Humor

The Land of Nod

Just doing some Christmas shopping when I stumbled upon a shop called The Land of Nod, which sells children’s furniture.

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It’s an odd name for a children’s furniture store, considering that Nod is where Cain was exiled after killing Abel in the Book of Genesis.

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Makes one wonder what the store’s slogan is and whether it mentions fratricide.

(The only reason I knew this bit of information, by the way, is that it was a question in a deck of Bible trivia cards that my high school religion teacher used for the purpose of running out the clock when I was freshman, way back in 1987. Curiously, it’s the only fact I remember from that class.)

Outside the Bachs

Here’s a movie I made for my music class. I call it “Outside the Bachs.” It’s a pun on the fact that the movie is essentially someone opening a box and the music consists of two pieces by Bach that I “corrupted.” (In other words, I’m thinking outside the usual interpretations of these two Bach pieces — hence “Outside the Bachs.”) That’s me opening the box, by the way. My head was in the shop for repairs that day.