God in the Machine

Literally "God in the machine", Deus Ex Machina originally referred to Greek plays, where the "gods" would be lowered onto the stage with ropes in order to provide a quick resolution to the story. Today, Deus Ex Machina refers to any improbably and/or overly convenient character or mechanism that comes out of nowhere and saves the character(s).


"I don't get it, Big Dan..." -George Clooney in O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Saturday, May 22, 2004


Having defeated (soundly, no less) the first 12 books in my "to be read" pile this summer, I am marching on. Next up is "Tricky Business" by Dave Barry.

File this under "fun and mindless." Dave Barry is this generation's Mark Twain, and this novel is his second attempt at fiction, his first being the hysterical "Big Trouble."

This one should take me about four hours, but still, a man can only read so much theology, yes?


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