“Kellemes Karacsonyi Unnepeket!” Wishing you a merry Christmas in Hungarian can only mean one thing: The Brick Testament: The Story of Christmas has now been published in Hungarian! This new release brings the total number of languages in which Brick Testament books have been published up to seven! Congratulations to publishers Cinelink BT and Elefant es Kastely for this fine-looking addition to the Brick Testament canon, and for bringing holiday cheer to people from Koszeg to Debrecen.
Archive for December, 2007
An ailing Rev. Smith checked himself into rehab this week, and scheduled regular meetings with a therapist after finding himself unable to continue working at the computer without moderate pain and chronic wrist soreness. “I’m at the end of my rope,” stated a melodramatic Smith, “I have hit rock bottom.” Smith has been diagnosed by his primary care physician with Repetitive Strain Injury and will be taking several weeks off from The Brick Testament to attend physical therapy at a local hand rehabilitation clinic. Smith says he is “on the road to recovery”, and says to expect new illustrated Bible stories in January 2008.
A desperate Santa Claus is on the run from the law in a dangerous game of cat and mouse! Yes, the classic indie holiday film Vendetta: A Christmas Story, written by and starring our very own Rev. Brendan Powell Smith, is back for another year of free internet viewing. And this year, it’s not just available in streaming Quicktime, mpg, and divx format, but you can also start viewing it right away on YouTube! Crack open a can of eggnog and get your ass in the holiday spirit, the hard way.
The two mass shootings this week at a Nebraska shopping mall and a Colorado church caused terrible grief and confusion for those directly affected, but failed to trigger a sense of shock and dismay among the American public. Experts believe the regularity of such tragedies has caused a collective numbing. “It’s like the way most Americans today feel nothing as they read in the local newspaper about fatal car accidents from the previous 24 hours,” says psychologist Mort Donovan. “People now are more surprised if six months pass without a young middle class American male shooting a semi-random selection of 5 to 25 people.”