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Monday, December 14, 2009

MisenPOPic Update 12/14

Today I pulled off a great achievement as I finally walked into a Christian Living retail store to see what it was all about. It's been killing me for months to walk in and discover what they actually sell in there. Since I've been writing so diligently about Christmas and Christian contemporary music the past few days, it was about time today. I must say the store was well-merchandised with Praise The Lord T-Shirts, Kirk Cameron books, and loads of albums from Michael W. Smith, Switchfoot, Casting Crowns, and Susan Boyle (?). With some great Christian contemporary music blaring throughout the store, it truly was an amazing shopping experience. I'm sure my mom would be so proud. :) Not to worry, I have no plans to bathe in holy water, eat sugar wafers, or accept Jesus as my lord and savior. But keep that Christian music coming!

Speaking of Christmas traditions, it's always common for the Salvation Army dudes to hang outside supermarkets asking for change. I appreciate their efforts in making the world a better place, but I was so dying inside to walk up to one of them today outside Shop-Rite and give them my best Freddy "Boom Boom" Washington impersonation by stating in a gentlemanly manner, "Pardon my good man, but haven't you heard?" and then stick it to him in my best jive turkey voice, "WE IS THE POOR!"

This week I'm reading The Book Of Basketball from Bill Simmons who is a genius for thinking and writing the same way that I always have. A very fun book to read, and has reminded me of a time when I actually cared about who comprised every NBA roster. I think I'm going to use my free movie pass twice tomorrow to see Invictus and either Brothers or The Princess & The Frog so I can piss off mothers by screaming at their kids to shut up.

Hope you are enjoying the blog as much as I enjoy writing. But seriously, start adding some comments and tell all your pals about it. I want to be as famous as Kim Kardashian and Perez Hilton for entertaining people even if I have no redeeming talents.

"Adieu, adieu! Parting is such sweet sorrow!"



  1. Thanks for a foggy morning of finding my "Place in this World" and Home Alone Christmas alternative tunes. For a lapsed Catholic who converted, married a Jew and found Buddhism, I find your blog brightening my jaded holiday eyes.

    I remember bringing my young daughter to Rockefeller Center to see the Rockettes and share in the spirit - she walked out with hands on hips and said crying "There was nothing about Hannuka!" I love Christmas Carols and let's face it, Hannuka songs don't cut it. BTW, have you heard the Orrin Hatch Hannuka song? It's on an online Jewish magazine, "Tablet."

    It cracks me up that religious right-wing nutcrackers just love Jews and Israel!

  2. awesome. Yeah man I'm a hard rocking Jew with a place in his heart for beautiful christian comtemporary music. I've got some other Michael W. Smith stuff in the collection which is also pretty darn good and uplifting. It even took me a few years after becoming a hard rock fan to find out stryper was a Christian metal band. Thanks for the comment.