Saturday, March 26, 2005

Saturday. Stuff to pass the time. Lezz do it.

I'm still reading From Beirut to Jerusalem. Hey, it's over 500 pages long. It's gonna take a while. I just finished chapters dealing with Arafat's rise to power, Sharon's role as Israeli Defense Minister, and the PLO's departure from West Beirut during the 1982 conflict. Friedman doesn't sugarcoat or excuse any group in his writing. He speaks of the true strength of the Israeli army and the realization among some Palestinians at the time that they really weren't moving forward with establishing a state. It really is a good firsthand look into the events of the area.

I honestly don't think I've seen any movies since last week. Hm. Well, if you haven't seen it, see So I Married An Axe Murderer. It's one of my favorite Mike Myers movies and I think one of my wife's favorite movies, period.

I've been listening to a lot of Beck this week, and as it turns out his new album's being released on Tuesday. How about that. I recommend Odelay or Mutations myself. And don't expect them to sound similar.

The first time I saw the movie Office Space, I happened to be working in the Heidelberg Admissions office at the time. And because I was working in an actual office, I found the movie to be hilarious. If one has never worked in an office, one isn't as likely to find it so funny (example: my fellow summer camp staffers). All this is to not only plug Office Space, but also the TV show (gasp!) The Office, for which the American version just had its debut episode this past week. Steve Carrell is gold as the idiot boss. So far the movie wins out as being closer to my own office experience, but the show is still pretty funny. Amazing use of Jell-O, that's for sure.

I've added two new blogs/journals/sites where people can post their ramblings to the list this week. Maggi Dawn is an Anglican priest in Britain who has some Emerging Church leanings (still trying to figure out what that movement is about), and I've enjoyed reading her thoughts. And Everybody...move your feet and feel united is written by a college buddy.

That's it. Have a happy Easter and week.

1 comment:

Chris T. said...

I have to admit I hated the Office premiere. Have you seen the BBC version? It's much, much better. I'm at a loss to explain why they felt the need to remake it with Americans rather than just air the British version.