Today begins a series that will appear on occasion and at my discretion to celebrate the arts. There is a lot of art in my life. A lot. The Free Dictionary defines the arts as “imaginative, creative, and nonscientific branches of knowledge considered collectively, esp. as studied academically.” The singular term art is defined by the Irish Art Encyclopedia as follows: “Art is created when an artist creates a beautiful object, or produces a stimulating experience that is considered by his audience to have artistic merit.” So, one could conclude that art is the process that leads to a product (the artwork or piece of art), which is then examined and analyzed by experts in the field of the arts or simply enjoyed by those who appreciate the arts. In this vein, I submit the following clip to you. The process is my practicing. The product of beauty is my song. The expert enjoying and analyzing is you. The hamster boxes in the background are a bonus. They are the arts according to furry nature. They wouldn’t be in this shot if the Informinator had hit “Record” when we filmed this the first time. Today is the first time I have found a limit to what she can do. Hmm. As it was, I used a plate rack as a tripod and forged ahead. Because you can’t hinder the arts.
Wow. That was hard to watch. If nothing else, you can learn a few facts from the strategically located Multiplication Chart.
So, if we can attempt to move on, you may recall that the video-challenged Informinator issued a taste test challenge between the esteemed and delicious Diet Mtn. Dew and the shamefully named Diet Kountry Mist, made by Winn Dixie. They clearly don’t spend much on marketing. At any rate, I went into this experiment with unwavering confidence. No one drinks more Diet Mtn. Dew than I do. When separated from it last week on my travels, I almost had to hospitalize myself for the headache. Not really, but you understand my point, I hope. So here are the results on video.
And this one…
After this post hits the web, you may want to send Todd some notes of encouragement. This doesn’t bode well…