Although Jesus himself make regular appearances in Framed, we haven't had a Christian band here for quite some time. We're excited to rectify that this week by welcoming Jars Of Clay and their single, "Two Hands," from their 2009 album, The Long Fall Back To Earth.
The video finds Jars in sub-Saharan Africa, where the band is involved with the Blood: Water Mission, a non-profit organization that fights AIDS and other diseases by providing clean blood and clean water to that region. Readers interested in helping out this worthwhile cause can learn more at their website.
As a special bonus to our readers, this week's captions are actually narrated by Jars of Clay lead singer Dan Haseltine, who founded the Blood: Water Mission. Dan was more than happy to contribute to our travelogue in the hope that Americans would get interested in the problems that plague the people of Africa.
Many thanks, Dan, and, please, take it away...
1 -- "I remember this! This man was taking his camels to Kenya's Ann Coulter Lookalike Contest. All the countries are having them now!"
2 -- "This little girl had no idea what a camera was, and thought it could capture her soul. Many Africans still hold to primitive, illogical superstitions!"
3 -- "And here I'm explaining the very real, omnipresent danger of Satan and his army of demons to some youngsters."
4 -- "This lady thanked us for winning multiple Grammys, thereby making life better for everyone."
5 -- "Incredibly, this thirsty fellow threw his water away because it was in a bucket of plastic instead of a jar of clay! He later died!"
6 -- "We learned that, in Kenya, you've got to watch your ass! No, I'm serious!"
7 -- "Global oil giant BP has done their part by sending water all the way from the Gulf of Mexico to drought-stricken Africa! God bless their good works!"
8 -- "I tattooed my palm with the mark of the beast, for kicks! Don't judge me!"
9 -- "Ha ha! We jokingly convened a kangaroo court and tried the nation of Kenya for criminal backwardness."
10 -- "Wait a minute! Stop the blog! I never said any of this stuff! Framed has its own evil agenda and is trying to make us look like ninnies!"
11 -- Oh, just ignore that last caption! We mean, "Oh, just ignore that last caption! Then, everybody danced merrily!"
12 -- "'Goodbye, Jars of Clay,' they exclaimed as we departed. 'Thank you for these splendid free pencils!'"