They actually made a film in which a disabled Army veteran is the villain, and the audience is supposed to root for the people who broke into his house and knocked him out to rob him!
As I have entertainment industry aspirations, I tell myself not to criticize other people in the industry too much, but I seriously hope everyone involved with this movie dies from an incredibly painful paper cut and burns in Hell!
But, you know what else? This is the reason we have so much viewership of foreign films in this country! This is why we have a growing universe of direct-to-online films and web series made without the meddling, insipid influence of the major entertainment industry, colloquially referred to as “Hollywood!”
And, meanwhile, movie theaters sell less tickets every year, and the entertainment suits in their offices wonder why.
In a way, as a producer of an upcoming YouTube web series, I should rejoice in how utterly clueless and arrogant in their clueless condition the mainstream entertainment industry is for it is only because of the rapid recent increases in technology making it more feasible for people to produce and distribute shows and movies we created without having to get a deal with a major film studio or having to deal with how out-of-touch they are about giving the audience entertainment we actually want that all of us outsiders have this opportunity to fill this vacuum and have our low-budget but more original works to be seen and appreciated by people.
This poem hinges on the superstition that virgins might receive visions of their future husbands on St. Agnes’ Eve. Here’s the brutal story of St. Agnes herself:
According to tradition, Saint Agnes was a member of the Roman nobility born c. 291 and raised in a Christian family. She suffered martyrdom at the age of twelve or thirteen during the reign of the Roman EmperorDiocletian, on January 21 304.
The Prefect Sempronius wished Agnes to marry his son, and on Agnes’ refusal he condemned her to death. As Roman law did not permit the execution of virgins, Sempronius had a naked Agnes dragged through the streets to a brothel. As she prayed, her hair grew and covered her body. It was also said that all of the men who attempted to rape her were immediately struck blind. When led out to die she was tied to…
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An amazingly brilliant local artist that I am happy to introduce to my blog’s readers. Do yourself a favor and check out his art.
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Drawing of Sarcastic Thug Comic Book Cover, black and red pen on paper in Sketchbook No. 69, 10 November 2014, about 8.5″x11″
I was in an L.A. Eco-Village meeting last night and I had my sketchbook (No. 69) with me to help pass the time. I started to letter “Sarcastic Thug” and kept tooling around
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Stopped by the Kariba Inns for lunch while I was in Zambia. Had a great afternoon there.
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