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A Few Books and Movies About American Slavery

This post doesn’t live here anymore. It migrated to my other blog:

The Big No-No:  An Outsider on American Fascism,

where it resides under the title:

A Few Books and Movies About Slavery I Can Recommend.”

Scenic Route

Scenic-RouteWell, I suppose this NaBloPoMo is a good opportunity to publish a few a-propos-of-nothing posts.

For instance, I’d like to draw your attention to one of the best movies I’ve seen in a long time. Continue reading

1978: A Rockin’ Year to be Seventeen

Evolution of X just had a post about her memories of 1978. She invited readers to do the same.

So, let’s see. Not in chronological order: Continue reading

Cursed Be Thy Need!

(Image from glogster.com)

(Image from glogster.com)

Okay, I’m doing it again: turning a response to someone else’s post into my own post. Lazy, lazy!

On Freshly Pressed I came across TDYLF and the post “To Pee or Not to Pee”.

Yes, so you could just read the post and look for my comment, but then I’d have to think of something else to write. So just read his post, and read my response here. I had fun doing it.

And note to self: must make a flowchart of something. That’s a pretty neat idea. Thanks, TDYLF for all the inspiration! Continue reading

Les Miserables: Pretty Miserable

(Image from Wikipedia)

(Image from Wikipedia)

High time for a new post, but I have very little time right now. So I’m being lazy and posting a comment I left on a post about Les Miserables. (How do you put accents on letters in WordPress?)

I saw the show about twenty years ago, in Amersfoort, the Netherlands. I read the book about 15 years ago, and I saw the movie recently. I absolutely loved the book. It’s like a Dickens novel on steroids and suffering from depression. Continue reading

Load up, Boys, It’s the Asian Menace Again!

image from breitbart.com

image from breitbart.com

Okay, finally I’m getting around to the post about Red Dawn.I think it’s no coincidence that it was remade around this time. Continue reading

The Netherlands in WWII : It’s Still Not Over

This is the thirteenth and last (for now) post in a series about American high school students’ impressions on a presentation about the Netherlands in World War Two. Click here for the introduction to said presentation.

Photo: historietilburg.nl

Any member of the resistance who was captured, was interrogated/tortured first to get names of more resistance members, and then shot. Sometimes in the dunes on the coast, sometimes in the street, as a deterrent.

Photo: Joh. van Bueren

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