Interested in the history of Chinese cinema in the Grand Banana Republic? Try Hollywood Chinese (includes a short clip).
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I love this where the writer, probably feeling that tapping of political PC conformity on his mental shoulder (in this case however nothing severe), amends an alteration (second sentence) to what would normally stand alone (first sentence): “Drawing, for many people, is that phantom skill they remember having in elementary school, when they drew with great relish and abandon. Crayon and colored pencil drawings of fancy princesses poured out onto the sketchbooks of the girls, while planes and ships, usually aflame, battled it out in the boys’ drawings. Occasionally boys drew princesses and girls drew gunboats…). Funny–he had to get that in. Altogether a nice article on the pleasantries of drawing. Here (The NY Times)
“…[Pastor] Jones is going about this all wrong. If he really wants to burn the Islamic holy book, I know a way that he could do it while at the same time have every left wing pundit and mainstream news outlet not decry his act but rather defend and even celebrate it. He should burn it on the steps of the Museum Of Modern Art … instead of calling it a protest,… he should just call his Quran torching ‘art.’ In the interest of consistency, artistic integrity and fairness, maybe he can even do it in the building, right on the same spot where in 1989 the infamous “Piss Christ” photo was proudly exhibited…” Read article here (Big Peace).
Note: It should be pointed out that during the “Piss Christ” exhibit, aside from some incensed complaints, Christians did not run wild in the streets rioting, raping, and murdering non-Christians.
The writing hand, once writ, can never be deciphered. True enough, which is why these folks–probably users of high-end fountain pens (the kind you see in deluxe writing implements catalogs)–give us the detailed solutions (hint: these techniques require some practice):
Image from article.
Personal note: I have given up on my own penmanship. A mere five minutes after I write something in script it becomes indecipherable, wildly stretched, crumbled hieroglyphic scribblings that, from the purely symbolic perspective, resemble the markings on a map denoting the massacres of Genghis Khan.
Slow Moscow Moscow slowed down (24 fps maybe?) for better consumption of the details (btw, for the geographically challenged Moscow is in Russia; in fact, it’s the capital, just as Washington DC is the capital of what big banana republic?) Anyway, anyway….so relaxing……life slowed down…….so relaxing………..very nice…
Hey, let’s not leave my hometown of NYC out of the loop. Anyway, anyway, nice and slow, so relaxing, very nice…