Clever Tagline: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (Technical) - Dec 2021

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  • FilmSensei
    FilmSensei Posts: 3,108 Expert

    I just have to say it again... That footprint effect looks so, so good! No need to apologize, however. It's not like you are getting paid to make that tutorial. 😀 No worries! We are patient people around here... take as long as you need!

  • CleverTagline
    CleverTagline Posts: 3,318 Ambassador

    I found myself singing a certain song while capturing video of the plethora of pies that were made for our Thanksgiving festivities (and there's still at least one pie to be made!), so I went a step farther and made this little ditty.


  • tddavis
    tddavis Posts: 5,152 Expert

    That's a lotta pies! Here I felt I overdid it with 2 pecan, 2 pumpkin a pumpkin cheescake and a pumpkin roll. BTW, that one pecan in your video looks perfect!

  • Stargazer54
    Stargazer54 Posts: 3,546 Ambassador

    @CleverTagline Yum! That gave me a chuckle.

    And no - there is never enough pie!

  • DataDesign
    DataDesign Posts: 605 Enthusiast

    Great graphics on Em-PIE-r. :-)

    When everyone left, I had 4 pies left. Could not convince anyone to take them home! Oh well, I guess I will have to force myself to eat them.

  • CleverTagline
    CleverTagline Posts: 3,318 Ambassador

    We all thought that we knew how the pie story would end, but there was a plot twist (a.k.a. an accident) during cooking yesterday. A dish exploded, sending glass shards onto six of the pies, ruining them (the others had been moved to a different table across the room). They were some of the nicest-looking pies, too, including the pecan pie that Terry so kindly praised. On the plus side, two chocolate pies hadn't yet been made, and rumor has it that a replacement pecan pie is in the works (Return of the Jed-pie?).

    Oh well, I guess I will have to force myself to eat them.

    "Force" yourself...is that a sneaky Star Wars reference? 😉

  • tddavis
    tddavis Posts: 5,152 Expert
    edited November 2021

    Oh, no! Sorry for your losses. I had a similar incident one year for some dinner. I set a glass baking dish down on a burner that was cold but in amongst the cooking and reach I must have bumped the knob and it was on ever so slightly but enough that by the time I realized something was getting hot and reached for it...Boom! Everything in the near vicinity was trashed because broken glass...you cannot take chances.

  • CleverTagline
    CleverTagline Posts: 3,318 Ambassador

    I had a similar incident one year for some dinner. I set a glass baking dish down on a burner that was cold put in amongst the cooking and reach I must have bumped the knob and it was on ever so slightly but enough that my the time I realized something was getting hot and reached for it...Boom!

    @tddavis That's an almost word-for-word description of what happened here. My wife was the one involved, and thankfully she only ended up with a small shard of glass embedded in her pinky. We were all extra thankful yesterday that it wasn't worse!

  • CleverTagline
    CleverTagline Posts: 3,318 Ambassador
    edited December 2021

    If memory serves me correctly, I found the text of this in the early days of the Internet, and I've been hanging onto it ever since. Many years ago I vowed to voice the piece, and it's taken me this long to finally get it done, but it's done! Yeah, I could've done more with sound effects and such, and no, my accent isn't the best. But I had fun making it, and I hope that you have fun listening to it. Merry Christmas!


    Edit: Having won numerous spelling bees as a child, I'm more than a little miffed that my misspelling of "government" in the title slide of this piece didn't stick out like a sore thumb until several hours *after* I'd uploaded it. 🙄

  • FlyingBanana78
    FlyingBanana78 Posts: 481 Enthusiast

    @CleverTagline Yep you got a gut busting laugh out of me with this. Love it!

  • Stargazer54
    Stargazer54 Posts: 3,546 Ambassador

    Nicely done! Your accent was spot on (by this Yankee's ageement).