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Review: The Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela

At the beginning of 2010, my sister and I saw the movie Invictus. It is an excellent sports film about the 1995 Rugby World Cup and Nelson Mandela’s enlisting of the South African team to win the cup and help … Continue reading

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Pop Culture Homework Assignment: Food Matters

Yet another documentary in my netflix queue on what to eat and the impact of what eat on our bodies and the planet. This one focuses primarily on nutrition and medicine, making the claim that healthy, organic, plant based diets … Continue reading

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Pop Culture Homework Assignment: Lust, Caution

If I had been paying more attention, I would have realized that this film was rated NC-17. And, I can see why. The sex scenes (and there were a few of them) tended towards the Athletic. The film was about … Continue reading

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Pop Culture Homework Assignment: The Future of Food

So, food has been on my mind a lot lately (as you may have gathered from all of the posts about Omnivore’s Dilemma and things that have been cooked).  I have decided that this is an area the is worthy … Continue reading

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Nanook of the North

Studying idioms, I’ve become increasingly aware of a number of constructions that I have no flipping idea of where they came from. Some idioms have some interesting histories from my searches and some of them have histories shrouded in mystery. … Continue reading

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I’m looking forward to the return of Glee…

Especially if it will mean more of the above. Every time I’m reminded of that clip and its “swish it up a bit” I giggle to myself. by

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I love listening to languages I don’t speak

In case you didn’t know, its true, I like listening to languages I don’t speak.  Some people like listening to waterfalls or bird calls.  I like listening to languages.  I imagine this is a pretty common thing among people in … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Pandorum

So, Pandorum is about a big, fuck-off spaceship (called the Elysium) taking a ton of people and loads of plants and such to an Earth-like planet for colonization. We follow Bower (Ben Foster) as he and his flight team wake … Continue reading

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The people I love…is in fact…you.

So, a soundtrack can really make (or break) a film. Love Actually is one of my favorite films (and, yes, I realize its a Christmas film, but I could watch it at any time in the year). And, I was … Continue reading

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