"How come I don't remember hitting my head that night?"

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Working Full-time for the Mouse at the World of Disney.

Saturday, September 30, 2006

* I think Fever Pitch get's my award for most underrated movie of the last few years. Seriously, it's on the movie channels everyday and whenever I catch a glimpse of it, especially the end, I like it more. And there are few movies I can say that about.

* I definatly CAN'T say that about Fantastic Four. Every time it's on-which is a LOT-a small part of me dies inside.

* New Real Time Strategy game called HALO WARS is coming. From the makers of Age of Empires. I may need to lie down.

Friday, September 29, 2006

Derek Webb is my hero.

Derek Webb - In his words.lyrics from the new album "Mockingbird"

there are two great lies that i've heard: the day you eat of the fruit of that tree, you will not surely die and that Jesus Christ was a white, middle-class republican and if you wanna be saved you have to learn to be like Him -from A King & A Kingdom

peace by way of war is like purity by way of fornication it's like telling someone murder is wrong and then showing them by way of execution -from My Enemies Are Men Like Me

are we defending life when we just pick and choose lives acceptable to lose and which ones to defend -from Love Is Not Against The Law

don't teach me about moderation and liberty, i prefer a shot of grape juice -from A New Law

my first allegiance is not to a flag, a country, or a man, my first allegiance is not to democracy or blood it's to a king & a kingdom -from A King & A Kingdom

come on and follow Me, but sell your house, sell your suv, sell your stocks, sell your security and give it to the poor -From Rich Young Ruler

Iron Man Will Be...

Robert Downey, Jr

Congratulations if you saw that coming, because you're the only one. And if this turns out to be wrong, blame Ain't It Cool News. Good choice though. Gutsy, but good.

Political Memos

* Dear Democrats: Nobody is winning anything in November if you keep harping on one topic instead of introducing some new ideas we can get behind. I know you hate the war. We ALL know. We get it. No Iraq for the democrats. You want our troops home. Good for you. Now how about telling us your wonderful plans for life after that? Oh and about your money... it sure is a good thing you aren't wasting cash fighting another democrat in Conneticut.

* Dear President Bush: You know what? To hell with National Security. No really. At some point the cost for security will get to high and that line is with torture. This isn't about protecting our troops. It's not about our freedom and safety. It's about what is morally right and wrong. We really have to get into a huge debate over the Geneva convention about this? How about we get to the point where we decide it's better to be morally right then it is to have an image of toughness. We're just handing away everything that makes this country great to these psychos and you're the one doing it.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Tuckenie on Cultural Lies: What's Really Wrong With You

Every now and then the hike get's long and I face a dry space of shallow grayness. I see the bright yellow of the dawn and I know that the light of truth is within reach and yet I can't help but marvel at the grayness of a world staring at itself in constant self reflection. Too fat. Too old. Too wrinkly. Too skinny. Not sweet enough. Too rough. What do they think of me? Why did I do that? Why am I still single? When will this feeling go away? It's my fault. It's me. They don't like me.... ARGGGGH!!!

The culture will tell you there's something wrong with you. It has to. It needs you. Consumption is based on neccessity. Without you there's nobody to buy all the little trinkets. Without anyone buying the little trinkets people don't make money. So therefore you must be convinced that you need something. What better way than to tell you there's something wrong with you? Only it's not just on the physical level anymore. It cannot stay just on the physical level. Because if it was all about your body you'd just go work out, get addicted to adrenaline and your problem would be over. No it's a mental, spiritual issue as well. Mankind's greatest fear is of being alone. It's the ultimate response to separation from God. The ultimate lie. He doesn't want you. Why would he want you? Look at you. You're so pathetic. Such a loser. Not like that guy over there. He's got it together. Only deep down inside, he has the same lie being told to him. Nobody has everything together. Nobody is perfect. Show me someone who has their life worked out with no worries and no stress and I'll show you a man who is dead. Maybe not physically but spiritually yes.

Why would he not want you? Your personality? Of course. That's the problem. Somewhere in the course of your life you decided to be a loser. You know what that day was? When you decided to be different. When you became someone who isn't like everyone else. How dare you like reading comics? Who wants to watch Gilmore Girls? Only guys like to play video games. Rats are filthy, disgusting creatures. Stick to your own race. There's no hope for you because what YOU did is unforgiveable. Christians must be Republican. It's your fault. What's wrong with YOU?! Lies! ALL LIES!!!

God does not create "ugly". God does not create "loser". The culture does. And then the "counter" culture agrees, just as much a slave to neccessity as what it claims to reject. The culture is jealous because it does not understand. You are creation. You were not meant to belong to anyone or thing but your creator. There is nothing wrong with you. You were created to be this. Anything less would be an insult to the one who breathed life into you. The greatest of sins. The undoing of creation. You are the greatest work of art. The ultimate character. The roads you cross lead to the new and unique. The paths you cross change lives. Your impact is eternal. You send shockwaves with your words, create new plotthreads with your choices. It's neverending and unconstrained. You are exactly who you are supposed to be. And God loves you. That is the point. That is the truth. He loves you and he likes you. And for that, the culture will continue to hate you.

It will suck away your life like color from a palette. Fill you with lies and cram your world with darkness. It hates creation and must hate you. You are different and therefore spell its death. For the culture has been birthed in death, and you bring life. The culture is of this world and you are not. Therefore it will attack you. It will lie to you. Stand firm in truth. Stand firm in love. Go deeper into the light. Be yourself. For you are a child of the living God. The Lord of creation. The beginning and the end. And you are beautiful. Luminous. Magnificant. And not alone. NEVER alone.

The journey continues and I move on. I know I shall see this again, I just pray they'll be more light next time.