Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Monday, April 28, 2008

Little Changes

Despite that it looks like I (virtually) never post I am always changing things (nearly every day) so look around and see if anythings different. I promise you're time will be rewarded

THE COURTROOM DRAMA of Harper and John.

THE COURTROOM DRAMA of Harper and John.

To Kill A Mockingbird is known as a famous literary classic of high prestige but what many people do not realize is it is most of all a courtroom thriller in the vein of the John Grishim novels most of all The Last Juror. In both books the main story is a case of rape. Admittedly from very different perspectives, in To Kill A Mockingbird it is the little girl Scout while The Last Juror stars a newspaperman,Willie Traynor, who is quite alike to the character of Mr. Underwood in To Kill A Mockingbird. In The Last Juror the biggest difference is the character who is the rapist is quite clearly guilty insofar as the book even describes the dreadful act, although the one alikeness is that both deal with suspicious families in To Kill A Mockingbird the Ewells, in The Last Juror the Padgitts. Interestingly they are on opposite sides, in To Kill A Mockingbird the Ewells are the accusers, in The Last Juror the Padgitts are the accused. The trial in To Kill A Mockingbird is very different from The Last Juror in that it is unclear wether or not Mr. Robinson is guilty. The interrogation by Mr. Gilmor does not prove very much while the one by Atticus somehow does. He manages to prove in his own way that most likely, as signified by Manella’s crying in court probably because she is lying, Tom is innocent in both the eyes of the reader (which is really Scout’s perspective which is slanted this way because she cares so much about her dad) and the jury in how he shows how Bob Ewell is left handed which shows that he most likely did the beating. In closing I would like to say that to say that To Kill A Mockingbird and The Last Juror are the same, they are both crime fiction and we should treat them as that. Courtroom dramas with fancy prose.
Note: I have not finished either of the books so forgive any incorrectness

Friday, April 25, 2008

Computer trouble

now my hard drive is down to 1.4 gb of memory. Oy Vey!

90th Post: 9 whole pieces of art

We have done 90 posts. So I thought I would put nine pieces of art in honor of it.








all done on the computer.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

poet

I think it is very interesting (and upsetting) that rap singers are called 'poets'. I am sorry but none of the rap music I have listened to even RESEMBLES poetry or lyric. I would much rather listen to a well written album such as Sunday In The Park With George than Soja Boy (i probably misspelled that, apologies). That is my view, feel free to comment you're opinion below (no obscenities please)

Into the Frying Pan



The Road to Eden Preview (if I ever finish it)


I was on a car ride recently and saw a sign that said Eden on it as a destination. I wondered what would happen if this actually was Eden. So I started to write the story below. It is very much unfinished and nothing really happens but..enjoy. One quick note though: it is fiction and I may never finish it.
I was never very religious. I mean I went to shul and that stuff but it never meant much to me. I thought that it was waste of time. As many things in life I did not really care. I believe that god by now is basically dead. I mean I think something created the world and then left and had a nap and has not returned since. Besides my job is to prove that no plague is happening currently. I work for the Green’s Gotta Go Corporation. We were hired by several of the big car, cigarette and oil companies to prove that all this ‘global warming’ jazz is untrue, through and through. To do this we use the unusual form of music. We write songs.
Songs are pretty much the best (and catchiest) way to communicate information in the world.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

new art!

Clinton wins Pennsylvania.

Hillary Clinton has just won Pennsylvania despite the seeming unanimous (except me it seems) support of Barack Obama. Some people seem to think this is hurting the election that the race is still going for the nomination, again I don't. I think that Clinton may win the nomination and most likely the election.

Friday, April 11, 2008

TIFF 09: An Education

An Education
An Education tells the story of a 16 year old girl named Jenny (played by Casey Mulligan) and her relationship with an older man (played by Peter Sarsgaard) who seems to offer her a life of fun instead of the university educated life at Oxford she has been working for until the older man's secret is revealed. Not very entertaining stuff you might think but the dialogue by Nick Hornby is sharp and witty and An Education is manages to be funny (Alfred Molina's is hilarious in his performance as Jenny's father.) in addition to sad and moving. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED



Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Say goodbye to black

thank you so much for sticking with me over the last few days.
Now we are back on Blogger and have some exiting posts coming soon!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Stars Turn Out for Minghella Funeral

Hollywood stars Renee Zellweger, Matt Damon, Jude Law and Helena Bonham Carter were among the mourners who paid tribute to director Anthony Minghella at a funeral service on Saturday. Minghella, 54, died from complications following surgery for cancer of the tonsils and neck at London's Charing Cross Hospital in March. The actors joined a diverse mix of guests - including former U.K. royal Sarah Ferguson, British prime minister Gordon Brown and his predecessor Tony Blair - to pay their respects to The English Patient filmmaker at the Thomas More Catholic Church, near Minghella's home in north London. But the service, which followed a private family funeral, was not without its drama - singer/actress Jill Scott, who teamed up with Minghella for the TV movie The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, fainted during the service and had to be carried out by fellow mourners. Paying tribute to his late friend, Law says, "He was a sweet, warm, bright and funny man who was interested in everything from football (soccer) to opera, and, most of all, his family."
from IMDB

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Charleton Heston is dead



Charlton Heston, the square-jawed movie star who won an Oscar for his portrayal of Ben-Hur and was famed for a number of other epic films, died Saturday night at the age of 84.
(from imdb)