…you might be a redneck!
HT: Ken Davis’ blog
I loved the movie, I Am Legend. It was wonderfully creepy and scared the heck out of me both times I saw it.
Then I bought I read the book by Richard Matheson. I was amazed that the movie was nothing like the book. Same basic idea, but not as much impact.
Here’s the basic plot of the book (from FirstShowing.net)…
Without spoiling too much (in case you want to read it), the entire purpose of the title I Am Legend is that in the book, Robert Neville actually is the last man on the planet. And he has switched places from our reality of what we perceive as legend, to actually being the legend. As in, vampires are “legendary” to us because they’re a myth from fantasy. In the book, Robert Neville is “legendary” because he is that myth and goes out day after day hunting them.
The original ending of the book didn’t really deal with that, But now, the ORIGINAL theatrical ending (which is now the alternate ending) is out in cyberspace.
If you loved I Am Legend, check out the original ending over at FirstShowing.net. It is AMAZING!
As a part of Watercooler Wednesday, I thought I would write about my artist-in-residence.
These are pictures on my office wall. They are from the youngest blonde boy. He is my artist. He approaches life with open-eyed wonder and sees magic everywhere.
Gordon Mackenzie, in his book Orbiting the Giant Hairball believes that every child is born an artist, but that it is taught out of them as time goes on. When he speaks at schools the younger the class, the more believe they are artists. But by the 6th grade hardly a one will raise their hand when asked, “Are there any artists here today?”
One of the ways I have decided to nurture the artist in Chase is I bought him a sketch book and colored pencils. Then we schedule artist dates where we go sketch stuff (I am terrible!). It has really been great and he continues to grow and bloom as a young artist.
Easter is always the 1st Sunday after the 1st full moon after the Spring Equinox (which is March 20). This dating of Easter is based on the lunar calendar that Hebrew people used to identify Passover, which is why it moves around on our Roman calendar.
Here’s the interesting info:
This year is the earliest Easter any of us will ever see the rest of our lives! And only the most elderly of our population have ever seen it this early (95 years old or above). And none of us have ever, or will ever, see it a day earlier!
Here’s the facts:
So, no one alive today has or will ever see it any earlier than this year!
It was a great morning this morning after an INCREDIBLY LONG WEEK getting ready for the new series. Randy probably put in somewhere between 90 and 100 hours getting the set built and dialed in and getting lighting and sound just right.
We opened up the morning with Every Man sung by Jeremy and Natalie. During the song, we kicked on the video prayer wall with the pictures of the people we are praying that will cross the line of faith this Easter. It was so powerful! Then we did Mighty to Save and the NorthPoint /Passion version of Jesus Paid it All. During the prayer time we sang Sweetly Broken. We closed the morning with Rescue by Jared Anderson.
Here are the songs (with iTunes links where available)…
Nothing really went sideways today. I had some “wiring issues” right before I went out due to not being able to change into my “show shirt” quickly enough. Long story… Suffice it to say, everything went really well. It was a great morning, and the much needed afternoon nap felt GREAT!
The day after the Oscars, Los Angeles Times columnist Patrick Goldstein wrote a searing column in the Times about the need for the Oscar telecast to get a reality check. He wrote that it’s now painfully obvious that the Oscars need a face-lift. Ratings are down dramatically, and younger viewers are leaving in droves – 25% down from last year. But as I read his post, I couldn’t help think of comparing his criticism to religious media, which needs to wake up from a similar dream. The truth is, many of Goldstein’s complaints about the Oscars really parallel religious media.
Read the article by Goldstein in the Times. He’s got a great point, and it’s worth comparing to what we see on religious radio and TV. As he says about the Oscars, the camera placement and program structure hasn’t changed much since the Carol Burnett Show – except Carol Burnett was actually funny. And like Goldstein points out about the Oscars, religious media doesn’t need a little Botox, it needs serious plastic surgery.
Tomorrow morning from 9-11 I will be at the orthodontist getting braces on.
Let the brace-face/metal-mouth jokes begin in earnest:
A blonde went to the dentist and the dentist told her she needed braces. The blonde said, ”Why? I can walk just fine.” When the dentist explained to her that braces are for her teeth, she said, ”But my teeth don’t walk…”
We just got back from a lovely dinner with some great friends and ministry partners at one of my favorite restaurants, Vini Vidi Vici.
We also enjoyed a bottle of 2004 Justin Isosceles. Very tasty!