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Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
cbertsch
cbertsch
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I'm administering a midterm to my English 380 students right now. It has already been a long morning and I'm getting antsy, troubled by the prospect of many stressful hours ahead in my workday. I recently noticed that the small, green copy of the New Testament -- they're everywhere on campus these days -- that I remarked on during last class was still sitting on the teacher's desk. So I picked it up and turned to a random passage in the hope that it would help me in my time of need. This is where I landed:
Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of aliens. Women received their dead raised to life again. Others were tortured, not accepting deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection.
That's from the Book of Hebrews, 11:34-35. And boy did it make me feel better! I had forgotten that The Bible sometimes reads like the scenario for a B-movie in the hybrid horror-science fiction category.

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icetulip From: icetulip Date: April 6th, 2006 09:22 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I had forgotten that The Bible sometimes reads like the scenario for a B-movie in the hybrid horror-science fiction category.

If the TV show "Mystery Science Theater 3000" were still on the air, I would have LOVED to have seen the 'bots riff on any old-school Biblical movie. Still, they did have episodes featuring the old Hercules movies with Steve Reeves. They were awesome.
_luaineach From: _luaineach Date: April 6th, 2006 09:48 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Mystery Science Theater

Best. Show. Ever.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: April 7th, 2006 02:14 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I would so love to watch that with you.
_luaineach From: _luaineach Date: April 7th, 2006 06:10 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I take this as a compliment of the highest sort!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: April 7th, 2006 02:13 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Totally.
kolakoski From: kolakoski Date: April 7th, 2006 08:06 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Those little green bibles are everywhere. One suddenly appeared on the cart for the over-head projector in my class in Harvill. They're more ubiquitous than the shopping carts scattered around Tucson.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: April 7th, 2006 02:11 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Maybe the aliens are responsible. . . :-)
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