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Terrible Swede the "Earthy" Lutheran Blog vs The Largest Filipino on Earth vs "The Fluffy"
Doctrinal differences are important to the Lutherans because at the root of every false doctrine is the devil, seeking to destroy the Gospel.

Thursday, April 29, 2004 AD

I thought these pictures were funny - old news but funny. I got them from a future brother-in-law Nick Cordt.

Don't get me wrong, I am NOT happy with Bush (I did vote for him) and the GWII (War on Terrorism, Axis of "Evil", whatever). However, I do believe it would be WORSE with Gore. My Wisdom and Beauty of Princess Leia and I don't even care for Kerry - mainly because of his abortion (another "dirty" word among the world) platform.

We could put up with a lot of sh_t (more taxes, bigger goverment, soft economy, even wars we don't like) BUT it boils down for us to this: Who has the pro-life (another "dirty" word even among some "Christians") platform?

Tuesday, April 27, 2004 AD

I remember this cool toy as a kid. And it did this. It was my first programmable toy (from my Dad, you rule!) that my Star Wars action figures (Darth Vader AND Boba Fett rule) would take a ride in.

The earliest toys I remember were from the Philippines: a stuffed Ronald McDonald AND an 18" Godzilla with nuclear fire breath (plastic sleeve) when you pulled a lever on the back.

Godzilla rules!

- posted by Ron OLSON, the Terrible Swede @

I have added even more blogs to my LCMS blog roll: Lutheran Photojournalist (Strong Kung Fu for a girl!) AND Pastor Joel Brondos (Yet Another Kung Fu Master) courtesy of Pastor McCain (Kung Fu Master) of WORLD Magazine.

I used to have a subscription to WORLD before I was a Lutheran (<1999) and up until I got laid off from Cessna Aircraft Co. in March 2003. As a matter of fact, it was a magazine of choice in my non-denominational family growing up. I really did enjoy that magazine. I knew Dr. Gene Veith was Lutheran from a vocation conference at Trinity Lutheran Church, Norman, OK (Strong Kung Fu taught here by a Kung Fu Master and Kung Fu Master in training) in 2001(?). But did not know there were so many other Lutherans at that magazine. WORLD magazine rules!

- posted by Ron OLSON, the Terrible Swede @

Monday, April 26, 2004 AD

Thanks to Pastor McCain for reminding us of LCMS's 157th birthday today.

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Sunday, April 25, 2004 AD

Clash of the Titans!

In Kill Bill Tarantino admits to being influenced by not only Kung Fu Theater, Spaghetti Westerns, and Japanese Anime, BUT also by Godzilla movies! One scene pits the California Mountain Snake, a.k.a, Elle Driver (Darryl Hannah) and the Black Mamba, a.k.a., the Bride (Uma Thurman) in a much anticipated Clash-of-the-Titans fight scene in Budd's trailer.

- posted by Ron OLSON, the Terrible Swede @


Well my best friend is pissed-off at me. For my “rude” comments of the dead on 24APR2004 entry.

I don’t believe the dead are above criticism. Matter of fact, don’t we all at some point speak ill of the dead (especially referring to history)?

I also don’t believe if you have served your country in an honorable manner that you are above criticism as well (this includes myself).

What I don’t understand is why he banned my wife from commenting? Have you banned others, too, Dan?

Thursday, April 22, 2004 AD

The fucking french have invaded the U.S.!

This morning I was told that the fucking french were to visit the lab that I work part time at. I told my director: “We had better get some tampons!” He laughed and told me to behave. And I did – reluctantly. We had to cover up our military shit with a heavy black cloth to hide it from the fucking french invaders. They arrived at about 0945. A day of infamy.

- posted by Ron OLSON, the Terrible Swede @

Tuesday, April 20, 2004 AD

I decided to include three new blogs under "Other Lutheran Blogs I Enjoy".

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Monday, April 19, 2004 AD

"Wiggle your big toe."

Update on my Tangible Peace, Erica: Had to make an urgent NOT emergency appointment with her foot clinic. When the swelling went down, the right foot, ankle, heel, etc., moved around and created pain and discomfort for her. The nurse removed the plaster split and bandage. It was gross looking to me: dried up blood, staples, etc. Erica said, "It looks so normal!" I was trying hard NOT to get sick. (Military teaches us basic patch work to get them to the medic and there is a reason why I avoided the medical science field.) Then my wife lightened the mood by saying, "Wiggle your big toe. Wiggle your big toe." LOL.

- posted by Ron OLSON, the Terrible Swede @

Sunday, April 18, 2004 AD

In my "Other Things I Enjoy", I linked to Everything Taratino. It has Q's other movies. In the Kill Bill portion I found this:

Fuck You shoes

It's awesome! I didn't see it in the movie but last night my wife and I, and my best friend Dan the Geologist along with his sister confirmed it by watching the video.

I want a pair of those shoes for Christmas!

Pastor McCain links to another pastor with a gajillion links.

- posted by Ron OLSON, the Terrible Swede @

Girls are truly evil...

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Saturday, April 17, 2004 AD


Tarantino's Kill Bill Vol. 2 was awesome! I took my Tangible Peace to see it in her wheel chair. You don't really notice the world-of-less-mobile until you participate in it. It's more difficult than you think.

Thursday, April 15, 2004 AD

Observation: Those churches that support contemporary worship label their services as “Saturday Worship” or “Sunday Worship”. Dirty words must “Divine Service” be. Hmm…

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This IS my favorite character of the movie! Reminds me of my wife: hot, blonde, cunning, and kicks ass. No really - she has a black belt.

You are The Bride
You are "The Bride", you're the women who
was screwed over by her friends and boss, Bill,
and you now seek revenge without any fear.

Which Kill Bill Character are you: Volume 1
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It's a lame-ass quiz I know.

- posted by Ron OLSON, the Terrible Swede @

I am the Master of the Universe!
Magister Mundi sum!
"I am the Master of the Universe!"
You are full of yourself, but you're so cool you
probably deserve to be. Rock on.

Which Weird Latin Phrase Are You?
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- posted by Ron OLSON, the Terrible Swede @

Congratulations, you are Maniacally Evil!

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Sunday, April 11, 2004 AD

It fucking sucks seeing your best friend, your Tangible Peace and Unspeakable Joy, your Beauty and Wisdom of Princess Leia in pain. And you can do NOTHING about it. Thank you for your prayers. The Terrible Swede.

BTW: Our pastor, Allen Hoger, gave us Easter morning service and communion at St. Francis Hospital, Wichita, KS. This, rabbit ears and drugs made my wife very happy.

I have had two college semesters of Russian (and hope to have more), the benefits of a liberal arts education: not entirely a nerd (51% nerd v 49% non nerd). In Russian, the word for Sunday is pronounced “vahs-kree-sain-yah” and ALSO means “He is risen.”

Here’s a kicker:
I saw this one recently written out: Lutheran (adjective) Christian (noun).
Although, the above is true I always thought “Lutheran” already implied “Christian” and should stand on its own: Lutheran (noun).

DISTINCTIVENESS in the world of Post Modernism and Post-Post Modernism is a dirty word.

Hence, what CFW Walther says: If there is anythying Lutheran that is not Christian, then I do not want to be Lutheran.

"That's being more rational than Bill led me to believe you were capable of..."

On 05APR2004 Nirvana fans remember Kurt Cobain . He killed himself. Sad. He was THE pioneer of grundge and influenced many bands and musicians today. His music is good shit. Rape Me is one of my favorites of the Great Kurt Cobain.

"... It's mercy, compassion and forgiveness I lack; not rationality."

"If on your journey you shall encounter god..."

One antidote to the Pussification to the American Man:

BARBER SHOPS TEACH BOYS TO BE MEN by Dennis Pearce (from the Wichita Eagle)

The boy who doesn’t get his hair cut in a real barbershop misses out on a part of the basic training of being a man.

The barbershop is where boys get to learn the good stuff. It is where they see the male community for what it is.

Harold’s Classic Barber Shop on Main Street was a probably a lot like most others. There was a row of chairs with plastic covers and chrome handles along the wall. Behind the barber chairs was a long mirror running about halfway down the shop. The smell was a heady mix of hair cream, tobacco smoke and men.

At Harold’s you got your hair cut; you didn’t get it styled.

The trendy phrase for what goes on in a barbershop is male bonding. But if you say male bonding in a barbershop, you’ll get laughed at – and you’ll deserve it.

It can get raw. Sometimes the humor is brutal. Sometimes it isn’t a joke. There’s a lot of nitty-gritty involved in becoming a man. There are a lot of power struggles, a lot of soul-searching to decided where we fit in, to decide if that is where we want to stay.

There is also a sense of masculine camaraderie in a barbershop. It has sort of a “Little Rascals,” fraternity house, “no girls allowed” atmosphere. And we like it that way. Someplace away from their mothers, boys must learn what is expected of them.

Boys’ illusions drop away when they realize that the men they respect are just men after all, that they have the same strengths and weaknesses of any other man they are around.

Unlike a tavern, there are no age limits at a barbershop. But when you’re young, you know instinctively to keep your mouth shut and you little pitcher ears open.

It is exhilarating day when you are finally grown up or accomplished enough to be listened to and taken seriously in the barbershop’s company of men. You’ve made your bones; you’ve been accepted as one of the men in the tribe.

"...god will be cut."

"When there is no room in Hell..."

So have you seen the dead? The Dawn of the Dead?

Why I love the sci-fi and slasher/horror movies is they demonstrate the sinful nature of man in picture form. They demonstrate man at his worst. This sinful nature is DEAD and even scarier than the zombies of the movie. Sometimes they are blatant; othertimes they are subtle. So have you seen the dead?

The U.S. is a picture oriented society, and I enjoy this. This society desires that books have to be movies. They have to move - be in motion or else you lose the interest - like a little kid. This is sad. If you do a presentation (read "sermon") you had better be using Power Point lest you lose the congregation, so say the Church Growth fools. It IS God who makes the church grow/shrink.

"... the dead will walk the Earth."