Best of the web for the week of December 1 2008

  • Just when you thought it would be a good idea to add rounded corner and drop shadow effects to all of your blogs and web applications…

    tags: blogging, internet, web, development, graphic design

    • Out with the old rounded corners, drop shadows and heavily saturated colors — in with a softer palette, faster components and a fresh new look.
  • A vision of hope that “someday people will see it for what it really is.”

    tags: abortion, movies, art, conservatism, doorpost

  • Planned Parenthood is now offering the ultimate abortion convenience: gift certificates!

    tags: abortion, liberalism, planned parenthood

  • From the, “it doesn’t get much weirder than this” department…

    tags: culture, music, 80sweird

    • Boy George took it too far with his boytoy male escort.
    • The 47-year-old, who tried under his real name George O’Dowd, denied falsely imprisoning Audun Carlsen at his apartment in April last year, the Press Association reported.
    • the singer had handcuffed him to a wall and beaten him with a chain because he was angry he had refused to sleep with him when they first met.
  • Michael Patton tackles the question… Can Christians play Santa?  I have mixed feelings on the whole Santa issue.  On one hand, I hate telling the kids something that is not true, on the other hand kids love to believe in magical little things like that.

    tags: santa, christmas, christianity, fundamentalism

    • At first, my reaction was the typical OK, this confirms it. We are not watching anymore Santa movies, cutting way back on the Santa fun, and not going to talk about getting presents anymore. But that never feels right. I quickly turned away from that and started singing the Santa songs with them. Why?
    • I should not demonize Santa and other “secular” Christmas cheer when it is the life throughout the year that is important. I would rather my daughter tell one of her friends about what Christ means to her in July than to have her focus on the manger in December. Telling others about Christ all year round is commanded in Scripture and is the true meaning of Christmas.
    • Should Christians play Santa? I have no problem with it. Personally, I can’t bring myself to tell my children that he actually exists, but I have no problem with others who do and I have no problem singing Christmas carols that don’t involve Christ so long as Christ is the focus of our lives, not just our Decembers.
  • “Moral-minded critics and skittish parents have latched onto the literal fact that the teen lovebirds in the movie never actually have sex. Yet considering all the anguished panting and heaving going on, I’d say “Twilight” has things on its mind other than waiting until marriage.”

    tags: culture, movies, teens, abstinence, twilight

  • “Cash-strapped American Airlines announced a new series of fees this week that will apply to all customers not currently flying, scheduled to fly, or even thinking about flying aboard the commercial carrier.”

    tags: humor, news, current events, satire, air travel

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.


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