Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Lines from Pants Wars

Special credit to AKMA for the link.

Lines from Star Wars that can be improved if you substitute the word "Pants" for key words:

We've got to be able to get some reading on those pants, up or down.

The pants may not look like much, kid, but they've got it where it counts.

I find your lack of pants disturbing.

These pants contain the ultimate power in the Universe. I suggest we use it.

Han will have those pants down. We've got to give him more time!

General Veers, prepare your pants for a ground assault.

I used to bulls-eye womp-rats in my pants back home.

TK-421. . . Why aren't you in your pants?

Lock the door. And hope they don't have pants.

You are unwise to lower your pants.

She must have hidden the plans in her pants. Send a detachment down to retrieve them. See to it personally Commander.

Governor Tarkin. I recognized your foul pants when I was brought on board.

You look strong enough to pull the pants of a Gundark.

Luke. . . Help me remove these pants.

Great, Chewie, great. Always thinking with your pants.

That blast came from those pants. That thing's operational!

A tremor in the pants. The last time I felt this was in the presence of my old master.

Don't worry. Chewie and I have gotten into pants a lot more heavily guarded than this.

Maybe you'd like it back in your pants, your highness.

Your pants betray you. Your feelings for them are strong. Especially one. . . Your sister!

Jabba doesn't have time for smugglers who drop their pants at the first sign of an Imperial Cruiser.

Short pants is better than no pants at all.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

A Post-Critical Historical Theology

Beyond Ideology and Utopia: Towards a Post-Critical Historical Theology

I've been wanting to do this ever since I started reading Paul Ricoeur five years ago. It was something of a grind because where the shape of Ricoeur's thought is basically intuitive once you get the basics, the details are really complicated.

I have basically operating with this framework for a while now, but needed the space to map the details. Hopefully it will prove useful to the two of you who read this blog.

Special thanks are due to Kevin Vanhoozer who introduced me to Ricoeur and to Brian Robinette for his proofreading and helpful feedback.