February 20th, 2007

Art - War/Guernica

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This is a bit of a long shot, but...

I need a work of art from the 20th century that is overtly political.

I'm already using Picasso's "Guernica" and Diego Rivera's "Man at the Crossroads," so it can't be either of those.

M'aidez! (Or "help me" for those of you non-Frenchies.)
HP - Snape - Serve/Protect

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Another gem from my Amazon plog (which actually originated from the Leaky Cauldron)...

The New York Post has begun a blog called "The Quibbler" and had devoted it to all things Harry Potter from now until the release of Deathly Hallows (the 7th book for those of you who may be living under a rock...though if you're reading this journal, you certainly aren't).

Anyhoo...the first I've read has been:

Once you've heard roughly 3,000 Harry Potter theories, it's hard for any of them to stand out. They become a big mush of characters and plot developments muddling up your Potterey thoughts: Snape was good, Snape was bad, Snape was bad until he met Lily, Snape was only good for Lily, Snape would have been good if Lily hadn't died, Snape is good because Lily died, Snape was good but only when he was with Lily...
...you get the idea.

So far, so good. Oh, the theories.

I think that's the thing I'll miss the most is theorizing. What happened in the past, what comes next, and what it all means. I'm sure there will still be questions unanswered, but the big ones will be wrapped up. And the epilogue will ruin many slash theories (though canon never really stopped us in the first place).

If you'd like to check out the Quibbler for yourselves, the web address is: http://blogs.nypost.com/potter/

Spoilers are eminent. Beware.
Reel - B&W

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I'd like it noted that Best Buy has a big DVD sale this week. $4.99 per movie.

That's not the point of this post, however.

The point is that for $4.99, these aren't the greatest of films. On the list? Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, Little Black Book, Saw, Van Wilder, and Hollow Man, to name a few.

That's not the point, either.

The point is that ALSO on the list is Crash.

That's right. Last year's Oscar winner for Best Picture is being sold for peanuts along side a whole list of crappy, B-movies, like Starship Troopers 2 (not even the original).

The point?

I was right in thinking Crash was a terrible movie. Yeah, it had a couple interesting insights on racism in American, but overall, it's no better than Men in Black (which also took a look at racism, if you'll remember, and is on sale for $4.99).
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Alexander Payne - b&w

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AMC's Sunday Morning Shootout makes me so happy.

Especially Sunday's episode with Peter Guber out (not that I don't adore him, but Peter Bart's discussion with Todd McCarthy was stellar).

And James Cromwell is a terrifically passionate human being and I love it.

Ah, "the business."
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Hilary Duff - dorky (sing)

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Oh man.

I love The Idol.

It's so addicting and awesome.

If any of you were watching, I totally voted for the cutie Asian Paul (though he wasn't super vocally...he's good enough and hot). I also voted for Blake (he was actually good) and AJ (he was alright). I usually only vote for one, but since 2 are getting kicked off, I figured I could bump up my vote.

Tomorrow night: the girls!
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