Flotsam & Jetsam (3/27)

Darren Aronofsky’s Noah – A balanced and thoughtful review from Greg Thornbury: “We grew up in a world that makes Noah nice. ‘Noah’ is not nice.”

Simple Obedience – “Simple obedience is what He asks for. The strength to do one thing that’s… simply hard. Only obey. And sometimes that’s the hardest thing in the world.”

Whores for Purity – Bingo.

Hey, Beautiful, There’s a Cross in Your Cleavage – “There are a whole lot of girls out there who call themselves Christians but who dress like Jezebel… I wonder what kind of father they had (or, rather, didn’t have). I find myself astounded at their puckered lips and their bums turned towards the camera, their come-and-get-me eyes, their mid-pleasure-breath-y mouths with heads cocked back so that Dracula can target their aorta, and their imaginative treatments of trees and and kitchen islands.”

Because It’s Old – An excerpt from Brave New World.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Reviewed over at CinemaBlend. I confess I haven’t been this excited for a film since 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises. Marvel is upping the ante.

Paul: Why Can’t Obama Unilaterally End NSA Spying? – “The interesting thing is he unilaterally instituted this program without congressional authority. Now he’s saying he has to wait for congressional authority to undo it. I think he could unilaterally stop the program if he were serious about it.”

“A good library will never be too neat, or too dusty, because somebody will always be in it, taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them.” – Lemony Snicket

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