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Originally published at Faith Seeking Understanding. You can comment here or there.

Apparently today is Martin Freeman’s birthday. He is not eleventy-one but forty-two: the answer to life the universe and everything. Which really screams for something Hitchhikers related, but as much as I love him, Arthur’s character there doesn’t really lend himself to clips.

So instead, here’s Martin Freeman with Andy Serkis. I particularly love the Gollum impression at 0:45.

And because Serkis and Freeman really are golden together:

Apparently it’s also Soren Kierkegaard’s feast day in the Episcopal church, which is really quite cool. I don’t know nearly as much Kierkegaard as I should, but I still get a thrill that a philosopher who’s not also a pillar of the church like Aquinas has his own feast day.

Here’s a political ad someone made a while back pushing for Kierkegaard for president. We could do worse.

http://youtu.be/1uYO0vsI6UM

And here‘s the Kant attack ad that started the whole trend. We need more such videos, I think. :-)

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shirebound
Sep. 8th, 2013 10:53 pm (UTC)
I thoroughly enjoyed watching both of those Hobbit videos. :)
marta_bee
Sep. 9th, 2013 02:43 am (UTC)
Thanks! Glad to share.
lady_branwyn
Sep. 9th, 2013 01:53 am (UTC)
Why would Kierkegaard get a feast day in the Episcopal church? I would guess that he was raised a Lutheran. He is certainly cheerful enough, lol. As a philosophy prof once said, what do you expect from someone named "Church-yard"?
marta_bee
Sep. 9th, 2013 02:43 am (UTC)
You know, I'm not sure why he gets the special connection to the Episcopal church. I looked it up and the Lutherans do include him on the calendar of saints, though they don't call it a feast-day. It's at some point in November for the Lutherans.

I am guessing, but Kierkegaard just seems like a giant of Protestant intellectualism. I'm not that surprised he's earned a place in a few church calendars, and I expect it just comes down to which denominations set up such lists. Good question, though!
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