“If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” - RuPaul - - - - - - - - - - - “if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.” - John F. Kennedy - - - - - - - - - - - - “Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do – you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach …. When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, ‘ALL LOVE is equal,’ a lot of people mocked me – they said, ‘What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!’ And I said, ‘Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.’ The debate resulted in a lot of threats and hate mail to people who agreed and disagreed with me. At one point I had to say, ‘Dude, everyone lay off.’ Can’t people have friendly debates about sensitive topics without it turning into unnecessary threats?” - Pop star Miley Cyrus on her marriage equality tattoo - - - - - - - - - - -

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Must Watch: The Old Samurai

I'll be honest, I've never been much for Samurai or martial arts movies.  It wasn't until I met my karate-judo husband that I grew fond of them.  Hell, I can watch Hidden Tiger, Crouching Dragon any day!  LOL.

But seriously, this short film is only 6 minutes long and it really is a work of art.  I commend Benjamin Wong for creating a masterpiece.  Not one word is uttered throughout the film, but the message is loud and clear.

After a lifetime of war, an old samurai is challenged to an epic showdown with a young ambitious samurai, his worthiest adversary yet. Battle is imminent, but the past could prove to be the old samurai’s undoing.

1 comment:

Ryan said...

How beautiful, sad, and simple yet powerful all at the same time. Content, story, art, and characters all done right can turn a six minute film into something more wonderful then most movie blockbusters in your local theaters. I can not forget this. Without depth there is no story, no art, no movie, just the same old crap. If I'm ever blessed to have the unique opprotunity to help make my own film, I would die before letting it become another Michael Bay Transformers movie.

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