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In Praise of the Geeky Wife

A wife of geeky character who can find? She is worth far more than gold-pressed latinum.

Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks no season of Doctor Who.

She brings him buffs, not de-buffs, all the days of her life.

She grinds mats and rep and works with eager hands.

She is like Cyrano Jones, bringing her tribbles from afar.

She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and healing potions for her guildies.

She considers an expansion pack and buys it; out of her earnings she buys comic books.

She sets about her work vigorously; the Force is strong with her (but without the midichlorian thing).

She sees that following the Rules of Acquisition leads to profit, and her lava lamp does not go out at night.

In her hands she holds the bat’leth and grasps the tricorder with her fingers.

She opens her arms to the noobs and extends her hands to the nerdy.

When the Shadows return to Z’ha’dum, she has no fear for her crew, for she is allied with the First Ones.

She makes Starfleet uniforms; she is clothed in command red (TNG>TOS).

Her husband is respected at Comic-Con, where he takes his seat among the gamers.

She makes die-cast models and sell them, and supplies the comic shops with figurines.

She is clothed with the slave Leia metal bikini; she can laugh at the Days of Futures Past.

She speaks Buffyspeak, and she can kill you with her brain.

She watches every zombie film and does not eat the flesh of the living.

Her children arise and call her shiny; her husband also, and he praises her:

“Many women do noble things, but no power in the ‘verse can stop you.

Bow ties are cool, and the Star Wars prequels are awful; but a woman who boldly goes where no one has gone before is to be praised.

Give her the fourth pip she has earned, and let her works bring her praise on ‘teh interwebs’”.

When Google Knows You Too Well

 

A promotional poster for Of Gods and Men

Of Gods and Men (film)

Of Gods and Men (film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The professor that I will be interning under next semester is wanting to incorporate the movie “Of Gods and Men” into his course material as an example of living the cruciform life. Having not seen it, I turned to Google. Ah Google. In this case it knows me too well. When I googled “Of Gods and Men” the first offering it gave me was “Star Trek: Of Gods and Men” the 2006 mini-series that was directed by Tim Russ (Tuvok) and starred an abundance of Star Trek alum, and not the 2010 French film about trappist monks in Algeria. Hmm. I wonder if there is a way to  incorporate Star Trek into my internship. Oh let me count the ways!

 

 

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Random Blog Posts and Stuff

Charles Lewis at the National Post interviews Michael Coren, who says that Christianity is most abused faith on earth. He’s good at pushing buttons, and he pushed mine a little when he said, “First of all, forget mainstream Protestants (Anglican, United Church, etc.). They’re barely Christian anymore, and they’ll accept anything.” Another notable quotable from the interview:

Christians are marginalized, they’re mocked, they’re told their views don’t belong, they’re told to keep their views out of the public square and keep their religion at home. And where it can be quite sinister is at universities where Christian students they’re told that their ideas are stupid. I’ve even seen it with my children who are in university. Somehow Christianity is not a valid area of thought any longer. You can bring your socialism, your feminism, your homosexuality, your anti-Zionism into the class but if you bring your Christianity that’s not to be taken seriously.

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Check out the group session at Calgary Con when the entire cast of Star Trek:TNG sits down for a time for Q and A. There’s also a special guest and a special questioner who make appearances:

Part one, two, three, four, five.

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Nick Phillips writes, What the Church can learn from Canadian politics:

…There are a lot of young people inside (and sadly outside) of the church with a lot of great ideas for helping people get to know Jesus Christ yet their voices are not being heard because the current leadership seems to be unable to shift their thinking enough to hear some of these ideas.
It’s not hard to do really, so I’m not trying to place any blame here. But when you’ve been doing the same thing for a generation it’s often hard to hear something that may be quite different.
The problem is, these are the people we are trying to reach. We are into our third generation of seriously decreased church cultured people. The few we have in the church need to be nurtured into being the new leaders so the church can be a priority once again in our communities.

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Brian LePort asks Is it Ethical to Watch Football?, and takes a swipe at MMA in the process:

I find myself a bit confused by those who watch and enjoy Mixed Martial Arts. It is blood sport and savagery. I’ve told myself that the NFL is better. MMA aims to harm people. Boxing aims to harm people. The NFL aims to keep a ball from crossing the line, right? Well, maybe not the Saints.

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And best picture of the day comes courtesy of Joel Watts: