Snickering at Christians

By Chrissy the Hyphenated

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This reminds me of Glee. The pilot was so offensive, I would have stopped if I hadn’t heard such rave reviews. Had to take it out half way through the second episode, as I just couldn’t take another minute of having my most sacred beliefs used as the butt of half their jokes.

What is it with these people who pride themselves on being open-minded and tolerant, who preach at us about courtesy and civility, yet have no problem whatsoever making juvenile jokes ad nauseum about the faith and practices of millions of their fellow Americans?

Chrissy’s Site Bites: http://news.webshots.com/photo/2997275310056011884AZhgPX

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13 responses to “Snickering at Christians

  1. Chrissyyyyyyyy! Like your graphics, BUT… (don’t you hate it when someone starts that way?)

    It’s the links. I wanted to see the video of the troops being told about their pay. I had to type it in. All the links in all the graphics: type it in. And carefully when it’s one of those gobbledygook YouTube URLs. Want to cut ‘n’ paste the text from somewhere? Well, maybe I could from the article you reference in the graphic, so I could follow the URL… by typing it in. Starting to get the picture? I mean the words? 🙂 Defeats the whole point of the hyperlinked web, as well as the convenience of cutt’n’ ‘n’ pastin’. Maybe when you post the graphics, you could add the links, if not the text as text?

    Sure, it’s more work, better more work for you than for me! :O

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      I got complaints about this way back at HB, so started adding hot links to the blogs, but found it added a significant amount of nuisance time to my life. I tried making my life easier here by skipping it to see if anyone cared. In 22 weeks, you’re the first to complain. My guess is very few people actually bother following the sources, which makes you unusually perspicacious!

      And since you are and you asked so nicely … I’ll try. Can’t promise 100% compliance and here’s why.

      When I’m creating a graphic, my mind is on directing the message into a single, tasty, bite-sized format. This requires excellent lay-out, pics to draw attention, punchy text that gets the ms across to busy minds, fonts and colors that make quick scan-reading possible for the not-so-engaged minds, sources noted for the thoughtful who want to follow up.

      When I have that stuff all sorted, I move on to very careful proofing, because errors make some folks go, “That’s stupid. She’s stupid. Why listen to this?” So I’m super anal about accuracy and it’s one of the hardest parts for me, because I’m a fast reader who can do those scrambled word puzzles easily.

      By the time I’ve written and rewritten a graphic’s text umpteen times, I’m too familiar with the message to see the words anymore. I have to proof several times, looking for punctuation one time, missed or duplicated words another time, then literally zooming in on each word and looking at each letter one at a time to make sure it’s all spelled right.

      In order to keep a viable text version of the URLs, I have to remember to put them into a text file and then remember to move them into the Comments section of the graphic’s file Properties AFTER I finish out the graphic. I’ve tried doing them as I go, but the software kept erasing them.

      After finishing a graphic, my next stop is Chrissy’s Site Bites, where I choose an existing or make a new album and upload the graphic and send it out to as a Webshots e-postcard to my bloggy mail list. (Webshots doesn’t allow URLs in the message.)

      THEN I come here and post it. By that point, I usually need a cup of coffee in the worst way. LOL But I WILL try … really! 🙂

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      • Chrissy, if you like, I can add the links to your posts. I’m not artistic like you, but I’m pretty good at linking, and it would save you some work.

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        • chrissythehyphenated

          It’s a heckuva nuisance to do it off the graphic, so I will try to remember to drop the text into the file Properties: Comments section. After I upload a graphic to CSB, I harvest that URL and drop it into that box, then when I come here to post, I go there looking for it. So as long as I remember to put the info source URLs in there, I won’t be able to forget to post them here. But if I go all Senior Moment, feel free to tweak!

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          • I had a similar problem to the OP here — wanted to follow up on the link, but didn’t want to type the entire thing in. It’s similar also to when I was playing World of Warcraft: sharing links in the in-game chat could be difficult, because you couldn’t ctrl+copy text. So we made extensive use of tinyurl.com.

            So what I would suggest is to include two links in the graphics — the regular long version, and a shortened version a la bit.ly or tinyurl.com. The long version lets people know where the link leads, and the short version makes it easier for the typin’.

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            • chrissythehyphenated

              HI ANGELA!!!! I didn’t recognize you at first with your new gravatar :)))) Soooo good to see you.

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          • When I’m writing a post I put all the links into a notepad document, which I save on the desktop until the post is completed and published. That way I don’t risk losing any links if/when I encounter technical difficulties (i.e. safari crashes) or there’s a power failure or some other calamity. After my post is published and I’ve checked all the links to make sure they work properly then I trash the notepad doc.

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            • chrissythehyphenated

              EXCELLENT idea. Thanks! I’m always on board with a habit that makes my life easier and better 🙂

              RE: tiny url … anyone care to direct me to a How To for Dummies? I have no idea how to get them.

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              • Someone showed me how to do this recently, and I was relieved to find that it’s not difficult. 🙂 Just go to http://tinyurl.com/ and follow the directions. They have a little box for you to enter the long URL, then you click the button next to it, and you magically get a nice neat little tiny URL. (I keep the site bookmarked under Tools & Reference because I don’t use it very frequently — if I used it more I’d keep it on my toolbar.)

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  2. What A Hoot

    Totally out of the loop here but want to know: How do I get on your post card mailing list? Does this mean I get them in my email and can immediately print? That is, like, so too easy to not want!

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      Well … postcards are more forwardable than printable. I think the Webshots versions are lower dpi than the ones I post here. I use the same file, but my impression is that they drop resolution to save space. What you need for a monitor is way less than what looks good printed.

      For printing, I recommend you click on the graphic here and copy/paste/save at Letter size, 150 dpi. I use jpg in a baby graphics program that opens quickly.

      I have a tendency to leave no margins when I design, so I print at 8×10, which squishes the image slightly, leaving a nice margin.

      For card stock, I use the matte photo for “paper type” and regular for “print quality” settings. We keep card stock in the back tray all the time so I can whip these out whenever I’m feeling riled. There are four in the out-going mail right now.

      To get on the bloggy list for postcards, which are very easy to forward, write me from the email you want to receive to at Chrissy@ChrissyOriginals.com “Plz add to bloggy list”

      Be advised. If you’re drowning in email … my bloggy list is almost always just a mirror of what I post here. Occasionally, it’s a tad different, maybe because I am shooting out something someone said in comments here that I want to share or I post pics of Baby Buzz here that I do not want to share.

      However, I am told the postcard emails are about 5kb … just links to Webshots which opens very quickly for the folks who have reported back to me about performance. I have one bloggy lister who hasn’t got time for PN and has the world’s worst, most clunky, teensy weensy email server left on the planet with the exception of North Korea and parts of Northern Mongolia. She says this works fine for her.

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