Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Inspiration As A Trick

“Ray Winstone has been offered the role of Noah’s nemesis in the Darren Aronofsky-directed Biblical epic Noah. Negotiations are underway for Winstone to go mano a mano against Russell Crowe in the film, which also stars Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth and Emma Watson.”

Ray Winstone as the villain? Granted, I haven’t read the source material in a while, but isn’t the bad guy in the story God?? After all, he’s the one committing genocide against the entire human race — pretty villainous move right there! Either way, I’m actually totally fine with Ray Winstone playing that role…he was great in Sexy Beast.

Comment by DH
— Monday June 11, 2012 @ 8:43pm

Is it really genocide if you created that which you are destroying? And, I think it was more of a starting over type of move. If you build a lego house and decide to take it apart and start over, does that make you a villain?


Comment by Vincent Hanna
— Tuesday June 12, 2012 @ 2:30pm EDT

from the comments
to the story at

I said, “Bright lights make it hard to see stars.”

She said, “Bright lights help you read books at night.”

I said, “Yes. Of course they’re closing bookstores.”

She smiled. She said, “You think books were a trick
to get everybody hooked on bright lights
and now that we are all hooked on bright lights
nobody needs to keep bookstores around?”

I said, “Did you ever hear that theory
fundamentalist Protestants worked out
that books were invented by the devil
so people would come to see the Bible
as just another book and not God’s Word?
It’s a kill two birds with one stone type thing.
Books redefine scripture as just writing
and since you need lights to read books at night
books change the sky into a starless void.”

She laughed. She said, “And are you conflicted
that you’re a writer making up this stuff
to film something that can only be seen
in the bright light from a computer screen?”

I said, “Well Noah didn’t make it rain
but his ark floated on the rain water.”

She laughed harder. She said, “Oh so you’re not
conflicted you are divinely inspired?”

Carefully I said, “Do you know I’m not?”

She was laughing too hard to go on then
so I won and she had to make dinner.

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