Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot and days of auld lang syne? For auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne. We'll take a cup of kindness yet, for auld lang syne.
Happy new year, everybody! I'm sorry it's been so long since I last did a post, but I'm going to try to make up for it. I have a new Courtroom out, "The Old Judge's Verdict on the Meltsner's Child-Bearing Condition."
Hopefully, Trivia 101! and Cast & Crew: Take 2 will be updated soon, as well. Anyway, here is the news, but first, I want to show you what I got for Christmas.
My copy of The Deep End
My copy of The Grand Design
My copy of 90 Devotions for Kids
My copy of Imagination Station Books #8 & #9
My copy of the Second Official Guide.
And now, time for the news!
The Adventures in Odyssey BlogCast has been on the ball releasing their last couple of episodes. They have released Episodes #40-#43, with plenty of surprises in each episode. Here are the basic descriptions of each episode.

---In Episode 40, Austin and Tasha review "The Perfect Church, Parts 1 & 2", as well as a special musical finale from Brian Free & Assurance. (Southern Gospel!)

---In Episode 41, Austin and Tasha team up with Josh and Ally Ko from Out of Control in Odyssey! After the Peacheys interview the Kos, they team up to review "Great Expectations" and "For Three Dollars More", and they reveal a special announcement about the Ko's upcoming project.

---In Episode 42, a British computer virus infects Austin's computer and causes havoc. They review "The Holy Hoopster", "The Bible Network", and "Happy Hunting". Also, there is a special cameo appearance by fellow Odyssey podcaster Ryan Matlock.

---In Episode 43, the crew of the BlogCast gives the Odyssey fandom a Christmas present. They cohost the episode with Devon and Victoria Francis. They review "The Lost Riddle" and "Groundhog Jay", as well as bring us a special presentation of them singing "The 12 Days of A Christmas Odyssey".

A special opportunity has been brought to us. Everybody that wants to can be a part of the Final BlogCast! But since this is so special, I will quote this in their words.

Be a Part of the Last Blogcast

As we said in episode  42 of the Blogcast, we want you to be a part
of our series finale. We want  you, our listeners, to tell us what episode of
the Blogcast is your favorite,  favorite interview, favorite moment, least
favorite epiosde, or anything else  you want to tell us!

We would love it
if you recorded your thoughts and  sent them to us. If you do, we'll play it on
the last podcast! If you don't feel  comfortable or don't have the ability to do
that, we'll take it in written form  as well.

To send us an MP3, just
shoot us an
with a link to  the file or attach the file to a PM on the Town of  Odyssey or Soda  Shop message boards, or send a message to us on
Facebook. Make sure to get it in to  us before
January 16th! We can't wait to hear from you!
And that special announcement  about the Kos? Follow this link: .

Over the several months I've been gone, Christian A. from the Voice of Odyssey has released several of his reviews, titled in true opposite style, are called "Low Anticipations", "With Six Cents Less", and "A Qur'an Connection". You can check those reviews out at .

Marvin D. has also released two other posts, titled, "Of Episodes, Blogs, and the Like", and "Groundhog Jay", his review of selfsame episode. And I felt like I scored with the former post, because Marvin says he actually visits my site on occasion. You can check this out at

And, of course, there is a new question and answer podcast with the producers coming out, so if you go to the Official Blog, you can leave any questions you have in the comments form. 

So, that's all for now. (Though you deserve a lot more for how long I've been gone.) See you later, and I hope you enjoy Twists and Turns! 
                                                                                                                             ---The Old Judge



01/04/2013 7:23pm


Austin Peachey
01/04/2013 8:02pm

Finally! I always look forward to your blog posts.

So does this mean you'll be appearing on our last Blogcast? We'd love to hear from you!

Freddy Jay
01/11/2013 8:47pm

I enjoyed your courtroom article, and I liked the points you made, however I also think that they pulled out the Meltsner card, because they didn't want Eugene to change into a fatherly role. It does make sense to me. I can say I was impressed that they brought that in at this point after 50. Up to that point it felt like things were undertoned for the kid of today. However in some cases that is still the case. GRC was great, however I felt that it never really got as serious or intense as Blackgaard or Novacom. Mr. Grote in the Labyrinth is an exception, but Thugg kind of brought the goofy villian aspect to it ad then again in Home Again the Villians were so..unnaturally goofy. Which can only be explained as an attempt to get down on a kids level.

Great job! Can't wait for future Courtrooms.

Pound Foolish
01/14/2013 10:35pm

Apologies for taking so long to comment, sometimes I just don't get around to things.
That was an excellent Court Room, as always, and thank you for doing it. I'd never even thought how this had been an unaddressed part of life in Adventures in Odyssey until now. (Wow, I actually just wrote out Adventures in Odyssey instead of AIO and I didn't die! I haven't done that in forever.)
I hope you don't vanish again... You'd better not! :D
I enjoyed seeing what you had added to your Odyssey collection this Christmas. Will the next blog post focus more on what's going on in the blogging/podcast world? I'm hoping so, since you didn't cover JAAIOB, or the new Odyssey Gallery, or a number of favorite AIO blogs. And what makes your blog-posts fun is that they are so complete, covering every inch of the AIO world. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed this exception, I'm just saying I'm personally hoping this kind of thing won't be the new norm.
All that aside, good to see you posting again. Yours is still some of the absolute best, and has the Pound Foolish seal of approval. Please keep up the good work.

01/17/2013 1:07pm

Great post! I'm so jealous that you got the new guide! What kind of stuff does it have? Is it worth getting if you have the 2nd edition? Keep up the good work!

Pound Foolish
03/10/2013 10:50pm

What? You should be glad you're missed. :P


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