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Back from the USS…A?

Posted in Randomness on November 15, 2011 by Irish Bison

It’s been a long road getting from there to here… okay blatant rip off of Diane Warren’s tune, but for about 2 seasons it was the opening theme for a darned good television series called “Enterprise.” Sadly the story arc, and the really stupid ramp up of the song, made seasons three and four one big bit of… well you get the idea. Jolene Blalock running around in that skin tight red suit got me through season 3 and part of four however, but I am done. Sad really, I think the “Enterprise” concept would make a decent feature film setting, but with the success of the new JJ Abrams “Star Trek,” getting an “Enterprise” film off of the ground is akin to topping Everest.

I have been away for a long, long time and I feel like a schmuck. I know I have used the excuse before, but job and family and et cetera, et cetera, et cetera, made it tough to log in and write on a regular basis. Well NO MORE… hopefully. New job, new location, same family though, which is a good thing, God doesn’t particularly smile on trade-ins in that arena… anyway, I am looking forward to commenting more frequently, about what I don’t know. Probably talk mostly about film, comics and games; politics is nothing but a run around circus anymore and one side is so completely delusional all their comments do is provide for some momentary humour and then the sad realization that idiots like that are going to end up tanking our country.

One thing I will say, it has been a year and three days since my grandfather passed away. I do miss him, but still ever so thankful to have had him in my life and I thank God for that.



Changing Times?

Posted in Randomness on November 8, 2008 by Irish Bison

There is a little line of dialogue that goes on between Stephanie Powers and Maureen O’Hara in the 1963 Film McClintock that runs around in my head a lot these days. The line reads like this: Maureen O’Hara: “It’s sad these changing times.” Stephanie Powers: “It’s not the times that are changing Mama, it’s the people.”

Every time I hear the “its a living document” comment from some “intellectual” when speaking regarding the Holy Scriptures or the Constitution it is like someone is pushing the play button on a cassette recorder in my brain and that line plays on (OK so the cassette was the normative thing for the better part of my lifetime, so for you younger folks think CD or MP3 player). I generally prefer when Hollywood does not preach some other person’s opinion, but this simple dialog speaks a volume of truth. Throughout history societies have been born in strife, grown, thrived and then fallen through avarice, greed and decadence. I am not going to go through a bunch of examples, all I ask you to do is read a little history and you will see a pattern develop.

Once again something has reminded me of this, something I will link for you below, please watch it. Before you do however, I would like to bring your attention to this quote from John Stuart Mill, someone who I do not wholly agree with, but he offered this, which I think will add a bit to what you are about to watch:

“War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.”

Please follow this link to view an excellent piece sent to me by my good friend David Hays:

Gray Eagles