Bible in Pop Culture Week 3: Jacob’s Ladder in South Park, Se. 6 ep. 12

Genesis 28:10-19 describes a dream experienced by one of the Jewish Patriarchs, Jacob. In the chapter 28 version of events, Jacob is hoping to obtain a wife from his mother’s family in Haran. After a day of traveling, he stops for the night in an undisclosed location and dreams that he sees a ladder reachingContinue reading “Bible in Pop Culture Week 3: Jacob’s Ladder in South Park, Se. 6 ep. 12”

Life is Beautiful: Holocaust in Film

(For more on Life is Beautiful, also take a look at this paper I did on general criticisms of the movie.) Life is Beautiful, an Italian movie that was originally released in 1997 under the title “La vita è bella,” is a drama and romantic comedy. The story takes place in 1930s Arezzo, Italy andContinue reading “Life is Beautiful: Holocaust in Film”

Why Life is Not Beautiful in Life is Beautiful: Holocaust in Film

Life is Beautiful (1998) Official Trailer – Robert Benigni Movie HDWatch this video on YouTube Life is Beautiful, originally titled “La vita è bella,” was released in 1997 in Italy (1999 in the United States). The movie is a drama and romantic comedy that takes place during the 1930s in Arezzo, Italy and revolves aroundContinue reading “Why Life is Not Beautiful in Life is Beautiful: Holocaust in Film”

Seriously Funny Singaporean Comedy From YouTube

This is some seriously funny stuff. I wasn’t sure about it at first, and you really have to pay attention to understand what’s being said, but you’ll be laughing by the end. You’ll have to understand something about Singapore culture and language to fully appreciate it, I think, but watch it anyhow. (If you’re lookingContinue reading “Seriously Funny Singaporean Comedy From YouTube”