November 21, 2017

I Watch People In The World

"I watch people in the world 
Throw away their lives lusting after things, 
Never able to satisfy their desires,
Falling into deeper despair 
And torturing themselves.
Even if they get what they want
How long will they be able to enjoy it? 
For one heavenly pleasure
They suffer ten torments of hell, 
Binding themselves more firmly to the grindstone. 
Such people are like monkeys 
Frantically grasping for the moon in the water 
And then falling into a whirlpool. 
How endlessly those caught up in the floating world suffer. 
Despite myself, I fret over them all night 
And cannot staunch my flow of tears." 

Ryōkan Taigu (良寛大愚) (1758–1831)

October 27, 2017

Thank you, Comrade Arkhipov

I'm back at Disinformation. This time I'm talking about Vasili Arkhipov who saved the world 55 years ago today.

October 20, 2017

Ramses The Two Little Too Late

Just saw Anne Rice finally wrote a sequel to The Mummy or Ramses The Damned.

Got excited for a minute until I remembered I haven't liked anything she's written in years. Then I saw she co-wrote it with her son and immediately found the whole thing immensely off-putting.

October 19, 2017

Mars Attacks

Watched Mars Attacks for the first time in years.

Still kinda fun but not high on the rewatch value (probably be another decade before I get around to it again). Effects are very dated. Pacing is off. The number of big name stars in throwaway parts is distracting. Mostly the whole thing feels indulgent and gimmicky and kinda...standoffish.
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