- December 2002 -
12\29\02 - 12:31 PM GMT
accused of viewing illustrated Bible
Sunday Mercury is running a story
today about a man who has resigned from his job after
having been accused of, among other things, viewing
illustrated Bible stories at TheBrickTestament.com.
Although the viewing of illustrated Bible stories is
not a crime according to UK law, 65-year-old Pat McLoughlin
has had his computer and other personal items seized
by police. In addition to viewing Bible stories illustrated
in LEGO, McLoughlin is also alleged to have visited
a website that assists marriage-minded men find eligible
12\27\02 - 11:55 PM GMT
participates in 'Yankee swap'
Eyebrows were raised today when local newspapers
leaked that over the holidays The Rev. Brendan Powell
Smith had participated in a esoteric group activity
known as a 'Yankee swap'. Strongly denying any wrongdoing
on his part, Smith characterized the event, which took
place at his uncle's residence, as a "fun holiday
tradition" which "brings great pleasure to
all those involved". He admitted, however, that
not all the swapping is necessarily consensual, and
that "occasionally someone gets screwed."
12\22\02 - 11:55 PM GMT
piece on The Brick Testament reruns
The popular radio program Studio
360 will be rerunning their interview with The Rev.
Brendan Powell Smith which originally aired on the show
last June. Check these
listings to see when the program will be broadcast
in your area, or listen to this segment of the show
over the web by clicking
here. RealAudio is required to listen over the web.
You can find instructions for downloading this application
This interview is conducted in Smith's native language,
12\18\02 - 7:19 PM GMT
The Rev. Brendan Powell Smith spent the day ceasing
and desisting today after receiving an unexpected cease
and desist order in the mail this morning. A lawyer
for Rev. Smith issued a statement this evening explaining
that there is little that Smith can do in this situation,
and that any further activity of any sort on his part
would most likely not be in compliance with the cease
and desist order. He has therefore strongly advised
his client to be on the safe side.
12\13\02 - 12:03 AM GMT
Thou shalt go to The Brick Testament. Thou shalt
see the six new illustrated stories that are now online
including The Golden Calf and the Ark of the Covenant.
Thou shalt not pass Go. Thou shalt not collect $200.
Thou shalt not roll doubles three times, else thou shalt
stay in jail for three turns. Thou mayest leasve jail
if thou payest $50. Thou mayest also get out of jail
by rolling a seven or eleven. Thou shalt not commit
adultery. If thou commitest adultery, thou shalt go
to jail for three turns.
12\7\02 - 9:14 PM GMT
Vendetta: A Christmas Story
that time of year again. Time to settle in with our
loved ones, kick back, pour ourselves a big, frosty
mug of eggnog, and dump it over our own heads. If you're
like me, then nothing gives you greater while pleasure
than than bathing in eggnog
watching those classic holiday specials...
from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer to Vendetta: A Christmas Story. Especially
the latter one. Cause it's awesome.
Sunday 12\1\02 - 6:27 AM GMT
$400 this holiday shopping season!
The Rev. Brendan Powell Smith is urging everyone
to save $400 this holiday shopping season. "I just have
a feeling," explained Smith, "that otherwise, come January,
people are really going to wish they had saved that
money." Smith went on to say that if people don't feel
they can trust themselves not to spend that kind of
money during the craziness of Christmas rush, they are
welcome to send it to him for safekeeping.