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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.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 AD

What Men Do...

...When we are bored. Yeah - it's a lawn mower on NOS.

Monday, March 27, 2006 AD

The Hideous Strength of Pietism...

...My lovely bride of 3.5 years and I are becoming familiar with The Lutheran Hymnal or the red hymnal at our new "unofficial" church (until we transfer our membership there). But even the "red pill" has lost some potentcy and quite surprised me: low and behold on page five was "The Order of Morning Service Without Communion"!


I couldn't believe it. I thought this book (our hymnal) was a bulwark of our Lutheran church. [Remember, Ludderans are a people of the book(s): our Holy Scriptures; our Book of Concord; and our Hymnal.] Now, if you're church, doesn't have communion every Sunday - I feel sorry for you. You need to ask your pastor for it! Demand it! Encourage your elders to support their pastor in this practice.

But take heed! Just b/c your church may offer communion every Sunday doesn't mean your church is necessarily confessional. Case in point: our old church. Watch out!

Sunday, March 19, 2006 AD

I've Added And Changed Some Icons...

...Like this one:

It has a link to Article X of the Augustana.

I changed the Dala Horse icon to the history of Dala Horses. :P

Try 'em!


...our new church, which is some drive (about an hour), but well worth it.

Dear Jeff, the Virgin-of-Fireworks,

Here's the LCMS site for our church.

Here's the home page of Christ Ev. Lutheran.

Here's Kung Fu Master Michael Brockman's stats.

But statistics have never defined any man or church.

We believe you will enjoy the divine service though we miss Immanuel's congregants, architechture, organ and choir.

Give Pr. Brockman an e-mail stating your intention of communing there. He will ask you a few questions - nothing hard. They practice close communion there. Or better yet, if it's not too late, give him a buzz.

Oh, yeah, I posted your joke on my blog.

Your beer buddy,
The Terrible Swede

Saturday, March 18, 2006 AD

As The Largest Fillipino On Earth...

...I like to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. I got to kick off Spring Break last night at a poker game with some of my Lutheran friends and Lutheran brother-in-law. Don't know who won: either Dan the Geologist or Nick the Dick. I was too "happy" (more like sleepy) from the Irish whiskey, and four pints of Irish Beer. Mrs. Swede had to pick me up. I wasn't feeling good this morning either. Ugg.

UPDATE: The final round was to Virgin-of-Fireworks and Nick the Dick. It was Nick the Dick who was the victor.

A Joke...

... A lady goes to her priest one day and tells him, "Father, I have a problem. I have 2 female parrots, but they only know how to say one thing."

"What do they say?" the priest inquired.

They say, "Hi, we're hookers! Do you want to have some fun?"

"That's obscene!" the priest exclaimed.

Then he thought for a moment, "You know," he said, "I may have a solution to your problem. I have 2 male talking parrots, which I have taught to pray and read the bible. Bring your 2 parrots over to my house, and we'll put them in the cage with Frank and Jacob. My parrots can teach your parrots to pray and worship, and your parrots are sure to stop saying that phrase in no time."

"Thank you," the woman responded, "this may very well be the solution."

The next day, she brought her female parrots to the priest's house. As he ushered her in, and she saw that his 2 male parrots were inside their cage, holding rosary beads and praying.

Impressed, she walked over and placed her parrots in with them. After a few minutes, the female parrots cried out in unison; "Hi, we're hookers! Do you want to have some fun?"

There was a stunned silence. Shocked, one male parrot looked over at the other male parrot and exclaimed, "Put the beads away, Frank, our prayers have been answered!"

HT: Jeff, the Virgin of Fireworks

Dear Webcritter of Table Talk IRC

...You rock! Thank you for the copies of the season finales: Stargate: SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, and Battlestar Galactica. You're awesome!

BTW, to those who don't know WhatTF happened: you can read it at my wife's blog - I may blog about it later.

Thursday, March 16, 2006 AD

Dear Anon:

"You don't know me." - Eminem

"The force is strong with this one." - D. Vader

"I love his kung-fu." - Mrs. T. Swede

I haven't blogged about beer for a while though I've had many since the last beer review. That will soon be fixed when "Spring Break" starts - I hope.

You're right - I would love to write more theology posts but sometimes they are angry ones.

I also blog about one of many vocations I have: Non-Destructive Testing Research Associate in one of the best aviation R&D labs ever.

In the end...

"What You Do, Do Quickly"
will be sorely missed. I appreciated his candor.

BTW, Mr. Hogg et al, are wrong - they fall to another clever system of works-righteousness. Too bad.

It's easy for non-Ludderans-to-Ludderan converts to recognize works-righteous systems. IOW: Been there. Done that.

In Accordance With...

...the Lutheran Carnival tips. I proudly announce Lutheran Carnival XIX at Mrs. K.'s blog "Be Strong in The Grace".

Sunday, March 12, 2006 AD

More Random Trivia Fun...

Doctor Unheimlich has diagnosed me with
The Terrible Swedeitis
Cause:falling over
Symptoms:chills, sudden hair loss, blood powdering, loss of dress sense
Cure:eat more water
Enter your name, for your own diagnosis:

The true cause of my falling over might be due to this and/or prior to meeting her.

Thursday, March 09, 2006 AD

This Is My Current Toy I'm Playing With...

It's called a Magneto-Optical Imager or MOI. You can read more here.

Yeah, those are virtual goggles. They are really cool.

From the intro page of the MOI:

Magneto Optic Imaging technology has made major contributions to the
nondestructive inspection of aging aircraft for cracking and corrosion. The MOI
was developed for imaging anomalies in ferrous and non-ferrous materials using
magneto-optic visualization. The MOI produces real time images of surface and
subsurface defects and subsurface corrosion in metals. Major aircraft
manufacturers have approved the technology for use. The US Air Force (Swede
commentary: Go Air Force!
) and Navy (Swede commentary: They wear
faggoty white uniforms
), major airlines and maintenance facilities are
using the MOI for inspection of their aircraft. It is also being used in
inspections for hidden corrosion in various aircraft skins and coverings such as
de-icing tape. This non-destructive testing method gives the inspector the
ability to quickly generate real-time eddy current images of large surface

You can get the whole package under $40K. After all the prep work (calculations for differenct frequencies and eddy currents - usually two passes - a deep one for corrosion another for cracks) is done it is a very fast inspection.

Guinea Pig #6...

The Blogroll Is...

...In work. I'm trying to separate layman (with strong Kung Fu), clergy (Kung Fu Masters of Theology), and vicars (Kung Fu Masters in training). This last group has always had my greatest interest.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006 AD

You Know I Don't Like To Talk Much...

...But sometimes out of respect I listen and converse.

Our lab is huge - it's an aircraft hanger with some smaller offices dotted here and there. Aluminum I-beams are structured around the aircraft that are destructively tested. It really is a big-boy erector set. The guys responsible for that set-up are the called the "structural test lab". The majority of the folks there are old - in there 50's and 60's.

Sometimes I get "caught" by one of them and they like to talk my ear off. Now, if I'm not busy, I respectfully listen and converse. These dinosaurs and giants have seen aviation blossom and have a zillion stories to tell you. But when I'm busy, I have to either avoid the "talkers" or when trapped say, "Sir/Ma'am, I really need to go and get working on my project or experiment. Sorry, I have to cut this short."

So listening to your elders or respectfully backing out of convo (not that that breaks my heart or shed a tear) really is just part of growing up.

The FBI Has New Eyes...

...see what the raucous is all about here.

Antiproton Co-Discoverer dies

Owen Chamberlain, who co-discovered the antiproton with Emilio Segrè in 1955, has died at the age of 85. Chamberlain and Segrè shared the 1959 Nobel Prize for Physics for the discovery of the particle, which has the same mass as the proton, but opposite charge. Postulated by Paul Dirac in 1933, the antiproton is now routinely used in particle-physics experiments.

Sunday, March 05, 2006 AD

Excellent Random Trivia...

Ten Top Trivia Tips about The Terrible Swede!

  1. The difference between The Terrible Swede and a village is that The Terrible Swede does not have a church.
  2. The Terrible Swede can turn his stomach inside out!
  3. The Terrible Swede has 118 ridges around the edge.
  4. Birds do not sleep in The Terrible Swede, though they may rest in him from time to time!
  5. A bride should wear something old, something new, something borrowed, and The Terrible Swede.
  6. The Terrible Swede is physically incapable of sticking his tongue out.
  7. The risk of being struck by The Terrible Swede is one occurence every 9,300 years!
  8. The Terrible Swede can sleep for three and a half years.
  9. Human beings are the only animals that copulate while facing The Terrible Swede.
  10. The Terrible Swede is 1500 years older than the pyramids!
I am interested in - do tell me about
This is absolutely hilarious! :P

Kung Fu Master Snyder...

...weighs in on sycretism and unionism. Read it here. Benke and Kieschnick advocates take note! Where's Team America when you need 'em?

Friday, March 03, 2006 AD

Guinea Pig #2...

Guinea Pig #1...

Thursday, March 02, 2006 AD

So the Geeks Had to Find the Map...

...To a woman's heart. Yeah, right. They're gonna get lost.

I Love Cayenne Pepper So Much...

...I'd marry it.

(Edit spelling from my wife.)

Wednesday, March 01, 2006 AD

Good Tesla Quote

"Today's scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality."

More about Tesla here. This man was brilliant.