Good God, Put The Beast To Sleep In The Minds Of Men Already

Friday, December 2, 2016

"I'll buy you a delicatessen …, in stainless steel!"

The James Bond movie, For Your Eyes Only  

I watched most all the James Bond movies in theater when they first came out. And when this movie first hit theaters it brought howls from the parents of young girls: "They're sexualizing young girls." "Disgusting" "Smut"

I found the scene with Bibi Dahl to be reassuring, on the contrary. Later years when I would write scripts of my own to realize the scriptwriters did the most respectable of presentations of what is the ideal type of character of a man from the twentieth century. The cues from the scriptwriters, "What the devil is going on!?" paints quite a different picture of the mindset of Broccoli's crew than that expressed by the parents I mention above. James behavior towards Bibi is exemplary and a reflection of the mores, folkways, and scruples of Western European culture. 

James Bond, not stereotypical; the cultured Western man as the main character in a movie. How James is portrayed as he talks and behaves towards Bibi are characteristics of his personal constitution. M would have him killed were she to learn of him in relations with Dahl, but fear of M is not what's driving James to act the way he does towards her. For reasons of his own which would cause paragraphs to be written suffice it to be summed up and known that the personal constitution of James Bond reared from a cultured Western environment is what causes him to act the way he does with a flirting young woman. Refreshing it was to watch this display of a …? virtue? A Western man with a mission, or agenda if you will, in contrast to other cultural norms of men. James has direction, purpose, and meaning to life. And all this impromptu thought I'm writing now begins to appear silly, as if what I describe requires an airing in this day and age.

Imagine were any other male from another culture involved with a similar incident with a young woman and how the scene would unfold in the minds of the scriptwriters. Did someone in the audience say, Muslim? A challenge to engage the elements in a scene as this one did and somehow cause the Muslim male to appear ideal in some way, shape or form

My compliments to Broccoli and that crew of scriptwriters who thought to portray that side of James Bond. Whether James is atheist or not, that portrayal of him out from the minds of the scriptwriters was a product of a Judeo-Christian culture. 

Perhaps someday I'll take the time to expound upon that scene further. The mechanics of what makes the better script writing, 'ya know?

"The West is the best. Get here and we'll do the rest." – Jim Morrison and The Doors

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Still Alive and Well

Were I to willy-nilly publicize the ideas within my treatise those more astute in the academic community would take hold of it and make it their own. I have to be careful who I want to see and read it.

Rhetorically, what do you think of the camouflage surrounding this website?

I read somewhere that Scholastic magazine was responsible for Harry Potter's J. K. Rowling to get a foot in the door. I could be wrong but imagine being an author and to even think of submitting your manuscript there, or an agent who has connections at Scholastic to talk the talk and to eventually succeed in convincing those who make the gears turn of the 'scripts money-making potential, and thus generating hundreds of millions of dollars for little Scholastic. I've received letters from publishers stating, That's not what we publish. Some agents are better than others; some plagiarize submissions. I have to be careful whose eyes will be brought to the mathematics in my treatise. Others happily could apply legal structures to it and publicly run with it and leave me in the dust.

It's war. I'm still alive and well.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Watching the Last Three Seconds of the Life of a Frog with a Firecracker in Its Mouth

Waking early Sunday morning, I turn to face up to the ceiling and then glance around the room to wonder, what do I want to do this morning? … and to picture the screen of the Kindle Fire HDX in hand. I want to definitely finish reading, Go Set a Watchman, the manuscript Harper Lee first submitted to a publisher before editors mangled out the classic, To Kill a Mockingbird. I'm interested to read how Miss Lee came across fresh before being cooked by the professionals. Yesterday, I remember crushing to silence another banana in the comments section of a post in Goodreads …, ha! "to jolt daffiness to giggles," that– a good line.

My MacBook Pro …, a big fan of Apple, I am. Let's fire her up …!

OSXDaily features an audio engineer's workstation. What this audio engineer guy does or did recently? A documentary called, Toucan Nation

Toucan Nation

The story is set in Costa Rica. Youngsters cut off one of the two beaks of a bird; people attempting to bring awareness to animal cruelty. God almighty …! They show children with the President of Costa Rica, petitioning the President to pass laws to punish …, I suppose to punish those kids if they're ever found …, groups of people attempting to find ways to bring awareness to the root causes of violence. A prosthetic beak is made and attached to the bird …

Were I or anyone to make a habit of torturing animals, then best be told there are a couple of loose screws in the canoe. 

The root cause of violence? A more sober, rational perspective of the Creator in the minds of the masses would be the ticket. Laws? Another clanky, clacky provision for conduct under penalty of law?