushmore…but plans are, by 2019, to include A.W. Pink. 

Arminian Antics #90

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Fan Photo from Winslow Schott

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Thanks to Mr. Winslow Schott who sent us this old toy set. We here at Calvinistic Cartoons were not aware of this product that sold in toy stores in the 1954. Even Mr. Eddings had no idea this had taken place. He told us he would travel back to 1953 and visit the creator of this marvelous work.
We Googled Mr. Schott's name and have decided not to send the usual $7,000 gift. We sent cookies instead.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Member (dis) Member

Throughout the life of this blog, members have joined and suddenly disappeared. I check my blog daily and I am always thrilled when someone joins CC. Yesterday I had 351 members - now it's down to 349.
I used to think someone out there was murdering Calvinists (I have posted about that elsewhere on this blog). But now, I have come to believe that Arminians, who don't know they're Arminians, join this blog wanting some humor in their lives. They don't know the difference between Calvinism and Arminianism - they just see the word "Cartoons" and jump in feet first. As they scroll down, examine the archives and read the comments, they come to the realization that they are allergic to TULIPS and quickly rip out their membership!
If you are a Calvinistic blogger - has this ever happened to you? Do you have another theory?

As If You Didn't Know

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Anesthesiologist Discovers Ancient Tweety Bird Skeleton

Anesthesiologist, Parker Tipton, while digging a grave, in his backyard, for his dead pet emu, discovered this remarkable skeleton of Tweety. Upon further research, he found out that his home had once been owned by Granny Foray, who also owned a black and white cat named Sylvester and a bulldog named Hector. Parker Tipton's neighbor, Mrs. B. Benaderet, said she witnessed the three animals fight many a time when Granny was away.    


Sunday, March 18, 2012

Stopping CC for a While

As much as I have enjoyed CC and as much as many of you have enjoyed CC, I am putting on the brakes, so to speak, for a few months. I don't know if I can hold out that long, to be honest with you. CC has become an obsession with me as of late. I think about it too much. It not good for my health, in many ways. Problem is, CC has become more than a past time - it has become an addiction. People give up things for various reasons - years ago, I had to stop, cold turkey, playing a computer game called "City of Heroes", because it dominated my life to the point where I was not studying and reading the Word like I should. So I put a stop to it and never returned. This is why I am putting a stop to CC for a undetermined length of time. Coca-Cola will no longer be my main soft drink. I am switching to a drink with vitamin C - probably an Orange or Grape drink for a while. I will return to CC in the future, but for now, I will be stopping, cold turkey!

Let Us Remember...

Friday, March 16, 2012

New Holiday Declared

Atheist Comic Discovered

This 1944 comic book indicated that there had been eight issues previously published by the Godless Atheists of America Publishing Company in Braindead, Minnesota. This was a lie. Only one issue circulated, making the public believe it was number nine. No one knows the reasoning here. The publisher, Matty Dumas, later told the press to mind their own business. "No one can tell me what I should or shouldn't do!" he screamed before throwing himself out of a one story building.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Something a Friend Posted on Facebook

James Bass wrote: At first I thought this was my good friend, Eddie Eddings. Upon closer examination, I might have been right.

Winners Announced!

Yes, friends, it is so easy to win. Nothing to buy. Nothing to promote. You don't have to join my blog. You don't have to anything!

This month's winners are:

Uncle Jeppy Mayfly of Propane, Virginia.
He wins the complete collection of Spurgeon sermons!

The other complete set of John Owen goes to
Hattie Walkenstick of Dumas, Wisconsin!

Attempted and Tried

Don't just sit there - click on the pic!

This is me and Corky at the Kindle Book Fair in Moody River, Louisiana,
trying to win some Kindle books.
The number of cars you jump is the number of Kindle books you win...I got one and a half.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

It Could Happen...

Buni by Ryan Pagelow

Ryan Pagelow has graciously allowed me to post a few of his comic strip panels. I think his work is hilarious and feeds some of my "Far Side" cravings since Gary Larson left the comic scene years ago. If you want to read more adventures of Buni by Ryan Pagelow click HERE. Some of these strips had me laughing so hard I may have had a mild stroke.

Arminian Antics #87

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Guess Who #31

Here are your clues:
1. He is a Baptist
2. He graduated with a B.A. in philosophy and religion.
3. He has written several fiction and non-fiction books.
4. Has clowned around.
5. Two words - Happy Birthday

Just for Laughs #205

Remember the CC "K.I.T." when providing captions:
Keep It Theological

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

10 Things "Posted" on Facebook

I've learned so much from my mistakes, I'm thinking of making a few more.

Whoa! Thank you warning label! I was actually considering using my new floor lamp in the shower.

In a thousand years, archeologists will dig up tanning beds and think we fried people as punishment

If Bill Gates had a penny for every time I had to reboot my computer...oh wait, he does

Whenever you’re bored send this text to a random number.. “I hid the body.”

If you never jumped from couch to couch as kid to avoid the lava, then you missed out on childhood.

Our house isn’t dirty, we just have everything on display like a museum.

I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me 92,748 times, you are a weather person.

I just read a list of “100 things to do before you die”. And, I’ve got to say that I’m pretty surprised “yell for help” wasn’t one of them.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Arminian Antics #86

Secular Saturday Sing-a-long

There's nothing else I'd rather do
Than to sit around and talk to you
And reminice about a simpler time
The music that we made
Was simple but it stayed
In my memory and 
On my mind

Dancin' on daddy's shoes
Dancin' all around the room
Rollin' the rug up
kickin' our heels up
Dancin' away the blues
Sister would clap along
Everyone would sing a song
Playin' homemade music
dancin' on daddy's shoes

There's something bout this musty room
That makes me reel and it 
Makes me swoon
That strange perfume is one of a kind
The rhythm takes me back
When I hear that rap-pa-tap
There's no nicer feeling that I can find

Dancin' on daddy's shoes
Memories you'll never loose
Dancin' away the blues
Sentimental memories
Dancin' on daddy' shoes

Dancin' on daddy' shoes

Dancin' on daddy's shoes
Dancin' all around the room
Rollin' the rug up
kickin' our heels up
Dancin' away the blues
Sister would clap along
Everyone would sing a song
Playin' homemade music
dancin' on daddy's shoes

Oh, dancin' on daddy's shoes

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Julia Stiles, The Bell Jar and Donald Grey Barnhouse

Few know that The Bell Jar, which will star Julia Stiles, has a character named Dr. Nolan, who in reality was Dr. Ruth Tiffany Barnhouse, the daughter of Donald Grey Barnhouse. The 2012 movie is supposedly truer to the semi-autobiographical novel than the 1979 film.
Here is a lengthy, but interesting link that interviews Ruth Barnhouse and sheds some information on her father as well. The information on DGB is not all that flattering, so be aware, if he is one of your heroes. Heroes have clay feet sometimes.
I have always loved reading Donald Grey Barnhouse. His four volume set on Romans is with me right now.

Former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, who attended the Tenth Presbyterian Church for more than twenty years, said of Barnhouse: "His authoritative voice held my attention, his physical appearance was arresting, and his preaching was teaching of the highest intellectual order ... I always marveled at the simplicity of the faith of this very intelligent and learned man."

March in Time

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