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Tina Fey gives a tour of the 30 Rock sets (from the S7 DVD special features)

anonymous asked:

Can you please suggest scriptures for someone who is dealing with the death of a loved one?

Matthew 5:4  “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”

2 Corinthians 1:3-4  “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”

Isaiah 41:10  “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Isaiah 43:2  “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.  When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”

Psalm 18:28  “You, Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.”

Psalm 46:1-2  “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.  Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.”

Revelation 21:4  “‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

Psalm 119:50  “My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.”

Romans 8:18  “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.”

2 Corinthians 7:10  “Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.”

Psalm 18:2  “The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18  “Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words.”

1 Peter 5:6-7  “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

Psalm 23:4  “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

Psalm 73:26  “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”

Psalm 22:24  “For he has not despised or scorned the suffering of the afflicted one; he has not hidden his face from him but has listened to his cry for help.”

Psalm 27:4-5  “One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.  For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock.”

Psalm 30:5  “For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.”

Psalm 34:18  “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”

Matthew 11:28  “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

Lamentations 3:31-33  “For no one is cast off by the Lord forever.  Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love.  For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to anyone.”

Romans 8:31-39  “What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written:

“For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

1 Corinthians 15:52-57  “in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”

“Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting?”

The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

1 Peter 1:3-9  “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.”

John 14:1-4  “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God]; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.”

The Muppets: A Review

While it’s still fresh in my mind I would like to unpack why the new muppets first episode was the single shittiest thing I’ve seen in the past three years. Please keep in mind I was forced to watch part of Downton Abbey this year.

The first scene sets up for my visceral reaction to the rest of the episode. Kermit laments in a fictional ABC parking lot as he returns to work on his now ex-girlfriend’s (Miss Piggy’s) show. Writers of this show will fall for the inventible trap that they will convince themselves that THIS is the reason I didn’t like the show. I wish to dispel immediately. In fact, this was the part I was most routing for. When I heard Kermit was taking on a less abusive romantic interest my mind was instantly populated with wonder to where this could take the show in terms of muppet themed romantic hijinks and drama. It was this reason I had such high hopes for it. No longer were the muppets going to be chained to an old formula, no longer were any unwanted dynamics of the old characters going to bog down this new edgy show!

Cut to the muppets’ sitting around a tired old table in front of the tired, old and bare ABC stage holding a pre-production meeting. The first quip is from the cockroach, this was the only line I can’t fully hear due to the shell shock of being dropped back into the same premise as 30 Rock with no attempt to hide the similarities by even using the same set. I liked 30 Rock… Maybe I’ll like this. My senses return and I catch the end of the cockroach’s joke. It’s something to do with a relative being pregnant but since he’s a cockroach, the relative is pregnant cockroach with a very large number of babies. This joke was in the muppets’ version of the Christmas Carol, aptly named: The Muppets’ Christmas Carol. I recalled Rizzo making the joke about large rat families in that movie, and it being one of my favorites, but then I remember the overused nostalgia tropes in today’s entertainment versus crafting the new and I feel a wave of sobriety wash over me.

Hmmm… okay maybe from this point on things will be fresh. Gonzo makes a hyper self aware joke about the tropes of the documentary technique in office comedies. I die a little inside recalling the times when the technique was fresh. It doesn’t help that Gonzo is glaring directly at me either. For those keeping track Gonzo has one more speaking line after this.

Kermit is in trouble. He wants to book the famous blonde actress Lady-whats-her-name so Miss Piggy can interview her. Miss Piggy has some kind of history with blonde woman, this causes Kermit some grief.

Then we discover Fozzy the Bear is in a relationship with a human woman. She too is blonde but is not the famous one. The “boyfriend meets girlfriend’s different ethnic family scene” from Anchorman 2 plays out but instead it’s a bear. Bear jokes are made. The delivery of the bear’s reaction and subsequent response of everyone else is out of place. Very much so for a “does a bear shit in the woods” joke. Wakka wakka wakka. The bear rips off his girlfriend’s clothes and two of her limbs and starts violently humping the hostess. Things have gotten out of hand.

Suddenly the show springs to life, the next scene has Kermit’s assistant Scooter keeping famous Blonde away from Miss Piggy. Instead of the awkward assistant channeling forced whine-o rage from a golf chart, he takes action and dives into a food stand to get into a good position so he may hurl some beets at Famous. The call-back to Dwight’s love of the foodage from The Office is refreshing but subtle as it hurdles toward the camera and kills the cameraman.

A long and extended scene of frog on pig action plays between Kermit and the new pig love interest. Miss Piggy Bursts into the bedroom with sexual rage and joins the fray. Kermit is immediately squashed to death between two sets of massive pork buns.

With my raging boner in hand I slump over and look at the mess I have wrought. I’ve soiled my last pair of pants. I remove and burn them and step outside to meet a new day.

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If you think Rob looks rough in some of these pics coming from Colombia, he has good reason. One of the women make up artists posted a brief account today, outlining just a few of the ordeals they went through while filming The Lost City of Z, in the past 30 days. It included:

“rock climbing mission-impossible-style to get onto the set, surviving 2 mini-tsunamis, a bus blowing up, a town closing down as a protest over Perol from Venezuela, being eaten alive by mosquitoes, hurricanes (with some almost being struck by lightening), hiking through the Amazon in the pitch black with one flashlight for every 10 people, water up to their waists while doing checks on actors sweating like they were all sitting in a sauna, and her driver who had no reverse gear on his vehicle capsizing the car into a ditch in a flood, white water was flooding like the Titanic.” (Not to mention spiders the size of your hand.) All part of a day’s work on The Lost City of Z.