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TV viewing - Vox Audita Perrit, Literra Scripta Manet....
The heard word is lost, the written letter remains...
normandie_m
normandie_m
TV viewing
Oooh, Hotel Babylon was good. It's a bloody shame it's on Nine though. If the ratings are poor, they'll probably either take it off the air completely or relegate it to an early morning timeslot. It should be on the ABC, dammit.

But yes, it was good enough to merit me making an icon (because Dexter Fletcher was the reason I watched it, I'll fully admit it). Which makes it Very Special. And an ever-so-slightly guilty in that I felt like I'd consumed the best dessert in the poshest restaurant after watching it. It's Guilty Indulgence tv, and I love it. And it so happened that there was an interview with the Rolling Stones afterwards, but it's just not enough to keep me awake at the moment.

I watched part of the National Geographic channel's special on the Gospel of Judas earlier. It's an interesting story, but importantly, not a new one. The idea of Judas being ordained to betray Jesus isn't a new concept. I do like the idea, though. It suggests that Judas loved his friend so much that he was prepared to go to hell for him. He understood better than any of the other disciples what Jesus had to do and why it was necessary for him to be betrayed. And while it's not a canonical text, I think the gospel could still grant valuable insight into a figure that's largely been slandered, and yet without him, there would not be Christianity as we know it.

It is indeed a very good time to be a religion major with an interest in early Christianity and its relationship to the Jews and polytheistic Romans . 8-)

No work tomorrow. What a luxury, to be able to sleep in.

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dives From: dives Date: April 9th, 2006 05:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Don't even talk to me about Dexter Fletcher and his beautiful, beautiful hair.

And by "don't even talk to me" I mean "do talk to me".

I'm seriously considering just buckling down and learning how to use bittorrent sites so I can watch Hotel Babylon (and Life on Mars, but that's another story entirely). I dunno if you've seen it, but if you have, is it like Hustle in that it's very glam and fun to watch but somewhat disposable?
normandie_m From: normandie_m Date: April 9th, 2006 09:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
I....have no words in the English language to describe his hair. I think you put it best in that post. On the show, he looks especially distinguished. Think it must be the grey that's starting to show just a little at his temple.

And do download it (bittorrent's quite easy to pick up. If you're looking for a downloader, I recommend Azureus). In the first episode, one of the guests is straightening her hair in her room and asks him to hand feed her a chocolate. I obviously have no words for that either.
dives From: dives Date: April 10th, 2006 04:00 am (UTC) (Link)
In the first episode, one of the guests is straightening her hair in her room and asks him to hand feed her a chocolate.

I...I think I need to lie down.
kapitankraut From: kapitankraut Date: April 9th, 2006 09:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hotel Babylon's that one based on the book about all the goings-on in an unnamed hotel, right?

Good to see, also, that you have an opinion on the Gospel of Judas. I've been trying to follow it but seem to have lost part of the information, so I'll have to pick your brain on the matter.
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