let not one eye amongst us be dry.

Lost.

All the Lloyd-Jones sermons, irreparably.

Half the AW Tozer sermons

Half the Ravenhill sermons

Half the Paul Washer sermons

All of the Piper Biographies.

All of the Tim Hawkins.

Most of Dr Nick Needham’s talks.

all of the J.I. Packer talks.

The Lynyrd Skynyrd.

The John Waller.

All lost.

Yesterday, I hooked my iPod to a pair of cast-off speakers, and prepared to play through all my interesting, edifying, and (annoying?) playlists. The hold switch was off, as a lightbulb when the switch is turned down; I pushed the menu, as a leprechaun pushes a bowling ball towards the pins: and the screen was blank, blank as a letter from a disinterested lover.

(Disclaimer: the stupid attempts at poetic descriptions, that are void of either beauty or poetry, that modern fantasy and fiction employs is being made fun of in this instance)

“Aaaaaaaaaaahhhh! It’s blank!” –Po the Magnificent

I mourned as the cat-lover mourns at the felinocidal demands of Universal justice, that I should be fated to do the one thing that I most did not wish to do-ith.

I had to restore my iPod.

For the ordinary users, this doesn’t mean much. I mean, restore, and then reload all the music off of your computer. Big deal.

But, if your like me, and you change the settings on your iPod so that you can hook it to as many PCs as you want (legally, legally [clears throat]) and glean all the wonderful sermons, audiobooks, lectures, classical music, and southern rock that you want on to your little Pod-Boy, it poses a serious problem. Because all that media to which you were so attached is now scatter about the country (I need help, Caleb), so that when you restore your toy sophisticated tool to its factory settings, all that is wiped, and you are left with a completely blank slate.

Lesson learned: next time, listen to all your good sermons first, before you lose your iPod, and let the rest wait. Don’t put it off.

There’s a moral to everything, isn’t there?

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  1. #1 by Emily on August 12, 2010 - 10:29 am

    How much modern fiction and fantasy have you actually read? (although, if you want more mocking material, you can take this book Mr Bob insisted on giving us last week).
    And the sermons, etc, are legal, but I question the crossed out items.

    • #2 by Young Sailor on August 12, 2010 - 10:33 am

      Uuuuuhhh….something I chose to cut out was a reference to homeschool kids who, uh, nevermind.

      • #3 by Emily on August 12, 2010 - 12:41 pm

        All I meant was that those items aren’t public domain, nor has the artist (as far as I know) given permission for duplication). Any comment on your music choices was unintentional. If anything, I’m pleased to see at least the word ‘Southern’ with no derogatory intent.
        Homeschool kids who what?

      • #4 by Emily on August 12, 2010 - 12:42 pm

        Have you had an unfortunate encounter with an Amish romance reader? You should recommend Challies’ attempt to them. They’d probably like it!

  2. #5 by Ellie on August 13, 2010 - 8:09 am

    Maaannnnn. That really stinks, Japup.

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