In the mid nineteen-eighties, Zucker was president of the Harvard Crimson and...– Back Issues: Late-Night Pranks: Back Issues : The New Yorker
Aesthetics: Image, Artwork, and Truth: A... →
As an achievement in technical innovation, Avatar is phenomenal, a ride worth...– Jeffrey Overstreet in Image ◊ Good Letters: The IMAGE Blog ◊ Dumping Out the Toybox
Moralistic Therapeutic Deism is still the de facto practiced religious...– Lost in Transition | Christianity Today | A Magazine of Evangelical Conviction
2010 Christianity Today Book Awards | Christianity... →
Very pleased that Souls in Transition (my pick) came out on top of the pile in Christianity and Culture. (also of note, friend Jerry Walls has an essay in Craig’s book God is Great… winner in apologetics.)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) →
Karen and I watch this last night. We’ve been working our way through some classic horror films (Halloween, Friday the 13th… Final Destination). We enjoyed it, though we both found the coda nonsensical. A few random thoughts: 1) The concept is brilliant. Nightmares as real. Sleep as terrifying. 2) Freddy (“Fred” in this film) is less of the mephistophelian, trickster...
Sarcasm punctuation mark aims to put an end to... →
Hey, guys that run SarcMark, when your employees said that they thought this was a good idea, they were being sarcastic.
Kimmel roasts Leno. (via Vulture)
Watching this. Objectified - A Documentary Film by Gary Hustwit on Vimeo (via Vimeo)
Reading philosophy isn’t as hard as people think. It just requires a lot of clutch work.
If you treat your faith like a hothouse flower, too vulnerable to survive in the...– Ross Douthat Let’s Talk About Faith - NYTimes.com
RT @deanabbott 3 greatest fears in descending order: 1) being sent to prison 2)...– philiptallon
“I never anywhere argue in The Beauty of the Infinite for a ‘peaceful rhetoric’....– David Bentley Hart on the importance of being earnest (via Faith and Theology)
LINK: The Canadian Press: Roxxxy the sex robot... →
I always thought Teddy Ruxpin was lame. And 20 years after the advent of the interactive doll, and exponential advances in AI, there’s still little market for a seemingly-alive toy robot. I can’t imagine this interactive sex doll will fare any better. (I’m tempted to make a play on Teddy Ruxpin, but decline). Though the internet has allowed pornography to penetrate the...
LINK: An Ethical Transgression: The Oreo Thief? -... →
Is eating then replacing a box of Oreos in the mini-bar ethically wrong? Looking at things from a Kantian perspective, seems universal-izable. From a Utilitarian perspective, causes no harm. From a Christian perspective, hardly seems like stealing, any more than if you broke a lamp (as mentioned in the linked post) and replaced it. The minibar is there for convenience, and it seems like its...
@RiversCuomo: Guns n’ Roses may have been the first to associate paradise with a city—with grass in it, no less! Before Axl compared paradise to a city, John the Revelator did, apparently: biblegateway.com/passage…