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spk1121
spk1121
Steve K
Thu, Jul. 26th, 2007 04:05 pm
Hip, hip; chin, chin...

Wendy's has a marketing campaign right now that I find really irritating, I don't like the whole "guys in red ponytails" motif.  That said, the Baconator is awesome.  Mmm, bacon... *drools*  I truly believe this is a sign that Christians are the beloved of God: Jews and Muslims both cannot eat such delicious pork products.  Hooray for freedom in Christ!

Our power went out for about an hour last night, of course right when SYTYCD was supposed to start.  Boo.  Missed just over an hour of it, but caught a couple routines and enjoyed the recap.  I wish you could get the full episodes online, I am having to look around YouTube and such for pieces of it and not having much luck.  I did see Sara & Neil perform at the end: I love her more and more each week!

I feel like I'm making good progress on the personal front.  On the professional side, not so much.  Getting there, but it's frustrating.

Finished Kill Bill, Volume 1 while working out today.  The blood splatters are so over-the-top that it's pretty comical.  Some good sword work, though.  QT is a little full of himself in the DVD extras, I wonder how he feels now that Grindhouse bombed earlier this year.  A little humble pie never hurt anyone, I suppose.

Fencing was fun on Tuesday, even though I was really tired afterward.  I will teach one more sabre class next week, then that will be it.  Fenced a few people in both foil and sabre, then posted some videos to ftwaynefencers the next day; I want to get some longer ones which involve me pretty soon.

... the rhythm section.

Current Mood: dorky dorky

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mudstang94
mudstang94
mudstang94
Thu, Jul. 26th, 2007 08:24 pm (UTC)

BACON! If I had to choose one animal to eat for the rest of my life it would totally be a pig. Those Jew and Muslims are totally missing out.


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wendanyon
wendanyon
Wendy
Thu, Jul. 26th, 2007 11:12 pm (UTC)

I'm going to assume you're joking about eating dead things meaning anything about God's love...


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spk1121
spk1121
Steve K
Fri, Jul. 27th, 2007 10:55 am (UTC)
Eating dead things

Yes, I was being facetious. It is interesting that you say this, though, because I was just reading 1st Samuel the other day. The big controversy was that the priests were behaving improperly, which eventually led to Israel's defeat at the hands of the Philistines. Among other things, they were desecrating the animal sacrifices and offending God in the process. So, in a way, the issue of eating dead things can be important to one's relationship with the Lord!


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wendanyon
wendanyon
Wendy
Fri, Jul. 27th, 2007 05:17 pm (UTC)
Re: Eating dead things

Oh, I think the issue of eating dead things is very important to one's relationship with God--I am a strict vegetarian for spiritual reasons. But I also believe that everyone is the beloved of God, regardless of what they eat.


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tinag
tinag
tinag
Fri, Jul. 27th, 2007 12:10 am (UTC)

Gotta agree with Wendy.
uhm, careful with the anti-religion jokes please? Comes across wrong, especially when at least one person raised Jewish (or Muslim) is reading.


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spk1121
spk1121
Steve K
Fri, Jul. 27th, 2007 11:04 am (UTC)
Anti?

It's funny what people pick up on, I considered this a "throwaway" line. I would not call this "anti-religion," merely an observational comment with a humorous slant on what is factually accurate. I was a religious studies major down at Ball State because I am interested in all faiths; we discussed a lot of religions at length, so perhaps that is why I feel more comfortable commenting on their tenets and not regarding it as taboo as much as some others might. For the record, I also had a large number of Jewish friends growing up, so I am sensitive to that kind of thing. It was not my intention to offend, obviously. And if you haven't seen it elsewhere, I poke fun at apparent Christian foibles as well. Hopefully, that makes sense! :)


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tinag
tinag
tinag
Fri, Jul. 27th, 2007 07:26 pm (UTC)
Re: Anti?

Justify it or not, it was inappropriate.


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spk1121
spk1121
Steve K
Fri, Jul. 27th, 2007 08:26 pm (UTC)
Re: Anti?

I'm glad we were able to chat about this online, I feel like I better understand where you're coming from now. I truly am sorry if you (or anyone else) was offended, I appreciate your thoughts on this matter. Hopefully, I can avoid doing the online version of "foot in mouth" for a while from now on!


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savyono
savyono
Savyono, Afadir, or S'chma Deek- your choice
Fri, Jul. 27th, 2007 02:26 am (UTC)
I apologize for the "know-it-all"y tone of this comment.

The over the top blood sprays are a staple of old 60s-70s era japanese movies. The use of them in Kill Bill was supposed to be an homage to those.


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spk1121
spk1121
Steve K
Fri, Jul. 27th, 2007 12:00 pm (UTC)
"know-it-all"y

Oh, yeah -- QT said as much in the DVD "making of" extra. Being a fencer, I was just thinking about the swordplay and that made me think of the blood sprays, which are obviously exaggerated. It was interesting seeing all the different "homages" he tried to express throughout the course of the film.


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savyono
savyono
Savyono, Afadir, or S'chma Deek- your choice
Fri, Jul. 27th, 2007 03:29 pm (UTC)
Re: "know-it-all"y

Just wait until you get around to the second one. He goes full out Shaw Brothers there. Though Part Two is the more thoughtful part of the story.

I honestly had to watch Part One two or three times to fully understand everything that was going on with the homages and such.


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shygirlj
shygirlj
shygirlj
Sat, Jul. 28th, 2007 03:28 am (UTC)

funny that so many picked up on the pig thing, but then i did too. considering that I'm a Christian and don't believe that God ever meant for us to eat pigs. anyhoo, i'm not offended, just mildly amused that people enjoy pork that much.

and i love your sytycd icon! i want Sabra to win it all -- her solo actually brought tears to my eyes this week - i LOVE her!


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spk1121
spk1121
Steve K
Sun, Jul. 29th, 2007 09:15 pm (UTC)
SYTYCD

Woo-hoo! I got that userpic at sytycdicons, in case you're interested. I think it could be a three-way race between Sabra, Sara, and Lacey if the show would allow it. If they still do a guy and girl each week until the final four, though, my guess is it will be Lacey, Sabra, Danny, and Neil.

You don't eat pork either, huh? We always took Acts 10 to be license for non-Jewish traditions to be acceptable in light of Christ's mercy and sacrifice. But yes, it can be quite tasty! :)


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