More on Before @ 12:51 pm
So, after writing about the weekend yesterday, I totally forgot about a million other things I wanted to tell you guys.
First of all, on Friday I went with Mason's kindergarten class to the Ordway for a show. Once again there was a last minute deal where all the kids got tickets to see something. This time Mason's teacher was much more on the ball. She actually read us the blurb they had about it, and reminded everyone how to behave in the theatre. (It's like she read my post... hmmmm.) Anyway, it was a group of circus-type acrobats doing a bunch of skits loosely based on a story involving a birdhouse factory. There was no real "story," in that no one narrated anything, and really the whole thing seemed to be an excuse to do cool jumping, rope tricks, and other cool circus-y things. They saved the very best for the end: the tumblers. They were awesome. And somehow managed to look as though they were defying gravity, or like they were a live-action version of film rolling backwards. It's hard to explain, but it had me shouting appreciatively, just like the five year olds.
Mason had a good time, but, for him, the very best part of field trips is that I always come along and we get to ride on the bus... without seat belts!!!
That afternoon, Shawn and I went thrift store shopping. She found a cool cookie jar and I picked up "Bibleman Gensis: Jesus Our Savior" parts 1 and 2 for a dollar fifty. I watched about fifteen minutes of it (so far), and Bibleman is a Christian superhero who fights captial E, Evil with a sword of righteousness (that looks suspiciously like a lightsaber) and the armor of faith. Or some such. According to ChristianCinema.com, it's intended audience is young kids (6 to 10, I read somewhere.) Let me re-print the blurb for you:
"In this combined feature of Jesus, Our Savior Parts 1 and 2, we are introduced to the most sinister, most evil villain, Primordious Drool. Drool knows he cannot win against Bibleman on is own and has a plan to fight our favorite superhero. He intends to make Bibleman fight against himself. Drool drives the citizens of Andersonville to trust in Bibleman instead of God. Bibleman faces is toughest challenge ever as he has to explain to the townspeople that they cannot look to him as a superhero to save them. They must look to God, for only God can answer their prayers.
Bibleman's only chance for survival rests on the shoulders of his two most trusted allies: Cypher and Biblegirl. Only by joining together can they defend the city from Drool's evil plot and defeat his wicked scheme to turn every believer from their faith. Our Bibleteam must rely on their faith in Jesus to overcome the ultimate battle of good against evil."
How could I resist, I mean really?
Primordious Drool! Who totally plays it fey, btw. Not that I didn't have plenty to be offended by in the first fifteen minutes, but gay... really? Did you have to go there? I think my favorite thing is that they actually have Bibleman hanging out in the "Biblecave." Besides the obvious rip-off, there's something incredibly wrong about combining the words Bible and cave.
Alas, Shawn has no desire to see more of this film. I have no idea when I'll watch it (although she does have a couple of work-related trips coming up in the future.) Anyway, when I do, I'll give my full review.
Anyway, I'm off to write.