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The Mockingbird Super Bowl Preview: A Ray Lewis Redemption

The Mockingbird Super Bowl Preview: A Ray Lewis Redemption

I find Ray Lewis’ persona, both on and off the field, to be oppressively distasteful. He seems boastful, showy, and hugely self-absorbed. Exhibit A is his presence on the field for the final snap of the Ravens victory against the Broncos (his final home game) to facilitate his signature “look at me” dance. The final snap was a Ravens offensive kneel-down; Lewis is a defensive player. Despite all of this, I’m almost disappointed that he’s retiring after this season, because the consensus is that he’ll be a “great” television announcer, which means I’ll just be subjected to more of him…

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Being Killed (and Not that Softly) in About a Boy, aka The End of Island Living

“God made him who had no awkwardness to be awkwardness for us, so that in him we might become the coolness of God.” (2 Cor 5:21 – N. Hornby translation)

May Playlist

May Playlist

This month it’s a shameless pre-Summer pop mix… Not that there’s anything wrong with that! Listen, enjoy, rock out, go crazy – just as long as you don’t take your love to town:

Day After Day – Julian Lennon
Only Mama Knows – Paul McCartney
Janie, Don’t Take Your Love To Town – Jon Bon Jovi
South of the Border – Robbie Williams
Hello – Take That
How – Maroon 5
Any Day Will Be Fine – Mojave 3
Rollin’ In My Sleep – Velvet Crush
Belinda – Ben Folds & Nick Hornby
Wake and Be Fine – Okkervil River
Watching Xanadu – Mull Historical Society
So Why So Sad – Manic…

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Another Week Ends: Roger Ebert, Judgment, Ben Folds & Nick Hornby, and TS3

Another Week Ends: Roger Ebert, Judgment, Ben Folds & Nick Hornby, and TS3

Filling in for DZ this week…

1. An interesting piece from George Elerick over at the Huffington Post about the destructive power of judgment. Though his alternative of a love-filled justice leaves much to be desired, he’s on to something…

“We judge others and ourselves because we have forgotten in what it looks like to be generous towards the potential of another. Judgment is a kind of amnesia that blinds us from the need to be people of generosity. Judgment, much like cigarettes, can kill. Judgment also puts everyone below the judge.”

2. A worth-while follow-up to Mr. T’s recent post about…

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