Buckeye Jones

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About Buckeye Jones

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    Killer of threads

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    In America
  • Interests
    any roasted coffee, home renovation, travel, raising two boys, church, Swiffer, Charmin

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    Market Research
  • About my avatar
    I think it's me.
  • Favorite movies
    (today) Empire Strikes Back, LOTR:FOTR, TT EE, ROTK, The Searchers, Braveheart, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Spartacus
  • Favorite music
    Copland: Appalachain Spring, Orff: Carmina Burana, U2 Joshua Tree, Zooropa, Achtung Baby, Rich Mullins, Resphigi: Pines of the Rome, almost anything from or by Pepe Romero; Buckeye Battle Cry, The Ohio State University Marching Band
  • Favorite creative writing
    JRR Tolkien LOTR/Silmarillion, the Hobbit; Tom Wright, Jesus and the Victory of God, Resurrection of the Son of God, For All God's Worth; Edmund Morris TR biographies. David McCullough's John Adams biography, Remains of the Day, Ishiguro.
  • Favorite visual art
    John Volck's stuff. And Dan Sorensen's.

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  1. A 75 year old Harrison Ford beating up commies while hunting antiquities? Without Mutt in tow? Movie magic at its finest.
  2. This still looks stupid and unnecessarily convoluted.
  3. this election did get me to purchase Volf's A Public Faith.
  4. I just finished reading "A Canticle for Leibowitz", and darned if I didn't wake up this morning thinking it is actually more likely than ever. And I'm generally not one to get caught up in anti-Trump hysteria. I wish I could read more facts than reactions, but social media gushes reaction (and spin). When the entire news industry runs up a big wave of reporting that Hillary will win! until 9 pm the day of the election, I tend to consider that news orgs are susceptible to groupthink (if they are not blatantly partisan, on left or right). I try to read the original sources as much as possible (recognizing they're just as likely to be "spin"). Oh well.
  5. Star Wars Episode IX: Now For Some More Jedi
  6. Who ya gonna call?
  7. Grumpy war vet decides not to kill his niece at the end.
  8. The Ten Commandments! er, maybe not...
  9. A bunch of failed profs plus a working stiff roast marshmallows.
  10. So, presumably someone you know has been killed in a horrid fashion. So to grieve, you hit the showers--you know, wash away the pain. Oh, and get some with the other guy who's also washing away his sorrows with a good rinse. And of course your shower doesn't have any walls--it's just a big tunnel that goes off into darkness. Darkness, conveniently, where the nasty thing who has just eaten a few of your colleagues is waiting to eat one of you two who decided the best and most effective way to handle a crisis is to get some nookie. Only this time, it's not a freak in a hockey mask punishing you for having sex, it's a xenomorph, who predictively allows the cameraman to get a good view first, then sprays blood all over your boobs in an aesthetic manner while you figure out how to fight it off naked, saving your vengeance for a later, more clothed, chance. Can. Not. Wait.
  11. Truth be told, I envisioned both alien species as looking vaguely like Sid from the ICE AGE cartoons. That is an interesting critique of Russell's Jesuits. Of course all of them are rather easy going regarding the gospel imperative; I don't know any Jesuits nor am I very familiar with them with the exception of their collegiate basketball prowess. I took their post modern liberalism I stride, especially with the light attempts at converting Anne and with Sandoz's expectations of sharing about God with the Reshtar (though that comes with a pointed and horrifying reversal of expectations). I suspect if these were Baptists and not Jesuits the interaction with the aliens would have been much different.
  12. I just finished reading The Sparrow, and actually tweeted Russell to ask her if Silence played an inspirational role in the creation of the novel. She replied, no--didn't read it until well after The Sparrow was complete. But the parallels are so similar, with Rodrigues and Sandoz experiencing the crises of faith in God and God's will in mission as disaster to others strikes. The Sparrow, of course, spins Sandoz into tragic and harrowing irony as he encounters the Singer who inspired the mission itself--less subtle, I think, than Silence's denouement. But what a novel--I can't believe it was a first novel. I read Thread of Grace years prior, and while I found it rich and compelling, it was not near the staggering accomplishment that is The Sparrow.
  13. That would be admirable restraint if they just had him in the background instead of giving him a line or two. Small world syndrome and all that. I'm still a little surprised that we didn't see all those Death Star imperial officers we see in the original Star Wars arguing about the fleet etc.