Friday, October 23, 2009

Short Friday Observations

On Wednesday we answered a question on the Random Dozen about when Christmas Music should start playing. I (and most people) said the day after Thanksgiving, or that weekend.

Today I was in the car. Note that today's date is October 23, 2009. I switched on the radio to listen to one of the teachers I most enjoy listening to on Christian radio -- R.C. Sproul's "Renewing Your Mind."

And was very unhappy. Today they started the broadcast of the Christmas story, "The Word Became Flesh."

So I went back to rock and roll. Sigh.


My daughter participates in a film contest each summer run by our public library system. Monday night they reviewed the films and announced the overall winner. We weren't able to attend because she was sick, so today we viewed the winning film on Youtube. It's awful. This has nothing to do with my daughter's film. This has to do with the library system rewarding truly tasteless cinema with an award that will encourage other kids to sink down rather than reach up with their film making.

Don't believe me? Go see it for yourself.

I'm not posting my daughter's because this isn't a comparison or a sour grapes thing -- but a "what the heck were they thinking?" thing. Ick.


Anonymous said...

My goodness Christmas crap already LOL Poor Thanksgiving never has a chance. I cannot believe that is the winning film. It's absolutely horrible. I would love to see your daughters. I hope she's doing better :)

SouthLakesMom said...

Yeah, and that was on a station I like...sigh

I'll post Lindy's eventually, but I was so grossed out I thought I'd vent a bit today!

Quilldancer said...

I would like to know what the judging criteria is. I do not care for that video at all, but I don't like the genre.

SouthLakesMom said...

I want to ask what the criteria is as well, but it sounds like sour grapes coming from the mother of the 'also ran'...I'm trying to figure out a way to ask.

I guess it's time for prayer!

Quilldancer said...

Yippee! Thom will win the next five, I'm sure, but this one is ALL mine!

Quilldancer said...

Ack! I opened up the wrong post!

Quilldancer said...


"To help my daughter improve for next time, would it be possible to get a copy of the judging criteria?"

On the other hand, my word verifier is "tantrm" -- hmmmmm.

hetty said...

I agree. That film is pathetic! I would love to see your daughter's. Not to compare, but just to see what she did. I'm interested.