Monthly Archives: April 2018

Infinity War Unlimited

It’s been a long time since I got to have as much fun talking movies with my students.  Friday was a fun game of playing coy about what I saw Thursday night (“who’s your favorite hero?  Oh, good luck with … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Economically Speaking

Today’s four-color Frazz by Jef Mallett includes a good conversation with a creative twist or two.  Also, even though I don’t know much about it, economics seems fascinating.  More on Wendell Berry later in the week, though. (image from

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The Real Business of the Infinity Gauntlet

Now that the Infinity Gauntlet is (or isn’t?) in play in Avengers: Infinity War, it’s time for the object of great power to get put to real use . . . particularly the use mentioned in this classic Parks and … Continue reading

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Avengers: Infinity and Beyond

There’s a long-standing tradition in the comic book medium of assuming that every comic book is some reader’s first.  Because of that, the storytellers felt responsible for making that particular issue as accessible as possible, even if it was the … Continue reading

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Marvel and the Mega-Narrative

Okay.  One more quick movie post before heading out to the rest of the work-and-play day. Last week the folks at Marvel released a nice clip acting as a little “retrospective” on their 10 years of making movies.  It’s a … Continue reading

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“There was another idea . . .”

So I’m about 24 hours away from the Avengers: Infinity War premiere.  I’ve “muted” what I could on Twitter.  I’ve stayed away from any reviews or websites (except for the Rotten Tomatoes score).  But I saw this commercial on TV … Continue reading

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9 Minutes of “40”

Sunday night at church we sang Psalm 40.  It was a nice rendition of the song and all, but I couldn’t help but think that maybe we could’ve sung U2’s (shortened) version of the Old Testament song of waiting and … Continue reading

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