Thursday, May 14, 2009

A Little Contest For You (+ Prize)

On behalf of our friends at Vision Forum I am able to offer you a DVD, absolutely free. But first, you gotta do somethin'. ;-D

I couldn't decide what to do and have been trying to make up my mind too long. So, I will go with the plan I've been considering. Nothing much, but it'll be a bit of fun.

You must answer a question and you must answer correctly. This question deals with me and it will be a good test to see how well you know me! (Good thing about the answer is that it's a bit of a curve ball for my personality.)

Okay. Here goes.

What movie do I want to see that has a 2009 release date?

Let's see how well you all do! (If I've already told you, that means you're disqualified. Bwaha!)

The first one to guess will be declared the winner and can choose one DVD from this list:

You May Not Take Our Guns (DVD)
The State of Parental Rights in America (DVD)
Top Ten Questions About Genesis and Creation (DVD)
The Devolution of Law (DVD)
Christianity and Science Fiction: Reclaiming the Genre for Christ (1 DVD & 2 CDs)

Let the games begin!



olde.fashioned said...

Ooohoohoohooh!!! I know I know I know!!! *waves hand wildly* Does this mean I getz a prize? :D :D :D

(LOL, I'm joking's not fair for me to play, even if I didn't already know, because I live with you. :-P )

P.S. My word verification is "unsonode". What the heck is that??? It sounds like a bad fanfic title....O.o

Ipwergis-Pudding said...


Just because... I'm not playing... and thought it would be fun to poke you... yeah...

Nuttycomputer said...

Easy. Terminator. :P

Son3 said...

Red Dawn.

If that's not it, and you didn't know they were doing a remake, I've run out of guesses.

Rebecca said...

I didn't know you liked sci-fi! Have you read A Canticle for Leibowitz? It's this excellent post-apocalyptic Christian (Catholic) sci-fi book.

Anyway. My best guess is Land of the Lost, but I'm guessing just to guess, not because I want a DVD. :P

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

Lauren: I told you, knowers don't get prizes. :-P Besides, you can watch all my DVDs anyways and I have some like this. Let's let others get a chance! :-P Lawl jk

Mariah: Oww! Hey, what're you poking ME for?

Son3: Actually that's not what I was going for (so sorry!) but I did hear something about it while searching for my recent review. I'm glad to hear a verification of it. I'm both excited and skeptical. Is it really set for '09?

Rebecca: I actually don't like sci-fi...what gave you that idea?

NO! I'm kind of being vitriolic about that movie I guess....

Nuttycomputer: See my next post!


Rebecca said...

Well, one of the DVDs on your list was about Christianity and sci-fi...

olde.fashioned said...

Red Dawn is slated for 2010:

I had no idea they were making a remake! The whole time I was watching the original, I kept thinking that it begs to be redone. ;-D I hope they get a good cast.

Ipwergis-Pudding said...

What am I poking you for? Um... for fun?

(And my word verification is "phook." Is that a poke you put on a hook?)

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

Rebecca: Ah, well true, but this is VF's official giveaway list. (They are giving me the free DVD so I didn't choose that list.)

I don't like sci-fi but think I will like that talk anyhow. There is some kind of sci-fi I COULD tolerate. I say "could" because I think it's always done poorly normally.

Lauren: Let's hope they get the plot right and don't remove all the important aspects of the first one! Let's keep the patriotism, the firearms, the survivalism, the combat, the manliness, and the strong emotional story.

Mariah: Fine then--POKE back! Phook must be a pirate poking with his...sword, peg leg, or hooked hand, whichever one you like....

Rebecca said...

I'm what you might call a sci-fi/fantasy fan and even I agree that a huge amount of it is terrible. :P

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...


Personally, even though I HATE silly and fantastical stuff, most sci-fi conflicts with either my worldview or my scientific views. For instance, the idea of alien life forms is both scientifically and especially biblically impossibly to me, so there goes most sci-fi right there. :-P I much prefer the subject of AI but that is usually done wrong. For instance, I hate it when they are too smart, too human, or evolve to a higher form in and of themselves (Terminator, The Matrix, etc.). Humanesque beings like clones or something (as in Six Days or Blade Runner) also conflict with my biblical and scientific views as well.

So, I think we need some spiffy-ing up. Another reason I'm really interested to hear the talk on that DVD. :-D


Ipwergis-Pudding said...

Phook... What if the pirate is lacking sword, peg leg, and hook? Would he/she have to use his/her dagger? or hat? or harpsichord? or...

Rebecca said...

(Sorry if this is a double post - I wasn't sure if my last comment went through.)

What about suspension of disbelief? :P I know quite well, for example, that beings who are sexless except when it is time for them to mate, at which point they temporarily become male or female, don't really exist, but I still think The Left Hand of Darkness is great social commentary. I think sometimes you need fiction to make a how Jesus used fictional parables to show instead of tell the right way to behave. Jesus's examples happened to be possible, but sometimes you need to make a point without being constrained by actual circumstances.

I think you'd like A Canticle for Leibowitz. No robots or aliens - it's about trying to keep knowledge and Christian faith in a post-nuclear Earth.