Monday but no movie


I really haven’t been in a movie watching mood lately.  This has been compounded by a lack of movies that I’ve wanted to watch.   I’m sure this will change soon.  But until then keep watching this space.  

Frenetic Friday


Yes once again it is time for a Frenetic Friday!

So have you heard about the University of Connecticut sport team changing the look of their logo?

This is the old logo:

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This is a nice happy Husky isn’t it?

Well UConn wanted something a little fiercer so here is the new logo:

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This is without a doubt a little bolder and fiercer. A little too fierce according to a female student wrote an open letter to the President of UC saying that the new logo “will intimidate women and empower rape culture.”

Now in an unscientific poll I asked two adult women what the new logo symbolized to them? A husky was the reply. I then asked if they felt intimidated and felt in danger of sexual assault. After checking my forehead to see if I was running a fever they answered no not at all. I explained why I asked this and their disbelief was obvious.

In another reason to home-school your kids here is a news report from New York middle school where the girls were taught how to ask for a lesbian kiss and the boys were taught how to spot young sluts. Of course this was part of an anti-bullying presentation. They were also told that it was common for fourteen year old girls to have sex and parents couldn’t stop them.

Red Hook Central School District Superintendent Paul Finch said the class focused on “improving culture, relationships, communication and self-perceptions.”

Finch said it is mandatory that the middle school teach those issues in accordance with the state’s Dignity for All Students Act.

And just in case you wondered here is the definition of dignity:

Dignity ~noun

  1. the quality or state of being , honored, or esteemed.
  2. high rank, office, or position
  3. legal title of nobility or honor
  4. formal reserve or seriousness of manner, appearance, or language

So yes that was definitely teaching the middle school children to be dignified.

And now from the sublime to the ridiculous from Uruguay scientists have modified sheep with a gene from a jellyfish to produce glowing in the dark sheep. This isn’t really that new, scientist have been messing around with jellyfish genes to make all sorts of glowing animals.

And you knew it had to happen sooner or later our Robot Over Lords are being used to steal, sodas?

That is it for this Frenetic Friday.

Ear Worm Wednesday Fal$e Teacher$


I am not a rap aficionado; I tend to more rock, pop, and some country western.   However, there has been times when a song has been brought to my attention that says something and makes me stretch my bounds a bit.  Shai Linne’s Fal$e Teacher$ is one such song.

Well Paula White’s son Bradley Knight, Paula White is one of the people named in the song, responded to Shai Linne in an Open Letter to Shai Linne.

Shai LInne responded to Bradley Knight here.

 

HT:  Here I Blog

Movie Review: Hara Kiri: Death of a Samurai


 

Hara Kiri is an intense movie that reflects on the feudal society of Japan at the time of the samurai.  In it the concept of honor, humanity, tradition and mercy are played out. 

What is especially seen is that lack of mercy the feudal society has upon those that are not part of the group.  What happens to warriors whose means of existence have been taken away by ill fortune or the whims of fate.  They are left with few options especially when it comes to the care of their family. 

This film also shows how honor can be misplaced especially if that honor is upon something that is honor less.

Hara Kiri is not rated and is filled with graphic violence especially the scene of ritual suicide.  This is not a film for anyone other than adults. 

Four swords out of five.

Catechism


Q. 32. Wherein consists Christ’s exaltation?

A. Christ’s exaltation consists in His rising again from the dead on the third day, in ascending up into heaven, in sitting at the right hand of God the Father, and in coming to judge the world at the last day.

That he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. 1 Corinthians 15:4

And said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.” Acts 1:11

So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God. Mark 16:19

Because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead. Acts 17:31