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Personal Response to Graham Greene’s “The Destructors”

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Re. Dodging Heatwave

Splooting squirrels

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46 + 2 Bona-Fide, Essential Classic Films

(in no particular order, as selected by film teacher, aficionado, and former AB film classifier Richard Davies) The Godfather I and II (really one long, conjoined film) (1972-1974)Citizen Kane (1941)Casablanca (1942)Lawrence of Arabia (1962)Singin’ in the Rain (1952)All About Eve … Continue reading

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Typical Stupid US Politics Headline:

“Snooki is trolling Oz.”

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Marcus Aurelius:

“Remember this–very little is needed to make a happy life.”

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Passing of Oilers’ Biggest Superfan:

Ben Stelter, 6, of brain cancer.A lovable little guy who galvanized the Oilers season and playoff run. Tributes from Connor and other Oilers this morning. He shall be greatly missed.

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Telling Comments by/about Trump

He was chiding the military for not supporting him like Hitler’s generals.First off, that tells you he identifies with Hitler, one of the most evil dictators that ever lived.Secondly, that he expects absolute support from everyone around/’below’ him.When it was … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Aldous Huxley

Huxley (1894-1963) was a notable intellectual, mystic, witty novelist, and consciousness expert and the author of Brave New World. He was long involved with Eastern philosophies and, notably, the human potential movement. -All that happens means something; nothing you do … Continue reading

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The Wit and Wisdom of GBS

George Bernard Shaw Quotes: Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself. You see things, you say ‘Why?’ But I dream things … Continue reading

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Oscar Wildeisms

“Illusion is the first of all pleasures.” “An inordinate passion for pleasure is the secret of remaining young.” “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” “The only way to get rid of … Continue reading

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