Random Thoughts

There’s this commercial on TV that bugs me.

Say its Christmas Eve and you’re in the mall rushing to get to Old Navy before it closes to get that one last gift.  You encounter a big gang of people in your way singing and leaping and dancing and slinging their shopping bags around.  How would that make you feel?  I see a Saturday Night Live sketch here.  If they were interested in being funny instead of satirical or Socially Relevant.


George Clooney is starting to look old and, well, a little fleshy.  It’s about time.


Jennifer Aniston has been declared the hottest woman of all time.  What about Helen of Troy?  She’s supposed to have started a war.  ‘The face that launched a thousand ships’.  Unfortunately she live before the Age of Glamor Magazines. And Cleopatra.  What about her?  She messed up Roman Emperors and Generals.  But she too lived in the days before air brushed photo spreads.

Let’s elevate this conversation and call it attractive instead of hot.  That’s better.  You know how you say someone has a great personality when they may not be very pretty.  Well the truth is that personality has at least as much to do with attraction as looks.  It’s a proven fact.  (I have no idea if it is or not but it sounds good to say it, especially in a blog.)  And the personality that appeals to me may not appeal to someone else.  You can’t compare and you can’t proclaim one person the hottest of all time.

It would be like comparing the 2011 Packers to the Packers and Cowboys of the sixties or the Steelers and Cowboys of the seventies or the Cowboys and…  the Cowboys of the nineties.


Okay I’m better now.



About Angus Lewis

My wife and I lived our whole lives in Arkansas until ten years ago. We moved to the Kansas City area in 2011 (a job change). That was the reason for the 'From a Far Country' title. Our children and grandchildren were in Arkansas. Six months ago we sold our house and bought one in Sherwood, Arkansas and my wife moved back down here. Two weeks ago I retired and moved back too. (I'm probably going to try to find something part time to keep me out of trouble.) So maybe the 'From a Far Country' title is not so much of a fit anymore. But I think I'll stick with it. I'm still not home. Not yet. The Bible says we are all strangers and pilgrims here. Our real home is with God and some day we'll be there. We'll be home.
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4 Responses to Random Thoughts

  1. Great way to start the day!

  2. Naphtali says:

    Your humor is contagious. I can relate. Great post.

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