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!!