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Roland Deschain

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    God, music, reading, writing, sports

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    Alpaca Herder
  • About my avatar
    Andy Dufresne from King's Shawshank Redemption
  • Favorite movies
    Superhero flicks, anything starring Harrison Ford, anything directed by Alfred Hitchcock
  • Favorite music
    The 77s, Tourniquet, Larry Norman, Queen, Pink Floyd
  • Favorite creative writing
    Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Eric Wilson, Robert Liparulo, Melanie Wells
  • Favorite visual art
    Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Salvadore Dali
  1. Do remarks like this represent your idea of a Christian attitude toward Bill Maher? Let's just say that I have been kinder to Bill Maher than he has been to Christians. And is it your personal crusade to pick fights with me on this message board? Your nitpicking, petulant, and whiny attitude is one of the reasons I very rarely frequent MBs any more. But whatever makes you feel better about yourself, I reckon.
  2. OK, so when someone sincerely asks you about your critical standards, your response is an off-target ad hominem attack on the questioner. Whatever, man. If you want me to lighten up, I will. In fact, that's my only choice here ... you certainly haven't given me any reason to take you seriously. Aha...keep the day job, mando. You don't have a future in comedy...or even in the art of being drole.
  3. Sorry, "I enjoyed it" doesn't equate to "'Twas well done." One is a subjective response; the other is a critical evaluation. I mean, I saw the new Indiana Jones movie the other night, and I enjoyed it as long as I didn't think critically about how implausible many of its plot points are ... or how Spielberg occasionally gets lazy and substitutes a crotch joke for an action sequence ... or that there really is no metal in gunpowder ... or why the casket's magnetism doesn't attract the barrels of some rifles that are close to it, but does attract the barrels of other rifles that are farther away
  4. I too play Diplomacy but online (http://www.floc.net/dpjudge/). What a great game, it is like chess only times 7! I wonder if there might be 7 of us here on A&F and we could do a private game? I've been playing Madden NFL 2009. After a hard day, it helps take the edge off.
  5. I saw this pageantry you speak of in a church I formerly attended. 'Twas well done. Being a Lifehouse fan, this is icing on the cake.
  6. Let me guess this straight...this old, washed-up pothead "finds religion wanting"? What a sorry excuse of a joke of a man he is. Mr. Maher, you have been weighed in the scales, and are found wanting.
  7. Good timing, noticing this thread and all. I just got a 2006 Hyundai Elantra. This life-change was way overdue.
  8. Oh well. As long as it's well-made, I don't really care when it's released. No rush jobs, please.
  9. Would that be Eric Wilson, author of the pending Jerusalem Undead vampire series?
  10. No, not the Lennon song. This one is a Lucinda original, written (and later rejected) during the recording of 1992's Sweet Old World. There are a few really good moments on the new album. The raw and very sexual "Honey Bee" is steamy and great, and the "you're a jerk/no, you're a jerk" duet with Elvis Costello on "Jailhouse Tears" is superb. But overall, this one isn't doing it for me. A few other 2008 discs come to mind: The 77s- Holy Ghost Building Andy Hunter- Colour Asia- Phoenix Edison Glass- Time Is Fiction Eowyn- Silent Screams Ivoryline- There Came A Lion Larry Norman- Rebel
  11. Exactly. Much like daddy James's hatchet-job...er, I mean, performance of Ronald Reagan not too long ago.
  12. Yeah, I saw that. Remember, like Patrick Buchanan said, "Christian-bashing is a popular indoor sport." Deep in their hearts, these powers-that-be know that Christians won't threaten to decapitate/immolate them if their faith is threatened. If these producers truly had any intestinal fortitude, they should portray Islam in a completely negative light...the death threats from groups sympathetic to Al Qaeda and Hamas (etc.) would roll in. Yes, because there are no Christian terrorist organizations. Unless the show was arguing that the crazy pastor was interpreting the Bible correctly? It
  13. I'm actually about a quarter of the way through Jayber Crow, and I agree wholeheartedly. What an amazing, stirring book. I also just started Kevin Baker's Paradise Alley, the second in his NYC/fire-themed books. I also hope to dig into H.W. Brands (I think that's the name) biography on Andrew Jackson soon. Also, I finished J.D. Salinger's Franny and Zooey. Loved it. I never made it all of the way through Catcher in the Rye, if only because it reminded me of every self-absorbed, angsty teen I've ever met. But these two stories were very moving, very well-written and very thoughtful. Heh...I
  14. The aforementioned domain name has apparently NOT been secured by the album's staff, but that's alright. Just knowing that the next U2 disc should feature 13 jamming tracks is enough to make me drool. ::w00t::
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