Saturday, April 24, 2010

I'd like to cash in my 401k please.

I had a busy week and have missed talking with you guys. I'm glad to be back. JD did well in my absence in the continued debate about "where we get the idea of right and wrong" from?

Any ways, the kids are away in San Antonio visiting relatives. Me and the Mrs. are "Home Alone". I'd mentioned how my Pastor showed a clip of the movie "2012" at church a couple weeks ago. So last night after I took my wife to one of the finer eateries in town, we stopped at one of those vending machines that rents dvd's.

We got the movie "2012". I'm very hard to please when it comes to movies, so don't take my advice, but this movie was average at best. If you haven't seen it, rent something else?

The movie is about the how the Mayans predicted the end of the world to be on 12/21/2012. Some people knew this was really gonna happen and were making plans to avoid it. (if that would be possible) It got me thinking about King Hezekiah. Hezekiah was a good King in the days of Isaiah the Prophet. He was real sick, the Lord told Isaiah to tell Hezekiah to get his "house in order" because he was gonna die. The King didn't wanna die, so he prayed to God. God thought it over and then told Isaiah to go tell the King he was gonna give Hezekiah 15 more years to live.

This brings up 2 questions. #1. Would you want to know the exact date you were gonna die? And #2. If you knew the exact date you were gonna die, what would you do to get your "house in order"?

Later, feeno

9 comments:

  1. Not know. That way I'm encouraged to get (and keep) my house in order all the time.

    Cheers.

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  2. Yeah, that movie was mediocre at best. Great special effects, of course, but the acting and dialogue were terrible.

    I don't think I'd want to know when I was going to die. That's like reading the end of a mystery novel before you read the rest. Just takes the fun out of things.

    But if I did know the exact date I was going to die, I'd probably a) be a lot more reckless in the meantime, skydiving and mountain climbing without a rope and such, and b) make sure to tie up any loose ends with friends and family. Then it's just kind of a matter of enjoying life while I've got it, and hopefully trying to make the world better off as well.

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  3. R Sherman

    Yes sir, if we knew exactly when the robber was gonna rob our house, we'd all be ready for him.

    Jeff

    The special effects were good. But I never understood how some regular, normal family manages to escape so many close calls, find 2 planes, fly 2 planes and somehow end up right where they were suppose to?

    I wouldn't want to know either. And actually we all should live as R. Sherman suggests. I'm glad he reminded me. And as you say... friends and family... Maybe that's a reminder to tell people how you feel about them more?

    I think I'm gonna call mom and dad tonight.

    Out, feeno

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  5. I would want to know the exact time and place. That way I can be armed and ready and die with my boots on. I am not going to be caught with my pants down with bunny slippers on. No Sir!

    It was the great samurai Myamoto Musashi who once said: "The way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death". Living in fear is just not a way to live.

    That said, that 2012 movie sounds like it sucks. People were freaking out for year 2000 saying that computers were going to crash and burn and send us back to the stone age. Nothing happened. Guess what, 2012 is going to come and go, and nothing is going to happen. Except that Jesse Ventura might run for U.S. President, and that would be a little funny. Same circus, new clowns.

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  6. Yellowstone going up with a wild Woody Harrelson was the only good part. I would vote it as one of the worst movies of the year.

    Avatar was fun. Teens ought to love it. A Star Wars for the new gen.

    I enjoyed Up in the Air with George Clooney. Thought it was a well told story.

    The new Sherlock Holmes was better than I expected it to be.Enjoyable and entertaining. I'll probably pick it up on blue ray sometime.

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  7. Lordship

    "Myamoto Musashi"? If you want a good quote from someone staring death in the face, none better than my boy Josie Wales. Let me set the stage, Josey rides up on a entire tribe of Comanche warriors. All by himself to retrieve a couple of his friends who are buried up to their necks and ready to die.

    Josey: You be Ten Bears?
    Ten Bears: I am Ten Bears.
    Josey: I'm Josey Wales.
    Ten Bears: I have heard. You're the gray rider. You would not make peace with the Blue Coats. You may go in peace.
    Josey: I reckon not, got nowhere to go.
    Ten Bears: Then you will die.
    Josey: I came here to die with you. Or live with you. Dyin' ain't so hard for men like you and me, it's living that's hard; when all you ever cared about has been butchered or raped. Governments don't live together, people live together. With governments you don't always get a fair word or a fair fight. Well Ive come here to give you either one, or get either one from you. I came here like this so you know my word of death is true. And that my word of life is then true. The bear lives here, the wolf, the antelope, the Comanche. And so will we. Now, we'll only hunt what we need to live on, same as the Comanche does. And every spring when the grass turns green and the Comanche moves north, he can rest here in peace, butcher some of our cattle and jerk beef for the journey. The sign of the Comanche, that will be on our lodge, that's my word of life.
    Ten Bears: And your word of death?
    Josey: It's here in my pistols, there in your rifles. I'm here for either one.
    Ten Bears:These things you say we will have, we already have.
    Josey:That's true. I ain't promising you nothing extra. I'm just giving you life and your giving me life. And I'm saying men can live together without butchering one another.
    Ten Bears: It's sad that governments are chiefed by the double-tongues. There is iron in your word of death for all Comanche to see. And so there is iron in your words of life. No signed paper can hold the iron, it must come from men. The words of Ten Bears carries the same iron of life and death. It is good that warriors such as we meet in the struggle of life...or death. It shall be life.

    Your boy Musashi would have wet his pants as soon as he saw Ten Bears. Go rent "The Outlaw Josey Wales" and then you can have a real hero to quote from.

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    T- Vick

    "Woody Harrelson" I didn't even figure that out right away. But yes, Sherlock Holmes comes out on DVD this Tuesday and I will be renting that. Looking forward to it. Thanks for the review.

    Later Homies, feeno

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  8. Miyamoto Musashi was real, not fictional:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miyamoto_Musashi

    There is a comic book series based off the biography of Miyamoto Musashi called "Vagabond" published by VIZ. It's worth a look at because the art is simply stunning!!! Not to mention it's genuine history, so it will be fun for kids, and they'll actually get to learn something.

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