Friday, March 28, 2008

Three Ring Circus Sad Girl

Fan Page


Here is the letters page to Amazing Fantasy #15 that contained the first appearance of Spider-Man in 1962. I got this from the DVD of The Amazing Spider-Man the Complete Collection so that will explain the big Marvel insignia in the background. I was taking the letterhead of the page and posting it on my site Comic Book Letterheads and thought I would cross-promote a little bit by posting the full page here.
As most comic book fans know Stan Lee has said that his publisher at that time thought the idea of Spider-Man was a bad idea. Stan said they were going to cancel Amazing Fantasy with issue #15 so they let him do Spider-man's origin there to get it out of his system. That was suppose to be the end of it but Spidey got a lot of letters from that issue so they gave him his own book. If you click on and read the important announcement from the editor you will see that it sounds like Spider-Man was going to be the main star of Amazing Fantasy. Why Marvel gave Spider-Man his own book or why Stan has been telling a completely different story for decades we may never know. You might as Stan but after all these years he may not remember. If you like comic books and would like to see more of the letterheads then you should take a look at Comic Book Letterheads right now.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Three Ring Circus Poor Jerry

Even if it is by accident, some clowns don't like to be upstaged.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Three Ring Circus Lunch Time



You don't have to understand the language to know what they are saying in this clip.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Erlanger Baptist "Guys In The Garden"


Every once in awhile I will post some sermons that were done at my church Erlanger Baptist. Here is the one from March 16, 2008 called Guys in the Garden.

Three Ring Circus Dean & Jerry Sing " Hey Punchinello"



Here is the big musical scene from the movie. I still wonder why they left this movie out of the Martin and Lewis DVD Collection Volumes 1 and 2? Aren't there any copies left to make a DVD of it? I heard that the tension between Dean and Jerry reached a head during the filming of this movie and that Jerry was starting to get interested in directing the films himself. Perhaps this may have had something to do with it if Jerry himself was involved in the selection process.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

O Sacred Head, Now Wounded (Happy Easter)

He was despised and rejected—a man of sorrows, acquainted with the bitterest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way when he went by.
Isaiah 53:3 NLT

O sacred Head, now wounded, with grief and shame weighed down, now scornfully surrounded with thorns Thine only crown; how pale Thou art with anguish, with sore abuse and scorn!
How does that visage languish which once was bright as morn!

What language shall I borrow to thank Thee, dearest Friend, for this Thy dying sorrow, Thy pity without end? O make me Thine forever; and should I fainting be, Lord, let me never, never outlive my love to Thee.
O Sacred Head, Now Wounded
attributed to Bernard of Clairvaux (1091-1153)

A profoundly personal and awesome vision

Although Bernard was one of the most influential Christians of the Middle Ages, settling disputes between kings and influencing the selection of popes, he remained a devout monk, single-minded in his devotion to Christ.

In his own day Bernard was known as a preacher and churchman; today he is remembered for his hymns of praise. "O Sacred Head, Now Wounded" comes from a poem originally having seven sections, each focusing on a wounded part of the crucified Savior's body—His feet, knees, hands, side, breast, heart, and head. The text of this hymn compels us to gaze at the cross until the depth of God's love overwhelms us. Bernard's hymn pictures God's love, not as an abstract theological statement, but as a profoundly personal and awesome vision of the suffering Christ.

Three Ring Circus Like a Cannonball