Month: November 2006
Are you asking for a challenge!
Palmtree Pundit (a blog I read every day) links to an interesting reading challenge. I'm not much of one for this sort of thing. I don't do NaNo, I'm not interested in posting answers to those silly quizzes that make the rounds, but this was something that I keep meaning to do anyway. Essentially, it … Continue reading Are you asking for a challenge!
There is an interesting post over at iMonk about the new film Facing the Giants and about Christian films in general. I haven't seen the movie, and I don't think that I will, but what he has to say about it is interesting, and I don't know that I disagree, though I don't believe I've … Continue reading Christian Movies
Sheldon strikes again!
I don't normally read a lot of fantasy, but I became interested in a series of books while visiting my brother. The first trilogy in the series, The Farseer Trilogy, was okay. Though ostensibly we are following the life of a young man trained up to be the king's assassin, there is not that much … Continue reading Fantasy Reading
If you're a fan of the movie, or even have a familiarity with it, you would be well served to watch this trailer. It's for Office Space, but not the Office Space with which you are familiar. I don't know that this was explicitly intended to be funny, but I laughed really hard.
Lewis on size and importance
I found this old draft of a post while going back through my archives and tagging my old posts. I don't remember why I particularly wanted to quote this (though the rest of the draft post held some interesting clues) nor why I decided not to post it after all. So I'm posting it now, … Continue reading Lewis on size and importance
I finished reading Josephus' The Jewish War, a first-hand account of the Roman sack of Jerusalem. Written by a not completely impartial observer (Josephus fought on the Jewish side at first, as might be surmised from his name, was captured and agreed to then aid the Romans), it is still an interesting account of a … Continue reading Ancient History
Now that I can find and link to any Sheldon comic which I please, (or should it be "that"?) I'd like to direct your attention to these two gems.
Japanese TV and Film
I finished watching Samurai Banners the other day. It was rather disappointing. The movie was good up until the end at which point it left me feeling rather unsatisfied. It didn't feel like it should have been over at that point, like there should have been more to it despite the fact that Toshiro Mifune's … Continue reading Japanese TV and Film