Saturday, March 19

Round the Sphere Again, the Lite Edition


  • Tim of The Irvins give us a list of ways to know we're living in 2005. (Maybe he should add "You change your templates as often as you change your clothes" to the list.)

  • Do you use one of the modern versions based on the critical text? Then you, too, can have your own official Alexandrian Cult membership card. (This probably won't mean much to you unless you've dabbled a bit in the KJVO discussion)

    Download yours here.

    [Update: Scott of Crusty Curmudgeon has given the scoop on the origins of the membership card:
    To give credit where due, the Alexandrian Cult membership card dates back to 1999 and is the creation of [K.] who at the time was one of the admins of the Bible Version Discussion Board. As I recall, somewhere in one thread someone made the remark that with all the Alexandrian Cultists around, they were going to have to start issuing membership cards. So [K.], a graphic designer by profession, designed one.
    There you go. So credit goes to Kristi for this amusing graphic.]

  • I'm thinking of changing the photo on my sidebar to this.

    Just kidding.

    You can have fun making your own portrait here. Via Liquid Paper.

  • Breaking news on junk email front. Here's a promotional email my daughter received from Bell, Canada recently:
    B******, hot phones, cool accessories all for $0!

    We're practically giving them away!
    The fam has spent way too much time analyzing this. Son thinks the phones cost $0.49, which rounds down to $0. Any other theories?

  • The prize for most interesting search query of the week goes to "julia anti-christ image photo picture likeness". What's up with that? Who is Julia? Is she just someone who's photographed an antichrist, or is she an antichrist herself? And why would someone want a likeness of a picture of a photo of an image? Or is is a photo of an image of a likeness of a picture?

    The first runner up is "about my grandfather". I suppose that may not seem all that interesting, but in my twisted overanalytical mind it is. Was the person looking for info about his or her own grandfather? Or did they want to read other people writing about their grandfathers? Or did they have a specific piece in mind--you know--the one titled About My Grandfather?

    And for some reason or other, I've been catapulted back to the top of the list for queries involving death, dying, sympathy cards, etc., so there have been quite a few searches for things like "what to do when someone's dog dies" and "what to write on a sympathy card when you've never met the person." That last one made me wonder (You can probably see where this is going, can't you?) whether it was the person receiving the sympathy card or the one that had died that the querist (Yes, it's a word--look it up!) had never met. Or maybe both?

  • And finally, just what we all need: more internet quiz analysis of my brain.

    Your Brain is 46.67% Female, 53.33% Male

    Your brain is a healthy mix of male and female

    You are both sensitive and savvy

    Rational and reasonable, you tend to keep level headed

    But you also tend to wear your heart on your sleeve

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