Laurie used to have a big table and lots of room to make a huge Christmas village. Since we moved to the land of "rent collectors are much nicer than mortgage collectors", the story has been much more modest. But this year, the death of Laurie's old computer has left us with room for a village and a suburb on the other side of the room. And the front window lights come out pretty good when taken on the camera's "fireworks mode". With that, and the Christmas card we each got from our financial advisers, we are pretty much set for the blinky end of Christmas.
In the meantime, we actually had some sun this afternoon, and you know what that means...
|Not sure what he thinks he sees...|
|We did see some deer later, at a "No shot in hell" distance... Scrappy gave it the old doggie college try to track them, anyway.|
|"Bout time I got some face time around here..."|
On an unrelated note, we had a discussion of the liberal world's latest attempt to retell a Bible story, the movie Exodus: Gods and Kings. I had stumbled onto some reviews, the nicest of which ran something like, "Should you ignore Exodus: Gods and Kings? As a Ramses from a earlier and much better movie said, 'So let it be written, so let it be done.' " Laurie had mentioned that she had heard the creator was an atheist who wanted to show scientific explanations for everything. I did not find exact confirmation of that, but what I did find was a comment made by "Moses" AKA Christian Bale:
“I think the man (Moses) was likely schizophrenic and was one of the most barbaric individuals that I ever read about in my life”.
And I said, "My God, Nancy Pelosi has a son!"
I shudder to think what logic a man who played a character opposite a psychopath like the Joker uses to come up with Moses- who admittedly unintentionally killed ONE man- as "most barbaric. No, wait, here it is:
(Numbers 20) 6 Moses and Aaron went from the assembly to the entrance to the tent of meeting and fell facedown, and the glory of the Lord appeared to them. 7 The Lord said to Moses, 8 “Take the staff, and you and your brother Aaron gather the assembly together. Speak to that rock before their eyes and it will pour out its water. You will bring water out of the rock for the community so they and their livestock can drink.”
9 So Moses took the staff from the Lord’s presence, just as he commanded him. 10 He and Aaron gathered the assembly together in front of the rock and Moses said to them, “Listen, you rebels, must we bring you water out of this rock?” 11 Then Moses raised his arm and struck the rock twice with his staff. Water gushed out, and the community and their livestock drank.
12 But the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not trust in me enough to honor me as holy in the sight of the Israelites, you will not bring this community into the land I give them.”
13 These were the waters of Meribah,[a] where the Israelites quarreled with the Lord and where he was proved holy among them.
See, there's the misconception. Bale is obviously a PETA member that thinks a pet rock is a real pet. I'm sure he has a lot in common with his...