This week, we consider failure in terms of other people — basically, what does it look like when other people think you've failed at doing the thing you love? Do you keep doing it anyways?
One of us would choose fame over loving the thing they were doing.
We talk a bit about the subjectivity of art, and how difficult it can be to determine what's actually good.
Spoiler warning: JP reveals a major plot point in IT. Also, after 45:00 we absolutely crush it on spoilers. Too many to detail.
- kottke.org - home of fine hypertext products — One of Steve's favorite blogs.
- Next Draft: The Day's Most Fascinating News from Dave Pell
- Rob Bell — Rob's pretty awesome (at least, Steve thinks so)
- Rob Bell - Wikipedia — Bell's book Love Wins caused a major controversy within the evangelical community. The controversy was the subject of a Time magazine cover story and a featured article in the New York Times. In the book, Bell states that "It's been clearly communicated to many that this belief (in hell as conscious, eternal torment) is a central truth of the Christian faith and to reject it is, in essence, to reject Jesus. This is misguided and toxic and ultimately subverts the contagious spread of Jesus' message of love, peace, forgiveness and joy that our world desperately needs to hear."
- I.T. (film) - Wikipedia — Not the one with the clown.
- It (2017 film) - Wikipedia — New one with the clown.
- "Gang Fight" -- Rebecca Black, as interpreted by a bad lip reader - YouTube
- Where the Streets Have No Name - Wikipedia