65Insight Knives Out Genre Switch

This is the final week of a 6 week challenge – the 65 Roses 65 Mile challenge. I’ve committed to indoor biking 65miles a week to raise money to find a cure for CF. I am also giving insights into the movies I watch as I bike – right after hopping off the bike, hence out of breath. Hope your enjoy the insights into the genre switch of Knives Out this week.

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65Insight Black Panther

This is week 5 of a 6 week challenge – the 65 Roses 65 Mile challenge. I’ve committed to indoor biking 65miles a week to raise money to find a cure for CF. I am also giving insights into the movies I watch as I bike – right after hopping off the bike, hence out of breath. Hope your enjoy the insights into the character of Black Panther this week.

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65Insight Snowpiercer

I’m entering week 3 of a 6 week challenge – the 65 Roses 65 Mile challenge. I’ve committed to indoor biking 65miles a week. I am also giving insights into the movies I watch as I bike – right after hopping off the bike, hence out of breath. Hope your enjoy the insights into Bong Joon-Ho’s thought-provoker this week.

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65Insight: Guardians 2 Batteries

For the next five week, I continue the 65 Roses 65 Mile challenge – indoor biking 65miles a week. I am also giving insights into the movies I watch as I bike – right after hopping off the bike, hence out of breath. (I am also out of breath when I hop off the couch, but that is another story…)

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65Roses 65 Mile Challenge

Those of you who know me understand my love of the art of the couch potato. The one thing in the past that has gotten me off the couch is raising fund for Cystic Fibrosis research, in honor of my niece Harper.

Harper is now 13 -older than in the picture above. Which means that I am also getting older. My knees no longer let me run part of a marathon for fundraising. Instead I am joining the 65Roses 65 mile challenge – on my stationary bike. Every week for six weeks, I am pledging to hit 65 miles.

Week #1 is done – I’ve clocked 66.68 miles. Now on to week #2…

Please consider supporting this effort. Visit my challenge page, click on “Donate to Me” and get added to my honor roll.

As a bonus, since I am exercising in front of a TV, I’ll include in my blog what I’m learning from the movies and shows I watch while spinning.

Thanks for considering!

Jmt,

Sean

Where’s this Cel from?

More on the walls at Asbury University: This one, with fashion model Catherine standing next to it, is an animation cel used in a movie. A few clues: the bird in the picture may not look it, but it is a robin; the film was not animated; and… okay, I doubt you need any more clues.

Eutychus – The Superbook Show

My favorite type of episode to write for the Superbook Show are the Bizarre Bible Bytes. Morgan kills this one (sorry, pun unintended!). Directed and edited by Kara Roberts. Enjoy!

Arm Badge of Courage

Ongoing guessing game: Where’s this prop from? This patch for costuming hangs on the walls at Asbury University in part because the TV show was shot, in part, in Kentucky.

That should be plenty of clues. What TV show was this used in?

Scam Artist and Love

This is a bit of a continuation of the conversation from my Sunday School group that I was relating last week: the-hero-of-the-story-part-one

My wife’s favorite time to eye-roll is when I get a call from a telemarketer or a scammer. If the telemarketer won’t take a simple “no” for an answer, I am often too happy to keep them on the line.

I once read a particularly obnoxious newspaper salesman the entire “Green Eggs and Ham” book, substituting in the name of his paper for the green eggs, and “read” with “eat.” “I will not read it here or there, I will not read it anywhere!” He hung up before I got all the way to the end.

My brothers are better at this game than I am. When one brother was told that the caller’s monitor indicated his computer had a virus, my brother refused to go to the computer until his scammer could assure him that the virus was not contagious to humans.

Great fun. Then I read this article from Readers Digest. (Go ahead, and read it.)

Could I see an internet scammer as the hero of a story? Answer the phone thinking, “How can I love this person?” Probably not.

To be clear: no one is saying we need to fall for the scam – that’s not love either. But to think of the other person as a child of God, misplaced, broken, but still a child of God. Hmmm.

My friend, aptly named Faith, once got an obscene phone call. Her response? Pity. She told the man that she understood how lonely and desperate he must be to making this call. She told him that he was loved; that Jesus wanted more and better for him.

It wasn’t a joke to her, or a way to get the caller off the phone. She genuinely hurt seeing the fallen nature at work in this fellow human being.

I’m still working on that.

jmt,

Sean

The Motorcycle Goes To…

Apparently this one was trickier than expected. The closest we got was Omar Poppenlander’s guess of Stuart Little. To be honest, the first time I saw it on the wall at Asbury, my first thought was Stuart Little.

Alas, it was from the apparently little watched Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeaquel. Below are some storyboards from the movie as well.