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Showing posts with label The Alpha Course. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Alpha Course. Show all posts

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Vampires on YouTube and secrets of hit rate success

At Picamp, a number of speakers and participants spoke of being baffled at what factors sometimes contribute to hit rates on their blogs.

As a test, partly because I admire Armstrong and Miller, and partly because I wanted to see if I could put a clip up that did better than my normal double digit scores on YouTube, I put this one up.



(I claim no credit for my clips – all the credit lies with the original production teams and performers – and even when they hit higher numbers, I decline YouTube’s offers to profit from them by placing ads, since they ain’t my work. I’m sure Armstrong and Miller won’t mind a little bit of publicity …)

As an atheist, I have some interesting exchanges with the Christians who have commented, overwhelmingly favourably and good-naturedly – the kind of dialogue across fundamental disagreements of belief that PIcamp would like to see. If anyone has lacked humour, and been a bit heavy, it’s been me!

A lightning bolt narrowly missed me today, but I got a nice note from somebody called Vlad Dracul, inviting me to drop in for a bite if I was ever in Transylvania. He says he has a castle, but these continentals always exaggerate.

Still, he offered to send a coach to pick me up ....

Monday, 8 November 2010

Vampires and The Alpha Course–religion and The Undead

I think this is a minor masterpiece of comedy - perfectly judged and superbly executed. Will anyone be offended? Well, even Christians sometimes have a sense of humour even though there is no biblical account of Jesus ever displaying one. But then he didn't have a lot to laugh about ...