Saturday, March 22, 2008

Weekend Edition

The Funnies

Followers of the Bible Blog may have heard me talk before about The Brick Testament. It is a warm, funny, and often strangely beautiful telling of the Bible, or at least big chunks of it -- in Lego. Really. It is neither especially reverent or especially irreverent, and the material is given a lot of zip by the unusual medium but also by a generous dash of wit. Very diverting.

The Weekend Diversion

If the Decemberists had been assigned to remake Donkey Kong, but didn't really remember it very well, they might have produced something like Treasure Box. It is not going to win any awards for gameplay, but as an interesting and kind of surreal experience it is good bookish fun.

Wedding Announcements

I saw this conjunction of blog topics, like a little story, on my Reader list this week:

The second from the bottom is about my friend and occasional L&TM5K commenter Jenny J's
impending nuptuals. Huzzah! and congratulations!

Song of the Weekend

Mike Doughty's "27 Jennifers," the new version off of Golden Delicious, in a video featuring twenty-seven actual Jennifers!

....might be the strange delightful.


That is all. Now I'm going to go shave off the beard.


The [Cherry] Ride said...

Why is everyone shaving off their beards?? Did I miss a memo?

d said...


but i understand. beards and springtime just don't mix.

Karin said...

Is it safe to assume you will be documenting the beard shaving event for your loyal readers?

Kritkrat said...

I love legos. How do I get a job building things out of Legos?

Anonymous said...

Recommend a bearded, Lego version of yourself for maintaining the image in perpetuity.

Anonymous said...

The game was fun. It took me too long to get the piano right.

Congrats to the soon to bes!

When I first saw this video I had to find out what this dude looked like normally. But I forgot to do it. I am going to do that now.

I hope you have a nice weekend and that the beard doesn't clog the sink.

Michael5000 said...

@Cherry: The Memo said "Spring is here!"

@Karin: Extremely safe.

@Kadonkadonk: Hmmm... If I knew that.....

@Karma: I need to create a Lego doppleganger of myself. Maybe I could hire Kadonkadonk to do it. Maybe she could do it for free, as a resume builder.

@boo: I'm going to see what Mike Doughty looks like normally in a few weeks, when his tour hits the Rose City. I'm so excited!

gl. said...

i can't get the generator to spin fast enough to get past that part. i didn't realize the beard was only a winter fancy.