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YOU SAY YOU WANT A REVOLUTION (Part 1) (Japan’s radical protest movement turned its streets into war zones) (3,700 words)
YOU SAY YOU WANT A REVOLUTION (Part 2) (Then it all went haywire and homicidal) (6,900 words)
AFRICANUS (This obscure preacher in an obscure British colony figured a race-based rebellion would do the trick) (2,800 words)
THE COCONUT KING (The nude dude [1875-1919] had an attitude to food) (1,700 words)
THE YAGHAN PEOPLE OF TIERRA DEL FUEGO & THEIR INSURMOUNTABLE LANGUAGE (It’s a wonder the missionary’s brain didn’t explode) (1,900 words)
GRAFFITISTAN (Inconvenience raised to an art form) (800 words)
THE KANNIBAL CLUB (This cuisine that not only came pre-packaged but also transported itself across Siberia) (980 words)
WHIPPED BY THREE FLAGS (Yang was now pitted against the enemy of his former enemy’s enemy) (2,700 words)
THE CITY OF HYPHENS (or THE DRUNKEN CORONER) (The Italian city with more psychiatrists per capita than even Buenos Aires) (2,900 words)
THE MEN WHO WEREN’T THERE(Butch & Sundance are dead. No they ain’t. Yes they are. No they ain’t. Yes they are. No they ain’t. So where are they?) (6,900 words)
ON CLOUD IX(Number nine. Number nine. Number nine………) (700 words)
THE LATIN LOVERS (Her finely calibrated cruelty shook him to the core) (1,700 words)
BEYOND THE DEAD CHINAMAN (She had the man and she had the plan. But did she have the luck?) (4,100 words)
MASCULINE PLURAL (As if his life wasn’t complic8ed enough, Zander entered the clone zone and doubled his DNA) (5,300 words)
SO YOU WANT TO TRAVEL THRU TIME (Theres big big big money in it lol) (2,000 words)
THE MAFIA ON THE MOON (Spacecraft with built-in ashtrays and ice dispensers) (700 words)
WHAT THE EYES BEHOLD (Procrastination – the thief of time – might steal your dignity) (900 words)
THE KISS OF ’96(Mr. Edison’s contraption could bring us ruination!) (900 words)
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THE HOSPITAL (1971) THE HOSPITAL (1971) WITHNAIL & I (1987) WITHNAIL & I (1987) BURN! RODNEY DANGERFIELD WOODY ALLEN WOODY ALLEN WOODY ALLEN sex, lies and videotape WHO’S ON FIRST? THE MUSIC OF MEN’S LIVES THE FUTURE KING OF COMEDY?
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Japan’s radical protest movement went wild as the nation’s campuses and cities became war zones (3,800 words)
“The road to Revolution in Japan will be paved with bombs and corpses!”
(How Japan’s radical protest movement went haywire and homicidal.) (6,900 words)
Fresh food which not only transported itself through Siberia but came already packaged (1,000 words)
The nude dude (1875-1919) had an attitude to food (1,700 words)
The most basic technology imaginable but a language of mind boggling complexity (2,100 words)
This Italian port city is so obscure that many Italians aren’t even sure it’s in Italy (2,900 words)
Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid: their survival depended on sowing confusion and piling up the contradictions. So can we pierce the fog and fish out the facts without mixing too many metaphors? (7,000 words)
The colonial preacher said he only wanted justice. So he started a rebellion (2,800 words)
If it’s Sunday and you want to spend money, heroin and hookers might be your only options (800 words)
MAYBE SOMETHING’S OPEN?
Yang was now pitted against the enemy of his former enemy’s enemy (2,800 words)
Something in the way 9 moves. (700 words)
NEWLY COINED WORDS FOR WHEN WE DON’T ALREADY HAVE WORDS.
TOO MANY TO LIST HERE. JUST CLICK NEOLOGISMS AND IT’S AN EASY SCROLL.
(Examples: WHAT IS THE WORD FOR “LAUGHING AT YOUR OWN JOKES“?
OR “SOMEONE WHO CLAIMS TO BE THE VICTIM OF MULTIPLE ALIEN ABDUCTIONS“?
OR “SOMEONE WHO’S MORE THAN AN ACQUAINTANCE BUT LESS THAN A FRIEND“? )
Three can be a bit of a crowd in the clone zone. So what’s the solution? (5,300 words)
Now that he and Maggie were in cahoots, he wondered if this might afford him special privileges (4,100 words)
Hey there to the max! Thats our future your playing with lol. Dont forget. (2,000 words)
We can imagine him standing before a polished copper mirror, telling himself to get a grip, get a grip, get a grip (1,700 words)
Everyone knows I haven’t a prudish bone in my body (900 words)
“…And now doth time waste me.” (Don’t let this happen to you!) (900 words)
He’d drink the first martini and smoke the first cigarette in space because who needs NASA? (650 words)
He understood her nature
Since I cannot prove a lover…
Perhaps the appendix is already out, doctor
Get there firstest with the brownest nose!
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BUT MOST OF THEM ARE AMUSING. AND ALL ARE SHORT.
(THE “POEMS” LIST IS ALSO SHORT. IT’S AN EASY SCROLL.)
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Brian Eno‘s cosmic calm. Play this in a dark room on full screen at a comfortable volume and see if your perspective isn’t altered.
Three (?) songs by The (mighty) Fall
Van Morrison‘s Purple Heather (photos by Luc Boonen) followed by Hozier‘s version of Morrison’s Sweet Thing
Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin (late 1960’s)…
by James (U.K.) 1993: a boppy little track, this
by Arcade Fire (Montreal). A track from the soundtrack of the Spike Jonze film Her (2013)
Dean & Britta‘s version of the long lost Bob Dylan song I’ll Keep It With Mine and Laurie Anderson‘s It Tango
by Sir Richard Bishop (A solo guitar track)
Mississippi Fred McDowell’s Shake ‘Em On Down followed by Howlin’ Wolf‘s unforgettable Smokestack Lightnin’
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(THE UNDERLYING QUESTION IS ALWAYS: WHY AREN’T SOME OF THESE FILMS BETTER KNOWN?)
QUINTESSENCE OF DUST: final scene from Withnail & I (1987 comedy-drama)
“THE WRONG POOR SON OF A BITCH“: early scene from The Hospital (1971 satire)
BAGS OF HANGUPS: sex, lies and videotape (1989)
BURN!: a neglected film from Marlon Brando’s middle period
CALL-WHAT’S-HIS-NAME-AND-ASK-HIM-ABOUT-HIS-HOUSE: early scene from Withnail & I (1987)
“YOU HAVE MEDDLED WITH THE PRIMAL FORCES OF NATURE!”: pivotal scene from Network (1976)
“I SAID, ‘EVERYBODY LIVES WITH LIES’!”: pivotal scene from The Hospital (1971)
THE INTERROGATIVE PRONOUN PLAYS AT BASE #1: classic comedy routine from 1953
LOVING AND DYING: subjectively objective scene from Love and Death (1975)
HE HAS THEM……: the pinnacle of stand up comedy
DEEP IN THE RUSSIAN SOUL: more from Love and Death
THE KEY TO SUCCESSFUL LOVEMAKING: and Love and Death again
“THE MUSIC OF MEN’S LIVES”: scene from Mark Rylance’s acclaimed stage performance in Richard II
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The scene from Withnail and I (1987 comedy-drama) where Withnail and “I” part company for the last time
The scene from The Hospital (1971 satire) where they find a dead doctor in a patient’s bed
From the TV series Life is Too Short (Ep 1)
The 1989 drama sex, lies and videotape in its entirety
One of Marlon Brando‘s lesser known films, languishing in undeserved obscurity since 1968
A narrow escape for Withnail and “I” when someone takes exception to the perfume “I” accidentally spilled on his shoes (Withnail and I, 1987)
The scene from the satire Network (1976) in which the immutable by-laws of business are made clear
The famous “impotence monologue” from the satire The Hospital (1971)
Classic comedy skit from 1953. FF to 0′ 50″
Early scene from the comedy Love and Death (1975)
…eating out of the palm of his hand.
A Rodney Dangerfield stand up routine.
More from Woody Allen‘s Love and Death (1975)
And more from Love and Death
A scene from Act V of Richard II in which the Anglo-American actor-director Mark Rylance‘s performance won wide acclaim. This was staged at the Globe Theatre in London.
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