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Even Oxen- New Living Translations of the New Testament [mp3 v0]

New Living Translations of the New Testament


  • 1 Messiah Flying With the Clouds of Heaven 1:36

  • 2 C C Corinthians 3:48

  • 3 Jude 5:34

  • 4 The New Jerusalem Coming Down From God, Beautifully Adorned Like a Bride for Her Husband 0:46!soZEBJJD!tEVoQu92o-y1dsSiDwk5sM5s4oqNu7R4Zx5JQNBiNdo


Mushroom Lasagna Recipe

Pasta Sheets

Start this early. Everything in the recipe is rustic and does not need to be measured except for this.

3 cups all-purpose flour

2 large eggs

3 tablespoons water

1 teaspoon olive oil

1/2 teaspoon salt

On a clean surface make a well with the flour. In a measuring cup mix the eggs, water and oil and salt. Pour the wet mixture slowly into the flour and mix with your 2 fingers until all of the wet is incorporated. Do not force the dough to take all of the flour. Roll out with a pasta machine until thin as possible. Cut the pasta into sheets large enough to cover the bottom of your pyrex/ceramic vessel of choice.


Approx. 1 lb of assorted mushrooms, chopped (preferably shiitake, maitake or wild non-poisonous mushrooms, just not button mushrooms, PLEASE)

3 cups half-n-half

Olive oil

2 Tbs fresh rosemary, chopped fine

1 ½ cups of both gruyere and fontina cheese (you can use whatever the heck you want)

4 Tbs butter

4 Tbs flour


Start boiling a massive pot of water and salt it liberally.

Coat the bottom of a large sautee pan with olive oil and heat on high until the oil shimmers. Place the mushrooms in the pan, lower to medium-high, sprinkle liberally with salt and stir/toss occasionally until cooked down. Remove from pan and drain off excess oil.

Melt butter over medium heat in a medium saucepan. Add flour, stir until combined, and cook until it smells somewhat nutty and browns. Pour in half-n-half, bring nearly to a simmer but don’t let it bubble. Add cheese in small doses and stir until combined. Add salt, and rosemary.

Set aside mushrooms and sauce. Boil the pasta sheets, maximum four at a time, until they float (takes no more than 30 seconds) and place them on a tea towel once done.

Spread a little of the cheese sauce on the bottom of the vessel. Layer noodles, mushrooms and sauce until satisfied with yourself. Place under the broiler until golden brown and delicious. Allow to cool for 5 minutes to avoid burning your tongue to ashes.

Marshmallow Peep Sword Fight Animations

Last spring, I created a stop-motion animation of two marshmallow peeps fighting with toothpicks. It was whimsical, silly and slightly depraved. It was shot and animated in one day. I was pretty happy with it.

This second animation was also shot and recorded in one day. It took two hours, from shooting outside in the snow to animating it in GIMP. The peeps were moved by hand. It was a one-man job. It is only 110 frames. The final shot consisted of multiple incisions from a kitchen knife, gradually increasing in depth, and placing the toothpick further in. I am far happier with this animation than the previous one. The lighting is better, the motion is smoother and more interesting, and it moves at a better pace.

Marshmallow peeps are impossible to find between June and January. Last year, I was only able to find blue and violet ones after calling stores and friends all over the state. This year, walking out of a grocery store, I spotted the traditional yellow peeps and some nuclear green ones, so I bought a pack, and, spur-of-the-moment, shot this and assembled it. Please enjoy.

World’s Stupidest Fortune Cookie

I opened a fortune cookie from a bag of Chinese take-out. Instead of pseudo-predictions or some silly self-help tip, I got this. No typo or anything. Just a really, really stupid fortune.

“What makes an apple fall to the ground?” I dunno, GRAVITY? Seriously, is this supposed to be deep? It’s something asked in a second grade science class! I’ve seen some dumb fortunes, some that can’t even be considered fortunes, but this is just mind-boggling.

Welcome to my new blog.

Photography, cute animals and inane rants are soon to come.