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audio oddity

I'm an Advent purist myself, but Karen (my partner) likes to listen to Christmas music in December, so I made a lengthy iTunes playlist of Christmas music, and last night my computer was singing away through the stereo in the living room with Karen while I was cooking in the kitchen (a spicy hot chocolate drink with cinnamon and ancho chiles, inspired by the fabulous Maggi Dawn).

I'd recently installed a screensaver from a CD that U2.com sent to members, though, that has an image of a woman's face and the sound of a woman's voice reading from the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights. About ten minutes after the screensaver kicked in (leaving my iTunes playlist of Christmas music still going), Karen wandered into the kitchen saying, "honey, I think there's something wrong with the computer." When I walked into the living room, this bizarre audio juxtaposition was playing, and I thought it was funny enough to share with y'all.


December 12, 2005 in Silliness | Permalink


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The scary thing is how long it took me to catch on that something was amiss! There had been a Beck song on the music mix, and I just assumed that what I was hearing was more funky experimental Christmas/Advent music.

Thanks for the fabulous music mix, sweetie!

Posted by: Karen | Dec 12, 2005 3:52:10 PM

Hahaha.... That's great. I hate when that happens and it takes me a minute to fully comprehend what's going on... such as right now when that MP3 played in Real player while I had Dave Matthews Band playing in XMMS... :)

Posted by: Aaron Brazell | Dec 14, 2005 1:51:11 AM

A long time ago you posted on my website about swahili lessons and why I stopped blogging on it.

Well I think I've turned a new leaf:

I will be trying to blog more frequently. My self study has improved alot and I know a lot of swahili now, so it's easier to keep up with the blogging.

Posted by: crystal | Dec 14, 2005 4:30:45 PM

I was just trying to think of where that Christmas music was from, what animated classic?

Posted by: Gman | Dec 15, 2005 4:11:38 PM


It's from none other than Santa Claus Is Coming to Town. Ah, those claymation classics!

Posted by: Sarah Dylan Breuer | Dec 15, 2005 4:31:57 PM

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