Wednesday, November 16, 2005


Sparrow�shot for downing domino record bid - Nov 16, 2005

This is borderline ridiculous. I think I would have shot the bird, too. Now, the animal right activists are planning on prosecuting….give me a break. - Sparrow shot for downing domino record bid - Nov 16, 2005

The Dutch animal protection agency said Tuesday it is investigating the shooting death of a sparrow that knocked over 23,000 dominoes during an attempt to set a world record.

The ill-fated bird flew into an exposition center, threatening to derail a world record Monday, before it was chased into a corner and shot by an exterminator with an air rifle.

"That bird was flying around and knocking over a lot of dominoes. More than 100 people from 12 countries had worked for more than a month setting them up," he said.

He said organizers had believed the building was fully sealed against birds and mice. The company is considering some kind of memorial or mention for the dead bird during the television broadcast Friday, he added.

On the other hand, what could be more ridiculous than wasting so much effort -- lining up one-by-one 23,000 dominoes -- just to break a totally meaningless world record (see Ecc. 6:7), and then slaughter an innocent bird just out of spite? True, Jesus did say that "you" are of more value than many sparrows, but He also said: "Not one of them is forgotten by God" (Luk. 12:6-7). Speaking of the Good Book, any progress to report regarding the Tablet PC Bible (ESV)?
still working on it.

I'm laying out the design for the stand alone app, as well as finishing up the GoBinder version. A little more than half way done. Still shooting for between 11/15 and 11/30.
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