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Now that Logan is finally out in the USA(seriously, the rest of the world saw it in like 2000), let’s take a walk down memory lane, with your favorite X-Men character himself. The one, the only, Old Man Logan:
Don’t you just love him? This is the last time we’ll see Jackman as Wolverine, so cherish these iconic moments folks. So which X-Men character do you want to have a solo movie next?If you’re like me, you want Storm!My new avatar is a picture of Storm, she’s also Kenyan.Read about it, I’m not lying. Tell me who you want in the comments.Peace!
If you’ve been following the news, a Danish man was recently charged for the crime of blasphemy. You read that right, I said BLASPHEMY. He was charged for burning The Quran, and posting the video on Facebook, back in 2015. How did they(whoever ‘they’ are)even find it?It’s like an episode of Game of Thrones, only this time, instead of the sodomy charge given to Sir Loras Renly(played by the delicious Finn Jones), it’s a charge for blasphemy. Here’s the definition of the word, before I begin ranting:
the act or offense of speaking sacrilegiously about God or sacred things; profane talk.
I used to think Denmark was a secular state, turns out it is actually a non-secular state. Well, isn’t that fine and dandy. I thought it was on the same page with its fellow Scandinavian states, Sweden and Norway. They even have a Blasphemy Law, which I didn’t realize existed in the damn year 2017!I mean Jesus(no pun intended), is this real life? I’d expect this kind of archaic mess in certain overly religious nations, but Denmark?The country with the best cookies?The country that gave us the iconic Game of Thrones character Jaimie Lannister, and tennis star Caroline Wozniacki. That Denmark?
The last time the Danish judiciary had a blasphemy charge against someone was in 1971, when two radio producers aired a song mocking Christianity, and they were promptly acquitted. Now let’s be honest, the 70’s was the era of disco and drugs, we can’t blame Bowie and friends for their so-called ‘blasphemy’. They just wanted to live!I’m sure every song in that era(except Boney M songs), was filled with all kinds blasphemy.
Basically, what I’m trying to convey is, do we really need these types of laws in 2017?Is this not a call-back to the Dark Ages, when most of Europe still believed in witches, warlocks, and fairies?You be the judge, tell me in the comments. Thanks!
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Toni Morrison is a legendary Black American author,editor and Professor Emeritus, at Princeton University. Her iconic books include, ‘ Beloved”, the book adapted into a film starring Oprah in 1998, and “The Bluest Eye” which dealt with the controversial issue of eurocentric beauty standards,racism, featurism and colorism. So happy 86th birthday to you Ms.Morrison.
You mentioned getting permission to write. Who gave it to you?
No one. What I needed permission to do was to succeed at it. I never signed a contract until the book was finished because I didn’t want it to be homework. A contract meant somebody was waiting for it, that I had to do it, and they could ask me about it. They could get up in my face and I don’t like that. By not signing a contract, I do it, and if I want you to see it, I’ll let you see it. It has to do with self-esteem. I am sure for years you have heard writers constructing illusions of freedom, anything in order to have the illusion that it is all mine and only I can do it.
-Toni Morrison, in a 1993 conversation with Elissa Schappell at The Paris Review. Morrison…
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Should I have watched “The Goonies” sooner? Yes! I am actually quite ashamed of the fact that I’ve waited until I was 26 to finally watch this film! So why has taken this long to …
Our boy takes us on a journey, starring Ken Major, who asks the real questions like, “How has it taken you so long to watch this movie?” Beats me. I haven’t watched it either, but maybe I will after this. Enjoy:
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