10/31/2008 10:43:00 PM

What could have been

On the night of November 4th, Republicans everywhere should ask themselves, "What if?"

10/31/2008 02:41:00 PM

Sarah Palin's Greatest Hits

10/31/2008 02:30:00 PM

Joe Biden's Greatest Hits

10/30/2008 11:47:00 PM


10/30/2008 04:19:00 PM

The True Meaning of Halloween

This excellent video debates whether or not Americans have forsaken the true meaning of Halloween.

10/30/2008 09:17:00 AM

Pajama Gladiators!

The latest BYU Animation short is competing for the title of Most Seriously Awesome movie of all time over at the 5th annual Nicktoons Network Animation Festival.  It's only up today, so head over there to experience the wonder for yourself and vote for our homies in animation!

10/30/2008 01:17:00 AM


"Sherm's Ultimate Gripper Dog is bacon wrapped then deep fried! Topped with ham, homemade chili, cheese, mustard, bacon, hot peppers, onions and a fried egg."

The only thing it's missing is ranch dressing...

10/29/2008 04:58:00 PM

Barry Obama

I found this interesting -

10/26/2008 12:56:00 AM

The Devil Went Down to Georgia

Is it just me, or does it look like the Russians went to that girl and her mom and said "Hey, I'll give you like two thousand bucks to go on fox news and tell them that the war was all the Georgian's fault."?

10/25/2008 05:09:00 PM

GI Jews

"I want that you all respect these young woman's."

10/25/2008 04:56:00 PM

Smoking in a crowd of people is funny

Watch at 1:45 into the movie - No one seems to care.

10/25/2008 04:51:00 PM


10/25/2008 04:44:00 PM

Vote for Max Hall...everyday

O'Brien Award - Register and vote for our quarterback for The O'Brien National Quarterback Award

10/23/2008 02:08:00 AM

Falltime frivolities

10/23/2008 02:05:00 AM

Virtual leaf blower

Go here http://www.everydayflash.com/flash/pv3d/leaves/ and blow into the mic on your computer. It's magic!

10/21/2008 07:21:00 PM

A Question!

Mitchell asks:
1. How is it possible for Matt to be so good looking, yet so single?
2. Also, what sort of super powers do the young sparrows posses?

Matthias answers:
1. That is an excellent question, and I wish I knew the answer. It is obviously baffling that a specimen such as myself wouldn't be constantly mobbed by specimens such as Scarlett Johansson. In addition to potential love interests being intimidated to date a man with superpowers such as mine, there was one incident that still strikes fear into the feminine heart . . .

Once upon a time I discussed the growing number of iPods seen on campus of the BYU with my fellow young sparrow brethren, and it was determined that the iPod had become the ultimate sign of hipness and virility to the female student body. We reasoned that white headphones were cool, but how cool would it be to show off your Apple awesomeness with some gigantic musical bling? I set out the very next day to experiment. I arrived on campus with a Mac Mini hanging on a guilded chain from my neck with large speakers strapped to my shoulders. As predicted, the moment girls set eyes upon the gadgetry of my bosom they were overcome with lust and rushed at me in hormonal surge. The ground began to shake as I powered up the speakers and in a thunderous voice I commanded them to halt or be destroyed. Though I was loathe to harm the vixen mob, I had no choice. I pushed play. Devastating sounds waves burst forth from my speakers with apocalyptic doom, blasting back the waves of wanton females. Thousands were injured in the cacophonous skirmish. My musical mayhem had broken a lot of bones and even more hearts, even now no girl has forgotten that day. Therefore I remain seperate and single for a little season yet, until the day when a challenger will rise and our musics will duel, and if she defeats me, she may have me.

As for Young Sparrow's special powers, I leave it up to the group to disclose their individual abilities.

Landon answers:
I once belched for over a minute straight.

10/20/2008 11:55:00 PM

Obama IS the Messiah!

...or at the very least a saint. Here is irrefutable photographic evidince -

To quote the Apocalypse of Barack 12:39 -

"A light will shine down from... somewhere. It will light upon you. You will experience an epiphany. And you will say to yourself, I have to vote for Barack. I have to do it."

10/20/2008 12:22:00 AM

Elance: Post Project

This is our job posting that we couldn't make because we wouldn't pay more than $4. :(

Elance: Post Project: "What we need done:
We are trying to figure out how to create a link at the top of our Bllogspot page that is positioned over the title of the blog ('The Young Sparrows') which is a part of the entire header image file. Therefore, it does not currently have a link, and we want people who put the mouse cursor over the title, 'The Young Sparrows' to have the option to click on the area and return to the home page. We don't know enough about the web coding to be able to do this.

the site is http://youngsparrows.blogspot.com

We are a group of college students, so we don't actually have very much money, but this site looks pretty cost effective, and we would love to have some help for a good price.

What we have for you:
We will send the code of the blog from Blogspot to you, and you can look at it. We're not sure if it would be necessary for you to actually access the Blogger dashboard to make the necessary modifications, so we are willing to work with you to give you access to whatever you need to finish the job.

Estimate of time/Budget:
This shouldn't take more than an hour. Therefore, we have a budget of $4.

Thanks for your bids."

10/19/2008 10:47:00 PM


So, before the first home BYU football game, I told my children of the trumpet section to honor tradition, spirit, and honor. Really, I only said tradition, but the other two seem to flow naturally behind the first. I told them to make each game a tradition, and further I said that they MUST be superstitious. All games must be preceded by the same routine, as is done by I believe most professional athletes. I championed not washing their game day clothes, but rather setting them up to become crisp. That, I have found, makes the football team win. Generally, I said, the same undergarment should be worn while viewing away games on the television. This would ensure victory, I promised. Well, this last week, in an act of abismal defiance, I challenged my own words. I wore the wrong outfit, and my beloved Cougs were not only slaughtered, but they were cut into steaks and packaged and sold in nearly every major supermarket in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Furthermore, in my self-defiance I failed to cut my hair, leaving it long (nearly over the top of my ears!!), and unmanagable. For this reason and this reason, the Cougars lost that football game to eye-bleeding horned frogs of TCU. Sorry Max Hall. Sorry Austin Collie. Sorry Dennis Pita. Sorry Bronco Mendenhall. I have failed you, and I will never do so again. I sincerely ask for your forgiveness. Just for fun, I found this picture of one of BYU's offensive linemen that allowed the frogs to sack Max Hall 7 times. It looks like he is a round steak. That is the caliber he played, at least. If TCU were made into steaks, they would probably be Top Sirloin or New York Strips, but alas, they played well, and weren't cut into steaks. Once again, I am very sorry and will never let this happen again.

10/12/2008 02:50:00 AM


If you desire to ask a question, go right ahead in the comments section of this post.  Step right up, the first one's free!  Until we deem your inquiry worthy of response, satisfy your thirst for knowledge at the FAQ section.

We reserve the right to ignore you if your questions are lame, too hard, or in languages other than English/Spanish/Portuguese/Japanese/C++.

10/12/2008 02:12:00 AM


What? A blog? I thought blogs were for young married people who want to fill up the internet with pictures of themselves and/or their babies! What are you guys doing with a blog?

A formidable question to be sure. Indeed, billions of such blogs have spewed forth innumerable photos of infants and boring stuff dressed up amid cutesy templates. We, however, have a higher and holier mission than the proliferation of infantile paraphernalia. We have set out on a perilous quest to bring ridiculous awesomeness to the masses. In times of economic uncertainty and general upheaval, we provide relief to the untold legions of dejected web surfers. We stand firm and resolute in the face of boringness, wantonness, and stupid stuff. We are the architects and aggregators of epiphanies, strokes of genius, and brain children. With charity in our hearts and the sword of justice in our hands, we have wrought upon the cyberspace and brought forth this blog in the hopes that beings such as yourself will partake freely of the magniloquence and mayhem and go thy way rejoicing.

Did you just pluralize "brain child?"
Yes. And I think that's a first.

Is "magniloquence" really a word?
Yep. Jeff taught it to me.

What does "Young Sparrows" mean?
It's an inscrutable reference to something that you will just have to figure out on your own. Feel free to send us your best guesses, and if you get it right, we'll give you billions of dollars in mortgage-backed securities. On a side note, it's also a great name for a rock band. If any of you go and start a band and use that name, we will level your house.

Are you really as awesome as you say you are?
Our greatness is self-evident. All men are not created equal.

Are you single?
That depends on who you ask.

Do you offer merchandise?
We are selling several checks to the denomination of 700 billion dollars that were signed and endorsed by all five authors of this blog for the amazing low price of two payments of $29.95 or 30 kilos of Brazilian rosewood.

We'd like to build a 30 ft statue of you guys. What materials would you prefer?
African ivory.

10/11/2008 08:25:00 PM

Hailing from the southlands, I present the freakiest animal ever. It is ok if it disturbs you, because it does me. This thing has issues, and needs to be put to sleep. Or at least use some sort of hair product.

10/10/2008 05:04:00 PM

It's pretty self explanatory

10/10/2008 02:05:00 AM

Cougar band trumpet section sallies forth!

The amazing T-shirt design for the musical guardians of justice, the trumpet section.

10/09/2008 07:00:00 PM

Quantum cryptography


10/09/2008 04:37:00 PM

Divorce rises to new heights

If I ever get divorced . . .


10/09/2008 12:01:00 PM

National Debt Clock runs out of digits - Times Online

National Debt Clock runs out of digits - Times Online: "It appears even technology cannot cope with the global financial crisis: the National Debt Clock in New York has run out of digits for the first time.

The electronic billboard hit its limit after US public debt rose above the $10 trillion mark for the first time on September 30.

As a temporary fix the dollar sign has been switched to a figure--the '1' in $10 trillion. The clock is currently marking the US federal government’s national debt at about $10.2 trillion.

The clock, located in Times Square in New York, shows the amount of money owed by the US government. It was created by the late Manhattan real estate developer Seymour Durst, who put the sign up in 1989 to call attention to what was then a $2.7 trillion debt."

10/09/2008 11:50:00 AM

Portugal Porto | Reuni�es

<img src='graphs_html/portbult.gif'> Portugal Porto | Reuni�es: "Here is what we would like to ask of you please:

Information on the get together:
- Bring something to eat for the potluck
- We will be having a group picture
- Bring some memorabilia, photos, etc.
- Practice the song 'Who are these children coming down' from Saturdays Warriors. Pres. Brown loves this song. If you would like, you are welcome to sing any other songs you feel appropriate."

See last bullet point.

From the mission reunion invitation for missionaries serving in the Portugal Porto mission under President Brown, held this past month.

10/08/2008 11:05:00 PM

Donald Trump - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Donald Trump - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "In addition, Trump reportedly receives $1.5 million for each one hour presentation he does for the The Learning Annex. [24]"

10/07/2008 04:17:00 PM

A Haiku

If you are tender to them

The young sparrows
Will poop on you.

Unfortunately, I didn't write this.

10/06/2008 10:45:00 PM

Giants among Men

10/06/2008 10:38:00 PM

Beware world!

Bursting onto the scene of blogdom is the greatest and most awesome blog of anywhere, the Young Sparrows ride forth to conquer all enemies and heap unto themselves endless concourses of women in an explosion of cyberpopularity!  More radness to come!

10/06/2008 10:07:00 PM


It looks like the only option is for the two Young Sparrows blogs to a have fight to the death. To the victor go the spoils, err whatever.