The Week in Review: This and That

Sorry, I couldn’t come up with a catchy title for this one. Here’s this week’s random hodge-podge of tid-bits…

*I reported on Breck Duncan’s accident earlier this week. I don’t know how he’s doing in the aftermath of his surgery, but we know it will be a long recovery, so definitely keep him in your prayers. [Update: I read on Daniel Mount’s blog that the surgery went incredibly well despite the fact that Breck had broken every single bone in his face. The surgeons were pleased with their “masterpiece” and even took pictures. His mouth is wired shut, so it’s still no picnic for him, but this is great news.]

*Maude Aimee Humbard, wife of Rex Humbard (who launched the Weatherfords and the Cathedrals) has passed away.

*SG blogger Kyle Boreing’s father also passed away suddenly this week, so keep his family in your prayers.

*After an extended hiatus, our blogger friend Friday Night Revival has returned! Here he gives a long list of (very good) reasons why he was gone for so long.

*Culture wars… Rachel Held Evans is, like, soooo over them. If she keeps up a track record of drivel like this, the final judgment might be more than a bit awkward for her. One large millstone to go plz. Meanwhile, I felt like something was missing in Matthew Anderson’s attempted response to her. Couldn’t quite place my finger on it, but it just didn’t seem strong enough.

*Meanwhile, Doug Wilson unleashes some priceless zingers in a tussle over gender issues with Michael Horton. One of his best columns yet.

*The Avengers: Did you see it? It’s like TEH COOL!!! Okay, so it’s actually pretty goofy, but as one reviewer aptly put it, no stupider than anything else at the moment. Seriously though… some sweet touches of dialogue, some classic moments (two words: “puny god”), and an extra-large dollop of good clean cheesy fun. What can I say, I enjoyed myself, even though I hadn’t seen any of the prequels and know essentially zilch about comics, Marvel or otherwise. I have to say though, despite the ridiculous lineup of buff super-heroes, Tom Hiddleston’s villainous Loki steals the show as far as I’m concerned. Pretty dang charming for a megalomaniacal Nordic demigod. If I’m being completely honest, I thought he was the most attractive of the lot. Disturbing, I know. It must be those migraine-inducing blue eyes. The British accent doesn’t hurt either. Anyway, if you really can’t think of ANYTHING better to do with 2-2.5 hours of your time… like, totally, join the rest of the world and see The Avengers. (I know, I know, I was born to be a blurb-writer. Just a gift.)

*Moose or meese? From Brian Free and Assurance’s newly updated video blog (which has relocated to Youtube from iTunes), here’s Derrick Selph pondering the age-old question…

The thread is yours…

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