A few years ago I was at a mate’s wedding. He stood up at the reception to give the groom’s speech. He said that there were two types of people in the world: those who listened to the lyrics of a song and those that just listened to the tune. I think that’s very true. And I think that if you’re one of those people who just listen to the tune, you may be surprised what you’re letting into your head.
Starring Kevin Spacey and Lawrence Fishburne
If only I had the money, I could do so much. I could buy that car. Pay off my College debts. Support my brothers and sisters on the mission field. Buy all those books on my Amazon wish list. But where am I going to get that kind of cash? Maybe I should hit the casino and start counting cards at Blackjack. After all, it’s not illegal…
Superheroes are cool. Not only can they do amazing things, but they’re the good guys. They save the day and look good doing it. Walking through the toy aisles of department stores, checking out the kids clothing sections, you’ll see that boys want to be Batman. Or Superman. Or Spider-Man. They look up to these heroes and look up to them. This can be a positive thing. These heroes extol the virtues of helping those in need and fighting that which is wrong. But should we be following anyone wearing a cape? Just because some one is a superhero, does this mean that they’re a positive role model? What if they’re like the heroes on No Heroics?
“How’s the end of the world comin’ along?”
“It’ll happen today. I’ve seen signs. National Examiner reported a two-headed cat born in queens.
“Today for certain.
You’ll keep my paper for me tomorrow?”
It’s times like these where it’s hard not to quote REM. It’s the start of the end of the world. Things don’t look good for the old US of A. And while Rorschach may seem paranoid, that doesn’t mean he isn’t right. Is there a conspiracy at work?
I’ve been thinking lately about boys becoming men. No, not Boyz II Men. That’s just wrong. You don’t say things like that in polite conversation. Can we move on now? I’ve been thinking about boys becoming men. At what point do you stop being a boy and start being a man? Are there only two options, or is there some kind of in between stage? Is there the Eighteen stage?
Every Christian should aspire to have Flanders like qualities. Sure, he’s a caricature, but when you strip him down to his core, he’s someone who earnestly loves Jesus and wants to love and serve his fellow man. That’s an example worth following. Reverend Lovejoy on the other hand, the Protestant minister of Springfield, is a different deal all together.
War of the Worlds ( 2005 )
Starring Tom Cruise
Some people just don’t cope well in a crisis. They get all flustered and confused and end up making things worse. I’ve heard slapping these people in the face helps them focus. I haven’t put this to the test yet, but if you and me are in a crisis, and you’re losing it, I’m slapping you for your own good. Because I’m one of those guys who thrive in a crisis. Give me a problem and a deadline and I’m in my element. But I’ve never been in the front lines of an alien invasion. How would you react?