Don’t film companies know that any film advertised on Tumblr, in the form of shoving the shit onto our dashboards, is immediately loathed by us? That it has exactly the opposite effect desired? That now we will intentionally NOT go see that movie?
Have the balls and the intelligence to let the film be promoted by us, if it’s any good to begin with.
Yes yes yes.
And, yes, Chef was really great, especially for anyone in the creative arts… don’t lose your heart. Honor your passion, respect your craft and gifts, remember why you got into your thing in the first place.
If Israel insists, as the Bosnian Serbs did in Sarajevo, on using the weapons of industrial warfare against a helpless civilian population then that population has an inherent right to self-defense under Article 51 of the United Nations Charter. The international community will have to either act to immediately halt Israeli attacks and lift the blockade of Gaza or acknowledge the right of the Palestinians to use weapons to defend themselves. No nation, including any in the Muslim world, appears willing to intervene to protect the Palestinians. No world body, including the United Nations, appears willing or able to pressure Israel through sanctions to conform to the norms of international law. And the longer we in the world community fail to act, the worse the spiral of violence will become.
Jesus certainly was not a “Bible believer,” as we use that term in the post Billy Graham era of American fundamentalist religiosity that’s used as a trade-marked product to sell religion. Jesus didn’t take the Jewish scriptures at face value. In fundamentalist terms, Jesus was a rule-breaking relativist who wasn’t even “saved,” according to evangelical standards. Evangelicals insist that you have to believe very specific interpretations of the Bible to be saved. Jesus didn’t. He undercut the scriptures.
Important post is important.
True then, true today.
R.I.P. Bill Hicks