If he really did that, that's fucking brilliant. These links might explain:
Accounts from various Fascist regimes talk about how they slowly get conditioned into being "governed by surprise". I feel like that is where this is all headed. Lies that can't be verified, and surprise decisions based on spurious claims with no accountability or questioning allowed.
Spread this article around, it is about resisting shit like this: [link]
you can listen to it
Brave New World--MP3
Animal farm in there too
Also one of Asimov's favorite pieces. This one is called the Last Question. If I recall correctly, he put this as either 1st or 2nd place as one of his personal favorites; The Last Answer being the other.
UPDATE: Indeed this is his personal favorite: [link]
Michael Crichton submitted a paper by George Orwell once at Harvard and got a B- because of how ridiculous his professor was.
Here's the updated available courses from jabbathechav's link
I personally have enrolled for experimental methods in biology. Thanks /u/jabbathechav !
Hey Dexter, I'm a huge fan and it's really awesome that you're reaching out. I know you're really busy but, I'd like to humbly suggest giving /u/RRmuttonchop's friend a call. I realize that he's in a coma but, as someone who's had a little experience with the subject, I wanted to point out that a lot of people report hearing & remembering what goes on when they are and even being responsive to familiar stimuli. As a piece of anecdotal evidence, I'd like to present the fact that, when he was in a coma, Mel Blanc was mostly unresponsive until a doctor had the idea to come in and ask: "Bugs Bunny, how are you doing today?".
Thanks for being awesome and for all of the great music!
That's "Christmas on Earth Continued" at Olympia on 22 Dec, 1967. I'm about four back in the middle! The whole 'Christmas on Earth'. was amazing what with all the bands that took part. It was just a pity that the Pink Floyd were crap that night... It was the night that people first realised that Barret had started to loose it :-(
I assume he was doing this as a tribute to when Elvis Costello was on SNL. Here's more info about that moment in history: [link]
Picture of Mark Twain posing topless
EDIT: It's believed that this photo may have been taken as a reference for a sculptor making a bust of Twain, in case anyone was wondering why it exists.
Not so much a "mistake" as a happy accident - Merry Clayton's voice crack in Rolling Stone's "Gimme Shelter" is pretty significant. Story
Also, the mastering of RHCP's "Californication" is way too loud and causes clipping / distortion.
If I'm not mistaken, it was a reference to a stunt by Elvis Costello on Saturday Night Live in 1977.
Here's the clip
That's not why he submitted it
This article explains it better. He did it for himself because he thought he had a superior writing style then what they were teaching him. Orwell got a B- and that proved to himself that he could still be successful or that other writing styles were still valid.
At least that's what I took from the context.
I feel the need to share this: 20 lessons on defending democracy from authoritarianism
Inside are links to a great article showing how the real shit in an authoritarian administration comes on by surprise.
Included are 20 lessons for resisting it.
I hope I'm just misguided, but these first two days are more worrying to me than the entirety of the campaign.
Spread this article around for me.
I recall reading that when Looney Tunes voice actor Mel Blanc was in a coma following an auto accident, they eventually were able to wake him up by talking to his characters.
>Noel Blanc tells the story of a terrible car accident that badly injured his father in 1961 as he was driving home along Sunset Boulevard from a job in San Francisco. Mel Blanc, driving an Aston Martin, collided with another car on Dead Man’s Curve. Blanc was almost killed and slipped into a coma. Blanc’s son and wife spent two weeks at his bedside trying to revive him, but got no response.
> One day, about 14 days after the accident, one of Blanc’s neurologists walked into the room and tried something completely new. He went to Mel’s bed and asked, “Bugs Bunny, how are you doing today?”
>There was a pause while people in the room just shook their heads. Then, in a weak voice, came the response anyone would recognize.
>“Myeeeeh. What’s up doc?”
>The doctor then asked Tweety if he was there too.
>“I tot I taw a puddy tat,” was the reply.
>It took seven more months in a body cast for Blanc to recover. He even voiced Barney Rubble in the first episodes of The Flintstones while lying in bed with a microphone dangling from above.
Not quite a pathogen but definitely in the same vein. Much of Marie Curie's research into radioactivity and the subsequent discoveries of polonium and radium was into uncharted territory.
As a result, many of her research documents and journals are kept in lead lined containers to this day. Her office and lab are also remain "hot".
So, in a sense the Curie's contemporary and immediatly subsequent researchers were in danger of unacceptable/dangerous exposure to radiation should they carelessly (or ignorantly) handle Marie or Pierre Curie's primary documents regarding their research into radioactivity.
In fact, her death from aplastic anemia has been linked directly to her carrying polonium in test tubes in her pockets as well as her work with setting up x-rays to help doctors treat soldiers during World War I before the need for strict precautions was fully understood.
open culture website
Christian Science Monitor
According to the Business Insider her documents will remain radioactive for 1500 more years!
Feel free to copy and paste.
If someone requests a source, post this:
>It was in an op-ed penned by Laurence Britt, and the list shares many similarities with a 14-point list created by Umberto Eco in 1995.
Probably more in line with Bertrand Russell's 10 commandements that are meant as suggestions or guidelines that the proper adherence to includes the questioning of.
> 1: Do not feel absolutely certain of anything.
> 2: Do not think it worthwhile to produce belief by concealing evidence, for the evidence is sure to come to light.
> 3: Never try to discourage thinking, for you are sure to succeed.
> 4: When you meet with opposition, even if it should be from your husband or your children, endeavor to overcome it by argument and not by authority, for a victory dependent upon authority is unreal and illusory.
> 5: Have no respect for the authority of others, for there are always contrary authorities to be found.
> 6: Do not use power to suppress opinions you think pernicious, for if you do the opinions will suppress you.
> 7: Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
> 8: Find more pleasure in intelligent dissent than in passive agreement, for, if you value intelligence as you should, the former implies a deeper agreement than the latter.
> 9: Be scrupulously truthful, even when truth is inconvenient, for it is more inconvenient when you try to conceal it.
I suspect many Jews who fled to Britain and America (as Einstein did, he originally went to the UK but then decided to leave and take a job at Princeton) would have been sympathetic to ethnic minorities in their adopted countries. Leaving Nazi Germany was very difficult for Jews and I'm sure many of them relied on the kindness of strangers for safe passage out.
However, Einstein in particular seemed very moved by civil rights and supported equality in the USA. He was a great admirer of Gandhi. The two exchanged some letters and when Gandhi died, he said "Generations to come, it may well be, will scarce believe that such a man as this one ever in flesh and blood walked upon this Earth."
When Marty was asked to make a list, he wrote down "85 Films Every Aspiring Filmmaker Needs To See." Nothing by Quentin made the cut: [link]
The test is difficult, this is just the first page. All three pages can be found here.
Many of the questions are phrased so that there is potential for many different 'correct' answers and depending on who's taking the test the assessor can decide if their correct answer is the correct answer. Also one wrong answer is a fail.
On a related note, Vonnegut used this concept to diagram different types of stories in a Master's Thesis that was rejected by University of Chicago for being too simple.
Wes Anderson's films are all known to be symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing. Check out Moonrise Kingdom, the colors and shots are beautiful.
The Youtube album has been removed but if you have spotify you can listen to the recordings here
The meat of it starts in the 4th paragraph
Be aware that the Ayn Rand cult has built a complex structure of pretzel logic to mitigate the fact that when looking down the barrel of death she did in fact participate in the social safety net. Or to use her term, she became just another "parasite".
Shamelessly stolen from the internet:
>In 1946, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist traveled to Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, the alma mater of Langston Hughes and Thurgood Marshall and the first school in America to grant college degrees to blacks. At Lincoln, Einstein gave a speech in which he called racism “a disease of white people,” and added, “I do not intend to be quiet about it.”
He's got some audio lecture series that IMO are his best work. The Power of Myth stuff is very good, but Bill Moyers leads the discussion with his questions, and it seems to cause a bit of a lack of focus. In his lectures, Campbell can flesh out a single idea over the course of 30-40 minutes and it allows for greater depth.
There seems to be a lot of content available for free on Spotify:
I assume that these are the same lectures I'd heard.
The "I could do that" mentality is the worst way to look at things, and my biggest pet peeve. Much of contemporary art is less about the creation of the piece and more about the ideology. Sure you could do that -- but you didn't. Jackson Pollock did. And if you tried were to travel back in time to right before he entered the artistic world and tried to imitate it without his energy or passion, you would not be nearly as well received.
Edit: wurds hard. Also, here's a short animated film created as a tribute to Jackson Pollock that was nominated for an Oscar two years ago. It's pretty neat, and what got me into him in the first place.
Tarantino loves to express emotion through visuals in food. You can see it in almost all of his movies. The creme puff scene in Inglorious Bastards had me salivating for a dessert, the beer scene got me ridiculously thirsty for a cold beer..etc
You'll enjoy reading this
Though the attribution is pretty dubious, that's usually said to be a Hemingway/Faulkner exchange.
Faulkner: [Hemingway] has never been known to use a word which might send the reader to the dictionary.
To which Hemingway supposedly responded:
"Poor Faulkner, doesn't he know big emotions don't come from big words."
Edit: "feelings" was supposed to be "emotions" according to the Source.
>My favorite part is how feminists are seen as both being completely useless and ineffective, but somehow capable of destroying the world.
8) enemy is both strong and weak. “By a continuous shifting of rhetorical focus, the enemies are at the same time too strong and too weak.”
>I'm supposedly too stupid and womanly to become an engineer or STEM, but still scary enough that they're afraid.
12) Machismo and weaponry. “Machismo implies both disdain for women and intolerance and condemnation of nonstandard sexual habits, from chastity to homosexuality.”
Umberto Eco, 14 points of Fascism.
Take a look see and see how many of these things you see in the alt-right. 😊
I always found Brave New World more plausible that 1984, just because I can't imagine a people putting up with the 1984 stuff for as long.
Here's a somewhat related article on Huxley's letter to Orwell, a former student of his: [link]
coursera is pulling "old" content on june 30th.
here's a guide on how to download old courses before it's too late:
edited for clarity.
Also, vote in 2018 and 2020, hopefully they don't rig the machines or do any brownshirt type stuff. He doesn't have that much support, and already most of the public is against him.
To stop it from happening again is more complicated, but we definitely need better education.
Umberto Eco's signs of fascism number 8:
>The enemy is both strong and weak. “By a continuous shifting of rhetorical focus, the enemies are at the same time too strong and too weak.”
They recorded together in 1969
>Cash wrote the young Dylan a fan letter, and they began corresponding. When they met at the 1964 Newport Folk Festival, Cash gave Dylan his guitar as a gesture of respect and admiration. Five years later, when Dylan was in Nashville recording his ninth studio album, Cash was recording in the studio next door. He decided to drop in. On February 17 and 18, 1969, Cash and Dylan recorded more than a dozen duets. Only one of them, a version of Dylan’s “Girl From the North Country,” made it onto the album, Nashville Skyline. The others were never officially released, but have long been circulating as bootlegs
Except all the history books portray her has brilliant. If you believe Monroe was a ditz, then she worked her magic on you, too.
Here's a similar pic to OP's that Monroe herself set up. It's not just her reading Ulysses; it's her reading the last episode of Ulysses: Molly Bloom's episode. IDK if you know anything about the novel, but that last episode in itself is one of the most influential works ever written, and it happens to fit Marilyn's personality pretty well.
Well yes, he died before Blade Runner was finished but after being shown some early footage said ""It was my own interior world," "They caught it perfectly"
When Andre was a kid in France in 1958 he couldn't fit on the bus and had to be driven to school by a neighbor who owned a pickup truck. The crazy thing was that that neighbor was Samuel Beckett, the writer.
He also said there, "An opening line should invite the reader to begin the story. It should say: Listen. Come in here. You want to know about this."
Here he is reciting Albert Camus' lecture "The Human Crisis", and here he is defending Quentin Tarontino, talking about the flak he got for his anti-war stance when LOTR came out, and talking about why Bernie Sanders is actually more of a warhawk than his supporters will admit/realize.
He's a hell of an interesting guy. I'd listen to him talk about anything.
I’m not a filmmaker or knowledgable by any means in analyzing film, i’m trying to get better myself. Saw this post on r/movies not too long ago linking to a set of MIT open courseware film lectures: [link]
I’ve only given the first lecture a listen-through, but I found it insightful and it lays a good foundation down (hell, if anything, I think it’s a cool perspective). They might help.
Sir Isaac Newton was another famous non-Trinitarian. He also spent far more time studying and researching the Bible than on his studies of the cosmos. He also predicted the world will come to an end in 2060, based on his study of the scriptures.
Tarrantino is the king of food and beverage continuity. He uses food and drink to great effect in his films. It's a lot of extra work and expense sure, but it happens to be something he really cares about.
it was 100 micrograms, not milligrams. A typical dose was between 100 and 500 micrograms.
> Huxley's experimentation continued right through his death in November 1963. When cancer brought him to his death bed, he asked his wife to inject him with "LSD, 100 µg, intramuscular." He died later that day, just hours after Kennedy's assassination. Three years later, LSD was officially banned in California.
It was in an op-ed penned by Laurence Britt, and the list shares many similarities with a 14-point list created by Umberto Eco in 1995.
The CIA tried to make us think bad art was actually good to destroy our taste and promote westerners as free thinkers instead of people who just loved the same kind of art as everyone else.
EDIT: The CIA declassified this, it's not just me being a conspiracy theorist.
It's one of the older things in the fascist/white nationalist playbook; they have an enemy that is simultaneously so weak that they will most assuredly be defeated, and yet so strong that that same enemy is on the verge of total victory.
It gets linked so much now because of the rise of Trump and other fascist and far right parties throughout the world, but Umberto Eco's list of characteristics of fascists and fascism is always useful.
Close but not quite. He was in a coma for two weeks after a car accident in '61. The event you described was the beginning of him waking up. His doctor said, "Bugs Bunny, how are you doing today," and from the bed, the comatose Blanc replied, "Meaaah, what's up doc?"
But he fully recovered from that accident in time. He died in 1989.
I found a link with some info on it: [link]
from page: "This young man turned out to be a student at the conservatory. His name is Denis Kolobov and he is now a violinist of international renown. Denis must have mustered up all of his courage to cut into the performance of one of the great jazz pianists. But the day before, French jazz violinist Stéphane Grappelli had died in Paris and Denis decided to honor Grappelli’s memory in this way. "
I detect your attempt to label me a hipster so I should just tell you to go fuck yourself.
However, since you are probably lonely, sad about a recent break-up, bitter about that restraining order, and enjoy no other hobbies beyond snarky reddit posts; I will resist that urge.
The truth is, I love film history. Quentin Tarantino tracking down and using the actual lenses from Ben-Hur is something like a mini-quest for a magical artifact needed to complete his main quest of making a 70mm movie.
Now let's say, I had always wanted to write a novel. Let's also say that I thought it would give me some sense of kinship and connection to the legendary Mark Twain to use his typewriter to write that novel. Not just his typewriter, but the very first typewriter ever used to write a novel. Not just any novel, but the first Mark Twain novel I had ever read, which inspired me to want to be a writer.
Then yes sir! I just might carry that typewriter everywhere I went! At the very least I would carry it while I was on my book signing tour promoting the release.
Dr. Seuss drew many anti-Japanese political cartoons at the same time as this one. Out of the 110-120 thousand people of Japanese descent thrown into camps, 2/3 of them were American citizens, over half of which were under the age of 11. I don't mean to say his impact was negative, this is a great cartoon. I only mean to bring up a part of US history that many of us aren't proud of, and therefore do not focus on, which is now leading us down the same path again.
Huxley was a genius. Interesting fact: On his death bed he scrawled a note to his wife requesting she give him a specific dose of LSD. He died tripping. -- "Huxley’s experimentation continued right through his death in November 1963. When cancer brought him to his death bed, he asked his wife to inject him with “LSD, 100 µg, intramuscular.” He died later that day, just hours after Kennedy’s assassination. Three years later, LSD was officially banned in California."Aldous Huxley death trip.
I remember some art pieces made under the influence of LSD and the officer said that we would always see the world like that. Later, I rediscovered the same style and learned that they were respected pieces.
Edit: Found some pieces here. Not exactly what I remember, but similar. The piece that I'm, thinking of is similar in concept to this, but sketchier and more detailed.
I also remember how the DARE officer from the neighboring school got arrested for child molestation, but that's a different topic.
What if his sketches just get more and more fucked up. Kind of like that series of drawings by the person on LSD or the schizophrenia cat - i.imgur.com/fhheRs7.jpg (formatting edit and failure)
Let me buy your art before you lose your mind completely, /u/AWildSketchAppeared!
lol, you're referring to this actual phone conversation:
LBJ: Now the pockets, when you sit down, everything falls out, your money, your knife, everything, so I need at least another inch in the pockets. And another thing - the crotch, down where your nuts hang - is always a little too tight, so when you make them up, give me an inch that I can let out there, uh because they cut me, it's just like riding a wire fence. These are almost, these are the best I've had anywhere in the United States,
LBJ: But, uh when I gain a little weight they cut me under there. So, leave me , you never do have much of margin there. See if you can't leave me an inch from where the zipper (burps) ends, round, under my, back to my bunghole, so I can let it out there if I need to.
LBJ: Now be sure you have the best zippers in them. These are good that I have. If you get those to me I would sure be grateful
JH: Fine, Now where would you like them sent please?
LBJ: White House.
Yep, the editor DID ask for text explaining the pictures (source), but Conway refused. The editor eventually caved, because Conway.
The paper is purposely unhelpful just so that Conway could claim a "record".
They never learned.
>But several reliable, well-informed sources confirmed the idea that Hitler's anti-Semitism was not so genuine or violent as it sounded, and that he was merely using anti-Semitic propaganda as a bait to catch masses of followers and keep them aroused, enthusiastic, and in line for the time when his organization is perfected and sufficiently powerful to be employed effectively for political purposes.
New York Tribune, 1922:
>The Fascisti movement is -- in essentials -- a reaction against degeneration through Socialistic internationalism. It is rough in its methods, but the aims which it professes are tonic. Garibaldi won freedom in a red shirt. Mussolini is fighting for normalcy and Italianism in a black one.
>When Hitler’s party won influence in Parliament, and even after he was made chancellor of Germany in 1933 – about a year and a half before seizing dictatorial power – many American press outlets judged that he would either be outplayed by more traditional politicians or that he would have to become more moderate. Sure, he had a following, but his followers were “impressionable voters” duped by “radical doctrines and quack remedies,” claimed The Washington Post. Now that Hitler actually had to operate within a government the “sober” politicians would “submerge” this movement, according to The New York Times and Christian Science Monitor. A “keen sense of dramatic instinct” was not enough. When it came to time to govern, his lack of “gravity” and “profundity of thought” would be exposed.
Ridley Scott on 'Bladerunner' being a relative box-office flop upon release -
Kurt Vonnegut did not write this, although if memory serves, he said he wishes that he did.
The true author is Mary Schmich
An important difference between the depression-era tramps and today's homeless community is the lack of organizations like the tourist unions of the past. For the most-part, the hobos that knocked on your great grandmother's door followed an ethical code and even hobo courts were held when necessary.
Tsundoku. I know it well.
>And then there’s the Japanese word tsundoku, which perfectly describes the state of my apartment. It means buying books and letting them pile up unread.
>The word dates back to the very beginning of modern Japan, the Meiji era (1868-1912) and has its origins in a pun. Tsundoku, which literally means reading pile, is written in Japanese as 積ん読. Tsunde oku means to let something pile up and is written 積んでおく. Some wag around the turn of the century swapped out that oku (おく) in tsunde oku for doku (読) – meaning to read.
Additional prediction by Twain:
"As soon as the Paris contract released the telelectroscope, it was delivered to public use, and was soon connected with the telephonic systems of the whole world. The improved ‘limitless-distance’ telephone was presently introduced and the daily doings of the globe made visible to everybody, and audibly discussable too, by witnesses separated by any number of leagues."
Well here he is destroying Germans for intolerance, so I think he wasn't racist. Then again, there was quite a bit of racism in his time period.
As far as in his literature, he does represent the different races through the different species in the book. However, we get to see the entire fellowship, specifically Legolas and Gimli, bond together and overcome these boundaries. So I would argue no, he was not a racist.
Great opportunity how??? To be their servant, but long term so you can't even consider the job a stepping stone or reference. Like I get it that everyone would love an "on call" assistant in life, but the degree requirement is what kills it for me. If it's not a "clever method" to "weed out unsavory applicants" then they are completely delusional. The only other scenario I can think of is they don't actually want applicants because they have a foreigner in mind.
Reminds me of this set of old rules for teachers that banned women teachers from dating but encouraged men: [link]
I often use OpenCulture when I feel as you do.
Lots of free courses, different languages, audiobooks, categories on lots of topics to learn about and more. Most of the videos/courses go through YouTube as well. It's not everything but its a neat directory for lots of educational content.
Right now I'm going through one of the Yale courses on Game Theory I found on the site. Fun stuff.
Voting was restricted de facto by race well into the 1960s (especially in the south). Black people were often given impossible tests that they had to score perfectly on in order to register as a voter.
A scene from the movie Selma depicting this:
Harvard students taking the unfair voting literacy test:
One thing that really blew me away about Blade Runner was the scale. It genuinely excited me that we live in a time where there are sci-fi movies that have the budgets and technology to do what they did.
If you've seen the original, I think you have even more of a reason to check it out. Additionally, even if you don't plan on watching the original, there are some cool shorts out that lay the stage for the latest movie: Prequel Shorts
Here is an article about it. He got it to prep for the role in Taxi Driver the movie. So, no he was never a full time driver.
Quando Bertolt Brecht fuggì dalla Germania in Svezia e poi dalla Finlandia negli Stati Uniti venne portato davanti al House Committee on Un-American Activities per interrogarlo sulle sue simpatie comuniste fumò un grosso sigaro che fece stare male qualche presente. I nazisti, diceva, erano peggio degli Americani perché questi almeno gli avevano dato il permesso di fumare.
Questa storiella mi ha sempre fatto ridere.
Fascism isn't defined by immediate round-ups. Trump is clearly fascist in his leanings, and his support base includes every fascist in the USA - including Steve Bannon.
This is a reference to an artist who was asked to draw a portrait at different stages while under the influence of LSD. 1950's research.
pleaaaase stop linking to this guy. His website makes him look insane. there are way better sources on fascism, i'll point you to Umberto Eco's Ur Fascism
Ur-Fascism, by Umberto Eco.
A summary of the above
Well given everything you cite is actually borrowed material from the north-european folklore (this mostly), it's hard to call racism on Tolkien frankly.
Also, he despised the Nazis, that tried to capitalise on his german ancestry : [link]
They can induct a band whether they like it or not. The Sex Pistols refused to attend and got inducted anyway.
I can't speak to the quality of these courses, but here is a large listing of free online courses that includes game design, computer graphics, programming, etc.
50% of the science PhD.s in US are foreign. The H1B is the genius VISA. These guys don't take jobs from the Americans, they create new industries.
Why do you think there is a silicone valley in India and Shenzen- china? that's because they have the brains.
I actually think Inquisition is basically "Man in a Hole" whereas Origins is basically "Cinderella Story" - both are traditional structures. I agree that DA2 is more serial based and kind of like "Which way is up?" but also kind of different. I personally find nothing wrong with the "shape" of Inquisition's story (or DA2's as long as you understand DA2 is serial). I find the shape of DA:O's story to be one of the dullest but BioWare does a great job with the details so it doesn't much matter.
Visual reference of structures: [link]
You are misunderstanding the meaning of 'descriptive grammar'. it has nothing at all to do with how descriptive the language is, it's about describing how language is. A Prescriptive grammar(ian) attempts to forbid the usage of certain constructions. Descriptive grammar does not forbid anyone from using anything, it merely describes how language is used to communicate.
Steven Pinker has some excellent common-sense writing on breakable rules of grammar here.
His take on who/whom is spot on; if I were to seek a job from someone with a name like Tuxington (and a roman numeral after it), I would probably care more right then about who/whom. But it strikes the wrong tone with family, friends, and co-workers.
Prescriptive grammar would have you always sound like a pompous ass, whereas Descriptive grammar would tell you "if you use this construction, you will sound like a pompous ass to most people. However, in certain contexts you will either not sound like a pompous ass, or the listener/reader will approve of you sounding like one."
Anyhow, I repeat my original assertion, that You Should Know the difference between Prescriptive and Descriptive grammars. This doesn't mean that you should blindly ignore all prescriptive rules. It does mean you should be aware of the difference, and conscious of when and why to follow or ignore them. Blindly ignoring an incorrect rule is no better than blindly following it.
Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny and hundreds of other famous characters, was in a terrible car crash that resulted in him slipping into a coma. He was totally unresponsive for about 2 weeks until a neurologist entered Mel's room and asked, “Bugs Bunny, how are you doing today?”
The reply, "Myeeeeh. What’s up doc?” In Bugs Bunny's voice.
I read somewhere I think it was cracked a long while back that Mel Blanc was in a coma and he wouldn't respond to anyone talking to him or any stimuli until a doctor tried asking Bugs Bunny how he was feeling.
Found this article not sure about accuracy but I thought it was neat.
Fun fact: The reason this episode is so gorgeous is that it's inspired by the work of Lotte Reiniger
Yes. It is overwhelming, and it gets more overwhelming every day as more biological knowledge is generated. What you start to realize over time is that specialization is key. You get to the point where you're learning a lot about a little. I really like this metaphor.
As you learn more and more, more and more becomes natural. You don't remember learning to walk, but now you don't think about it. After 15 years studying biology, some knowledge of DNA or other basics feels like walking, but theres a huge universe of stuff I don't know. But that's exciting - if you make it your career, you realize the stuff that you don't know is actually the best part.
This may sound condescending, but she has the philosophical sophistication of an early teenager, and was a hypocrite who denounced state support and intervention, and died on medicare and collecting social security checks. A proto-neocon, if you will.
> <em>Rather than starve or drop dead—as she would have let so many others do—she took the help on offer.</em>
The nation itself not yet, but the current Administration sure shares a shit ton of fascist. But give them time to actually implement their plans and fill key positions with their cronies and things will look different, fast.
List on Fascist features
And this is a grayscale. So don't tell me "they aren't fascist because they only fulfill 13 of 14 points". More than half is already worrying enough. And I can find an example for EVERY SINGLE POINT made by Trump or members of his Administration
The fuck are you talking about. Go ask any historian about fascism and 100% of them will tell you it's most definitely right-wing in nature.
While we're at it:
Here are some signs that we're dealing with fascism:
Nationalism and an authoritarian state.
Demonize and delegitimize the media.
Anti-intellectual / anti-science.
Right-wing populism and cater to the least educated.
Support for archaic gender roles.
And feel free to go over Umberto Eco's list as well which lists a bunch more relevant points that fit Trump.
They actually kind of are. The action sequences are one thing about the Dark Knight that could use some definite improvement.
Heaps of stupid plot moments and cringeworthy dialogue that has already been discussed to death.
The cinematography and action sequences look great but there's no sense of geography or continuity, this is in part due to poor editing. Check this video out for a more in depth but not entirely sound explanation: [link]
Aside from having more integrity than the vast majority of POTUS, he's also among the brightest. He's often derided as ineffectual but he's anything but. I love Hunter Thompson's memories of him from Carter's amazing Law Day speech.
Here's the article this is from. There are some music theory essays linked in the article itself: [link]
I think the error many people do, on both sides, is to define fascism only by Mussolini and Hitler. They didn't invent it and "fascism" is way older than that (often called proto-fascism, as it wasn't a word by that point but was equal in beliefs)
Much rather, look at beliefs and techniques used by fascists. Hell, put in a modern context, the Roman Empire WAS fascist.
Here is what defines fascism:
So by that I say HE IS a fascist, or at least "president" Bannon is and he has complete control over Trump. It's just that (so far) they don't completely rule the country, yet.
HOWEVER, back when the Nazis took power they tried to arrest critical journalists. They were let go by the courts, as their arrest was illegal. After the burning of the Reichstag the new laws enabled the government to ACTUALLY arrest critics, by which point the SAME courts did nothing to help the victims.
Germany didn't turn into a fascist dictatorship over night, but piece by piece, law by law.
Do not blindly trust in your checks and balances working beware the beginnings.
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The answer is that he is semi-retired and barely works on the book at this point. This is from his New Year post: "I worked on the book a couple of days ago, revising a Theon chapter and adding some new material, and I will writing on it again tomorrow." This is him saying he's making process. He's PROUD that he worked on the book "a couple of days ago" and plans to work on it again tomorrow? Why doesn't he just plan to write every day?
Most productive writers (e.g., Stephen King, Haruki Murakami in this article [link] ) have a daily schedule. They sit down at their desk at exactly the same time every day and work for a certain period. Maybe it's only four hours, maybe it's six, but they have a work ethic. Obviously, GRRM does not. He stresses about not making any progress and does not in fact actually make progress.
Obviously I'm not saying he needs to be chained to his desk until he finishes his novel, but if he's still pretending to be a professional writer he should at least meet his readers halfway and show up to work every day.
Apparently they found it when they searched his hotel room and he was with Iggy Pop, his bodyguard, and some random woman at the time so I assume he was spreading the love a bit.
I'm not sure if they debated them in person, but Huxley had actually been Orwell's French teacher, and later sent him a letter congratulating him on 1984's success as "profoundly important": [link]. As the post cites from the letter, Huxley nonetheless allowed himself criticism of Orwell's vision:
> "Whether in actual fact the policy of the boot-on-the-face can go on indefinitely seems doubtful. My own belief is that the ruling oligarchy will find less arduous and wasteful ways of governing and of satisfying its lust for power, and these ways will resemble those which I described in Brave New World."
It's famous for this. Starving artists and writers would live there for free while working in the store. There is a documentary about it. It's quite amazing. The documentary is called "Portrait of a Bookstore as an Old Man". You downvoted my other comment for no reason!
Here is an abstract about it:
"In 1951, George Whitman opened a bookshop-commune in Paris. George, 92, still runs his "den of anarchists disguised as a bookstore," offering free, dirty beds to poor literati, cutting his hair with a candle and gluing the carpet with pancake batter. More than 40,000 poets, travelers and political activists have stayed at Shakespeare and Company, writing or stealing books, throwing parties and making soup or love while living with George's generosity and fits of anger. Illustrious guests include Henry Miller, Anaïs Nin, Jacques Prévert, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Gregory Corso, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, James Baldwin and Richard Wright. Welcome to the makeshift utopia of the last member of the Beat Generation."
EDIT: link to the documentary: [link]
It isn't racist to say that because in the Jim Crow era, black people had almost to no access to proper education. Combine that with the next to impossible literacy tests and you can see the true underlying malintent behind the "tests".
Here is an example from Louisiana: [link]