May 11, 2013

Let’s just get straight to books and movies shall we?

Just Started:  Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick, copyright 2009 by Speigel & Grau

If you ever really want to appreciate everything you have, read a nonfiction book about North Korea.  I was shocked.  I admit, I didn’t know much about North Korea except the recent clashes with Kim Jong Un.  Image  Lovely looking fellow.  This man is so cuckoo Nurse Ratchet is looking for him. He seems the sort that fondles Barbie dolls and small animals in his leisure time.  So, if you will, to the tune of The Surrey With The Fringe on Top from Oklahoma:

“Chicks and ducks and geese better scurry when Kim Jong Un comes out in a hurry, when Kim Jong Un comes out in a hurry with his pants unzipped.”

But I digress.  This is the very first photo in the book, which surprised the hell out of me.  This is a 2010 nighttime satellite photo of North Korea.  Image  Talk about not letting your people see the light!  There is none!  It seems to me that Kent State SDS would love it here!  Everything they wanted to bring down in America in the 60’s is down.  As a matter of fact, everything is down period!  No electricity, no jobs, no food.  Lots of military though and a total freakazoid telling you to say everything is great (or else)!

Continued Reading:  Kent State: What Happened and Why

Well, Mr. Michener is doing it again.  I see no connection between the history of how Kent State became a University and the clashes between the rioters and the National Guard, but perhaps Mr. Michener was being paid by the line.  However, it is really Paul Probius I wish to discuss.  Remember him?  The man is a dichotomy.  He “is totally committed to tearing down Kent State, for he can see it accomplishing no good end.”  Rah! Rah! Tear down Kent State!  “In the meantime, he will avail himself of whatever it has to offer; indeed he will probably continue at Kent till he gets his Ph.D.”  But not until I graduate!

Mr. Probius is married, but not working.  What is worse for poor Probius is “My father’s stopped my allowance . . .”  So, you want to bring down everything associated with The Man, yet you live off his largesse, or did.  For some reason when I read quotes from Mr. Probius, I can only think of Dustin Hoffman in The Rain Man.  “Yeah….yeah…I’m gonna change the world, yeah.  Just as soon as daddy re-starts my allowance….yeah….I’m not wearing any underwear.”

A final note for now on Kent State and Mr. Probius’ quotes, “Every day the present society operates, it brings itself nearer to collapse.”  And yet, here we are.  Where are you Mr. Probius?

Just Finished:  Haunted Happenings

The final chapter of the book was the best, and not just because it meant the book was coming to an end.  The stories therein had potential for chills down the spine.  Unfortunately, the pages of unfocused photos of “real” ghosts just made the entire book unbelievable.  Had he left the photos out, he might have had a decent publication.

Currently Drinking: 

Water.  It’s only 12 noon and even I have some scruples.  Besides, when you’re thirsty, there’s nothing like a glass of ice water with a lemon wedge!

Last Night’s Movie:  Silent Hill Revelation

I was completely prepared for the tenuous plot, bad writing and pathetic acting.  After all, I was only interested in the special effects as the first Silent Hill had been full of amazing creatures such as Pyramid Head.  He was too cool!

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Or this guy

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Sadly however, the only revelation in the second Silent Hill is that you’re watching crap.  What’s more, you’re watching crap without any cool special effects.  This seemed more of a romance a la Stephenie Meyer (only slightly better).  So if you’re looking for kick-ass creatures and special effects, put this movie down and have a look at Thirteen Ghosts.

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One response to “May 11, 2013

  1. Grignr

    Best blog yet. Keep ’em coming!

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