Sunday, January 09, 2005

Comments & Other Sundry Items

Okay, new comments system hosted by haloscan were up and running, but then I realized that long replies get screwed up, and that annoyed me. So old blogger comments are back.

So now that that's out of the way, here are a couple recommendations to get your week started.

If you haven't done so already, go out and rent Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. As a Jim Carrey fan, I was surprised I'd waited this long to see this movie, and it was well worth it. There isn't a whole lot of Carrey's usual rubberfaced wackiness in it, but that probably won't be enough to convince anti-Carreys. So to everyone else, go see it. It's fun.

Newest CD in the player is 'Rubber Factory' from The Black Keys. This is some good blues-rock fusion recorded in....a rubber factory. They're from Akron, are you really that surprised?

I'm currently reading the book to the side on St. Francis, but before that I read The Middle Mind by Curtis White. It's an indictment of the American imagination (read: we collectively don't have one). He talks about how our culture pays the entertainment industry to imagine for us. He also takes great pains to differentiate between 'entertainment' and 'art,' which is a fun chapter. Not a bad read, if you can be patient with his writing style.

A fellow blogger reflects on having a theodicy in light of recent world events.

That's all I got for now. Hope you enjoy any or all of those someday, if not RIGHT NOW!!


Anonymous said...

Eternal Sunshine was a movie I really wanted to see, but probably got pushed out by other similarly beguiling movies. Beth saw it and says don't see it, it'll just confuse you, which makes me want to see it even more because Beth has extrordinarily bad taste in movies. I also think she gets confused easily.

Speaking of actors you like and of whom I need to see more, I recently gave Bruce Campbell's new movie Bubba Ho-Tep to a friend of mine.

As I don't have a blogger account, you can check out what I'm up to at my LiveJournal account.

Jeff Nelson said...

Welcome, Ben!

Bubba Ho-Tep was very strange in an ejoyable way. How many movies can you describe by saying, "The real Elvis and a black guy who thinks he's JFK battle a mummy in a nursing home"?

One of my favorite Bruce flicks.