Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-WAHT?!?!

This is what happens when you give Jars of Clay, MercyMe, The Afters, Lecrae, and Thousand Foot Krutch too much free time. (then shove them all into a single hallway)


A little something to brighten my absence

I know, party foul. Or blog fail.

Two weeks since my last post. Ugh. Where have I been? JJ had an operation. Came home, went back to the hospital for surgery and an overnight stay. I have been writing. Then I got Jon Acuff's not yet released book to preview/review two days before he needed the feedback. Then I was writing some more.

And yes, I realize that's a lot of writing with nothing appearing here.

But I do have something big planned. Until then, I hope this holds you over.

I propose we bring ska back. (and by "we" I mean people with more musical talent than me)


Aaron Gillespie

You may recognize Aaron Gillespie from another post from about a year ago. He's made some amazing music.

I've had huge respect for him as a musician, and the more I hear him speak, the greater my respect from him as a Christian. In the clip above, he poses an interesting question: why can't we as American experience this?

Aaron has an answer. Christians in Uganda worship for the sole reason that God exists. I have my own thoughts, but I'd rather let it percolate for a while and let the question linger.

Why can't Christian Americans worship with abandon like Christians in a third world country? Why can't we experience God like those in Uganda?


Five for Friday

I was a huge A-Team fan back in the 80s. It is perhaps the most violent show my parents let me watch. It is also possibly the most violent show where no one actually gets hurt.

As a fan of the show (and the over-the-top cheesiness of the eighties) this video was irresistible.

If this was a real movie, I would bet that it could be better than the recent Hollywood refake. Two reasons: parody at its finest and little people.

I honestly believe little people can make anything better. Think about it. Would anyone ever watch pit boss if the stars of the show weren't munchkins? Admit it, Mini-Me was the only reason you watched Austin Powers. And I'm not a fan of pro-wrestling, but I wouldn't hesitate to go see midget wrestling. Pop culture seems to be obsessed with little people - cable networks have seven different shows to choose from (four of which are on TLC) that are all about people of smaller than expected stature.

These shows exist because people watch them.

This has led me to a proposal that could perpetuate this half-heighted obsession while saving humanity from the scourge of trashy remakes of classic shows that filmmakers unleash upon the planet like a pack of mentally handicapped hell-hounds.

If midgets can make anything more entertaining, why not cast little people in the roles of all those inevitable remakes?

The A Team has been done, thanks to The Lowercase a-Team video above. Here are five more timeless shows that I would love to see updated with miniature actors.

1. Highlander. There can only be one half.

2. Gilligan's Island. Just try to imagine a little person trying to climb into bunk bed hammocks. Even better if the new cast sings the theme song.

3. MacGyver. Richard Dean Anderson was a walking chemistry set with an experiment in his pocket. I'd imagine a little person's pockets would be much shallower but the contents would be far more entertaining.

4. Saved by the Bell. How many Mini-Screeches could you fit into a locker?

5. Walker Texas Ranger. Should this even need an explanation?

Did I miss any?