My Guest Column at The New Normal: Wipeout!

This summer I have the privilege of writing a weekly guest column at The New Normal, my friend Trey Bailey’s excellent site. Here’s this week’s entry…

One of my favorite summertime guilty pleasures is Wipeout. Let’s face it – watching people fall flat on their faces never gets old. But at the same time, every episode is downright predictable, with a similar cast of characters. There’s the arrogant guy, the one who is so uncoordinated he or she can barely walk without obstacles, the idiot in a ridiculous costume. No matter who they are, the same fate befalls them: they get themselves knocked down over and over again.

Reading the history of the Israelites is a lot like watching a Wipeout marathon.

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