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Power Rangers

Happy 20th Anniversary, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers! – IGN.

So, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers turn 20 today, while MLK’s speech turns 50. Coincidence? Yes. Definitely a coincidence.

But, while many admire (rightly so) the speech of MLK, others will relive and remember afternoon school days sitting in front of the TV watching the Power Rangers.

Now, I must admit that I never actually got into the show. Sure, I watched a few episodes when the channel would come in (this was when satellites were as big as cars and when our home TV got about 6 channel’s, sometimes 7-8 when we hit the top of it!) At any rate, it was a show much loved by many and still going strong in some ways into our present day. In fact, I remember being in 5th grade and hearing a guy say that he couldn’t wait to get home so he could see the big reveal of the Green Ranger. He apparently set things up to be a car-rider that day so he didn’t have to wait so long on the bus! I was all like, “whatever dude, I’m watching Tale Spin when I get home.” He was not amused!

Beyond that, my cousin was totally in love with the Power Rangers and when I visited him we would always play a SNES (I’m pretty sure it was Super Nintendo) Power Rangers game. Admittedly, it was quiet fun.

So, that’s my experience with the Power Rangers. Undoubtedly many others will have different experiences, especially if they were/are big fans. So, if your interested, click the link above. There is some great content related to the Power Rangers, along with 4-5 video clips.

Enjoy!

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Autumn 2013 Movie Preview

IGN’s Autumn 2013 Movie Preview – IGN.

Just came across this today. A three page exclusive article detailing snippets of upcoming movies for Fall 2o13!!!

There are some incredible movies coming out with some A-list actors. There are so many I want to see, from drama to sci-fi fantasy action. The list is well balanced, offering brief bio’s and video snippets of each entry.

When you have some time, check it out to see what you might be looking forward too!

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Jordan

I came across this video this morning. Some nostalgia and fandom all mixed into one. I still remember watching him play (in the NBA) on Saturday afternoons, and the commentator’s would say, “Wow, this guy never misses.” As an impressionable 6yr old, I believed them and was aghast in horror one day when he rose for a jump shot, and it missed!!! My worldview was crushed, the man who was the king of basketball had failed. Then I realized later that other people missed too and they were still really good. Plus, it was only the regular season. “Okay,” I thought, “Jordan can miss a few shots. He’s not a basketball god but he sure is close. I’ll let it slide this time but he better not miss again”

So, all things considered from a 6yr old perspective, Jordan is a legend: the man who couldn’t miss!

Watch and enjoy!

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Epic Sax Guy

Okay, so I discovered this video right before Summer broke and it is AWESOME! It made studying for some of my Finals a lot easier. Now a couple months later and I thought: I gotta share this with my peeps!

I love the sax guy. Hilarious. Below is a nice 10 hour version of basically the same thing over and over again, but it is priceless. If you wanna see the real song, which is about 4:00, then check out video right below this one.

Watch and enjoy!!!

Original (Sax Guy is around 1:22!)

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 Ignored

Feel Ignored? Rejected?

This song by Linkin Park is one that I have listened to historically, but not by purpose. It seems to come on the radio or my playlist when I most need it. Someone once said that Linkin Park writes songs for the express purpose of fostering ambiguity in order to allow the listener to insert their own meaning. While I see that there is a lot of merit in arguing for exclusivity in everything, I think it’s good to ponder the ambiguity in relation to this song and discover what it means to me, how it makes me feel, and why I find it soothing and encouraging at certain times in my life. If for any other reason, it just makes me feel good right now.

Case in point: A number of relationships in my life right now are difficult, both personally and professionally, and I find myself caught in the midst of them, trying to do my best and yet struggling against ignorance and stubbornness, idiocy, narcissism, immaturity, and flat out falsity. I don’t deny that I commit the same sins daily, but this time the deck seems stacked against me. It seems that in every attempt to do right, I am hushed, ignored, shunned, debased. And I scream “NO MORE!” Yet I must endure daily the struggle against myself, as well as others. But in that rare moment when I am right, when what I say does matter, when what I have to contribute and demand is just, that is when I need to be heard, if not for the sake of change then at least for the sake of compassion and acceptance from those others in my life who should respect me the way in which I respect them.

Hence, I find this song by Linkin Park uplifting and encouraging for my life at this moment because it gives me hope that I will not be ignored.

Watch the video and enjoy. It is heavy, but the words reveal so much. Below are the lyrics, highlighted in bold with the part/s of the song I find most beneficial.

“Faint”

I am a little bit of loneliness a little bit of disregard
Handful of complaints but I can’t help the fact that everyone can see these scars
I am what I want you to want what I want you to feel
But it’s like no matter what I do, I can’t convince you, to just believe this is real
So I let go, watching you, turn your back like you always do
Face away and pretend that I’m not
But I’ll be here ’cause you’re all that I got

[Chorus]
I can’t feel the way I did before
Don’t turn your back on me
I won’t be ignored
Time won’t heal this damage anymore
Don’t turn your back on me
I won’t be ignored

I am a little bit insecure a little unconfident
‘Cause you don’t understand I do what I can but sometimes I don’t make sense
I am what you never wanna say but I’ve never had a doubt
It’s like no matter what I do I can’t convince you for once just to hear me out
So I let go watching you turn your back like you always do
Face away and pretend that I’m not
But I’ll be here ’cause you’re all that I’ve got

[Chorus]
I can’t feel the way I did before
Don’t turn your back on me
I won’t be ignored
Time won’t heal this damage anymore
Don’t turn your back on me
I won’t be ignored

Now
Hear me out now
You’re gonna listen to me, like it or not
Right now
Hear me out now
You’re gonna listen to me, like it or not
Right now

I can’t feel the way I did before
Don’t turn your back on me
I won’t be ignored

[Chorus]
I can’t feel the way I did before
Don’t turn your back on me
I won’t be ignored
Time won’t heal this damage anymore
Don’t turn your back on me
I won’t be ignored

I can’t feel
Don’t turn your back on me
I won’t be ignored
Time won’t heal
Don’t turn your back on me
I won’t be ignored

Lyrics to “Faint” by Linkin Park

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This is awesome! My wife shared it with me this morning and then I came across it later today and just had to post it.

These guys are excellent and I have a lot of respect for them both. Plus, my wife and I love football and look forward to watching these guys play, coupled with the crazy and fun commercials they do throughout the season. Check it out!!!

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Castle of Glass

I heard this song on the radio maybe a week ago and it blew me away. It starts slow but the rhythm, the feel, the way it touches the deep places of your soul is incredible.

From what I understand of Linkin Park, the meaning of their songs are very open to various interpretation/s, so there is some room for relativism, though I am of the persuasion that everything is exclusive, so there is some central message they are wanting to portray. From the video, it looks to be some form of commentary on War, specifically: the Iraq War. But, I may be off base on that. That’s what my research on the song suggested.

What I find captivating about the song is the sound: nostalgic, realistic, almost dour at times but then simultaneously content, though not without sorrow and pain. Many people could resonate with that: living life to be content with the daily pain they endure, whether mental, physical, or spiritual.

So, give the song I listen. I would encourage you to first listen to it without watching the video to get the raw feel and then to watch the video to see how they applied it. And then think about how it applies to you.

I hope you like it. I found it, and find it, well: simply amazing!

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