There's Something Wrong With That Ad
Sharp Eye, Kid
A while back I stopped off to fuel the car and my daughter spied this in the convenience store window:
She said, “Why does the live bait advertisement show a bass chasing an artificial lure?”
This Black Friday, don’t get “fished in” by misleading promos.
Hope you, dear reader, enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving. Until next time.
Haven’t turned a page this week in Chernow’s Washington. But it is still on my stack, as is David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest. I’ve read a little more of the latter.
I’ve moved a little more rapidly through Gary Scott Smith’s Strength for the Fight: The Life and Faith of Jackie Robinson, which I’m enjoying and would recommend.
I’ve also spent time with Wendell Berry’s This Day: Collected & New Sabbath Poems, and read the first two chapters of Trevin Wax’s The Thrill of Orthodoxy: Rediscovering the Adventure of Christian Faith. I would’ve kept going—but the first two chapters are all I had! I received an advance sample and plan to get my hands on the full galley so I can read it and review it.
Sights and Sounds
It’s a holiday week, so I’ve been watching movies. I watched Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008), Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001), Death Race (2008), The Courier (2019), and Nope (2022).
I prefer the dystopia of The Running Man (1987) to that of Death Race, unfortunately I wasted time watching The Courier and was rewarded with a terrible ending, and I liked Nope. I’ll be thinking about that movie for a good while to come.
On the blog: Ellul with a challenging word on preaching the Word, Tolkein’s definition of a eucatastrophic tale, and Henri Nouwen on intercessory prayer.
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P.S. - It rained in the Ouachita National Forest on Thursday, so I settled here. I did not see any wood apes out this window, but you can bet I was looking.