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Binge, y’all

When we take a day to kick back and relax in the bus, I’m generally out in the living space at my computer, writing, with news on the TV. Deb’s usually in back with some drama or comedy on the bedroom TV.

The arrangement works. She has a lower tolerance for news programming, and I can’t remember the last time I sat down and watched a “TV show.”

Yesterday afternoon I took a break and dropped in on her to see if she needed anything. I sat down on the bed, paying only casual attention to what she was watching. Within ten minutes I was hooked.

And what sucked me in?

Ozark.

(Naturally.)

We’ve been binge-watching it together since yesterday. I’m not terribly proud of myself right now.


While in college pursuing a religion degree (long story), I took several courses exploring Christianity and popular culture, both intersection and influence. I became engaged in — if not obsessed with — gleaning messages from music, theater, television and cinema. I looked for symbols, extracted parables.

Ozark is a good production overall. It reminds me of Twin Peaks, honestly, though it’s not as entertainingly obtuse. Deb and I have made it halfway through season two. A few observations.

Yeah, Jacob Snell is a certified quote machine.

Ozark is, for me, an indulgence. You’re as likely to catch me binging another series as you are to see me in the middle of a steak riot at Golden Corral.

Take care of yourselves, Patriots. Stay calm. Stay sharp. Stay free.

#WiseUp #LibertyOrDeath

#LetsGoBrandon #FJB


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