“Our suffering comes from the fact that we are attached to the outer form that something assumes in a given instant rather than the movable conversation that… Read more “Against Ambient Awareness”
You are the bread and the knife, the crystal goblet and the wine. You are the dew on the morning grass and the burning wheel of the… Read more ““Litany” by Billy Collins”
When I see a bankster shilling on the teevee for his crime boss overlords’ right to break laws, I think about Robert Penn Warren’s image of the… Read more “Sociopathic Tendencies”
The ‘Do It For The Fat Lady’ scene from Franny & Zooey by J.D. Salinger
“I’ll tell you a terrible secret — Are you listening to me? There isn’t anyone out there who isn’t Seymour’s Fat Lady. That includes your Professor Tupper, buddy. And all his goddam cousins by the dozens. There isn’t anyone anywhere that isn’t Seymour’s Fat Lady. Don’t you know that? Don’t you know that goddam secret yet?”
I used to watch this show on PBS with my big brother in the early 80s. Tim Sheridan is obsessed with Doctor Who on itsasickness.com.
Bumped back to the top. I was trying to think of something to write about the election until I remembered that I already said what I wanted… Read more “The Second Coming by W.B. Yeats”
this is something i keep wanting to quote: Soulless Cultural Wasteland ‘On The Grow’ In Southern California Desert Los Angeles to Be Hellish Megalopolis by 1950 LOS… Read more “With Apologies to The Onion”
Something about Alberto Gonzalez and James Comey made me think of this scene from A Man for All Seasons. Who would Sir Thomas More be? ALICE –… Read more “The Thicket of the Law”
Thank you, Paul.
Socio-political Film Studies was one of my favorite things from College. Here is the newest of my regular series. There were so many Prison Dramas in the… Read more “Contemplative Prison Films As Zeitgeist”
Yeah, um, remember in 2004 when The New York Times sat on the NSA Wiretapping story until AFTER the most important election in generations? Remember why? SPOILER… Read more “The Final Shot of Three Days of the Condor – NSA Considered”
Strangely, it wasn’t the recent NSA ruling by a Federal Court smacking down Bush’s illegal spy ring that got me to netflix one of my old favorite… Read more “The Final Shot of The Conversation – The Third Man considered”
The late 1960s was a time of radical change in the world of film. The Hollywood studio system was in decline, while the European art film movement… Read more “Socio-Political Film Studies: America 1970s”
The play Mnemonic begins with a monologue about the location of memory processes in the brain and continues on to contemplate the genealogy of humankind: “Anyway, our… Read more “Memory, Alienation, History”