Darren Barefoot
Darren Barefoot



Online stuff, mostly memes or other Internet things that don't fit another category.

August 5, 2003

I'm not a big wearer of t-shirts with wry sayings or clever graphics. Give me a ringer T (that sounds so dirty) and I'm happy. That said, I've always admited Todd's Fantastic Four shirt. I never could quite get the hang of what was cool or what was stupid.

However, I may throw caution to the wind and buy one or more of the new Slashdot t-shirts. Slashdot held a contest, and here are the winners (the top three, the rest are honourable mentions). I don't think you'd find me in any of these t-shirts, though some of them are funny.

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I'm helping out the Thomas Merton Society of Canada update their website (I'm implementing Movable Type for them, among other things). You can read a short biography of Mr. Merton here. In short, he was a particularly unusual monk and writer. He also has the enviable footnote of dying  'suddenly, electrocuted by a malfunctioning fan, while he was attending his first international monastic conference near Bangkok, Thailand, in 1968.'

I take it Merton spent much of his monastic life at the Abbey of Gethsemani in Trappist, Kentucky. I recently checked out this abbey's Web site. Not only do they have a super-cool URL: monks.org, but they've got a really fine looking site. Check it out, and while you're there, buy some cheesecake or fudge.

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