Zachary: Sorry we missed yesterday. I had family obligations.
Logan: i thought you had weekends off from family.
Zachary: Aye, usually, but it was one of those rare days where both the weather and my dad were in good shape. So the three of us went to the countryside overnight. It was lovely.
Logan: COOL! funnily enough, family was a theme of today/yesterday’s Community episode, “Comparative Religion.”
Zachary: It centered around Shirley’s resistance to the secularisation of Christmas. Here’s a shot of Dean Pelton as the studiously inoffensive “Mr. Winter”.
My favorite quote was this, when Shirley accused Jeff of thinking religion was stupid (earlier he’d admitted to being an agnostic, which Pierce called “the lazy man’s atheist”):
Jeff: To me, religion is like Paul Rudd. I see the appeal, and I would never take it away from anyone, but I would also never stand in line for it.
Logan: the episode was also about bullying. ironically, the bully was played by Anthony Michael Hall…
…who also played the dude who got bullied in The Breakfast Club, which Z still needs to see. it’s surprisingly awesome, despite being one of my mom’s favorite movies.
Pierce and Troy tried to train Jeff to fight so he could defend Abed’s honor. Check out this great scene:
Pierce said to be a man, you have to be punched in the face at least once in your life. have you been punched in the face?
Zachary: Not this week. Yet.
Logan: okay. random thought: i loved Annie’s little happy menorah pin:
sooooo, do you agree with Jeff, that religion is like Paul Rudd?
Zachary: Not at all. No one ever got killed over Paul Rudd.
Logan: you sure?
Zachary: I’ll investigate.
*runs exhaustive searches on worldwide news and legal databases*
Confirmed. Paul Rudd = harmless. Possibly even a force for good.
Conversely, I live in a city where religious bigotry is literally a sport. So you understand why I’m a wee bit sour on the subject.
Logan: cuz your football team always loses?
Zachary: I support Partick Thistle, which have no religious affiliation.
Logan: maybe that’s why they always lose.
Zachary: I’ll let that go, to honour the holiday spirit of peace and brotherhood.
Logan: speaking of brotherhood, let’s send ourselves out with some Trabed:
Zachary and Logan: MERRY HAPPY, EVERYONE!!!
(Paul Rudd pic source: Projections Movie Blog)
Posted by: Zachary and Logan, who will catch up on our missed episode soon, we hope. But tomorrow will definitely bring “Investigative Journalism”, featuring guest star Jack Black, as well as Annie and Britta wrestling in cheerleading uniforms.