"Darrel, I’ve watched every single third installment of every single movie trilogy I own—" I said."Yeah…" Darrel replied."—and I’m convinced now that we are going to fail miserably—""Well, yeah, I see your point…""—and campers are going to watch Adventure Now 3 and deny their faith and turn to scientology—""They did make that fantastic commercial…""—and my family will stop loving me—""Please leave and let me work…""—and my friends will stop loving me—"" I never loved you…""—and God won’t let me into heaven—""Seth, look…"
"…it’s like Major League Two."
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Darrel Girardier is one of my best friends. He also happens to be my boss. Over the years, I have frequently found joy in reminding Darrel that the written english language occasionally has rules that govern sentence structure and grammatical integrity. He’s never told me to my face, but I’m sure he’s enjoyed these conversations as much as I have.
He used to blog a lot, but eventually fell into the pattern of links and referrals. Others found abundant fulfillment and inspiration in this, but all the while I longed for the deep wisdom and saturated intellect that Darrel had locked away in a warehouse full of Old Testament artifacts and magnetic aliens.
But over the past year, Darrel has started sharing his mind again. And we all know what happens when we share our minds: our hearts leak out. And eventually our insides are all over the internet. On the vast majority of blogs, this can often become a disgusting display. But for the rare breed of man whose insides and guts are healthy and right and good, this can make the internet a less disgusting place.
I say all of this in an absolutely unnecessary number of words to encourage you to go read some of Darrel’s blog. Despite my choice of metaphors, I promise it has nothing to do with medical surgery or the interior of the human body.
Here’s a little piece of “behind the scenes” intel that many of you may not know: Adventure Now is a lot like Lost! Some might even use the terms “heavily inspired,” or “derived exclusively,” or “exactly the same show.” But here in the Christian Media Industry, we have a different word for it, and that word is: “original idea.”
We had this conversation today at the office, and I offered this quote to the discussion. It’s a personal favorite of mine:
Then Jeff Venable offered this one, one of his favorites:
Thanks, Jeff, for the most brilliant thing I have read all year, and I hope you don’t die in a car accident.