Archive | July 2012

Broad Brush Victims

There is nothing like a good stereotype. Am I right? You know, like how…

  • Black people love fried chicken and Koolaid.
  • Asians are good at math.
  • Jews are penny pinchers.
  • White guys are nerds or hicks.
  • Christians are horrible tippers.
  • Muslim guys beat their wives.

There are a million stereotypes for religion, ethnicity, economic status, and gender. Stereotypes are pure gold for stand up comedians and social commentators. This is how we relate with the world around us. We may not give voice to the ridiculous examples above, but we are all guilty of dividing people on some level.

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My TV Life

Have you ever thought about this:

If your life were a television show, what would be the genre?

  • A sitcom
  • Drama—I see you, ladies… I kid.
  • Mystery
  • Fantasy
  • You get the idea.

Mine would lean more towards Sitcom, mostly because I try not to take things too seriously, and I can find the humor in most situations, to a fault admittedly.

Most of us like TV for the escape it provides. We like to spend an hour or so in a world that doesn’t exist, because a fictional land, no matter how terrifying, is safer than reality.

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Eat. Pray. Gossip.

I am not a fan of radio. I’m very hipster in that way.

I can’t prove this, but I’m fairly certain every station has made an unspoken agreement to shuffle through the same five song playlist. Every day.

How many times in one day can Adele set fire to the rain? She must be stopped. Someone has to tell Flo Rida that, much like the club, I can’t even handle him right now. We live in a world where the number one song on the Billboard charts is about a female stalker that thinks, just maybe a guy should call her.

Am I the only one who is concerned about this? I digress.

Cheesy pop music aside, my biggest issue with radio is what airs between One Direction songs and commercial breaks. Almost every station I have listened to has an hourly segment dedicated to the latest celebrity gossip. Read More…

Horror At Century 16

The world is still reeling from the tragic events that took place early Friday morning in Aurora, Colorado. A scene you would only expect to find in a movie made its way into real life when a lone gunman, who doesn’t deserve to be named, walked into the midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises at the town’s Century 16 theater and began firing shots into the audience. In the end, twelve people lost their lives and dozens were injured; I’ve seen counts as high as 70.

I discovered the story around 5:30 a.m. on Friday and my heart fell into my stomach. I saw the news on Facebook, and suddenly all the other status updates became hollow. Suddenly, I didn’t care what anyone else was doing.

What happened the rest of the day has had a profound effect on me. I learned some things, was reminded of some things, and I hope they remain with me for the future.

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The Dark Knight Rises Today

The time has come. After years of hiding in the shadows, the Dark Knight is finally rising. Seeing how this is [theo]culture, a blog dedicated to revealing the thumbprint of God on every area of the human experience, I could take this time to talk about the biblical symbolism in the film.

I could talk about how Gotham City is an example of the depravity of man and the effects of sin.

I could show how Batman is a picture of Christ, in that he leaves the comforts of infinite wealth and humbles himself in servanthood for the rescue and salvation of mankind, only to be rejected and vilified, and yet he comes back to save the same people who pushed him away. (Wow, that was a long sentence.)

But thats not what I want to talk about. I haven’t even seen in yet. This is just a simple declaration of how amped I am. I’m more excited than this guy… Read More…

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