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A Little Something June 2, 2006

Posted by fajita in A Little Something, Christianity, Civil Rights, Media, Philosophy/Religion, Race, TV.
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African American Men from colonial days until now – a timeline.  (ht Black Prof)

non-church movement gaining steam in japan (ht Jonny Baker)

Wade Hodges is frustrated and needs a little something. Help him write his book.

And finally, who can tell me what TV show this qupte comes from? "That's just jibber babber."

LOST – Am I the one pressing the button? May 25, 2006

Posted by fajita in LOST, Media, Philosophy/Religion, TV.
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I watched LOST last night, the season finale, and I have to tell you, I am lost myself. They finally didn't press the button and this huge electromagnetic reaction began, but was then alleviated by the turn of a key by the guy who was in the hatch when they first went into it. That guy reappeared last night from who knows where and suddenly became essential to the show and the future of the plotline.

I don't even believe the writers know where this thing is going. Yes, the story of Lost has some terrific religious and philosophical allusions. Yes, the sociological insights are intriguing. And thinking about Lost from the perspective of culture-building can really get your mind to wonder. But where is it going?

I have this fear that perhaps I am the one pressing the button and don't know why. I show up weekly to press the Lost button on my TV, but only to come again and do it the following week. Why? Because I have the belief that I am going to learn something. I press the Lost button because I believe something about it.

But when I suspend my disbelief and put my cynicism in the corner, I do believe this story is going somewhere. Perhaps I believe in Lost the same way I believe in God, only without the eternal implications. There is a story happening with God. I cannot deny the story. Lots of things happen that I cannot explain, but cannot deny either. I get footage (Bible) that is broken up, dated, and from another culture, that give me clues as to the meaning of the story, but it remains largely a mystery to me. There is danger in this story and death can enter in at any time. Much of what I believe about the story actually turns out to be false, but that does not make the story false.

Any Lost fans out there want to comment either on the season finale or on the faith implications of the series?  

How 24 ended May 24, 2006

Posted by fajita in 24, Media, TV.
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  1. Jack Bauer will nearly kill President Logan, but someone will stop him. Got it right – only Jack stopped himself.
  2. Logan gets off scott free (he's too valuable and hatable to lose. He dies next season). I think I missed this one, buit I am not convinced.
  3. The evil bald guy with the earpeice that we all hate (and hated when he was on ER) that seems to control Logan will be revealed as evil oil and wll be brought to justice. Wrong.
  4. Jack will be in some kind of trouble. Nailed it. Revenge of China.
  5. Secretary Heller will reappear for some reason. Nope, not until next season.
  6. Henderson gets off on immunity. Nope – dead.
  7. Bierko dies. Got it.
  8. Chloe, Buchanan, Curtis, and the CTU gang get control back from Homeland Security. Right-o.
  9. Karen Hayes joins CTU under Buchanan. We'll see.
  10. Miles will experience some terrific pain. Rats, missed this one. But he'll be back to experience that pain beginning January 2007.
  11. No one dies from a submarine. Bingo.
  12. Audry Rains will kiss Jack. Yepppers.

Well, that is 6 of 12. Not too bad. January 2007, I am already waiting.

Alias is over and I am grieved May 23, 2006

Posted by fajita in Alias, TV.
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Sydney Bristow will no longer visit me in my home on a weekly basis. How sad it is to be me.

No longer will I wonder if her mother is good or evil. She is evil – and dead.

No longer will I wonder how Sloane will turn evil again. He's taken care of – kind of. He did find the Rimbadli fountain of youth and came back to life with it, but in a sacrificial last move, Jack Bristow blew up the cave he and Sloane were both in, killing himself, but leaving Sloane, now immortal, trapped for eternity under tons of rock in a hidden cave far from anyone's reach.

No longer will I wonder if Sydney and Vaughn will be together – they are and with two kids.

No longer will I get to see Marshall rig up impossible technology rivaled only by Chloe on 24.

No longer wil I wonder about Rimbaldi's end game.

No longer will I be surprised by Sark appearing yet one more time on the wrong side of the law.

No longer will I wonder what or who SD-6, The Trust, The Covenant, Prophet 5, and The Horizon are.

No longer will I grit my teeth and wonder, "How will Sydney get out of this one?"

No, it's all over. Thank God for Lost and 24.   

How 24 will end May 22, 2006

Posted by fajita in 24, Media, TV.
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  1. Jack Bauer will nearly kill President Logan, but someone will stop him.
  2. Logan gets off scott free (he's too valuable and hatable to lose. He dies next season).
  3. The evil bald guy with the earpeice that we all hate (and hated when he was on ER) that seems to control Logan will be revealed as evil oil and wll be brought to justice.
  4. Jack will be in some kind of trouble.
  5. Secretary Heller will reappear for some reason.
  6. Henderson gets off on immunity.
  7. Bierko dies.
  8. Chloe, Buchanan, Curtis, and the CTU gang get control back from Homeland Security.
  9. Karen Hayes joins CTU under Buchanan.
  10. Miles will experience some terrific pain.
  11. No one dies from a submarine.
  12. Audry Rains will kiss Jack.