Whitsend Comment Board

July 18: No Way In – Secret Word #5 (case sensitive)

July 17th, 2009

Congratulations on entering this week’s secret word! Now, enjoy your prize: a video conference with illustrator Gary Locke.

Do you remember each of the words in the Secret Word contest? If not, it might be a good idea to go back and write them down.

184 Comments on “July 18: No Way In – Secret Word #5 (case sensitive)”

  • woot on July 17th, 2009 - 8:22pm


    first I got in before the episode aired woot.
    Anyway AIO is the best.

  • Irwin S on July 17th, 2009 - 8:46pm


    That was fun!

  • chris on July 17th, 2009 - 9:32pm


    That was a really great video. I particularly enjoyed hearing the running commentary as Eugene came to life. I’m a huge fan of Gary Locke and his artwork, and I can’t wait to see what the next repack will look like!

  • rebecca on July 17th, 2009 - 11:04pm


    I’m the first! That was so awesome I never thought about how much work went into the cover. I love Odyssey! I’m writing this at 1:00 in the morning. It was really weird I got on the computer to see if anyone had posted lately and the video just came up I don’t even no the code.

  • rebecca on July 17th, 2009 - 11:07pm


    I think this has been one of the neatest so far. Keep it up the good work. God bless!

  • rebecca on July 17th, 2009 - 11:09pm


    Okay I’m really sorry about that last one my computer is acting up. It was supposed to say keep up the good work.

  • Jose on July 18th, 2009 - 2:22am


    Am I the first? Gary Locke is pretty good at drawing it doesn’t look so hard but I haven’t tried it. I want to see one of these finished. THANKS AIO for your 20 years!!

  • Ann Ferris on July 18th, 2009 - 4:37am


    Wow! I didn’t even type a word in. It just opened up automatically. Cool. 😀
    So.. what has been anyone’s favorite “Secret Word Prize” Mine is the bloopers with the live show and the free episode. :)

  • Karen on July 18th, 2009 - 5:42am


    Cool I didn’t have to put in my secret word thought. When I clicked on podcast it was already up. That was some fancy drawing thought!!!

  • Original joe on July 18th, 2009 - 5:49am


    That was really cool! But I didn’t have to put in the secret word. Oh well, I’ll write it down anyway.

  • lad on July 18th, 2009 - 7:01am


    I didn’t have to enter secret word! It just came up on its on!

  • Eva on July 18th, 2009 - 7:14am


    Very cool!

  • CALEB on July 18th, 2009 - 8:08am


    I loved the way you drew Eugine. I love to draw and would like to learn to draw all of the characters.

  • aly on July 18th, 2009 - 8:31am


    I am the first person to comment!:)

  • aly on July 18th, 2009 - 8:31am


    That was relly cool!!

  • Emandem11 on July 18th, 2009 - 8:49am


    This is an amazing episode!!! Lester is a interesting character, to say the least.

  • Rebekah on July 18th, 2009 - 8:51am


    Awesome episode! I loved the 2 part series. I really like the Washingtons new house, sounds so cool! I thought it was cool of Lester was living in the secret tunnel and room. Well done, like always! :)

  • kirmy on July 18th, 2009 - 8:57am


    hi this is awsome i <3 u guys

  • hope on July 18th, 2009 - 8:59am


    Wow!!! Gary has a talent with drawing.

  • Mercy on July 18th, 2009 - 9:00am


    SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO COOL!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀 :) 😉

  • Emandem11 on July 18th, 2009 - 9:06am


    Hey! Is anyone out there?

  • Carma on July 18th, 2009 - 9:09am


    I like the color of the hair in the video. Keep up the good WORK!!

  • odysseyfreak on July 18th, 2009 - 9:30am


    that was really cool to see him draw eugene! i am very glad u sped it up like that too! AIO is awesome!

  • Anonymous on July 18th, 2009 - 9:59am


    Wow! I wish that i could draw like that!

  • Rebecca on July 18th, 2009 - 10:00am


    Wow! I wish i could draw like that! That’s awesome!

  • Lauren on July 18th, 2009 - 10:06am


    FIRST!!!!!!!! I opened & posted this at 12:06 p.m.

  • mit on July 18th, 2009 - 10:07am


    that was sooo cooooooooooooool:)

  • michaela on July 18th, 2009 - 10:13am


    WOW! cool computer! what kind is it? what art program? I WANT ONE! cool podccast. :)

  • diana on July 18th, 2009 - 10:16am


    I thought that was great! Eugene looked funny with his arms up like that!lol!Ha!

  • Eliya on July 18th, 2009 - 10:22am


    You are an awesome artist Gary Locke! :-) I love the pictures you draw of the Odessey charaters.:-D They’re GREAT.

  • Katy on July 18th, 2009 - 10:44am


    No Way In has been one of the many exciting and mystery -filled Odyssey episodes that always leave me Starving for more adventures!

  • Kristina on July 18th, 2009 - 11:00am



  • aravis on July 18th, 2009 - 11:03am


    Cool! I really like the drwings!

  • mit on July 18th, 2009 - 11:41am


    I Love the secret word contest 😉

  • The Wolf on July 18th, 2009 - 12:20pm



  • isa on July 18th, 2009 - 12:32pm


    it is cool to see the artest at work

  • meg on July 18th, 2009 - 12:42pm


    Wow.. Very cool. I think that Odyssey has really done well with this contest.

  • Danielle on July 18th, 2009 - 1:40pm


    That is way cool! I love all the bonus stuff we get to hear and see, it’s awesome! Thanks AIO.

  • cinnamonrose on July 18th, 2009 - 1:50pm


    Hey, I’m the first one! Cool! I love this, thank you so much! =D

  • tammy on July 18th, 2009 - 2:03pm


    its So cool that I am the first one here Wow. That is so cool how he could draw Eugene just like that I am 11 love reading and am in love with AIO and I won two medals and one trophy in storytelling please write back I’ll be checking. God bless all of you and good luck for the contest!!!!

  • Charisse on July 18th, 2009 - 2:41pm


    That software is awesome! I think it would be a lot of fun to draw like that.


  • jasmine on July 18th, 2009 - 3:52pm


    wow that’s pretty awesome! wish i had a touchscreen like gary’s where you could just draw everything on the computer(:

  • Erica on July 18th, 2009 - 4:02pm


    Wow, it’s amazing how it was all digital. No more pencil and paper. Good job Gary

  • Lindsey S. on July 18th, 2009 - 4:10pm


    That was so cool! It was really neat to see Gary draw Eugene in fast motion. And his drawing pad that was actually a computer was really neat! Gary your the best, Odyssey just wouldn’t be the same without you!

  • joy on July 18th, 2009 - 4:16pm


    Wow thats pretty cool! I always wondered what drawing a person for AIO was like! That takes ALOT of time! That was a GREAT prize. Keep up the great prizes AIO! :)

  • Christopher on July 18th, 2009 - 4:32pm


    Hey, thats cool, although since its electronic its almost not even the usual drawers talent. O well, I know I couldn’t do it…its pretty sweet though.

  • Sarah on July 18th, 2009 - 4:33pm


    That was pretty awsome. I really liked it.

  • janessa on July 18th, 2009 - 4:37pm


    I really think that “No way out” and “No way in” are very interesting episodes.

  • Julie on July 18th, 2009 - 4:57pm


    Yay!! Another great prize! This is really fun.

  • artist on July 18th, 2009 - 4:58pm


    this was really cool!i wish that i could go into gary’s studio!next time, draw him with the mustache:)

  • Grace on July 18th, 2009 - 4:58pm


    that’s was so cool!

  • Judah on July 18th, 2009 - 5:12pm


    that was very cool! does he design all your cover stuff? we listen to your show every saturday, it’s great!

  • RAE on July 18th, 2009 - 5:59pm


    Great prize! Being an artist myself I really appreciated this. It was neat to see Gary Locke draw. Having been home schooled and being a self taught artist I rarely got to see other people draw, let alone a professional. Even less now that I have graduated. I really enjoy his style of artwork.

    Thanks for the great prize!

  • Rachael on July 18th, 2009 - 6:36pm


    It was interesting to see Eugene drawn.:)

  • Crystal on July 18th, 2009 - 7:02pm


    That was really neat. My favorite thing in the secret word contest so far. :)

  • Madison on July 18th, 2009 - 7:25pm



  • Peter on July 18th, 2009 - 7:31pm


    the rough sketchs look nice

  • kayla on July 18th, 2009 - 8:14pm


    awesome and i thought eugene was easy to draw(not so easy)

  • FRANK on July 18th, 2009 - 8:32pm


    The video stops half way through

  • abbie M on July 19th, 2009 - 6:27am


    This is awesome!!!!!! I luv u AIO!!!!!!!!!! :)

  • janelle on July 19th, 2009 - 11:33am


    Awesome! It is always cool to see cartoonists in action! Thanks alot!

  • jon on July 19th, 2009 - 11:42am


    That’s cool

  • adam on July 19th, 2009 - 11:50am



  • Hannah E. on July 19th, 2009 - 12:22pm


    Dear AIO,
    What does Xavier have to do with it? You left me hanging!!! :-0

  • Daniel on July 19th, 2009 - 12:47pm


    :/ :) Interesting!

  • Rebekah on July 19th, 2009 - 1:54pm


    nice drawing!
    my mum thought it wasn’t Real! :)

  • t.j. on July 19th, 2009 - 1:54pm


    That was really cool!

  • Odyssey whiz on July 19th, 2009 - 2:52pm


    Cool Show!
    I wish that he had drawn the whole Eugene though!

  • Britton on July 19th, 2009 - 3:38pm


    This was very cool! How does a “normal” kid learn how to do computer animation like that? Where do you get a stylus? I have a CoreFX program on my home computer and love to mess with it, but can’t seem to “draw” any original stuff! Thank you for showing this.

  • lu on July 19th, 2009 - 5:48pm



  • lu on July 19th, 2009 - 6:04pm



  • Calvin on July 19th, 2009 - 6:27pm


    i think it was cool, and so dose Jack. he is my brother.

  • mEL on July 19th, 2009 - 7:15pm


    That was SOOOOOO AWESOME!!! These prizes keep getting better!

  • Hosanna on July 19th, 2009 - 9:36pm


    cool!! i wish i could draw like that!!!!!!!

  • Aelic on July 19th, 2009 - 10:50pm


    He didn’t even finish! :)

  • Jose on July 20th, 2009 - 8:10am


    I still haven’t seen any other comments but mine What happened? anyways, what does Gary Locke draw for besides Adventures in Odyssey?

  • C.r on July 20th, 2009 - 8:41am


    I think it was awsome that he can draw that good and pretty fast to fantastic I love aio best show ever produced!!! I love the secret word contest to!!!

  • Ruth on July 20th, 2009 - 9:37am


    Very cool, that’s an awesome computer program he has there! But I think it’s amazing that he can draw like that.

  • Justin on July 20th, 2009 - 10:35am


    That was a great job. There are some very talented people in this word.

  • kayla on July 20th, 2009 - 11:03am


    Eugene look’s great Gary!Good job!

  • Logan on July 20th, 2009 - 12:34pm



  • pK on July 20th, 2009 - 1:38pm


    Very cool!I loved seeing Gary draw Eugene.This contest rocks!

  • Molly on July 20th, 2009 - 1:54pm


    is this the first comment????????? 😀

  • Anonymous on July 20th, 2009 - 2:44pm


    “Very cool but can you make a video about Lester?”

  • bigmike on July 20th, 2009 - 2:55pm


    That was really good! I thought it wouldnt be that good. but I wish that Gary would have colored his clothes.

    keep up the good work!

    in christ

  • Lindsey S. on July 20th, 2009 - 5:43pm


    It’s so funny that EVERYONE thinks that he or she was the first one that posted the first comment, but found out, someone else commented first!
    Hey Rae, I’m home schooled too!!!

  • Whit on July 20th, 2009 - 10:23pm


    Next time kids, remember to use all lowercase passwords. You don’t want to make it too challenging for your parents. Now how about an ice cream sunday!

  • Charisse on July 21st, 2009 - 7:47am


    The Eugene that Gary drew looked a lot like the Eugene in the wallpaper. Maybe it was; maybe not, but they do have similarities!

    Joshua 1:9

  • riley on July 21st, 2009 - 10:55am


    I wish I had a computer progam like that! I also wish that I could draw like that!!!

  • Laura Leigh on July 21st, 2009 - 11:32am


    Hi! I am really interested in art and I was wondering if you could tell me what Gary was using to draw Eugene. Such as how expensive was it? What brand was it? Was it one of the best ones? Is it easy to use? ETC…I’m really into this kind of thing and would like to have one of these some day.

    Thank you sooo much AIO.

  • Laura Leigh on July 21st, 2009 - 11:48am


    If anyone else can tell me PLEASE DO!!

  • Laura Leigh on July 21st, 2009 - 11:49am


    btw…what’s up with the “WHIT” who made that weird comment?

  • odysseyfreak on July 21st, 2009 - 12:39pm


    “whit” who are you?

  • odysseyfreak on July 21st, 2009 - 12:42pm


    that was awesome to see someone draw eugene!!!!! the eugene drawn looked just like the eugene in the pictures.
    1 Corinthians 9:25 is a great verse!

  • Charisse on July 21st, 2009 - 5:04pm


    What are some of your favorite books? Has anyone heard of the author Wayne Thomas Batson? Just wondering.


  • chris on July 21st, 2009 - 7:15pm


    Good advice, Whit. *nod*

  • drew on July 21st, 2009 - 10:20pm


    I think you all cheated watching the video. I had to listen to the whole entire episode so I could watch Gary draw.

  • Mercy on July 22nd, 2009 - 9:45am


    I’m home-schooled too!!!
    by the way everyone, who made the weird WHIT comment!?!?
    It REALLY made me LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!

  • T on July 22nd, 2009 - 10:17am


    Why doesnt whit,connie or the washingtons answer any of our questions?

  • T on July 22nd, 2009 - 10:19am


    could someone answer my question?

  • T on July 22nd, 2009 - 10:24am


    who are you Chris? are you real?

  • Sarah on July 22nd, 2009 - 1:17pm


    Thanks so much for putting theses out! My family likes to listen once we finish our homeschooling for the day! I had a suggestion for when Eugen and Katrina have kids. Every Night my family (before my dad goes to work) Have a big squeeze or a ” circumferential compression of the upper extremity’s” every night we say that Eugine Katrina and family must someday have a big squeeze. Thanks for all that you do and God bless!

  • lu on July 22nd, 2009 - 1:17pm


    I think some people were confused about being the first to blog… Maybe bcuz the other comments would not show up. I seriously thought I was the first but as u can c, I am obviously not.

  • lu on July 22nd, 2009 - 2:10pm


    The actors that play Whit, Connie, Ed, Elaine, Tamika, and Marvin do not answer questions on the blog. Whoever was playing like they were Whit on this page was not actually the real character. It was someone obviously playing around. Hope this answers your qustion, T.

  • lu on July 22nd, 2009 - 2:11pm


    What do you mean “cheated?”

  • RF?? on July 22nd, 2009 - 3:29pm


    I love listening to the stories about the Washington family, I especially like the shows with a mystery in them! Keep up the good work!!

  • Original joe on July 22nd, 2009 - 3:38pm


    Jose, Gary Locke has done artwork for not only AIO, but also for Sports Illustrated, the Wallstreet Journal, Major League Baseball, and many more. I’m home-schooled too. How many people are home-schooled here?

  • LL on July 22nd, 2009 - 3:41pm


    Hey, Mercy,Lindsey,and Rae! I am also home educated!

    In case you were wondering you can get a drawing tablet (most likely not the same as Gary’s but nice anyway)– a medium sized one (about 11in.) for around $300, as well as a large,Extra Large..etc.

    BTW…I just recieved the AIO Official Guide for my 13th Birthday yesterday and IT IS AWESOME!! THNX AIO!!

  • LL on July 22nd, 2009 - 3:46pm


    I would LOVE to see some more videos like this one, Gary!! This (along with the clip from the live show)has been the BEST bonus yet!Keep up the GOOD WORK!
    AND…I also just recieved the LIVE show yesterday and it is SOOOO worth getting!!

  • LL on July 22nd, 2009 - 3:48pm


    And NO, I’m not a salesperson (that’s my dad). I guess i just like advertising great products! 😉

  • clh737 on July 22nd, 2009 - 5:27pm


    T, I think it may because they aren’t real… lol… but… I have a lot of favorite books, Charisse… actually, I prefer book series to books that stand alone… so I like the Chronicles of Narnia, Kidsboro, LotR, etc. etc. etc. etc. and the list is about 5,000,000,000 pages long… I love reading… but… anyway… I have a question for you guys (and girls). Does anyone think that Focus on the Family should come out with Powerboy comics?

  • Molly on July 23rd, 2009 - 12:40pm


    That was fun!!!! I love the secret word contest!!!!!! 😀

  • lu on July 23rd, 2009 - 5:22pm


    I’m home-schooled too Original Joe!

  • lu on July 23rd, 2009 - 5:23pm


    How do you know so many things Original Joe? Btw… Could I call you OJ?

  • janessa on July 23rd, 2009 - 5:45pm


    I’m homeschooled, too.

  • lu on July 23rd, 2009 - 5:53pm



  • lu on July 23rd, 2009 - 6:24pm



  • Original joe on July 23rd, 2009 - 6:39pm


    Sure you can call me OJ. Original Joe is kind of a mouthful, but I changed it because apparently someone else had it. And your home-schooled too? Is everyone who is a fan of AIO home-schooled? Oh, and I know so many things because I read almost every single piece of info on this website and try to remember it (plus I have the Official Guide.) P.S. Do I seem like a know-it-all?

  • Lindsey S. on July 23rd, 2009 - 8:24pm



  • chris on July 24th, 2009 - 12:18am


    No, T, I’m not real. I’m a figment of your imagination.

  • Rebecca a. on July 24th, 2009 - 7:21am


    I’m homeschooled to!

  • Rebecca a. on July 24th, 2009 - 7:22am


    Happy late Birthday LL !

  • isaiaiah on July 24th, 2009 - 8:13am


    I’m homeschooled, too.

  • isaiaiah on July 24th, 2009 - 8:16am


    Oj he done magazines to.

  • Charisse on July 24th, 2009 - 9:02am


    OJ? That reminds me of Orange Juice! Anyway, I’m home schooled as well.
    CLH737: I do too. I haven’t read Kidsboro, but I’ve read all the others you mentioned! I love reading too!

  • aly on July 24th, 2009 - 10:38am


    Ok,so I thoght i was the first person to comment.

  • Laura Leigh on July 24th, 2009 - 10:40am


    SO Far I’ve found at least 8 ,including me, homeschoolers who blog on this page!Me, Janessa,Original Joe,Lu, Mercy, Lindsay, and Rae! Anyone Else!?!

    Btw…what’s with shortening my name to LL when it’s being “Moderated”. EVERYONE DOES THAT! OH, well.

  • aly on July 24th, 2009 - 10:41am


    I saw the vid without putting in the secret word.

  • Laura Leigh on July 24th, 2009 - 10:43am


    (get an easier username for pete’s sake!)

  • Charisse on July 24th, 2009 - 2:32pm


    CLH737: How old are you, and what does 737 stand for? It sounds like a flight number.
    Have you heard of the Door Within? It’s a trilogy based on the book of Revelations. If you like LotR, and Narnia, I’m pretty sure you will like these too!

  • Leah kathryn on July 24th, 2009 - 7:36pm


    Hey, all!
    Original Joe! Janessa! I’m homeschooled too! Awesomeness, huh?
    What state are you from, if you mind me asking?

    And all those who asked about “favorite books”..
    I like pretty much anything historical fiction, and ANY American Civil War stuff. Nonfiction esp.
    Anybody care for the Civil War like I?

    Meanwhile, I have GOT to see this video everyone’s talkin’ about.

    Talk later,
    The orig. L.K.
    (But you Oddysey people can call me Leah Kathryn. :-)

  • Leah kathryn on July 24th, 2009 - 7:42pm


    Ok, ‘questionaire’ time!
    Who here is..

    1. Homeschooled?
    2. A southerner?
    3. From Florida?
    4. A lover of Oddysey? (I SHOULD GET A LOT BACK ON THIS ONE!)
    5. A player of the piano/keyboard?
    6. Extemely interested in The War between the States/American Civil War?
    7. lives in the country?
    8. A writer?
    9. loves nonfiction AS MUCH AS OR MORE THAN fiction.

    If you are as I, you can say yes to all of the above..
    Respond, please! :-)

    The orig. L.K.

  • GARY on July 25th, 2009 - 9:23am


    What program was Gary using for drawing Eugene?

  • C.r on July 25th, 2009 - 10:11am


    I loved it I wish I could draw like that I didn’t have to type in the secret word though I already had posted but it must have never went through love aio God Bless!

  • lu on July 25th, 2009 - 10:35am



  • katie on July 25th, 2009 - 12:59pm


    Wow there is alot of people that get homeschooled i used to want to when i was in middle school but im glad i dont now that im in high school im glad i didnt cause i have been able to tell people about christ!!!

  • MAine, usa on July 26th, 2009 - 6:10am


    I’m homeschooled! Homeschooling is cool!

  • MAine, usa on July 26th, 2009 - 7:12am


    Thank you!

  • odysseyfreak on July 26th, 2009 - 2:26pm


    i am home schooled also. i am in the sixth grade. i am 12 yrs. old.

  • lu on July 27th, 2009 - 7:06pm


    Homeschoolers can still tell many people about Jesus. We still go lots of places and do things that public schoolers do.

  • Cole on July 27th, 2009 - 9:30pm


    that was coooooooool how gary got to use that computer and draw eugene and I liked the live show out takes and I wonder, did you do that right when people were watch in the chapel?

    Thank you for those secret word contest prizes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lindsey S. on July 28th, 2009 - 11:47am


    Leah Kathryn,
    I love the Civil War. It is by far my favorite war ever! Now I don’t like people killing each other, but the history is amazing! Sorry for shortening your name to LL. You have a beautiful name I would love to use it instead of writing just plain O LL.

  • janessa on July 28th, 2009 - 1:47pm


    Hey Leah Kathryn! I live in Mexico.

  • Charisse on July 28th, 2009 - 6:14pm


    I agree with Lindsey S. My favorite war is the American Civil as well! I LOVE to write! Actually, I’m thinking I’ll major in something to do with English! I’m home schooled as well. I live in TX so I guess that’s pretty southern. I do love AIO! I play piano, and some other stuff too.

  • janessa on July 28th, 2009 - 6:59pm


    Hey Leah Kathryn! In answer to your questionaire.
    1. Yes, I am homeschooled
    2. Hmm, I actually live in Mexico. Is that the same as a southerner?
    3. Nope, although my Dad was born there.
    4. Yes, I enjoy Odyssey.
    5. Hardly, although I know a little bit.
    6. I do think that the Civil War time period was interesting.
    7. Not really, although I don’t need to go far to go there.
    8. Not really, although I do try to journal.
    9. I enjoy both fiction and non-fiction.
    Well, by!

  • Nicole s on July 29th, 2009 - 8:16am


    AIO rocks the radios and I love listening to it while I do my school because I amd homeschooled so I am home alot and it is really easy to have fun with school by listening to Adventures in odyssey during english mostly well thanks for makeing them up and I think Katrina and Eugene should have a baby girl and boy soon yes twins well keep up the good work. My sister is Emily S just so you know. Bye

  • clh737 on July 29th, 2009 - 10:49am


    Laura Leigh: FINALLY another person who would buy them! and I like my username… lol… Charisse, I just like the numbers 737… not a flight number… It sort of appears a lot in the bible, like there were a lot of things that happened in 7 days… and a lot of things that happened in 3 days, like Jesus rising from the dead… sorry, I am not allowed to say how old I am… :-P…

  • lu on July 29th, 2009 - 2:35pm


    Yeah, I’m homeschooled. No wonder u know so much. I don’t own that many Odyssey things, I just listen online, I listen to the stories I DO have, and I checkout books from my church library. Odyssey items are pretty expensive. I only bought 2 CD’s. And my sister has 4 CD’s. Also we have a tape. That’s all I can think of right now.

  • Leah kathryn on July 29th, 2009 - 4:25pm


    Janessa! (May I call thee Jan? :-))
    It’s great to hear that you too are homeschooled! I love being homeschooled. I’ll never send my own kids to school, if I have any. (and I know I’d love to have a family..) About you living in Mexico, You actually are probably more south than us Floridians, so, I guess you have the right to say that your a southerner too?
    Do you know Spanish?
    Hasta Luego! lol.

    I couldn’t agree with you more about the Civil War era..
    very very interesting.

  • janessa on July 30th, 2009 - 1:25pm


    Yeah, you may call me Jan. But if it’s easier, my middle name starts with a J as well and so I could be JJ too. Si, hablo español. He vivido en Mexico por como cuatro años. What is your favorite subject in school? I really enjoy American history, but I like other subjects as well.

  • Leah kathryn on July 30th, 2009 - 2:02pm


    Ok, JJ it is then! :-)
    But, dearie, as fareth as ‘school’ goeth, we don’t really have ‘subjects’ like you wouldeth in school.
    But of things I am supposed to do I liketh handwriting the bestest. 😉
    I love historical things even better! And you can guess what I like in that area even better than that!! :-) You most likely needeth not any hints, after all my chatter about it!
    I loveth to write, too..

    The Old fashioned L.K.

  • Lindsey S. on July 30th, 2009 - 7:30pm


    Charisse and Leah Kathryn,
    We 3 have a lot in common! I live in TX, am home schooled, love the Civil War, play the piano, am crazy about AIO, love fiction and nonfiction books, and love to write. How old are you 2, how long have you been playing the piano, and Charisse where do you live in TX? (North, South, East, West, or Central). I’m 17, live in East TX, and have been playing the piano for almost 3 years now.
    Hope to hear from yall!

  • janessa on July 30th, 2009 - 8:35pm


    Here is a question for you Leah Kathryn, as I think you like the Civil War period. What was the Union’s battle plan called? (p.s. it is the same name as a kind of snake)

  • Charisse on August 1st, 2009 - 6:18am


    Lindsey S. I’m 14 almost 15, and I’ve been playing piano for five years! I live in East/North, I guess that would be Northeast TX! Have you ever been to Nacodoges? Our family goes there on vacation a lot because my grandmother was born there.

  • Leah kathryn on August 1st, 2009 - 12:28pm


    Linds! It does sound like we have quite a bit in common, doesn’t it?
    I’ll give you a hint on my age. I’m between 12 and 20!
    Figure that out! 😉
    I’ve had three differant teachers now. Started playing at 8 years old, was getting lessons from her for like two years, quit for some time, and started back in with a new teacher a year ago. I have a LOT to do, as far as the music I’m playing right now.

    The Orig. L.K.

  • Leah kathryn on August 1st, 2009 - 12:48pm


    JJ, the Union’s battle plan was called The Anaconda Plan and was a strategy to cut off the Confederate trade and supply routes.

    Ok, here’s an easy one for you. Who was “in charge” of the Union Army before U.S. Grant?

    The Orig. L.K.

  • Julianna on August 1st, 2009 - 2:41pm


    I am homeschool since my whole life. Im 14 live in the heart of Texas.Love to play Irish Flute.Play Piano also.
    I am Hungarain.My background comes from Attila the Hun.
    Hungrey is a country in Europe.Love War 1 and 2.Mi a nevad.In hungarain that means whatsyour Guys names.Please Write.

  • Mercy on August 3rd, 2009 - 11:31am


    What’s with everyone from Texas???

  • Original joe on August 3rd, 2009 - 7:16pm


    Mercy, I think the reason why so many people are from Texas is because it’s such a big state. But what’s the deal with people playing the piano?

  • janelle on August 3rd, 2009 - 10:24pm


    Hey, I am homeschooled!

  • Charisse on August 4th, 2009 - 6:33am


    L.K. Are you, 13, or 14? I don’t know!
    Julianna: That’s really cool! Do you have an Hungarian accent?

  • Lindsey S. on August 4th, 2009 - 12:39pm


    Leah Kathyrn,
    Are you 13? I believe that you said your age in another blog.

    Original Joe,
    The reason so many people play the piano is because it is a very popular and beautiful instrument. I get all giddy whenever I get near one and my fingers literally itch to push the keys. I love the piano!

  • Original joe on August 4th, 2009 - 2:12pm


    Okay, I’m thinking about starting on the piano.

  • Charisse on August 4th, 2009 - 3:45pm


    You’re right Lindsey S.! It takes me forever to get out of a music store! I always have to play them all! One of my favorite things about music is the way it can make you feel. It can snap you from one mood to the next in five seconds! :)

  • janessa on August 4th, 2009 - 4:06pm


    Leah Kathryn, Do you mean General Joseph “Fighting Joe” Hooker? Didn’t the union army keep switching army generals? A question for you. The North called the first major battle First Bull Run. What did the South call it?

  • Charisse on August 5th, 2009 - 7:33am


    JJ, was it the battle at Appomattox Court House? My dad used to work in Georgia, so we got to go see all the famous Civil War battle fields, including Appomattox. We also went to Vicksburg! It was amazing! I love history, it’s one of my favorite subjects!

  • julianna on August 5th, 2009 - 10:48am


    Yes i do have an accent.Our coutry is famous for the bottle Dance Its very hard to dance it.I am one eighth
    chek one eighth german and the rest hungarian.Sey Boose thats bye in hungarian.

  • janessa on August 5th, 2009 - 12:27pm


    Charisse, That wasn’t the name that I was thinking of, although I could be mistaken. I really enjoy history too, although I like American History more than World History. That is neat that you got to see some of those historic spots. P.S. Do you know the answer to Leah Kathryn’s question on August first? I wasn’t sure on that one.

  • Hadassah on August 5th, 2009 - 1:31pm


    Yes the same coutry I am from Julianna.

  • Lindsey S. on August 5th, 2009 - 3:08pm


    Original Joe,
    Go for it! And if not the piano, then another instrument. Just pick one that you really enjoy. No matter what instrument you choose, I know you’ll do great at it.:-)

  • Leah kathryn on August 5th, 2009 - 3:57pm


    Joe: First of all, regarding why “so many people like it,” you either have it in you to play or you don’t. Simple as that. I know that I sure got it in me, and I like it that way. Piano’s wonderful.
    And yes, JJ, Hooker was Union, but I’m not talking about him.. Are you stumped?
    Now about your question. The Confederates called it the first battle of Manasses.
    Now you tell me.. What was the most used headgear for both Confederate and Union soldiers?

    The Orig. L.K.

  • Charisse on August 6th, 2009 - 7:36am


    Oh, JJ! I do know that one! The very first “leader” of the Union Army was Winfield Scott, next was George B. McClellan, then Henry W. Halleck, and Ulysses S. Grant.

  • Hadassah on August 6th, 2009 - 5:46pm


    That Sirtenly looked like Eugene alright.Just not in color.Keep up the Awsome work.As Always *Hadassah*P.S Which Charecter would you guys like to Draw.For Me Connie!

  • Leah kathryn on August 8th, 2009 - 9:30pm


    Hadassah, I can draw Jason, Eugene and Whit pretty well. Never tried anyone else.

    New question.
    Why has no one answered my question about the most used headgear? Ahem, ahem, I am waiting. 😉

    The orig. L.K.

  • Lindsey S. on August 10th, 2009 - 12:30pm


    I would like Wooton’s face drawn, because no one knows what his face looks like and I would like to find out.

    Leah Kathryn,
    Was it a hat?

  • Original joe on August 11th, 2009 - 2:06pm


    Lindsey S., part of Wooten’s face was drawn. Go to http://www.whitsend.org/vault/A000000677.cfm. There’s a small picture of him there.

  • Lindsey S. on August 11th, 2009 - 3:54pm


    Original Joe,
    I guess I should of said that I would like ALL of Wooton’s face drawn. Thanks anyway!:-)

  • hannah on August 15th, 2009 - 9:33pm


    cool i love odessey but i can never spell it

  • Original joe on August 17th, 2009 - 7:26pm


    Hannah, if you want to remember how to spell “Odyssey” is listen to http://www.whitsendblog.org/2008/12/top-10-musical-countdown-extravaganza/ and you’ll hear a song called “O-D-Y-S-S-E-Y.”

  • elise13 on August 21st, 2009 - 5:34pm


    Hi everyone! I LOVED this podcast, I have been wanting a tablet for art for a while now and now i really want one after seeing it used, i am content with what i have for now though, I am homeschooled to and i live up north, i am 13 and i have 2 cats and a dog.I am half german and i am learning latin. :)elise

  • abigail on August 24th, 2009 - 7:44pm


    that was pretty cool. I love to draw they don’t look that good though. I love AIO. Elise i am homeschooled too and i am 13 i have two cats two dogs and two horses 1/4 polish and i am learning french:)

  • Sing For Joy on January 4th, 2013 - 12:24pm


    I AM NOW OFFICIALY 13!!!!!

  • Yelsew on February 13th, 2013 - 10:08am


    Good for you sing!! 😉 😀

  • dylan on April 26th, 2013 - 2:53pm


    Awesome show!

Post A Comment


View Posting Guidelines

(Maximum characters: 500)
You have characters left.


Search Comments


Or copy this address into your podcasting tool:


Browse by Month

  • 2015 (24)
  • 2014 (39)
  • 2013 (49)
  • 2012 (53)
  • 2011 (45)
  • 2010 (57)
  • 2009 (55)
  • 2008 (29)
  • 2007 (28)
  • 2006 (9)