Periodic Dosage 2014-01
A Whiteman's Disease
Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation @ 6:10 ♥
go Colbert! I ♥ Your show.
Xah Lee, Chair of Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation
American Flag Misc
Humility = powerful weapon. Arrogance = honesty + big dick.
Why Doesn't Wikipedia Uses imdb.com for Movie Rating Anymore?
there's a interesting phenomenon. imdb.com used to be the granddaddy of movie review/rating site. (it originated in 1980s from newsgroups, later somehow acquired by amazon) Wikipedia article on movies used to refer to it for ratings. But since few years ago, it started to also use Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic. Today, it doesn't even mention imdb's rating at all.
For example, see The Hunger Games: Catching Fire#Critical response
i am not familiar with Rotten Tomatoes nor Metacritic. Does anyone know why Wikipedia started to use them and not even include imdb? (preferably, if anyone can point to a policy page on this, or a discussion)
The Hunger Games: Inspired by Iraq War and Reality Show on TV
Collins says that the inspiration to write The Hunger Games came from channel surfing on television. On one channel she observed people competing on a reality show and on another she saw footage of the invasion of Iraq. The two “began to blur in this very unsettling way” and the idea for the book was formed
you can still see it in this video of the official site where the author Suzanne Collins talk about it. http://www.scholastic.com/thehungergames/videos/contemporary-inspiration.htm
many other sites, will just say the inspiration is from Greek Mythology.
the Hunger Games. how i love this theme.
primal, desperation, survival, reality, admist a decadence of fabulousness and debauchery
Arcade Fire - Abraham's Daughter, Hunger Games
Currently watching: Catching Fire
A Love of Mythology of the Greeks
there exists this thing, call melodrama. Which, comprises of beautiful people acting out crannies of life. Examples in English of 1980s are Dallas, Dynasty, Another World, and countless today's ones, Downton Abbey?
but, it's not just in Western sphere. In Asia, particularly China, South Korea, it's perhaps even more rampant.
it's fascinating to watch. You see these people, all walks of life, all ages from teen to old, and including the rich, or those on wheelchair, or vagrant, but, they are so beautiful! You can't tear the eyes off of them.
In Asia, i know there are tons of people, typically house wifes, who'd rent them, watch all the episodes, from dawn to dawn, teary eyed, like addiction. Then, repeat with another soap show. There are tons of these soap operas, filling large libraries. ALL BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE!
i, too, cannot escape this fascination. I'm obsessed, to pathologically stare at their faces, their beautiful smiles, their mannerism, the genuinely acted shine and tears. It is, eternally fascinating.
success is when you speak of afterward. Else, ridicule.
“i want to look good naked” — American Beauty
[see “American Beauty” Screenshots]
what a great aspiration in modern life.
my new years resolution has always been to fuck a blonde. Maybe i should ratchet down a notch and look good naked first, physically.
so, look good naked. Would that be your resolution in life?