It has been a grueling challenge, but today I bring you the 3rd installment.

On day 1, I showed you a  cover of Tears for Fears’ “Mad World.”

On day 2, I showed you the original video with a few things to look for that will no doubt enhance your viewing experience.

Day 3???  Back to the cover song.  But this time, it is applied to one of the most enthralling videos I have seen in recent memory.

A little background on the video: there are people who believe that the world is ruled by reptilian humanoids. Click here for more information.  The person who posted this video on YouTube believes that the video serves as indisputable evidence that reptilian humanoids have infiltrated our daily culture (and also CNN). 


So there you have it.  3 consecutive posts about a Tears for Fears Song.  They said it couldn’t be done.  Then again, that’s what they said about the reptilian uprising of 1628.


For details on the challenge, please refer here.

Day 2 of the Tears for Fears Challenge brings us to the original video.

Make sure that you didn’t miss:

1.  “That guy” in the background.  I can only imagine that the director said to him “…I don’t know, just hang out on the background until 1:49 in the video.  THEN you get your chance to shine.”

2.  Those camera shots that give us a rare glimpse of the lead singer’s multiple rat tails.

3.  “That guy” at 1:49 launching into what can only be called the greatest dance moves ever.

4.  At 2:25, “That guy” is at it again.  This time, he find the time to execute a throw-in for a soccer game that is obviously happening off-camera and then it is back to the greatest dance move ever since 1:49 in the video.

5.  Lastly, I must say that this is a pretty dang good song to have been released in 1982.

Come back for day 3.  It will be a doozy.

The other day, a friend approached me and said, “Mike, you may be one of the internet’s foremost bloggers, but I’ll bet that you can’t come up with 3 consecutive posts about a Tears for Fears Song.”*

That was all the motivation I needed.

First of all, if you have never seen this video, please allow me to introduce you to an amazing cover of Tears for Fears’ “Mad World”  by Gary Jules and Michael Andrews.  In addition to being an amazing song, this is one of those videos that shows that , when you set your mind to it, you can do a lot with out the aid of special effects.

Stay tuned for days 2 and 3…


* – Citation needed.

Yesterday on Meet the Press, David Gregory asked the Vice President what advice he had given his son about a potential run for the senate.

Biden replied, “Whatever you decide to do, make sure there’s something you’re willing to lose over.”

I love that.  It raises some very interesting questions in my life.

Am I involved in something that I feel so strongly about that I am willing to lose?

Am I only choosing easy battles that I know I can win?  Are they worth fighting?


Lastly, this quote serves as a reminder that,even though you may not agree with someone politically, they are still worth listening to.

What do you want more than you want God?


Come on, be honest. 


What is your response to your answer?


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Quick Hitter

In America, we tend to confuse standard of living with quality of life.

Now please go back and read that first line again.wealthy_250x251

We think that if we raise our standard of living (bigger house, nicer car, etc.), then we will improve our quality of life.  But does our life really get better when we get those things?

We get the big house, but the mortgage makes us work 70 hours a week.

We get the nice car, but the payment hangs over our head like a 60-month raincloud.

We get the bigger, better TV just so we can watch mindlessshows in HD.

We go on the amazing vacation, only to have it follow us home and knock on our doors every time the credit card bill comes in the mail.


What really improves your quality of life?  More stuff or greater contentment?

Stuff costs money, but I read a Book that says that we can learn contentment.