After a burst of great movies like The Lion King and Aladdin, Disney’s cartoon movies have gotten seriously weak of late. So I tried not to groan too loudly when my wife wanted to see Tangled, which is a Disneyfication of “Rapunzel.” Luckily for me, her mother gifted her with extreme – almost pathological – cheapness. This isn’t always a plus, but it saved me from seeing Tangled in the movie theater.
I wasn’t exactly dancing with joy at the prospect of seeing Disney’s Tangled. I still wanted to like the movie, but it would have to win me over. Oh, and I could have cared less about the changes they made versus the original “Rapunzel” story. I just wanted a good movie. So I did my best to give Tangled a chance.
Was I disappointed? Did my wife squeal with glee like a teenage girl when we saw it? Stay tuned to find out.
I had heard of Let The Right One In from the Rotten Tomatoes Show on Current a while ago, but never saw the movie. It sounded good, so when Let Me In came out I was all over it. Both movies were based on a novel by a Swedish author named John Ajvide Lindqvist. I have no freaking idea how you pronounce that, by the way. I have to say this for John–making a 12 year old girl into a vampire just makes sense. Little girls are way creepy. Giv’em fangs and vampire strength, too … now that’s terror. Still, the American movie version of Let Me In was made by the Director of Cloverfield, so…. Hmm.
“Will this movie suck as bad as Cloverfield?” I asked myself. Probably. But did it?
No, I’m not dead. But January and February have proven to be really awesome … migraine seasons, that is. Here are some links to prove I still exist.
VIDEO: Jehovah’s Witnesses – The Organization Behind The Name
This is actually the first in a series of videos about Jehovah’s Witnesses. The rest are available on the right.
The Elders are onto us!
Operators of another web site run by ex-Witness atheists, the Jehovah’s Witness Blog, face disfellowshipping despite never having revealed their true names on their web sites.
Baby of Jehovah’s Witnesses couple given transfusion after court order
A life-saving blood transfusion was administered to a critically ill baby under a court order secured by a Dublin hospital at a late-night hearing in a High Court judge’s home.
Family ties cut for ex-Jehovah’s Witness from Wells
Top 10 Differences Between Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses (lol)
God Has a Name!
This one’s actually from the Society’s Web Site. Isn’t God’s name Yahweh, not Jehovah? Anyway…
VIDEO: Hitler-The Atheist
Thanks to Whereami for that one.
From Missionary To Atheist Part 1
“An atheist?”, gasp some Jehovah’s Witnesses or even Ex-JW’s who I have revealed this to. “Haven’t you thrown out the baby with the bathwater?” they may protest using the worn-out cliché. Or “You must have rejected God so you can do whatever you want with your life. Well actually, no, neither of these statements adequately describes my journey. Permit me to explain. I would like to clarify what I mean by atheist. I do not deny that a god may exist. What I have concluded, after reviewing the evidence, is that neither the Bible-god nor any other god that humans have believed in throughout history has any basis in hard evidence. If there is a god, and he or she decides to break silence and demonstrate his or her existence, I would be happy to believe and even worship, if that is what the deity requires. At any rate, I hope that both believers and non-believers alike will find my experience to be interesting.
For many, the worst part of being an ex-Witness or an atheist is the assumptions people make. That, and their clumsy attempts to reconvert us. Part 2 can also be found here at Freeminds.
The Watchtower’s Shocking 2010 Elder’s Manual
This is almost a review of the manual as well as an outline.
Santa Wants To Die(!)
A Holiday Message From Ricky Gervais: Why I’m An Atheist
And then, in followup:
Does God Exist? Ricky Gervais Takes Your Questions
Thought I’d mention that I also made a few revisions to my essay. Download the PDF and let me know what you think. I’m also working on getting that podcast of it up and running, too. If you’re interested in getting involved with any future projects like that, you can email me (my email’s on the About page) or post your interest on this thread. Very special thanks to Edradour for the recordings he’s already sent!