July 22, 2007
Book: "RANT: An Oral Biography of Buddy Casey" ****
Stellar book by the author of "Fight Club" - Chuck Palahniuk. Another that many will think is too strange...but I dig it
Movie: "Shooter" ***
Not a bad action flick with all kinds of anti Iraq war propaganda. heh.
Movie "F*ck" **
A history of the word as told by (mainly) comics. Not too bad...
Movie "The Nativity Story" ***
Decent portrayal of the "history" of the conception and birth of JC of Nazareth that acting was definately "B" or worse...hmmmm
July 12, 2007
Movie: "Deja Vu" ****
Nearly perfect...I love that movie...
Movie: "Man of the Year" ***
Decent, really GOOD message for all of those nasty politicos out there...but not as funny as I would have liked.
Book: "Ambush Alley" ****
A historical account of the Battale for the bridges of Nassariyah during the invasion of Iraq. No frills, no commentary, just war. Not for the squeamish, theauthor tells it how it was.
Movie: "L4YERCAKE" ****
Another hit from the Brits...for a bunch of Nancys the Brits sure do GangStar right
Movie: "Afro-Samurai" ****
Damn good anime with lots of fighting, good dialog and Sam Jackson as the protagonist.
Well,, that is all 4 now...
Grab on...stay frosty.
...surfing (well trying to, on tiny waves) after work today....nothing but the sound of waves crashing...I realized how much better I like just being alone out there...nothing but me, my board, the ocean. It was nice. It's a place where you can talk to yourself, and no one has a possibility of hearing you. But unlike this blog or my office, when I talk to myself out there it feels like...someone (thing?) is listening. Is it the pull and swell of the waves? Is it the rolling crash of the breakers? It is the cry of those damned seagulls? (Which BTW you are NOT SUPPOSED TO FEED! - and then those idiots wonder why they have bird shit all over their stuff....grrr) I don't know, but it almost like in a place like that you can sense that she...he...it ...is listening, however indifferently to you plight. Sometimes that is all you need. Someone to listen. Not with any input or solutions, just a ready ear.
Watching the movie Deja Vu...the protagonist, Denzel's character says something that was profound in that moment...this series of moments that I have had in these last few days. He says:
"Everything you have, you lose, right? Mother, father - gone. Good looks, Pryzwarra? - gone. Loved ones gone in a second. That's what this job teaches you, isn't it? No matter what, no matter how hard you grab onto something - you still lose it, right?"
Is that the saddest thing you have ever heard or what? Wow...what more can one say? Makes me sad.
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