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2013 in Review

Posted by thethousandmarch on July 23, 2014 at 12:35 AM

My perennial, and as usual extremely late, review of the best stuff I saw, heard, and read last year (not all actually released last year). I’ve also included the stuff I really want to see, and have high expectations of, but haven’t had a chance to get around to.


Best Movies I Saw This Year

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What's Wrong With the New Chipotle Commercial and Why Good Intentions Can Hurt

Posted by thethousandmarch on October 23, 2013 at 9:25 PM

If you haven’t seen it yet take a moment to check out this new Chipotle commercial


I first saw this commercial on the Facebook page of a man I greatly resp...

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Seems to Think Porn Addicts Need More Judgment

Posted by thethousandmarch on October 13, 2013 at 6:05 PM

Is the Church too judgmental? Many people seem to think so. Yet in the new movie Don Jon it seems the Roman Catholic Church is being criticized for being not judgmental enough. Each week the main character Jon, who is addicted to pornography and usually manages to bed a new girl each time he goes to the club, confesses his sins for which he is “sorry”. The priest then tells him to say X number of Our Fathe...

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2012 Year in Review

Posted by thethousandmarch on August 21, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Yet again my year in review is very much after the year end – and this year in order to get something done I’m going to do this a little different than I have in the past. (Why do I do this at all, it’s mainly for me to think about the art forms I love and put something down that helps me remember the year.)


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What Daft Punk can Teach Church Leaders

Posted by thethousandmarch on May 26, 2013 at 5:45 PM

I’m sitting here listening to the new album from Daft Punk, which if you’ve never seen them are these guys –

From very early on in their careers they chose to obscure their identity and very few official pictures of the...

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Should Rick Give Up Michonne to Save the Rest of His People? (The Walking Dead)

Posted by thethousandmarch on March 12, 2013 at 10:50 PM

I’m not a fan of zombie movies, or any other type of horror movie, that takes glee in showing people get killed. I don’t watch The Walking Dead to see people (even if they are undead) get their heads smashed, stabbed, or blown apart – I could do with much less of that on the show. What I like about The Walking Dead and post-apocalyptic stories, zombie stories being a subgenre, is how they can be parables f...

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Les Miserables an Analysis

Posted by thethousandmarch on January 13, 2013 at 11:25 PM

In the story of Les Miserables we have a very powerful illustration of the theology of law vs. Gospel. (As a side note, the law is not always opposed to the Gospel; God’s law serves the process of redemption. But when its purpose is not understood it is forced to stand in conflict against the Gospel. ) In Jean Valjean we see a man redeemed by grace, a man who understands God’s mercy. He understands the gift God h...

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Les Miserables a Review (of the movie)

Posted by thethousandmarch on January 12, 2013 at 2:55 PM

I’m a huge fan of the book and musical Les Miserables – I even named my daughter Cosette. I’ve enjoyed listening to the musical ever since, lonely and depressed, I discovered it as a college freshman. It greatly appeals to my theatrical overly-dramatic self. When I heard a movie was being made I had high hopes. Oh how I was sorely disappointed as I watched the first trailer R...

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In Support of Attachment Parenting

Posted by thethousandmarch on May 13, 2012 at 4:05 AM

I know I said I was going to write about Christianity for Losers, but a recent hubbub over a certain Time magazine cover has made me decide to write a post about attachment parenting first.

When I saw the Time’s cover of a woman breastfeeding her three year old son, I was not disturbed by the image,...

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Best of 2011 - I may be losing touch

Posted by thethousandmarch on March 31, 2012 at 1:55 PM

There are many songs from my youth and twenties that instantly recall memories of adventure, strong emotion, or exact but often arbitrary moments in time. This year as I thought of my best of list I realized that a sure sign that my life has changed significantly is that no new song illicit such memories. As you will notice I barely have any music on my best of list this year. I hardly listened to any new music this year;...

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