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This Movie is Epically Disproportionate and Whack-Job Original

On a completely unrelated topic, I’m here to vent again about movie ads. Just saw a trailer for another Pixar/Disney flick with the tagline “Wildly original and inventive.” That’s right up there with a “…movie or epic proportions.” Okay, here we go. 355 more words

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Random Mental Mischief

And, we’re back. Need to get back to finishing up the novel. It’s sitting there at home, waiting on me to complete the edits. In the meantime, I’ll keep my hands going, tossing words on the page, or this rectangular flat screen I’m looking at. 379 more words

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The Artist Need Not be Neurotic

I refuse to concur with the prevalent yet flawed assumption that the artist is mad, neurotic, or diseased. Art never finds its way to completion with the assistance of what I would like to call “salutary intellect,” an intellectual control which an artist exercises to bring order to the multitudinous chaos that surrounds him and his work and production. 371 more words

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An Evolution

I just put down a Trilling essay (which I think is really important so far as my understanding of Freud’s relation to literature is concerned). Anyhow, it reminded me of my old fascination with the idea that all works of art — a poem, a painting, or a piece of statue — are loaded with “meanings” and crafted with an artist’s “conscious intentions.” 407 more words

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And We Bid a Fond Adieu (Not a Fondue) to Cable TV

After years of watching cable TV we’ve finally had enough and are preparing to join the ranks of the cord-cutters. I think it was the last price increase that sealed the deal. 413 more words

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I'm Having Trouble Holding the Pen in My Paws

Writing with cats. I am often tempted to let our cats (either one or both of them) do my writing for me. Mostly out of curiosity. 443 more words

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I'll Just Wear the Big Mac, Please

You want fries with that?

Now you can get your Big Mac to go and wear it on the go. Seems that Ronald has found a new, wearable way to spread the word (in addition to the ketchup and mustard) about their products. 254 more words

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