April 13, 2014
nevver:

Mad Men

nevver:

Mad Men

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April 6, 2014
Valar Morghulis

Valar Dohaeris

April 1, 2014
The Dove

A poem by Darren Aronofsky
January 13, 1982

Evil was in the world
The laughing crowd
Left the foolish man at his ark
Filled with animals
When the rain began to fall
It was hopeless
The man could not take the evil crowd with him
But he was allowed to bring his good family.

The rain continued through the night
And the cries of screaming men filled the air
The ark was afloat
Until the dove returned with the leaf
Evil still existed.

When the rainbows reached throughout the sky
The humble man and his family knew what it meant
The animals ran and flew freely with their newborn
The fog rose and the sun shone
Peace was in the air
And it soon appeared in all of man’s heart.

He knew evil would not be kept away
For evil and war could not be destroyed
But neither was it possible to destroy peace
Evil is hard to end and peace is hard to begin
But the rainbow and the dove will always live
Within every man’s heart.

April 1, 2014
In Consideration of “Noah”

I have not yet seen Noah but I intend to today. As with most films, I judge them based upon my expectations for it. With Darren Aronofsky at the helm, my expectations are high. Personally, he approaches films like a realist. His main characters all have great flaws and almost always inevitably fail to live up to their own expectations (Pi, Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler, etc.). I understand the want to leave theaters in a good mood, knowing you were entertained for an hour and thirty minutes, then you go on with your day/night. But that’s exactly what I enoy about Aronofsky’s films, you leave the theater in a different mood you entered and, although it was entertaining, the feeling the film imparted on you linger well after the film. They often leave you questioning the film days after. If that’s not a testament to an effective film, I don’t know what is.

Too often are audiences pandered to with happy endings and sure things. I want a film that makes me feel something. I remember the first time I watched Requiem for a Dream. It was the first time I saw what a well-crafted film could do. I was flat out impressed and that was after I felt damn near sick with how real the film felt. I was right alongside Marion, Tyrone, Sara and Harry Goldfarb. I bought into their illusions of grandeur only to be greatly deceived. And it was a deception that transformed as the film progressed. Where it was possible to believe that something good might come of their actions, soon viewers only saw their imminent demise. But even I could not predict just how far they would fall. Coupled with a powerful soundtrack by Clint Mansell, Requiem is unlike any other film I’ve experienced.

I believe Aronofsky has the capability to create art in his films and the Bible is one place that has inspired more art than any singular thing throughout history. Put the story of Noah in his hands and my expectations are pretty high. But don’t think I don’t understand the circumstances. He’s dealing with a 130 million dollar budget and Christian oversight. The long arm of religion reaches far and wide over what gets produced for mass audiences using “their” content. I know the film was screened in different versions to test audiences. I know the studio brought in experts and Christian leaders to add their two cents. So I understand the context in which this film must work. My hope is that Aronofsky is able to overcome outside bias and is able to realize the film he’s claimed to want to create since he penned “The Dove” in grade school.

March 31, 2014
at The Forest

at The Forest

March 27, 2014
Kingdome

March 24, 2014

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March 13, 2014

nevver:

One, two, three, Led Zeppelin reissues

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March 13, 2014
Book Chronicles The Building Of Roger Ailes' Fox News Empire

Fair & Balanced? 

March 2, 2014
#Chihuly can do more than glass

#Chihuly can do more than glass

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February 24, 2014
wainsworld:

To the coast! #seattle #northwest

wainsworld:

To the coast! #seattle #northwest

February 18, 2014
nomadda:

Land of Guinness. 

nomadda:

Land of Guinness. 

February 18, 2014
republicandoorknob:

A conservative is someone who can live through 9/11 and forget Bush was President.

republicandoorknob:

A conservative is someone who can live through 9/11 and forget Bush was President.

(via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)

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February 15, 2014

29th Annual Legendary Baker Banked Slalom

February 14, 2014
Scared Straight (Liberal Arts Edition)

mywestern 

Good for a laugh. I graduated with a degree in English - Lit. I’ve worked 3 retail jobs since graduation and there isn’t any sign that I’ll be using my degree anytime soon. But things are improving…

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