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Packing Up, Heading Out

Tuesday, August 11, 2009
In a nutshell: I'm moving to Wordpress. Update your links and your feeds!

This month marks my sixth full year of spilling things into this little "online diary." If you keep up with me at all, you are obviously aware of my posting drought over the past several months. The truth is, I have plenty to say, but I simply have not had the inclination to use this blog to say it.

However, I fully intend on getting back on the horse. And, to mark that occasion, we're going to take a little trip together over to Wordpress.com.

Yes, you heard me, Discount Bananas is saying goodbye to the blogging service that birthed it. We're packing up and moving in with Wordpress, starting immediately.

Many of you know that I have practically given my life over to Google, but I must be honest and say that I simply believe Wordpress does blogging better. Google, I'll still let you have email, blog feeds, search, maps, calendar, translation, phone services, video, 411, and everything else, but I'm going to take my blogging elsewhere. I still love you. It's not you... it's me. Just kidding, it's you.

So join me at the new Discount Bananas and Other Daily Deals!

(Facebook readers, you shouldn't notice a difference)

You might want to sing it note for note...

Monday, August 3, 2009
Bobby McFerrin (Don't Worry, Be Happy) demonstrates the power of the pentatonic scale by playing the audience.

World Science Festival 2009: Bobby McFerrin Demonstrates the Power of the Pentatonic Scale from World Science Festival on Vimeo.

Kids These Days

Saturday, July 11, 2009
I post this for two reasons: 1) It features my great uncle. 2) It is a superb video edited in a way that makes what normally would be a pretty boring subject actually interesting. The tiny moments of odd humanity shown in these old people are poignant.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Two weekends ago I preached a sermon in which I claimed that institutional Christianity has received a very large "F" from the world, largely for the way it has gone about engaging the world. Thus, institutional Christianity, especially conservative Evangelicalism, has ended up doing little more than arousing suspicion and making itself look ridiculous. The following video is a brilliant explanation of exactly what has happened.

Mayo Clinic Piano

Sunday, May 3, 2009

I hope my future wife and I are patting each other on the butt at 62 years of marriage.

Pillar by Bootachitaville

Thursday, April 16, 2009
Well it may look like I'm just a shill for Boodachitaville, but here is a new video from my artist friend Eric Lee that shows a time lapse of the digital drawing process. This was a special piece produced for the band Pillar under the Boodachitaville name. He does all this on a specially modified tablet MacBook.

Boodachitaville Rocks Pillar from Eric Lee on Vimeo.

Cats for Christ Is...

Here's a new Cats for Christ video put together by Megan Holmes, my intern.