Earworm Wednesday: Ikea by Jonathan Coulton


I know your thinking who?  We’ll here’s the thing Jonathan Coulton covered “Baby got Back” by Sir Mix-A-Lot only he did his own melody for it.  This version of the song was picked up by GLEE and used on the show.  Only they didn’t pay Coulton or credit him for it.  Here it is in his own words:

Well, they aired it, seemingly unchanged. And it’s now for sale in the US iTunes store. They also got in touch with my peeps to basically say that they’re within their legal rights to do this, and that I should be happy for the exposure (even though they do not credit me, and have not even publicly acknowledged that it’s my version – so you know, it’s kind of SECRET exposure). While they appear not to be legally obligated to do any of these things, they did not apologize, offer to credit me, or offer to pay me, and indicated that this was their general policy in regards to covers of covers. It does not appear that I have a copyright claim, but I’m still investigating the possibility (which I consider likely) that they used some or all of my audio. I’ll write something longer and more detailed about this when I can get my head together about it probably in a couple of days. Thanks for your support, but please continue not to burn anything down.

Jonathan Coulton Baby Got Back

So Go check out Jonathan Coulton maybe buy some of his music and don’t watch GLEE not that I do.

Movie Review: Total Recall 2012


Douglas Quaid a factory worker isn’t satisfied with his life he dreams of something different then the dystopian future that he lives in and so he goes to Rekall to live another life.  But is it another life or is it his real life?
Total Recall is based upon Phiip K. Dick short story We Can Remember It for You Wholesale.  The story and the movie both are concerned with what is reality.  Is it what we remember and if those memories are changed can we really trust those memories to reflect truth.  The themes of what reality truly is and what we know reality is flow through this movie.  Anyone who has seen the 1990 film know this is true and the 2012
movie also plays on what is reality and what can we trust.
The 2012 movie’s special effect has been upgraded from the first version as is expected and there has been tweaks to the story also.  There are subtle nods toward the original movie too.  Colin Farrell and Kate Beckensale was a good choice for this remake.  I can take or leave Jessica Biel.  There is some nudity and a lot of fantasy violence so this is a sixteen or older movie.
I give this movie three stars out of five.

Catechism


Q. 25  Who is the Redeemer of God’s elect?

A.  The only Redeemer of God’s elect is the Lord Jesus Christ, who, being the eternal Son of God, became man, and so was and continues to be God and man, in two distinct natures and one person, forever.

Galatians 3:13

Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree

1Timothy 2:5

For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the manChrist Jesus

John 1:14

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

1 Timothy 3:16

Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness:

He was manifested in the flesh,
vindicated by the Spirit,
seen by angels,
proclaimed among the nations,
believed on in the world,
taken up in glory.

Romans 9:5

To them belong the patriarchs, and from their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ, who is God over all, blessed forever. Amen.

Colossians 2:9

For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily

Frenetic Friday


irony:

the use of words to express something other than and especially the opposite of the literal meaning.

If you don’t see the irony here look harder.
Speaking of the President I’m sure you’ll be relieved to hear that the pastor has been found to give the blessing at the inauguration.  Luis Leon pastor of St. John’s Episcopal Church will take the place pf Louie Giglio. Since the Episcopal denomination has both gay clergy and blesses gay unions it is considered more in line with the “vision of inclusion and acceptance for all Americans.”  There you go folks the Gospel needs not apply.
Speaking of the Gospel just a reminder:
Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep.
And now going from the divine to the ridiculous: taking a hop across the pond to Great Britain which has open it’s first Atheist Church .  Needless to say this is causing consternation not only amongst the believers but amongst the atheists who protest that Sanderson Jones and Pipa Evans (the founders of the Atheist Church)  are turning atheism into just another religion.  No my tongue isn’t in my cheek why do you ask?
Here is Alton Brown discussing the five essential pieces of kitchen equipment:
Speaking of food:
cute food
sweet peas
And lastly from our Robotic Overlords we have high fashion:
That’s just creepy.

Earworm Wednesday


And today’s ear worm comes from a podcast I listen to they were playing this and I couldn’t get it out of my head all day.

Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it. Matthew 7:24-27