Fun Fridays

Fun Fridays – September 25, 2020

I cannot claim the below hilarity as my own. I found it years ago, floating around the internet without attribution. If you know who wrote it, let’s applaud them for creativity! Happy to add attribution or take this down if so asked. Enjoy this clever take on the word “canon.”

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In the Catholic church, the proper title of a priest who serves as an advisor to a bishop is a “canon.”

If that advisor to a bishop owns an artillery piece, naturally that makes it a canon’s cannon.

Furthermore, if you write a story in which it’s textually established that an advisor to a bishop owns an artillery piece, it’s a canon’s canon cannon — or possibly a canon canon’s cannon, depending on whether we’re more concerned with the canonicity of the canon, or the cannon.

(Conversely, if the advisor to the bishop is popularly supposed by the fandom to own an artillery piece, but no such device appears in the text, it’s merely a headcanon canon’s cannon.)

Finally, the term “canon” may also refer to a religion’s body of approved sacred texts. Thus, if in the story it’s established that the advisor to the bishop’s artillery piece that has been specially modified for the high-speed delivery of holy scriptures, that makes it a canon canon’s canon cannon.

Any questions?

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Fun Fridays – September 18, 2020

After a couple Fun Fridays with virtuoso performances, I thought it might be okay to add one more. Watch and be AMAZED! [If you cannot see the embedded video in your newsletter email, please click the headline and go directly to our site to view it.]

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Fun Fridays – September 7, 2020

You can tell by now I enjoy virtuoso performances of all types (including those by writers!). Today’s video is the indefatigable Lang Lang playing Franz Lizst’s “La Campanella.” I’ve programmed the link to start at the 2:14 mark to highlight the extraordinary finger work needed to play this piece at …

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Fun Fridays – August 28, 2020

Today’s video is “The Bugler’s Holiday” by four members of the Boston Pops. Wow! My oldest brother is an excellent trumpet player and played this in college when part of the Seattle Pacific University trumpet trio. Back then this was a relatively new song. Me? I was inspired by my …

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Fun Fridays – August 21, 2020

Who knew this could be a Guinness World Record? Pam Onnen spells 56 words backwards in one minute! Shattered the old record by 17 words. I can’t even spell “radar” backwards one time. Oh, wait. The words are chosen at random. If you’d like to watch the interview with her …

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Fun Fridays – August 14, 2020

We all need a smile break. What better than a puppy train? But since this is a blog about the writing industry, which one is the editor? Which one is the agent? Which one is the writer? Which one is the reader? And why? (Don’t forget the person behind the …

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Fun Fridays – August 7, 2020

A perfect game in bowling is a score of 300. To achieve that you have to roll ten strikes in a row, then roll two more in the bonus. A total of 12 strikes. It is really, really, really hard to do. This guy, Ben Ketola, rolls 12 strikes in a …

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Fun Friday – July 31, 2020

Worst year ever? Watch today’s video, and vote for your favorite. {Believe it or not, this video was posted almost FOUR months ago.} [If you cannot see the embedded video in your newsletter email, please click the headline and go directly to our site to view it.] HT: Tamela

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Fun Fridays – July 24, 2020

An extraordinary musical event is our feature today. 17,572 singers from 129 countries came together to perform Eric Whitacre’s “Sing Gently” in a virtual choir. At the end, all 17,000+ singers are shown on screen. You simply must watch to experience it. The song is a little over three minutes …

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Fun Fridays – July 17, 2020

This hilarious video shows what elementary-school teachers may be dealing with when schools reopen this Fall. Too funny. [If you cannot see the embedded video in your newsletter email, please click the headline and go directly to our site to view it.]  

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