Friday, February 24, 2012

Is the Ark of the Covenant Really Buried on a Small Canadian Island?


How cool is this? If I ever become super-wealthy, I going on an Oak Island Quest of my own... 



Thursday, February 23, 2012

MTT'n

Wrath of the Titans
2nd trailer better than the first..second movie better than the first?

The Raid
Asian action film like crazy

4:44 Last Day on Earth
So many end-of-the-world movies these days

American Reunion
No it's not just to post a raunchy teen (now "adult") comedy for raunchy teen comedy's sake. Little fact...this movie's original, along with Gladiator, I would identify as the two defining movies that launched my writing career. Obviously Gladiator for different reasons, but American Pie because of how it was a major catalyst for my personal "enlightenment" period to my peer culture, college life, how badly young women are mistreated by guys, and the fallen, lost world I lived in.

Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope
Never a huge Comic-Con fan, but I definitely can appreciate all this.

Struck by Lightning
Oh I don't know...I never watch Glee. Though secretly in retrospect I do wish I was involved in some writing groups or journalism whilst in high school. Guess being in sports all the time didn't really allow for that jock/journalism crossover :/

Beyond The Black Rainbow
WTH is right. Though I do dig the "2001: A Space Odyssey" vibe.

Bonus #1:
Brave
Fun clip from new Pixar movie!

Monday, February 20, 2012

D.C. Sports Fans vs. Philly Sports Fans

         As a simultaneous lifetime resident of Northern Virginia and fan of Philadelphia professional sports team, I uniquely have the ability to accurately distinguish between the typical D.C. fan and Philly fan.  Thom Loverro’s article below merely manifests currently and practically this disconnect, but deep down I know it’s more an issue of priorities. 

Thom Loverro: Fight with Philadelphia is not one the Nationals can win

                 You see, in Philly, the Eagles, the Flyers, the Phils, and, to a lesser extent, the Sixers, are the priority.  In D.C., only the Redskins (I will concede this…yes, D.C. folk love their Redskins still) are the priority.  D.C.-ites would like to claim that the Caps are the priority now, but for every 10 current Caps fans I can show you 7 of them who didn’t even know Jaromir Jagr was once a Cap, let alone Michael Pivonka and Liut.  The Bullets?  Ha!  The Nationals?  Just see above link.
                But you know, it’s not all D.C. folks’ faults.  As a D.C. folk myself, I realize that there are much bigger fish to fry in this area than underperforming professional sports teams.  For one there’s the whole political spectrum, which everyone in and around D.C. is invariably directly, or pseudo-directly involved in.  That and educational and vocational pursuits rule the Beltway lands.  We’re a bunch of overachieving, goal-seeking, educationally inundated folks.  This is a far cry from a large portion of blue-collar Philly fan demographic.
                But as Mr. Loverro succinctly describes in his article above…Philly fans are of a different breed.  They live and breathe their teams.  In D.C., fans are passionate, but only when convenient (or when success forces attention).  As long as it doesn’t conflict with another iPhone appointment (apart from the Redskins), D.C. fans are there to support their teams.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Movie Trailer Thursday

I know no one really comes to this site anymore, but posting movie trailers and writing the occasional EbbWorld-ish article (when I have time) is somehow therapeutic. Sort of reminding me of the halcyon days, when everything was going to be alright and work itself out.

Headhunters
UK Trailer

Prometheus
International trailer

The Secret World of Arrietty
I think I posted one of these before...but I still like good anime, especially Miyazaki stuff

Undefeated
Uplifting HS sports documentary? Like The Blind Side?

7500
I don't like horror movies.

The FP
No idea...post-apocalyptic DDR.

Friday, February 10, 2012

MTT is random

Sorry for the recent absence

How I Spent My Summer Vacation
These movies seem to be natural for Mel Gibson

Art Is... The Permanent Revolution
MTT is cultured

Red Lights
I don't like scary movies :/

The Amazing Spiderman
Reboot

The Bourne Legacy
Wonders what Matt Damon's cameo will be...

Iron Sky
The Nazi's are hiding on the moon!

Extraterrestre
Spanish sci-fi alien invasion?

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
Could be funny

Arnold Schwarzenegger DVD Commentary = Hilarious Greatness


    So these mash-ups have been around for a while, but they’re new to me…but Arnold Schwarzenegger’s commentary is absolutely hilarious.  Being a huge fan of Total Recall and Conan the Barbarian (TV versions of course) and 80’s science fiction & fantasy in general, it makes it even more amazing.  I honestly thought at first this was all a joke, or someone was mimicking Arnold’s voice as a joke video.  But no, this is the real deal.  Absolute movie magic. 

I miss the DVD’s extras…you don’t get that in streaming.

Total Recall



Conan the Barbarian

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

untitled

I miss the conversations about life, love, and why...

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Millennial-what?

Angels fight with guns and knives right?
            There’s a few non-salvation related topics and advanced tenets of Christianity that many Christians are unaware of.  That’s fine, as there’s no way one could be informed adequately  about all of them and the 2,000 years of history surrounding them (though I think every Christian should have at least an inkling of interest surrounding them – and at least incorporate a pursuit of them into their burgeoning Christian walk to some capacity).  That said, one particularly salient topic in today’s culture is that of Millennialism; basically the “end times/end of the world” scenario’s and how they will all take place (not claiming I'm an expert BTW).  I don’t want to go into all the details surrounding Christian view on Millennialism (as they can get way to complicated/speculative – so go to Wikipedia to learn about them), but I do find it somewhat disconcerting most Christians aren’t even aware they exist.  Most Christians seem to get their “end times” theology (eschatology) from Hollywood or New York Times’ best-sellers; which as we know more often than not are not very good reflections of Biblical accuracy.

            Basically Christian views on Millennialism are split up into three major categories, with a fourth derivative of one.  Each viewpoint has many well respected and bright scholarly proponents.  No one view seems to dominate any other in scholarship (though Premillennial dispensationalism with its popular “rapture” notion is very popular among the masses, not to mention pop culture).  Like I said, go to Wikipedia for a more in depth view, but I did find this nifty little graphic that I think is the best distilled resource that explains the different views.


Is this a salvation issue?  No.  Will it make you a better Christian?  Prolly not.  But it has its place in reaffirming the urgency Christ himself gave before his Ascension.
 
*For the record, I subscribe to Amillennialism.  Why?  Frankly two reasons: 
  1. The first being that book of Revelations is chock-full of metaphorical imagery and figurative language.  Do I think it’s full of literal meanings as well?  Yes…but for someone to claim they can accurately distinguish between the literal and figurative; well you may as well claim to be God himself.
  1. The second reason is more emotionally based, but after all Creation has already been through…do you we really think God and Jesus are gonna mess around and prolong this limited length, width, depth, and time-based existence further?  I don’t think so.  I think when God is ready to usher in the new Reality, and bring the hammer, he’s not gonna noodle around much longer with this limited, entropy-occupied 4D universe, let alone 1000+ years.
This said, and regardless your view, or lack thereof – I think we can all agree on one thing; we’re all pretty darn excited and desiring of Christ’s inevitable Descension.