Chinatown - A Study In Tone
Hey guys. It’s been a few days since my last text post, and I’ve been feeling guilty about my procrastination of my next essay, so here’s something I wrote as part of an ongoing film technique compendium I’m working on. It’s a slight departure from the usual commentary, but if you’ve seen Chinatown, you should appreciate the piece. If you haven’t seen...
The Philosophy of the Apocalypse
Lately in the current zeitgeist there’s been a shift towards end-of-civilization movies, from the Book of Eli to the Land of the Dead. Whether the origins of this gene-pool-cleansing catastrophe may be nuclear bombs or Zombie invasion, there are few of my friends who don’t think about how cool the world is going to be without speed limits on the desolate highways of bombed-out deserts,...
This is truly disgusting. It’s a quintessential example of why my...– BUSTER BLAKENEY On learning that FCC Commissioner Meredith Atwell Baker - whose job it was to protect the freedom of the airwaves - is now accepting a job with the very same company she was supposed to regulate.
fuckyeahsynesthesia asked: The sheer coincidence of you writing the philosophy of the apocalypse and me writing the psychology of the apocalypse within days of each other is astounding. I found your essay in the #anthropology tag, http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/anthropology, read it right away, enjoyed it thoroughly, and thought you would want to read mine. I wrote it as a research paper for my apocalypse themed English...
UBL Death Photos
Since the announcement of the killing (assassination/execution, etc.) of Usama Bin Laden, there has been an ongoing debate about whether or not the State Department should release the photos of his dead body. “Ocular proof!” is the Othello-esque cry from those in favor, while those opposed cite cultural insensitivities and the photos’ inevitable graphic nature. Either way, those...