Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Missed one!

Rats. Maybe since I was travelling most of the day yesterday, I can get a free pass this time.

All is well at Becky and Andy's new place--it's on a knoll, so there are great mountain views on all sides; it is open and light all day; and Maddie and Carly are super happy. What a blessing to have two such sweet nieces!

I went to Target down in Littleton today, to buy myself a minister suit for this weekend--[gulp]! I found a really nice dark grey number (with pinstripes--very refined, though), plus belt, tie, and nice shirt for $200. Not bad. While I was browsing the racks I got a call from my mom--sad news, that I'm not really ready to write about yet.

On the way back to Evergreen I met up with Becky and Sarah and the girls at TinyTown, a local tourist attraction--miniature houses and buildings, with a train and a playground. Way cute, and a real spirits-lifter for me.

Now I'm about to homilize; Sarah and Becky are evaluating the plant-life and garden-potential around the house; and Maddie and Carly are napping. Napping sounds pretty good, honestly.

One link today--an open letter to the prominent evangeltheists (Dawkins, Hitchens, et al) whose tone and recommendations I like. This is my kind of atheism.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Let's unspool this one...

The only part of this video I don't like is right before the the start of the second verse, where West utters the words "Me Likey" while images of an Asian woman dance on screen. I expect more from someone as smart and politically active as West, especially in light of his call for HipHop to abandon anti-gay language.

That said, I can't stop watching this one. Daft Punk have captured cycle-punk gang member Kanye West and are in the process of rewiring his brain, allowing him to tap into his immensely powerful latent psychic powers in order to become an unstoppable, superhuman party machine. Honestly, though, any video that does a halfway decent job of reenacting scenes from Akira is gonna tickle my nerd buttons, and this video nails it.

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