GET SMART

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It was the 1960s – a time when our country was in the midst of assassinations, violence, protests.  In the throes of this chaos, Americans did what they did best.  They looked for other things to occupy their minds.  James Bond films were popular along with the bumbling Inspector Clouseau, Pink Panther movies.

Two brilliant comedy writers, Mel Brooks and Buck Henry combined elements of both genres and created a television spoof called “Get Smart,” starring Don Adams as Maxwell Smart.  There were the usual gadgets from the Bond movies, along with a bumbling secret agent who worked for CONTROL against the insidious agency of evil – KAOS.  “Get Smart” was made into a full length movie starring Steve Carell a few years ago.  The show made us laugh, but held some truth as well.  It didn’t make the current problems go away, but we forgot about them temporarily.

Our country seems to be in a state of chaos (KAOS) again.  The topics in the news today pertain to things we wouldn’t have thought of talking about in the 60s.  We now seem bent on tabloid journalism filled with half truths or misrepresented.  We often thrive on the sensational headlines.  With the invention of the internet – which to some is the devil’s workshop – we’ve opened the door to instant news and information.  Fact checking is rarely done and people are quick to believe whatever they read, because we’ve come to trust the cyber world rather than the truth.

We need an organization like CONTROL to fight the evil being poured out by our enemy.  We need someone who will come to our defense and bring us the real truth.  Oh, wait!  That happened over 2000 years ago when Jesus was born in a humble stable, in total poverty, a child of a human mother and the Son of God.  He took the chaos of a sinful world to a wooden cross on Calvary and conquered the enemy.

God brought order out of chaos, because He is in control.  Through His Word, we don’t have to look any further for the truth.  He inspired the words so we know they’re true.  Within the Bible we can escape the cares of this world and get through anything.  The greatest story ever told is laid out for us and it’s the completely true.

Maybe it’s time we focus our faith on the triune God rather than the things of this world.

 

 

 

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About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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30 Responses to GET SMART

  1. I was a huge Get Smart Fat—never did see the remake movie—something about slapstick as a youth vs slapstick as an adult just isn’t as funny—unless Carol Burnet and Harvey Corman and Tim Conway are involved, then its hilarious!!!

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  2. agghh–Get Smart—NOT fat—who’s of fan of ‘get fat’???!!! 🙂

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  3. hatrack4 says:

    I was a huge Get Smart fan also. Your facts seem to check with me. Great post.

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  4. Salvageable says:

    My family bought me the entire run of Get Smart for Christmas one year. I’ve enjoyed sharing it with the children. J.

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      I loved the old TV series. The cone of silence, the many doors, the dog named fang. It was great nonsensical fun. What happened to humor over the years? It’s become so polluted, I can’t find anything funny about it.

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  5. I LOVED “Get Smart”! And yes, thank you for reminding us that no matter the KAOS, God is still in control!

    I’ve missed your posts while I’ve been off-line… Will be playing catch-up for a while I’m sure. But I don’t want to miss out… so don’t be surprised if you find comments on posts from the past 4-5 days throughout this coming week. It’s just lil’ ole me, snooping about for treasure. Ha! 😉

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  6. davidkitz says:

    “Get Smart” was my dad’s favorite TV show. Of course I enjoyed it too. Who could ever forget that technological marvel “the cone of silence.” It has me smiling as I think of it.

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