James’s Blog: Eight Things that Made me Laugh Out Loud.

I’ve spent a long time this week working on a blog post about popularity, but I’ve decided that I don’t want to post it. It might have been profound, but it was also quite negative. Being the melancholy sort that I am, I have a tendency to go full Old Testament Prophet sometimes, and it’s not good for me, you or the Kingdom of God if all I do is complain. After all, there’s a reason why we commemorate architects and not demolitions experts. What’s the point of being a follower of Jesus if you can’t lose yourself in laughter every now and then?

So, instead, here is a list of eight things that have made me laugh out loud:

  1. The time I was with my children at a playground and I went down the slide, but my t-shirt got caught at the top of the slide, leaving me dangling halfway down the slide with a ripped t-shirt around my upper chest and neck.

  2. Phil’s Tribute – a dance video that Sam and Ethan prepared for our 2011 end of year formal at Cornerstone Canowindra – Link here.

  3. Walking past Reid and Calvin’s bedroom, and overhearing Reid telling Calvin about a chimpanzee that was found guilty of a crime and sentenced to five years at Wingham Wildlife Park – complete with chimpanzee noises.

  4. The time that my in-laws (Max & Sue) sent some flowers to my parents, and they arrived with a card that read ‘From Mac and Sue’.

  5. That bit in Adventure Time where Ice King says, “Without Gunter, I’ll be all alone. You see, I’m a widower.” and Doctor Princess says, “Oh, I’m sorry. How did your wife die?” and Ice King says, “Ohh…Is that what that means?”

  6. My friend Terry’s story about the time he was using a cubicle in a public toilet, and he heard someone else coming in, and he assumed it was one of his friends who had been waiting outside and he yelled out in a weird squeaky voice, “No, no, go away!” then he heard a voice he didn’t recognise say, “Uhh…sorry mate.” and Terry had to reply “That’s alright.” in the same weird squeaky voice that he’d just used.

  7. Sam, Mark and Darren on the hamster wheel at the playground in Blayney.

  8. The video footage of me on a motorbike, pootling along, suddenly accelerating out of control and crashing into a fence while my wife, who was on the video camera, cackles like a witch in the background.

“Should we not see that the lines of laughter about the eyes are just as much marks of faith as are the lines of seriousness and care?”

Helmut Thielicke

3 thoughts on “James’s Blog: Eight Things that Made me Laugh Out Loud.

  • May 4, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    I’m honored to be mentioned in #6! But what about the ‘Feed the Monkey’ incident . . . ?

    • May 5, 2017 at 5:43 am

      ‘Feed the Monkey’ was on the shortlist, as were several incidents involving Rendle.

  • May 5, 2017 at 7:23 am

    Then I am even more honored to have made the list. I thank you.

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