I guess first thing’s first, apologies about having no real post for today. The second thing is way more important than the first, because I need to remind you all that you should not see Exodus: Gods and Kings. I one hundred percent realize that the title of the last post [and its very contents] refer to Christians and their responsibility to be generally good people, but isn’t that the way we should all live? Just be good people, don’t support this:
And honestly, if that wasn’t a good enough reason not to watch it there’s also the fact that apparently it’s terrible. And I quote, from the very beginning of that review:
“This is one of those moments when a movie comes along that is so repugnant, and so bland, and so pretentious, that it’s almost impossible to believe. And yet, like a voice from a burning bush, Exodus is an unbelievable event that will nevertheless lead thousands of people on a terrifying quest — to movie theaters.”
To go back to my original point, however, the main reason I don’t have a new post up today is that life has gotten very busy with my leaving the country this upcoming Wednesday. All that being said, I will have a post next Friday, a special one that will share a certain theme with those of my co-writers.
I’m actually pretty excited for it. Should be good.
In other news, a friend of mine linked to this parody of Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass”, which you can listen to here:
Gordon wrote a post very early in the year about “Ban Bossy”, a movement that sought to put an end to a certain term when used to describe females. The song I just linked to is an obvious extension of that, with the word “bitch” being leveled against women in [and out of] positions of authority, and makes some very good points. There is a wage gap, there is a certain amount of sexism in many a workplace, and on the whole we tend to have a vicious double standard when it comes to viewing men and women who essentially behave in a similar fashion.
The reason my friend disliked it was because “It starts out as a celebration of a move toward equality and then descends into non-satirical gender flipping.” I respectfully disagreed, citing the tendency of such parodies to rely heavily on hyperbole to make their points without actually supporting such extremist views, but I guess it’s up in the air. Feel free to chip in with your own opinions, and look forward to next week, which will contain [basically] our last updates of 2014!