Sometimes one picture expresses how I feel better than one thousand words.
Absolutely Anything is a really funny, cute, and thoughtful movie. I think it’s probably my favorite Simon Pegg film just because of the level of thought that is put into the ridiculous scenario of a man being granted the power to do “absolutely anything” by a group of aliens that judge the worthiness of discovered life.
Robin Williams plays the voice of a dog, Dennis. While his bit is funny, it is made bittersweet knowing the man has gained the knowledge of the Great Secret.
Check out the trailer, then watch the film if it appeals to you. I think it’s delightful.
James Randi: informative and entertaining. In this video he discusses the archeological evidence, or lack thereof, for Nazareth. Does the fictional status of Nazareth equate to the fictional status of Jesus (and therefore God and salvation)? Yes. I believe it’s just another nail in the coffin.
I have been looking forward to this movie for a while now. He Never Died stars Henry Rollins (of Black Flag & Rollins Band) in this film about a troubled man who has to struggle with being sober for a while in order to find his daughter.
There’s an element of mysticism to it as Jack is supposed to be Cane or a fallen angel, but I’m not sure which. The trailers have been incredible. I’ve always enjoyed Henry Rollins and look forward to seeing how this movie goes.
You can get it on iTunes now.
In lieu of the old yule log, just use this 5-hour video of the Vader log. Recommended settings: 1080 on the biggest screen possible.
A truly enjoyable book to read. Essentially, religion ruins everything: medicine, peace, equality, etc. Hitchens speaks not just as a well-read intellectual, but as someone who has literally trudged through the trenches of war. As such he offers a well informed world-view and his observations should not be taken lightly.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.
a big thank you to my readers and commenters. Especially since I did nothing this year except for in December. I closed Facebook and will be here more often for 2016+. I look forward to talking with you all in the near future.
Here’s an excerpt:
A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,900 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.