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Other People Write: Advent of a Miracle by Strongarm

Christine’s comment on my last post inspired me to throw out some song lyrics, as a type of poetry appreciation. The video for the song is at the bottom of this post, but don’t click play unless you’re prepared. At the very least, you can admire Mark deSalvo’s artwork in the video thumbnail, which appears to be from the vinyl version. The CD version just had the glowy hands on the cover.

I had a copy from the first pressing of this CD, which came to be known as the “boob pressing.” The face of the actual CD had a painting of the woman naked, holding her arm up. Her boob was supposed to be in the middle of the CD, where the hole is, but it didn’t turn out like that. So a lot of hardcore punk rock kids got a flash of nipple when they got home from the Christian bookstore. I’m pretty sure the band mentions the nip slip Travis’ podcast on the album’s 20th anniversary.

You’re my beloved, and altogether lovely
As a gift that can’t be bought, as if gold could favor outweigh
Your meaning to me, the secrets of the heart made manifest
Even beauty’s priced beside thee, proportioned by lot the less

Wishes fade, dreams break, promise made

Takes away your will, takes your whole heart captive
Just for one promise, sell it all for one true word
To hold on to, face the shame of it all
Safer to neglect than open your calloused heart

Piece by piece, you’ve lost a part of your self
You share to gain, but lose at love, and learn to hate yourself
More and more each day, and all the days thereafter
They labor to put back together and regain what’s gone forever

Wishes fade, as dreams break, promise made, tomorrow takes

The most costly mistake is to try to change the past today
The filth and the shame, they all wash away
For you, Christ will clean the slate

Only love can fill the void when the world has taken its toll
Hand in hand, by your side, we’ll walk down this path together
I’ll take you to the place where promises will never break
To the advent of a miracle

True love is to die for, and is why I cry for you
And the pain you feel and feed can heal
If you’d just walk with me toward the light

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Links of Possible Relevance, Part 22

The Great Chain of Linking, Part 2
Please welcome Graham to the world of curated link list creation on the Internet, as though there are no other places to find links such as these.

Moist Meter: Wonder Woman
The best review of Wonder Woman. Don’t watch it if you’re scared of bad words.

The Truth About Wonder Woman
Another good review, but see this comment on the video for counterpoint. From what I’ve read so far about the movie, people are saying it’s sexist because there’s tons of men getting killed in horrible situations on screen while barely any women are, which completely fails the Jay Test. Just kidding! It’s because Wonder Woman doesn’t have hairy armpits and isn’t black—two way more important issues in my book.

While I’m on this topic, Jill is always good for a laugh. The reason men become sexist in front of a grill is because naw actually I don’t need to think or care about it and why do I bother reading about the asinine things affluent people think about. That’s why.

History for Atheists – New Atheists Getting History Wrong!
A very knowledgeable friend of mine started this site. Too much good info in there to pass up.

PULP-O-MIZER: the custom pulp magazine cover generator
A dashing, daring, weird adventure in graphic design.

Ergo Proxy explained
Definitely explained.

How Grass Benefits the Environment
Lawns aren’t ideal, but they’re not the radioactive death-swamps some people make them out to be.

To Run Better, Start by Ditching Your Nikes
Running shoes will kill you if you run in them, but minimalist shoes are expensive and can be butt-ugly, like those Vibrams pictured in the article. I run in $15 DBX water shoes.

The Only Guide You Need To Setup BlogSpot Custom Domain
For those of us who are kept up at night wondering about these things. Also, here’s a good guide for setting up a custom domain for a site hosted on GitHub pages, because the official documentation sends you in annoying circles.

Living Sacrifice “Reborn” Special
Reborn turned 20 years old earlier this month. Seems like only yesterday…

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Links of Possible Relevance, Part 16

Feminism As Mental Illness – Jill throws down a gauntlet. And another one

Reviewing Darkness 03 – Ed throws down a gauntlet, too: “So no one should be surprised if we suggest that the major flaw with Western Christian religion in all its forms is the insistence on subjecting faith to human reason.”

The Christian Philosophy Cafetorium – Friend Azure Ides-Grey starts a new blog.

Mark Garza of Embodyment / The Famine (Part Two) – Great interview with perspectives inside the music industry (part one is here).

I Don’t Want Your Fucking App – I don’t. Also, what is up with your mobile site?

Oh You’ll Get Used to Robo-Cars—Uber Will Make Sure of It – Mostly because it hits close to home. I want to see one but staring at the driver’s seat of every car that passes near me isn’t as fun as it sounds.

The Italian government is giving teens €500 on their 18th birthday to spend on books – They will trade the vouchers for weed and Doritos.

Villagers fear occult after schoolgirl found with Satanic symbols carved into her body – A bunch of 80’s horror movies just called me and they wanted their premise back.

Star Wars Ring Theory: The Hidden Artistry of the Prequels – Very long but fascinating read.

They Gotta Regulate People Helping People – Is something working reasonably well? Just add a bureaucracy and we’ll fix that problem.

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Links of Possible Relevance, Part 13

Lots of music-based and tech stuff this time, and two Onion links. Am I getting jolly as I get older?

4 Sets of Identical Twins Pull Off NYC Subway Prank – Awkwardly pulled off, but great idea.

Star Wars Main Theme – Single by Galactic Empire – Even the plates on the amps are translated!

Animated Covers – Brilliant and mesmerizing.

Rush’s 2112 Comic Book Suite – Every other lyric video pales in comparison.

How to lower the cost of healthcare

A minimalist tour/show flyer

Pathetic, Washed-Up Rock Star On Fifth Decade Of Doing Exactly What He Always Wanted – “… the washed-up loser who has been able to walk out on a stage multiple nights a week for more than four decades and play music of his own creation while being cheered on enthusiastically by a paying audience.”

Microsoft deletes ‘teen girl’ AI after it became a Hitler-loving sex robot within 24 hours – LOL, but then there’s this…

Is the future award-winning novelist a writing robot?

Video Game Boss Thinking He Should Get Big Glowing Weak Spot On Back Checked Out – I instantly knew from what game that screenshot came. What do I win?

As The Story Grows, Chapter 53 – My son makes his podcast debut (at the very end). Thanks to Travis, Jeremiah, and Seth for hanging out a few weekends ago. They made me want to have Twitter for 6 seconds.

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