Harvey, Yeshua, Allah … what’s the difference?

November 19, 2010

If you’ve never seen the movie “Harvey,” you’re missing out one of the best movies ever made and one of the best roles James Stewart ever played.

It’s about a rich guy named Elwood P. Dowd (Stewart) who spends all his time with his best friend Harvey, a six-foot tall invisible Rabbit. They go to social events, but primarily bars. It’s an amazingly good movie.

I find that there are lots of people who know and hang out with Harvey.

For instance, here’s a girl from my facebook wall talking about learning from Harvey:

See how cool Harvey is. He’s helping Andréa. He must not speak the same language as Andréa. So there’s some difficulty when they talk. But Harvey is there. Period. And he’s kind enough to wait for Andréa while she takes baby steps, even though she’s obviously an adult.

Anyway, the movie is great. Harvey’s the kind of invisible bunny everyone can believe in. He hangs at bars. He loves everyone. And he seems very inspirational.

Here’s my favorite scene in the movie:

Here’s another great one. Oh, how I love Jimmy Stewart.


We miss you, JoAnn

November 19, 2010

Tina’s mom JoAnn LoBianco Serafini passed away 15 years ago today. There are many things that aren’t certain in the world, but one thing is for sure, JoAnn died too early.

To hear Tina talk about her mom is heart breaking and heart warming. She loved her mom dearly. Tina describes her as her best friend.

“She would have loved you so much,” Tina tells me occasionally.

“I would have loved her, too,” I reply.

The above photos were stills I pulled out of a video. That’s her mom in the middle. Tina is on the left. The other little kid in the shot is Tina’s brother Michael.

It’s a sweet series of photos, and some of the only shots Tina has with her mom.

It’s refreshing to hear Tina talk about death. She doesn’t come from a religious background, and she has no qualm about the idea that there is no heaven. Let me rephrase that about her background. Tina went to a Catholic school. But Catholics accept science. They aren’t as delirious in a Yeshua Fog™.

When she hears me tell her about things I was taught, her eyebrows furrow and she says, “What were you taught? People really think that?”

It’s like Tina is the mirror in the fun house that isn’t screwed up. You go by the believer mirrors, and your body bloats at the bottom and your head is too big. The mirror that is Tina is what you get. It’s a reflection of life the way it really is. She’s a cool wind on a warm day. And I love her.

Mind you, Tina’s not an atheist. The romantic in her wants to believe in things like an afterlife. She’d like to believe in something resembling “god.” She doesn’t claim she knows exactly what that is. I find this truth incredibly attractive in Tina. No one can know for certain. Why do people claim they do?

Tina’s mom sounded like an amazing, loving person. Tina talks about how JoAnn took Tina shopping in the city as a little girl. When Whole Foods opened, JoAnn and Tina ventured to the city to shop there. Tina talks about how her mom worked three jobs at a time to make ends meet. She talks about how her mom would sit on the couch with her feet pulled up. JoAnn would talk on the phone with her body reclined against the sofa’s arm. Tina would sit down beside her mom and rest her head on her mom’s shoulder and stay there for hours.

If your mom’s nearby, go give her a squeeze. If she’s not, go give her a call. Thank lucky stars that an unknown something didn’t take your mom too early. You’re luckier than you might think.


Amazing Visuals Video: TODOR & PETRU By CRCR

November 19, 2010

I found this at The Daily Wh.at. I personally can’t any more information about it than what The DW guy wrote:

Todor & Petru go all Tetsuo on the Venom Symbiote to the tune of “Judgment Day” by The Thunderclaps in this coffee-and-caffeine-mixing live-action/animation hybrid from CRCR.

Visually, it made me wet my pants. Just sayin’.


A fun-filled Friday lickity split and an inadvertent middle finger to you!

November 19, 2010

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These were some Internet reads I thought you might enjoy!

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  • A vegan goes omnivore and writes an epic post about it. Thanks Wes!
  • Not one but two live blogs about yesterday’s debate between Hitchens and Dembski. The Tim Channel and Mike the Infidel. Go read ‘em. Thanks, Tim!
  • FOX News-er losers attack Sarah Palin during a commercial break. Maybe they’re not all losers.
  • What a bunch of twats. Chinese woman sentenced to a year in labor camp over a Tweet.
  • Fake Obama is Muslim: Let the Fake Scandal Begin
  • US Senate panel passes “Internet Censorship” bill. Pats themselves on the back.
  • (Above pic from a recent wedding I shot) A fun-filled Friday lickity split and an inadvertent middle finger to you!

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