Monday, October 11, 2010

How not to clear your sinuses

So I was about to eat leftover homemade pizza for lunch today. I soaked the slices in Frank's Hot Sauce (one of my favs) as I usually do. I'm a fan of hot sauce on pizza, burgers, you name it. The problem was I put a tad too much hot sauce on the pizza. When I swallowed my first bite some of the hot sauce somehow managed to get up my nose through the back of my throat. I could feel it burning the depths of my nose and my sinuses. My nose started to water. Then my eyes started to water. I tried to blow my nose, but that simply aggravated it. Not to mention pulling the burning hot sauce up through my entire nose.

Like a genius, I thought, "I'll just inhale some water through my nose". It felt like my entire face was about to explode.

But my sinuses were about a clear as they have ever been.

So if you ever manage to get hot sauce in your nose, don't do what I did. Ever. Trust me on this one.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Is heavy metal music inherently evil?

I was thinking about heavy metal music this morning as I was listening to The Devil Wears Prada and remembered an old VHS documentary that we used to have when I was a teenager called Hell's Bells. It was pretty good for what it was, but I remember them painting a very negative picture of rock music. I'm pretty sure they flat out condemned rock music in any form as both spiritually dangerous and physically damaging to you. Some obviously might not be helpful to listen to when they're flat out worshiping the Devil, but is the genre as a whole just flat out of the Devil? They seem to think it is (or at least they did at the time the video was made).

So that's my question: Is heavy metal music inherently evil? Can the heaviest sounding music, even with growling vocals, glorify God? I absolutely think it can. I might expound on that in a post, I might not. But I want to hear your thoughts.