06 April 2006

More Media Madness...

Umm. I must be getting old. The edgy, obnoxious (and funny) South Park just won a Peabody Award (for excellence in broadcasting). Also awarded were Battlestar Galactica, House and Boston Legal.

Are you a designer? If you can figure out the dense templates for SixApart's three products (Movable Type, Typepad and LiveJournal) then hop over to The Style Contest -- submit your design for a chance at a $4000 (plus software) top prize.

And in really old media news, scholars have pieced together, restored and translated a 1700-year old papyrus manuscript believed to be The Gospel of Judas. This should spawn plenty of debate -- is the manuscript legitimate? Is it reliable? Will it be accepted into the canon or shuffled off to the corners of religious scholarship? Yeah, I'm not holding my breath either. [As for the concern that the manuscript is too new -- I hate to burst the scholar's bubble but most of the New Testament was written hundreds of years after Jesus' death.]

Slightly related bonus science theory: Jesus may have walked on ice. I actually love these kind of theories that shed possibility on Bible passages. It's fine to have faith, but I'll take mine with a shot of fact, thanks.

tags: media roundup, manuscript, contest, awards

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