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The Disappointing Heroism of Indiana Jones

This one comes from Mockingbird friend, Jared (Indy) Jones.  For my birthday a few weeks ago I got an amazing gift: the complete Blu-Ray set of all four Indiana Jones films. (Yes, there are four of them; no you cannot just pretend the fourth one was never made.) Indy has been in the news lately since Spielberg and Ford […]

Another Week Ends: Geistless Zeit, Tony Soprano vs. Walter White, Coach Taylor as Gentleman, Netflix’s PRISM, Marriage Apps, Hemingway, and Christianity as Marketing Label

1. To start off, Henry Allen over at The Wall Street Journal describes a contemporary cultural inertia he’s felt. An ironically self-described ex-“Ziggy Zeitgeist”, he’s now in limbo, the cultural doldrums, ht VH: Now I am disquieted. It’s not that I see things changing for better or worse, for richer or poorer, or even not changing at […]

The Law and The Reaction: A Stan Daniels Turn

A “Stan Daniels turn” is a joke. A convention of comedy film and TV, the Stan Daniels turn is named after the acclaimed televison writer and producer, best known for his work (and his eight Emmys) on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Taxi. He was apparently so good at crafting a certain kind of […]

MGM Behind the Scenes!

A little bit of fun from youtuber swoozie06, a former employee at Disney’s MGM studios. It’s definitely worth a smile if you have 11:26 to watch the whole thing. Swoozie deconstructs a bit of the Disney theme park “magic” by sharing how employees will “snap” from all the forced smiles and fake joy their jobs […]

Breaking The Fourth Wall: The Mockingbird Preaching Seminar

A few priceless transcriptions from the second talk of the preaching seminar that Paul Zahl conducted at the Fall 2010 Mini-Conference in Pensacola, FL. The first talk had to do with the message itself, while this one, entitled “Breaking the Fourth Wall” (also the title of seminar as a whole), dealt mainly with the means […]

Mockingbird at the Movies: Desert Island Directors

As we finish up 2009, how about something a little (or a lot) less theological this week? Many great directors have put forth efforts this year (Tarantino’s Basterds, Anderson‘s Mr. Fox, Lee‘s Passing Strange, von Trier‘s Antichrist, Soderbergh‘s Informant!, the Coens’ Serious Man, and Jonze‘s Wild Things, to name just a few), and it got […]