In a new article, Brother Billy interviews The Yahwist Source. She's the hypothetical woman who came up with this children's tale, plus others like the half-divine giants and the stubborn talking donkey.
AUGUST 24, 2022 DIVINE REVENGE
The Hallelujah chorus, writes Michael Marissen in the New York Times, was designed not to honor the birth or resurrection of Jesus but to celebrate the destruction of Jerusalem and the Second Temple.
In the time of George Frideric Handel, many Christians believed that Rome's sack of Jerusalem in 70 AD represented God's revenge on the Jews for refusing to accept Jesus as their promised Messiah.
According to court documents, Matheny picked up a small, concrete statue in the yard and allegedly threw it through the glass in one of the home's doors. She stole the keys to a 2016 Chevrolet Traverse, got into the vehicle, and drove it 50 miles to Columbus.
There she was apparently involved in a domestic dispute, when she allegedly threatened to start a fire. Police were called to the scene, but she left the area.
Next she ran a red light and crashed into a Chevrolet Cruze, spinning it around several times and severely injuring the driver. The Cruze eventually hit a third vehicle. A nearby driver saw the crash, got out of her car, a white Nissan, and ran to the scene to offer help. When that woman left her car, Matheny and her passenger, a Columbus woman, got out of the Traverse and into the witness's running vehicle.
With sore ribs, Matheny drove to Nationwide Children's Hospital a block away and at 9:31 a.m. crashed the Nissan into a window at the facility. Both Matheny and the passenger allegedly went into the hospital.
AUGUST 18, 2022 CAR TALK
This month's 100 Moons article details the complicated procedure that drivers 100 years ago had to follow to get their cars started.
But there's no opportunity beforehand to check out the seating and performance, not to mention other features. For example, do the dashboard controls consist of easily-recognized knobs and buttons, or will you have to navigate through a series of touchscreen menus while trying to keep your eyes on the road?
Trading in your previous car? If you don't like the terms you're offered, you can go to givemethevin.com. They'll use your Vehicle Identification Number to look up your car's history, then bring you a check and take your old ride away.
People liked to deal with my father, but I guess that many today have had bad experiences with car dealers. They prefer to transact their business online.
AUGUST 14, 2022 CAMERA UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL
I've got an internal selfie to show you in a new story about This Summer's Big Event. Spoilers: the exciting parts include opening a bottle and falling asleep.
I wasnt brought up to use the language in the following ways. The times, I suppose, must be a-changin.
Another pet peeve: We all learned that the letter Q is very often followed by the letter U. We learned it so well that some of us think the hockey team in Pittsburgh is the Penquins and the third baseman for the Yankees is Alex Rodriquez.
Its a small thing, but put a loop on those lower-case descenders, people! Penguins and Rodriguez, please.
The very earliest motion pictures were filmed from a single angle, as though audiences were viewing a stage play. However, it was soon discovered that editors could cut to a closeup or to a completely different scene. An instantaneous change of location is impossible in real life, but movie audiences can accept the convention. We can suspend our disbelief.
Nowadays movies and TV have gone cut-crazy, with many individual takes lasting less than a second or two. Presumably this boosts the energy and excitement, but I find it annoying. I've just begun to appreciate a character's face and expression when suddenly I'm looking at a helicopter. It's hard to keep up.
Occasionally cinema directors maintain our interest with the opposite technique. They move the camera around to show as much of the story as possible in what seems to be one continuous take, many minutes long. Examples include Alfred Hitchcock in Rope (1948), Orson Welles in Touch of Evil (1958), and Alejando G. Inarritu in Birdman (2014).
In television sports, directors usually find it necessary to cut frequently from one camera angle to another, from the batter's swing to the fielder's catch to the runner's slide. But there are exceptions. One example: the Verizon 200 at the Brickyard in Indianapolis two days ago.
As a now-retired TV crew member, I'm proud of what a single skilled camera operator can accomplish. He gave us a 90-second continuous shot, walking completely around the car at one point, leading into his coverage of the interview of the driver. He knew exactly what angles we wanted to see.
Below, I imagine the director's instructions as if any had been necessary. They would have been as superfluous as future WTAE-TV news director Herb Morrison's words to his engineer Charles Nehlsen while the Hindenburg was crashing in 1937: Get this, Charlie!