Toy Story 4 review (no spoilers)

Yes, I’m a 41-year-old man and yes, I just watched Toy Story 4… and LOVED IT! I’ll try not to give too much away but as an adult, I found it very funny. I didn’t think the plot was really dramatic but gosh, there were so many funny parts. One thing Disney does really well is having the perfect script line at the perfect time, basically it’s all about timing, and they nailed it again and again in this one.


The characters were all so likable, even the terrifying ones (you’ll know who I mean if/when you watch). The one who stole the show was a new character named Forky. He’s not trash, but he’s made from trash. There’s also a character voiced by Keanu Reeves who did a great job in that role.

I think kids do (or will) like this movie, and if you’re an adult who enjoys a good wholesome funny Disney movie, you need to see this one. It’s great! If I had to rate the 4 in order of my favorites, here’s how I’d rank them:

Toy Story

Toy Story 4

Toy Story 3

Toy Story 2

Thanks for stopping by! If you watch this movie, let me know what you thought about it in the comments below.

-Out of the Wilderness

A redhead has a 6% of winning The Bachelor

Episode 2 is in the books and is it just me or did the Hannah B. thing come across as a setup? She and Peter acted like they were in such a tough spot after reconnecting in episode 1. Is Hannah B. back in his life? Should she join the other women as a contestant? Oh, the drama. Then in a matter of seconds, as if cued by a producer, Peter decides he can’t do this and Hannah’s out the door with a hug and a smile. I’m so skeptical about the genuineness of this part of the show. Anyway, Peter meets up with the women from the group date he was still currently on and they skip right to the “after party.”

Later the rose ceremony happens so here are the updated stats for the women still remaining after episode 2.

There are 5 black women, 2 Asian women, and 10 white women.

Chances of winning…

A black woman: 29.4% (up 2% since episode 1)

An Asian woman: 11.8% (up 2.5% since episode 1)

A white woman: 58.8% (down 5% since episode 1)

Among the 10 white women, there are 4 brunettes (2 less than last week), 5 blondes (2 less than last week), and 1 redhead (go Lexie!).

-Out of the Wilderness

List of weird or interesting music videos

I put together a list of music videos for my niece and I watch. My criteria was simple: weird and/or interesting music videos. You see? Not much to it. I wanted to find videos that were either completely strange, had unique editing elements, or totally engaging. So here is a short list of the videos we watched.

Bishop Briggs – “Wild Horses”… This video pretty much has everything we were looking for and a sweet bonus, the song is very memorable for it’s catchy chorus. Take a look at the wild content, timely editing, and engaging singer.


Next up is Caroline Jones “The Difference”¬†and this video is by no means strange, but the song tells a story that’s entertaining to follow. Editing is well-done and, well, the cars are so nice. Take a look and the bonus in this one is that it is “to be continued…” so there’s a follow up music video.


My niece and I really like the music videos from Jain, so third on the list is “Dynabeat” …which falls right in line with the creativity she shows off in previous music videos like “Makeba” and “Come.” She’s so talented with her music, and although we didn’t love this video, we liked it a lot and it’s still the best-edited video and most creative on our list.


This next one is, hmm, how to describe it? It’s the one we talked about the most afterwards and you’ll see why. Like us, you may only be able to watch it once because of sensory overload and when I say sensory overload, I mean sensory overload on steroids. There’s so much going on in this video that you almost have to watch it more than once just to catch everything that’s happening, but it might make give you motion sickness, be warned. It’s “PONPONPON” by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu.


Last video on the list is one I was excited to show my niece. Actually it’s not a music video, but a live performance of “Purple Rain” by Prince. I fell in love with the video the first time I watched it, and that’s after writing it off as what I thought would be a cheesy performance from the 80s. Prince performed at the 1985 American Music Awards and while the set was kind of bland and forgettable by today’s standards, it’s Prince. When has he ever needed an actual stage to keep people’s attention? I go into more detail about why I like this performance here so for now, here’s a video that has simple editing, but incredible emotion and a great build-up to the climatic ending…


Thanks for stopping by! If you have any suggestions for this list, chime in by commenting below.

-Out of the Wilderness

Bachelor Peter the Pilot has a 4.5% chance of marrying someone his age

I’ve totally gone down the rabbit hole of numbers and ages and statistics and chances any particular bachelorette have of winning this season of The Bachelor. Peter the Pilot has already narrowed it down to 22 women (the season opened with 30 women at the mansion). Here’s what I’ve found working for or against the women so far…

Peter is 28 years old. Episode 1, there were 27 women younger than him. Two were his same age, and there’s 1 woman older than him (she’s 31).

Ages and chance of winning before episode 1 (30 women)…

20-25: 15 (50% chance of winning)

26-30: 14 (46.6% chance of winning)

30s: 1 (3.3% chance of winning)

20-27 (younger than Peter) : 27 (90% chance of winning)

28 (same age) : 2 (6.6% chance)

29-30s (older than Peter) : 1 (3.3% chance)


Ages and chance of winning before episode 2 (22 women)…

20-25: 12 (54.5% chance)

26-30: 9 (41% chance)

30s: 1 (4.5% chance)

20-27 (younger than Peter) : 20 (90.9% chance of winning, up nearly 1% since ep 1)

28 (same age) : 1 (4.5% chance of winning, down just over 2% since ep 1)

29-30s (older than Peter) : 1 (4.5% chance of winning, up 1.2% since ep 1)

Thanks for stopping by! If you have any guesses who might get the final rose, and how old she is, chime in with a comment below.

-Out of the Wilderness

A black woman has a 27% chance of winning The Bachelor (after episode 1)

Peter the Pilot started off with 30 women who all apparently think he’s the perfect man to marry, or at least date for a few weeks on national TV. Among the 30 competitors, there were 7 black women, 20 white, and 3 were Asian.

During episode 1, there was a rose ceremony where 8 women were sent home. With that in mind, here are the numbers and a few statistics on the women still on the show.

Black women: 6 (down from 7 in ep 1)

Asian women: 2 (down from 3 in ep 1)

White women: 14 (down from 20 in ep 1)

Of the white women, 6 are brunette, 7 are blonde, and 1 is a red head.

These numbers compute the following stats…

A white woman has a 63.6% chance of winning, down 3% since ep 1.

A black woman has a 27.3% chance of winning, up 4% since ep 1.

An Asian woman has a 9.1% chance of winning, down 0.9% since ep 1.

For statistics before episode 1 aired, click here.
-Out of the Wilderness

My word of the year, 2020

IMG_20200108_213324 copyI rarely pick just one word to be my theme for any given year, but 2020’s word just kind of happened. It all began around Christmastime last year and as the pot stirred, this word bubbled up to the top. I’m hoping it relates to my life in a few ways… work, relationships, and any other way I can’t even foresee right now.

Breakthrough.

Hoping and praying and begging and anticipating and living and loving and enjoying and remembering and putting all my eggs in this basket for 2020. Here’s to a great year of BREAKTHROUGH for me, for you, for your family, for my family, your friends, my friends, your enemies, my enemies, those we love and those we can barely tolerate… may it be a year of breakthrough in our relationships with each other, with the Lord, and with ourselves!

-Out of the Wilderness

Our bodies: the little space heaters that could!

You want to hear something crazy? Our human bodies are warm. Now before you laugh and think, “Ok, so what!” think about it… these complex, fragile-yet-durable bodies we live in are warm but not only that, we emit heat. I know that’s probably something we learned in elementary school, but that doesn’t make it any less fascinating. This body heat is why a room of people will get warm and you sometimes need to open a window or crack a door. It’s why we wear coats in the winter, to keep as much of our own heat close to our body.

I’m not a scientist so you’ll have to forgive me for that, but what is it in or on our bodies that produce heat? Well, a quick Google search shows that it comes from cells, organs, chemical reactions, etc. You can look it up too, if you want, but my point is this… the heat created inside our bodies somehow gives off warmth outside our bodies so others can feel it. It’s amazing.

So as I was pondering this not long ago, I wondered how an evolutionist would explain it. Wouldn’t a person or race of people who lives in a tropical climate eventually evolve away from this body heat characteristic? And perhaps folks in northern climates evolve into beings that produce more heat?

I believe in a supreme creator, God, and He’s the most amazing designer. The human body is mind-boggling in it’s complexity, and yet we go about our days thinking about a million other things. Have you ever thought about how we are waterproof? Water doesn’t just gush into us, or pour out of us… and yet we can sweat, and absorb water through our skin. My goodness. And don’t even get me started on how we can easily walk on two legs but what if we were dogs? I can’t imagine being able to manage 4 legs everywhere I go! But my dogs haven’t stepped in poop their entire lives.

Anyway, this whole heat thing is just another seemingly small detail and yet at the same time, affects a lot of things we do. Gee wiz, He’s thought of everything, hasn’t He?

-Out of the Wilderness