Mike Cope's blog

Thursday, June 17, 2004

I like . . . Gatorade not Powerade; Diet Dr. Pepper not Diet Coke or Diet Pepsi; Guacamole not bean dip; Cold weather not hot weather; Mountains not beach; High desert not low desert; the Angels not the A's; the Rangers not the Yankees; CNN not Fox News; Today Show not Good Morning America; the DSL at work not my dial-up at home; Scuba diving not sky diving; Dogs not cats; Early morning not late night; Seinfeld not any other shows so far by Seinfeld cast members; Letterman not Leno; Subway not Burger King; I like Tolkien, Shrek and Shrek 2, Grisham, Yancey's editorials in CT, Rick Reilly's editorials in SI, grilled steaks, rainy mornings, fajitas, Kudo Chocolate Chip bars, clever humor, the Eagles' Greatest Hits, family hikes, Highland elder meetings, long jogs on Saturday mornings, 104 degree jacuzzis, Nickel Creek, playing catch with my boys, and long, slow dinners with my wife. And going to bed early after a long baseball practice. Goodnight.


  • I'm shocked. What's your problem? Spend a few extra bucks and get DSL or cable at home!!

    I like Steinbeck not Jenkins/LaHaye.
    I like Borders not Lifeway.
    I like Target not Wal-Mart.

    By Blogger Matt Elliott, at 6/18/2004 05:34:00 AM  

  • Different strokes for different folks....that's what makes the world such a wonderful place. I am right with you on the quacamole!! I would just as soon read Pravda as to watch CNN. :)

    Thanks for sharing with us!

    By Blogger David U, at 6/18/2004 06:29:00 AM  

  • CNN over Fox News? I suppose you like "O Canada," not "The Star-Spangled Banner" too!! ;)

    By Blogger Phil Richardson, at 6/18/2004 07:01:00 AM  

  • Ha! I wondered if there would be a few CNN haters out there. :) Truthfully, I only watch it early in the morning while I'm at the health club. I've liked Soledad O'Brien since she was a weekend "Today Show" host. And isn't "Fox News" an oxymoron?

    By Blogger Mike, at 6/18/2004 07:22:00 AM  

  • I hafta have the BBC world news and cheese dip -- or spinach dip. But guacamole is just kinda scary... and I'll refrain from comment about the news networks. ^_~

    By Blogger Q, at 6/18/2004 07:27:00 AM  

  • "Isn't Fox News an oxymoron"? .....you decide.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/18/2004 07:32:00 AM  

  • In necessary things, unity; in doubtful things, liberty; in all things, charity. -- Anne Baxter

    Of course, guacamole is necessary if you live in Texas!

    By Blogger David Michael, at 6/18/2004 08:30:00 AM  

  • I like...
    movies at the theater not on the VCR or DVD;
    the beach not mountains (unless there's skiing involved!);
    my wife over anyone else;
    going to a conference over presenting at a conference;
    date nights with free babysitting not paid babysitting;
    DEFINITELY Target over Walmart;
    Sonic over McDonald's or Burger King;
    dry wit over obvious humor;
    risk over safety;
    a show in NYC over a local traveling Broadway show;
    Football not baseball;
    a great sermon by Mike;
    my East Mountain South CD.

    By Blogger Brandon Scott, at 6/18/2004 08:41:00 AM  

  • Mike Cope over any other Preacher.

    Fox and Friends over any other news show.

    Imagine that!

    And yet we all serve the same God.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/18/2004 08:43:00 AM  

  • Good words, Buster. We do, indeed, all serve the same job. This blog is a place for me to blather about things like news shows. But the larger issue is that we who disagree on things like news shows, politics, and school choices can find a beautiful "unity amid diversity." Wouldn't that be a witness to the world?

    By Blogger Mike, at 6/18/2004 09:22:00 AM  

  • How did I write "we all serve the same job"? Obviously, I meant "the same God." Wow--there is a sermon in there somewhere.

    By Blogger Mike, at 6/18/2004 11:27:00 AM  

  • That was like watching Michael Jordan miss a lay-up or Tiger missing a tap in. Every once in a while it does us good to know you are human too! Or should I say it does everybody else good...........all I have to do is remember back to those days when you were playing for Knights! :)

    Love you brother,

    By Blogger David U, at 6/18/2004 12:07:00 PM  

  • Maybe it was a Freudian but even closer to a Jungian slip and you meant - Job?

    By Blogger David Michael, at 6/18/2004 02:51:00 PM  

  • Sorry,
    But I like balanced news, not partisan, agenda-filled news...give me Fox News (not an oxymoron) over any other news every day of the week.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/18/2004 08:01:00 PM  

  • It seems to me that if Fox News (brought to us by the people who have supplied the most vile stuff on TV) were truly balanced and nonpartisan, I would hear from friends to the right and the left who like it. To this point, I've only heard positive comments from people who tend to be ULTRA conservative. Something about that makes me believe that it is hardly "fair and balanced." It is a network that has found a market for the far right wing. That's fair enough. But let's not pretend it's real news--or impartial in any meaningful sense.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/19/2004 06:57:00 AM  

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/19/2004 07:18:00 AM  

  • HIlarious--even on a light hearted blog you stir up controversy. All in fun, people, all in fun.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/19/2004 08:16:00 AM  

  • I'm so glad you people get time to watch the news! I do good to read the yahoo headlines and check out two or three blogs every other day. Who has time for TV? I can't say that I think there is any unbiased news on the tube or in print these days. How did we all come to be such experts with such strong opinions? ...I include me in that "we"! Seems the one thing all of us in the good ole USA can agree on is that we all have an opinion. God bless us!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/19/2004 01:54:00 PM  

  • Mike-

    I'll keep away from the debate. I love that, of all the debates in your blogs, Fox News vs CNN is such a big one. Very revealing and, I know, not at all what you intended. In the vein you started with.

    I like...

    Bruce Springsteen over John Mellencamp;
    SNL of the '70s over SNL of any other decade;
    The book of Revelation over the Left Behind series;
    Jimmy Stewart over Cary Grant;
    The Imitation of Christ over The Prayer of Jabez;
    Dusk over dawn;
    An ice cold beer over a hot cup of coffee;
    A quiet coffeeshop over a crowded bar;
    The Beatles over The Beach Boys;
    Chocolate cake over key lime pie;
    Films about sports over sports themselves;
    Texas bbq over North Carolina bbq;
    Musicians who are Christians over Christian musicians

    I like unsweetened tea, CS Lewis, films directed by Tim Robbins, Updike's writings on golf (but not golf itself), Texas Roadhouse chopped steak, my mother's chicken pot pie, jokes that aren't at anyone's expense, evening drives, talks with my dad, the occasional cigarette, playing cards, and making my wife laugh from her belly. And feeling my son kick at that belly before I go to sleep.

    By Blogger chrismith, at 6/21/2004 12:17:00 PM  

  • Chris - That's holy ground, brother. Although I'm a "dawn" guy, not a "dusk" guy, I love your list. May God bless that baby whom you're feeling kick!

    By Blogger Mike, at 6/21/2004 01:47:00 PM  

  • I am loving the lists. We started this yesterday over Father's Day lunch at Don Pablo's (at which I ate my share of guacamole) but it plummeted into dislikes instead of likes. See Mike, your blog has even influenced Sunday dinner conversation.

    I like...

    Cake not pie;
    Cats not dogs (have been chased too many times);
    Hot weather not cold;
    Long talks with old friends not parties with new aquaintances;
    Sand dunes not boardwalks.

    I like my dear, patient husband; Jane Austen; The Indigo Girls; Frederick Buechner; misty mornings in the mountains; sunny days on the beach; long walks; babies when they first wake up; and watching my children interact with each other and their friends.

    By Blogger julie, at 6/21/2004 02:34:00 PM  

  • Ah, Julie. Again, HOLY GROUND! A place where God has brought his joy into your life.

    But now I have to ask you . . . Have you ever had a really good blueberry pie? Not made with tart Texas blueberries, but with Missouri blueberries?

    By Blogger Mike, at 6/21/2004 03:10:00 PM  

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