Sunday, December 31, 2006

It's over.

New posts are here:

Art's Strange World

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Last Blooger Post (???)

I'm still here. After posting about twenty videos last week, I needed to go back to semi-blogging-hiatus mode for a while in order to recover (yeah, and I also had to go back to work).

I'm also working on the new Wordpress blog (this may be the last Blogger post). Even though many of the problems were resolved, my RSS feed is still majorly messed up and I'm just tired of blogging with Blogger... so on Monday of next week, look for something new here.

The Wordpress Blog will be at a slightly different address but this URL will automatically redirect so you won't need to change links. Not just yet anyway.

I'm also thinking about doing a couple of new things on the Wordpress blog. During my semi-hiatus, I've realized that trying to compose something interesting to say every day is far too time-consuming for my schedule. Or, maybe I've just run out of things to say.


Posting the videos is something I'll probably continue, though. Not 20 in a week but maybe just one interesting video I find per week.

I'm also planning to do a weekly post about music. I got the idea from this guy. He was doing a 100 acts in 100 days series which apparently was abandoned. I liked it and I'd like to do something similar but not daily. Weekly then. And not acts but recordings. Each week, I'll go to the CD collection, pull out something at random and write a post about it. I reserve the right to put that CD back in the stack and try again if the initial randomness produces something ridiculous. I also reserve the right to tap into my vinyl and MP3 collection from time to time as well.

In between, I'll continue with the photos and the incredibly witty and interesting (cough) babble you have come to expect...

I'm also planning something else but I don't want to give away all my secrets:)

Until then, I wish you all a safe and happy New Year's celebration.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

The Day After...

Christmas has come and gone once again and the beginning of a new year quickly approaches.

My thoughts right now are subdued and a bit reflective as they tend to be on December 26th...

First, as always, I am utterly amazed by the enormous amount of gifts that "Santa" brought to my kids. Just mind-boggling really. They will struggle to find places for all their new "stuff".

Second, I am dismayed by the gi-normous pile of used wrapping debris that currently clutters our kitchen beyond recognition or usability. Not to mention the fact that I need to get this pile of crap out of the house before my wife returns from her annual post Christmas shopping trip with her friends...

Third, I imagine... I KNOW... that when I haul this load to the trash collection center, there will be a line of cars, pickup trucks and minivans all waiting patiently to unload their own piles of crap.

Apart from the inconvenience of this, it all makes me think that we have missed the point...

Monday, December 25, 2006


Eternal God,
by the birth of Jesus Christ you gave yourself to the world.
Grant that, being born in our hearts,
he may save us from all our sins,
and restore within us the image and likeness of our Creator,
to whom be everlasting praise and glory,
world without end.
The Book of Hymns, 1966; alt. by Laurence Hull Stookey
Alt. Copyright 1989 The United Methodist Publishing House

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Christmas YouTubapalooza Part XIX

Christmas YouTubapalooza Part XVIII

Christmas YouTubapalooza Part XVII

Christmas YouTubapalooza Part XVI

Christmas Youtubapalooza Part XV

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Christmas YouTubapalooza Part XIV

Christmas YouTubapalooza Part XIII

Christmas YouTubapalooza Part XII

Christmas YouTubaPalooza Part XI

Christmas YouTubapalooza Part X

A logical explanation of exactly why this is one of the funniest things ever simply does not exist.

Yet this remains one of the funniest things ever.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Christmas YouTubapalooza Part IX

Christmas YouTubapalooza part VIII