Tuesday, April 29, 2008

LOST: The Shape of Things to Come

Ok, I know it's a few days late, but here I am reporting on the latest episode of Lost. Please keep in mind that I give away tons of spoilers, so if you haven't seen this episode yet and want to keep yourself pure, please skip this entry.

I have to say, this was an amazing episode. I probably will say that about each episode, but it's true. While it doesn't compare to The Constant in sheer awesome-ness (is that a word? probably not.) it did have some great moments, which I will go into now.
Favorite moments of this week's episode:
*Daniel saying, "When is relative."
*Ben pulling out a rifle and tossing it to a surprised Sawyer.
*Claire mistaking Sawyer for Charlie. ( *crys over dead favorite character* )
*Ben possibly unleashing a monster size version of ol' Smokey.
*Ben making the side note of, "I came across the Syrian border. It's really not as difficult as you might..." before being cut off.
*Sayid's Bourne moment of noticing Ben just as Ben is taking his picture.
And finally, *Widmore and Ben's faceoff.
On the faceoff, I listen to the Lost Official Podcast, and Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse mentioned that this was their version of that moment in Heat when Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro met for the first time on screen.

This week's featured character: Ben
Ben genuinely thought that he had things under control when Keamy killed Alex. I think he was so confident in the rules, that he forgot what he just said about Keamy being a mercenary.
I'm most curious about "the rules" right now. What are "the rules" and why did Widmore "break" them? How did they get these rules and who has the authority to oversee them? Jacob? Or does Jacob have authority only over the Island?
That's just a few of the many questions that this episode brings up.

Other favorite character moment: Sawyer
Sawyer was genuinely concerned about getting Claire into relative safety. That contrasts to the person that Sawyer was before the Island. When they first crashed, Sawyer would never have gone to all the trouble and risked himself for somebody else. Which goes to show that the Island has changed Sawyer and made him become more human.

Like a person who had his question on the podcast, I do miss the old school Lost with all the character centered flashbacks, but I'm still excited to find out what in the world is going on!

Friday, April 25, 2008

RE: Expelled Movie Review

I have a new link for y'all about Expelled; this time it's an interview of Ben Stein on the Glenn Beck program.

I myself saw this movie last Sunday, and it was incredible. Unfortunately, Mom and I missed about the first few minutes of it because there was not the normal ten minutes of commercials before the movie. That, in and of itself is a good reason (if feeble compared to others) to see this movie.
Ben Stein begins the movie (from the part we came in) by investigating different scientists, teachers, and other workers that professed a lack of faith in darwinism who were persecuted for their belief. One had his website shut down, one was denied his tenure at a college, and many lost their jobs. He continues with interviews of several different people. Some on the side of intelligent design, some not. Towards the end of the movie, Mr. Stein visited some former Nazi concentration camps and explained the relation between darwinism and Adolf Hitler's beliefs of eugenics, which stemmed from darwinism.
Finally, at the end of the movie, Mr. Stein tied everything together and put together different enlightening facts, his speech on darwinism, and the tearing down of the Berlin Wall.
In closing, I ask again, PLEASE SUPPORT THIS MOVIE! The liberal critics are already calling it conspiracy theory propaganda. Yoko Ono is sueing for the misuse of a John Lennon song when the filmmakers were completely under the fair use doctrine and using their right of free speech.

For Expelled merchandise:

Friday, April 18, 2008

Finally here!

After months of waiting, Andy Hunter's new cd Colour is out, and arrived yesterday! We would have gotten it on the day it came out, except that Best Buy, Borders, and Family Christian Life all didn't have it. We ended up ordering it from ChristianBook. The cd itself is incredible. Andy Hunter's style is a little different from his other two cd's, and as he said on his website, "I think Colour is a lot more developed compared to the previous records. I wrote the record as an artist and not just as a DJ, which I really liked. I feel like I've accomplished a bit more diversity that's not stuck in just one genre or a repetitive cycle."

The album can be found here:

Thursday, April 17, 2008

One week! We will Survive!

Just one week until Lost comes back on the air! It's said on places like Lostpedia that the next episode will be called The Shape of Things to Come, but I have no idea whose flash stories will be featured.
Fellow Losties, we can do it! We'll survive!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Every single time I watch Breakfast at Tiffany's, I watch George Peppard as Paul Varjak and I think he looks like my pastor.
Anybody agree?

Some more of Paul Varjak....

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed

Ben Stein (fondly remembered as the economics teacher in Ferris Bueller's Day Off) stars in the documentary Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed. This documentary argues for intelligent design and shows how free speech in America is limited in this area. "We're not supposed to have established religion in America, but we do, and it's called Darwinism," Stein said to Plugged In Magazine.

My friends, please join me in supporting this movie when it comes out on the eighteenth of April, which is this Friday. We complain to Hollywood saying we want wholesome entertainment, so let's show them we mean it by seeing this movie!

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Saturday, April 12, 2008

The Rainy Day/The First Entry

Well, my first entry. I guess I'll do the first entry to explain the name of my blog. This is a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and it's one of my favorites because there's an element of angst involved, but it ends happily.

The Rainy Day

The day is cold, and dark, and dreary;
It rains, and the wind is never weary;
The vine still clings to the moldering wall,
But at every gust the dea leaves fall,
And the day is dark and dreary.

My life is cold, and dark, and dreary;
It rains, and the wind is never weary;
My thoughts still cling to the mouldering Past.
But the hopes of yourth fall thick in the blast,
And the days are dark and dreary.

Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;
Thy fate is the common fate of all,
Into each life some rain must fall,
Some days must be dark and dreary.