Thursday, June 30, 2005

My Trip To C. O. Bigelow

It's cooler than you might think. They have candy and mints!

Friday, June 17, 2005

Cromwell Painting Sold

On June 16, Christie's auctioned BJU Museum and Gallery's portrait of Oliver Cromwell (also known as "Lord Protector of England") at its British Pictures sale in London. In 1820, English artist James Northcote referred to the painting as "the best portrait I have ever seen of that extraordinary man." It was estimated between $72,000 - $109,000. It sold for $70,323.64.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

More SC Financial Aid For BJU Students

The Greenville News reports today the following news about BJU students now being able to receive addition SC financial aid.

"Legislators bucked Gov. Mark Sanford's wishes concerning a change that would
allow Bob Jones University students to be eligible for Palmetto Fellows
Scholarships. . . Although Bob Jones' students were eligible for Life
Scholarships, they previously were ineligible for the $6,700 yearly Palmetto
Fellows awards because the Christian fundamentalist school wasn't accredited.
Jonathan Pait, a spokesman for the school, said the school applied for
accreditation two years ago from the Trans Regional Association of Christian
and received candidate status in April. 'For all intents and purposes,
that means we have our accreditation,' he said."

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Chez Guantanamo

Today on "Fox News Sunday" Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), chairman of the Armed Services Committee, read from the menu that will be served to detainees at Guantanamo. "For Sunday they're going to be having Orange Glazed Chicken, Fresh Fruit Roupee, Steamed Peas and Mushrooms, Rice Pilaf. We treat them very well."

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Cheeseburger Inflation

I went to Wendy's today, and I was shocked to see that they had raised the price of the Junior Bacon Cheeseburger from $ .99 to $1.29. At first, I was dissapointed, but after a few seconds I decided that that's the way the capitalist cookie crumbles. But as I was lifting plentiful spoonfuls of Frosty to my mouth, I thought about a few friends of mine who would be especially saddened by the news. Then tonight, I decided to Google the JBC, and I learned that there are those who feel very strongly about the price increase. Here is my favorite example.

Rick Rea and Travis Wright of American Fork High School in American Fork, Utah have responded to the sandwich situation on their school's website. They write, "To our dismay, Wendy’s has raised the price of this great American product to $1.29, and the students aren’t happy." They add, "As of the date of publication of this article, there have been no protests or riots. Yet. We leave that to you, fellow students."

Personally, I still love Wendy's. Not too long ago I visited the original Wendy's in Columbus, Ohio with fellow BJU alumnus Dave B. It was great. Anyway, when it comes to inflation, I just try to think about a joke that I heard one time. It goes like this: Inflation allows you to live in a more expensive neighborhood without moving!

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