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I don't generally share political things here because, and I'm really having to think about this....because I think of G+ as more or less my blog, NOT my Facebook (which I actively loath). But. This. Well it is just so spot on and actually very funny (and do remember: humor/pain....very fine line. See Mel Brooks for that)

Any rate, what I want you to see is the second flash object. THEN go watch the first one.
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Kate Bush rules!! As a Texan, well, an Austinite, we tried, but it just did't take for some odd reason. But here I go. Antd the hounds of love might take me.
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I was dragged to this when it came out (don't ask). And while the whole movie flops like like a big, stinking dieing whale, this is the ambergris. [ok, google that or check yr copy of Moby Dick]
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Well laddies: things that make me cry; this song; this book; this movie. I aren't shamed, It makes me human.
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Ok, one more new thing. Started Middlemarch by George Eliot. Now, my reading of British novelists is a bit deficient in that I believe I was able to opt out of the standard English Lit for Modern Lit in HS and I never made up for it in college. I think it was a wise choice for two reasons. One, English Lit would have soured me on Dickens since Great Expectations would surely have been assigned. I found Dickens on my own in HS and fell in love, but I didn't care at all for Great Expectations. At least not the first time I read it. The other reason was that in Modern Lit we had to perform a scene from a modern play in front of the class. My group (probably at my instigation) choose Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf and naturally, I was George. The scene was where George shoots Martha with a realistic but fake gun. Can you imagine the shit storm that would happen if a High School class tried to pull that off today??

Well, Middlemarch. And Virginia Woolf again. She wrote that Middlemarch was "one of the few English novels written for grown-up people." Tolstoy read all of George Eliot and praised her highly. I find it sad that Eliot was never able to read War and Peace in that it was translated after she died. And also because Middlemarch is seeming to be a bit like War and Peace meets Jane Austin, assuming that Austin wrote better.

{boy howdy, that last sentence seems awkward. But I think the idea comes thru...?}
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Am rewatching A Lion In Winter. If you haven't seen it, think Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolfe with King Henry II as George and Eleanor of Aquitaine as Martha. Actually a play before being a movie and I think I've hit on the heart of the play:
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Prince John: A knife! He's got a knife!

Eleanor: Of course he has a knife, he always has a knife, we all have knives! It's 1183 and we're barbarians! How clear we make it. Oh, my piglets, we are the origins of war: not history's forces, nor the times, nor justice, nor the lack of it, nor causes, nor religions, nor ideas, nor kinds of government, nor any other thing. We are the killers. We breed wars. We carry it like syphilis inside. Dead bodies rot in field and stream because the living ones are rotten. For the love of God, can't we love one another just a little - that's how peace begins. We have so much to love each other for. We have such possibilities, my children. We could change the world.
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Of course, this is Eleanor and you really can't trust her :)
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Peter Pan [2003] I think this film got totally over looked  because Return of the King just dominated everything. I'm having trouble trying to express just how awesome Peter Pan is. It is a slow burn. Looks light and too fluffy. It isn't. Pay attention because there is way more going on than you think.
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I think I have a story in me. I love to write, create odd sentences, but. ... I've never felt like I had any sort of 'story'. Til now. If this is what it feels like to birth  a story well,  you can goddam well  have it. I don't want this baby no mo. It hurts too much.
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My dad. I hated him. I loved him. And he turned out to to be what I wish I could be; a truly good man. He tried. He tried hard. And life just slapped him in the face. My father was an alcoholic. So he wasn't exactly THERE for me. Well, of course he was there: just a bit absent. Still, I can remember running to the car when dad got home. And he let me drive the car for the rest of the way. I was perhap 3 or 4.

This hurts so damn much. It is so hard to write. It hurts. I have so much more to say.
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I think it is worth noting here that this song inspired the film of the same title. Or perhaps I should say book. Patrick McCabe penned both. Both the film and the book grasp the song. And yet...go so far so far
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