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Month: June 2011

Defining Homeless

I have had many people tell me in my short life that I look “homeless”. This is probably due to my often unkempt beard and lack of care for a clothing style or appearance and is probably said in order to make feel guilty for the way I look. It is a sort of small insult. But, this saying doesn’t make sense. The word homeless aside from all preconceived connotations means “without a home”. It does not mean: smelly dude with a long beard and hand-me-down clothing. Yet, within society… Read more Defining Homeless

Top 10 Guilty Pleasure Songs

A guilty pleasure is something that you enjoy doing although you really shouldn’t, thus feeling guilty about feeling pleasure about it. For instance, a tough guy might consider liking The Notebook a guilty pleasure or a super hip dude might guiltily like listening to Miley Cyrus. A guilty pleasure can be different depending on what kind of person you are and who you typically hang around. This being said, today I am going to list my top 10 songs which I listen to guiltily, whilst absolutely loving it. The order… Read more Top 10 Guilty Pleasure Songs

The Hypocrisy of Beyonce and the Impossibly Skinny Disney Princess

A couple of weeks ago, I tuned into the Billboard Music Awards ceremony for a little while. During the ceremony they were honoring Beyonce for her lifetime musical achievements, showing people talking about her and her legacy. One thing that these talking heads were saying was about how great an influence she was for females around the globe. Now, I am not entirely familiar with Beyonce’s catalog of work, but this seemed like a bit of a stretch to me. I know that 2 of her hits: “Irreplaceable” and “All… Read more The Hypocrisy of Beyonce and the Impossibly Skinny Disney Princess

You Don’t Watch Good Movies

“Thinking is boring, of course (all that silence), which is why so many industrially made movies work so hard to entertain you. If you’re entertained, or so the logic seems to be, you won’t have the time and head space to think about how crummy, inane and familiar the movie looks, and how badly written, shoddily directed and indifferently acted it is. And so the images keep zipping, the sounds keep clanging and the actors keep shouting as if to reassure you that, yes, the money you spent for your… Read more You Don’t Watch Good Movies

Why the Television Show Survivor is Among the Best Games Ever Created

This is something I wrote for my creative writing class and is for all people, hoping to explain my love for the show Survivor. CBS’s television show Survivor helped to bring an array of cheesy reality shows onto viewers television sets, much of which people would consider to be the downfall of television as we know it. Shows would be created, where people battled in order to win love from a stranger, or where people competed to win plastic surgery, or to see who could lose the most weight, as… Read more Why the Television Show Survivor is Among the Best Games Ever Created

This Week In… Things I Like

1. NT Wright-I’m currently reading After You Believe and I loved the introduction where he talks of how his Christian experience is limited to only that of the West. It shows how he is a truly thinking and humble man, something that I respect a lot. Within the church, people’s views (myself included) are based on those who make up the majority culture (white, middle class). Much can be learned from those who are Christian and are outside the cultural group. For more information on this read Soong Chan-Rah’s The Next Evangelicalism 2.… Read more This Week In… Things I Like

A Change of Heart

I have tried blogging three different times. I recently deleted them all due to disgust of all the other lame bloggers that exist in the world wide web. However, for whatever reason, I have a need to express my thoughts and opinions to the entire world, so this blog exists. These posts will now be unedited ramblings of myself with little to no importance. The topics will be everything from the television show Survivor, to random movies, to things that I like, to serious subjects such as neo-colonialism, poverty, and… Read more A Change of Heart