Wagering on the Afterlife

What happens after we die? For some people this is a really easy question to answer, others struggle with it greatly. Personally, I subscribe to the belief that after I die I can return to live with a loving God in another life. I know a lot of people don’t subscribe to such a belief and in fact, may believe me a ridiculous human being for believing in such a thing, but I do. I didn’t always though and I’d be lying if part of what influenced me to return to being a believer was Pascal’s Wager. For those who…

A Beginners Guide to Canadian Artists

Good gravy this took way longer than I thought it would. Honestly, I blame all of you who sent me some 100 bajillion suggestions, how was I supposed to know that they’d all be so good? Before I even had half of them into the playlist it was well over 7 hours of music, which on one hand is really great to know how much quality Canadian music is out there, but if you know any Americans you know that a 7-hour playlist just isn’t going to fly. Unless it’s 7 hours of The Star-Spangled Banner straight, then they’d have…

Change My Mind

Folks, I’m not above admitting I’m wrong. Not terribly long ago I wrote a post where I railed against sweatpants. I said they had no place in the public eye and that unless you’re lounging at home with no intent to leave the house you shouldn’t be wearing them. I was wrong about that. Kind of. I still loathe those big baggy grey sweats that absolutely no one has ever looked good in. However, I have since written that post purchased a couple of pairs of sleeker athletic sweats for my job and I’ve become a bit of a convert….

The Happytime Murders

So the Happytime Murders was released in theatres this weekend and I saw it. Oof. This movie was just plain old frustrating to watch. My personal takeaway from this movie is how utterly unrefined it was. And not just in the fact that it takes the idea of a raunchy comedy and leans heavily into it like so much that it was the only thing they marketed about it, but it felt like every joke and story point never made it past a first draft. Like something would get suggested by the writers and at no point did anyone ask,…

The Best Movie of the Summer

Yeah, I’m going for a clickbait title, what are you gonna do about it? You’re reading this so obviously it worked. So strap in and get ready to have me just absolutely gush over Eighth Grade. Eighth Grade is the directorial debut of comedian Bo Burnham and was also written by him. It follows the story of Kayla as she tries to navigate the final week(s?) in middle school and it is a masterpiece. My immediate comparison would be Lady Bird from last year and if you’ve like ever had a conversation with me about that movie you know that…

Top Shelf

With me saying goodbye to my MoviePass I thought it would be worthwhile to look back and see just how much value I really got out of it, and I certainly extracted a lot of value. I had MoviePass for 8 months, meaning I paid about 80 dollars into it. I saw exactly 50 unique films with it, averaging $1.60 per film. Pretty good stuff if you ask me. But watching a lot of movies is one thing. Did I actually watch more good movies because of MoviePass? To figure that out I went through each of the 50 movies…

Personality

Boy oh boy was it a slow day at work today. So slow that I opted to take one of those Myers-Briggs personality tests, even though I’m pretty sure I read somewhere about the actual science of this being pretty dubious at best like it’s little better than those quizzes in magazines, but we all gotta find ways to categorize each other don’t we? As it turns out I’m INFP or “The Mediator”. Sure. What secrets about my personality does this reveal though? What does that say about me? (told you it’s just like a magazine quiz!) Let’s see… I’m…