Friday, January 09, 2009

Minneapolis: How It Went at TCX 08

Some of you have been wondering how our time in Minneapolis went, and why I haven't really given an update about that. I was, in fact, waiting for the talks to go online so I could put a link to them. You can listen to the talks here.

I've also included this photo montage, to give you an idea of what it's like to see me in action:

"I'd like to welcome you all here because I am a friendly guy. Ha ha ha!"
"Now get SERIOUS! We are looking at the Bible. Stop laughing. I mean it."
"If you can't be serious. You can just leave. No, really. You there in the back. Stop goofing around or I swear I will bring you up on this stage and shave a bald spot on your head."
"Stop crying. I warned you that I would do this. Wow, this is hard work. I'm getting tired."
"Now, let's get back to my speech. I -- *yawn* -- wow, it's a lot harder shaving heads than I thought. I -- Zzzzzz."

"*Snort* Wha-- where am -- oh, yeah. In conclusion, I know that many of you have never been to the Northwest and don't know what a beaver looks like. They look like this. Just imagine I am holding a stick. This is my impersonation of an earnest beaver. Okay, that's all I have. Thank you very much."


  1. Wow, next time you speak at Village, I'm wearing a hat. No head shaving for me!

  2. You are hilarious, Matt! Will you give that same talk/head-shaving/beaver demonstration at the Pacific Southwest's Winter Conference next year, please?

  3. No doubt they invited you back to TCX.

  4. Anonymous11:03 AM

    Being from the Southeast, I've never seen a beaver before...and certainly not an earnest beaver. Thanks, Matt.

  5. Anonymous11:05 AM

    And I'll have you know that the word given as my word verification was "fuglet." I think your blog made me curse.