- January 2005 -
4:12 AM GMT
remains inexplicably unnamed
into the first ten years of the new millennium, experts
remain baffled by the current decade's lack of a nickname.
"We knew there would be a transition period where
competing nicknames like the Zeroes, the Naughts, or
the Aughts, or would battle it out before one firmly
took hold, but no one expected that period to last half
a decade or more," said chronologist Martin DeWitt.
"Moreover, pop culture for each new decade defines
itself first and foremost by making fun of the decade
that came immediately before it--hence sitcom characters
saying things such as, 'C'mon, man, this is the 80s.'
But with a lack of a collective name for the current
decade, we find a much more fluid spilling over of late
1990s culture into this decade, prompting some to label
2000-2005 as "the latter 90s".
1:05 PM GMT
book for 2005: The
New Year! And with the arrival of a new year comes the
arrival of a brand new book The
Brick Testament: The Ten Commandments. Retelling
the epic saga of Moses and the Israelites from their
desperate slavery in Egypt to the climactic encounter
with God on Mount Sinai and all the miracles and plagues
in between, The
Ten Commandments takes its place as the true sequel
to Smith's hit book Stories
from the Book of Genesis. Featuring more than 200
photos and 176 pages, this book is a must have for any
fans of The
Brick Testament, LEGO
bricks, or divine retribution.
10:13 PM GMT
DVD giveaway update
to the sudden enormous demand for the free DVD copy
A Christmas Story (starring our own Rev. Brendan
Powell Smith), we've had to slightly alter the terms
of the giveaway to makes things a little more manageable
(please keep in mind that this is just one guy burning,
packaging, and mailing these things out at his own expense!).
From now on, to get a free DVD of Vendetta, you must
send in self-addressed envelope big enough for a
DVD with sufficient postage (three 37 cents stamps will
cover the $1.10 post). Please visit the Vendetta
website front page for full details. While we highly
recommend the DVD for maximum viewing pleasure, the
Quicktime website versions are also always available
and free to all. Enjoy!!