Fury

Watched Fury recently. First off, Brad Pitt’s hair was on point. Apart from that, there were some Christian undertones within the movie. Mainly because of the character Boyd “Bible” Swan (LaBeouf). He was the main gunner in the tank crew and gained his nickname due to his association to being a Christian. Once scene that I particularly liked was towards the beginning when their new crew member joined. Boyd asks the new kid if he’s a praying man to which he replies, “I go to church”. The response was, “That’s not what I asked you”. Word.

But getting to what I really enjoyed about his character (spoilers ahead so stop reading). The tank crew is left alone to defend an intersection against 100+ Nazis. I know, very Hollywood, but before the inevitable the tank crew sits huddled in the tank awaiting their fate. Boyd then shares one of his favorite verses from the Bible that has guided him through the war, which comes from Isaiah 6:8.

“And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?’ Then I said, ‘Here I am! Send me.'”

What the heck? I wanted to say amen during the movie. This reminded me so much of what missions is. Yes, it can get perilous, but the question remains. Who will go? The soldiers depicted in the movie were reminded that if not them, then who? The Nazis needed to be stopped and someone had to do it. That was them, and they answered this difficult call. Although their situation seemed so bleak, I believe that they were encouraged that they got to be the ones to defend and make that difference. Even if no one ever found out about the sacrifice they made, there was some comfort in knowing that they were answering a higher call.

May those in the field answering His call be blessed.

Tesla Model S 85D

Thank you Elon Musk for showing us the future. With the introduction of the new Model S P85D, I am now even more determined to have my next car be a Tesla. The “D” in the name stands for the dual motors (front and back) in this new model, which gives the car a combined HP of 691 and 687 lb-ft of torque. It goes 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds. It’s the fastest sedan, ever.

Not only does this dual combo of motors give it serious speed, but Elon mentioned that if either one of the motors fail, the other can be run by itself, just like an airplane with multiple engines. The coolest thing for me though is their autopilot system. It combines the use of radar, sonar, a camera, and GPS to achieve this.

The car follows the lines on the road and adjusts speeds based on the speed limit signs that are detected by the on board camera. You can even have it change lanes by using the turn signals. The best part though was the fact that you can have it self park into your garage and also have it come out to you with a simple click (on private property only… for now). That’s Batman stuff right there. I want to be Batman.

The crazy thing is, is that this is not some prototype or concept car. We’ll see this tech on the road real soon. See the test drive video below to see all this stuff in action.

Dodgers Clinch

What a scenario to clinch the Division. At home, against the hated Giants, with Kershaw on the mound. So much better than last year (although swimming in the Dback’s swimming pool was awesome). I heard that not only did the Dodgers clinch the NL West, Kershaw most likely clinched the NL MVP. What can you argue now? Currently has the most wins, lowest ERA, and most Ks in the NL. May our saviour Kershaw lead us to victory.

By the way. Saw this after the game was over. Class act from the hated ones.

Banksy Does New York

HBO will air a documentary on Banksy’s take-over of NYC earlier this year. Is it BAN-SKEE or BANK-SEE? I think it would be pretty cool for him to do a month over here in Orange County. Not because I live here, but because it would be so ironic for him to showcase his “street” art in such a planned suburb. It’s so him, right?! Anyway, here’s a video on the NYC tour if you did not know, and the HBO doc will air on November 17th called Banksy Does New York.