Are you suffering from reboot fatigue?
It’s a new phrase for the current entertainment landscape where it seems you can’t get on Twitter without reading about a new reboot or remake of a classic TV show or movie.
You’ve seen the stories about shows like “Full House” (now redubbed “Fuller House”) and “The X-Files” coming back to our screens. Shows you didn’t even realize anyone cared about are being relaunched for a new generation to not really care about them all that much.
(Me? I’m just over here waiting for a new “Double Dare” series. Come on – we need more Super Sloppiness on our screens.)
Though I may be suffering from a little fatigue from reading about reboots and relaunches and remakes every day, that doesn’t mean they’re a bad thing.
You might say they’re just a side effect of our MORE MORE MORE binge watching culture. Instead of being satisfied with a great story we demand another and another.
But I think something deeper is going on. I think the reason we love reboots and remakes is because we are relational. Continue reading
I cannot stress to you enough the impact Zack Morris had on my life.
Every day before and after elementary school I watched reruns of “Saved By The Bell”. Sure, the show was funny. But really I was studying Zack Morris.
Zack Morris was the epitome of cool. The slicked back bleached blonde hair. The giant cell phone. The swagger.
(Also he could stop time. That was kind of weird. But totally awesome.) Continue reading
Jerry Seinfeld would have made a great Young Life leader.
Can you imagine the talks he would give? “What’s the deal with forgiveness? Have you seen this? Have you heard about this?”
It’s not just the jokes Jerry would kill at. Jerry Seinfeld is really good at relationships.
For the past few months Seinfeld has been putting out a web series called “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee.” The show is exactly what you think it is and is absolutely worth 15 minutes of your time.
Each week Jerry phones up one of his famous funny friends, picks them up in a classic car, and picks their brain over coffee.
I’ve never not laughed during an episode. The wisdom from legends of comedy like David Letterman, Larry David, and Don Rickles is valuable for anyone in entertainment, business, or even ministry.
In between the laughter and the glamour shots of Lamborghinis and latte art, what I really take away from each episode is just how simple relationships have to be.As Chris Rock put it in his chat with Jerry, “Everything is about company. A gourmet meal with an [jerk] is a horrible meal. A hot dog with an interesting person is an amazing meal.”
Jerry Seinfeld, unsurprisingly, is really comfortable at talking with people. His conversations with comedians are at once light and deep. It’s something Jerry Seinfeld has in common with Jesus. Continue reading