20/8 – 26/8/19 Manson/Epstein, Tarantino, Springsteen & Humanity’s Future

news on the march

Welcome back to Monday’s News on the March – ‘The week that was in my digital world’.

WordPress article from Badfinger at PowerPop:

Manson must have had a hell of a rabbit’s foot or someone or some organization was looking out for him. If any of us would get caught with an underage girl, stolen cars, and narcotics… a trip to jail would be in our immediate future…even in the 1960s…much less being on parole at the time.

While on the subject of underage sex controversies..

Reddit Thread:

Eric has made noise about Epstein being a “construct”. My sense is that he means that Epstein, as a financier, was “created” by some intelligence agency (domestic or foreign). Epstein had no degree, was a high school math teacher, but suddenly ended up a financial guru through means that are not clear to anyone. No one seems to know where his money came from.

Article from Alan Cerny at Vitalthrills.com:

The above review of Tarantino’s latest flick is uncannily reflective of my thoughts regarding the movie.

Where once he used his influences to build upon a story uniquely his own, now Tarantino is adrift in that sea, letting the tides of nostalgia take him away instead of steering the boat himself. That’s not to say that Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood isn’t a good movie; it is. But it’s a comfortable movie, and from a director that used to thrive on that dangerous, unpredictable nature of storytelling, it’s a bit surprising.

WordPress article from Reely Bernie:

Blend 1987, the Pakistani culture, scratched cassette tapes of Bruce Springsteen, and the nowhere town of Luton, England, and you get the best feel-good movie of the year. Kind of like Beatles-loving Yesterday, Blinded by the Light’s Bruce Springsteen-loving shuns cynicism and reminds us that good stories and good music do occur, and the big screen is the most effective filter.

WordPress article from Mike Smith at Self Aware Patterns:

If we manage to wipe ourselves out in the next century or so (by climate destruction, nuclear war, or some other means), or even in the next few millenia, virtually all evidence of human civilization would be gone in a few tens of millions of years due to the earth’s constant geological erosion, tectonic upheaval, and overall churn. A geologist one hundred million years from now might be hard pressed to identify that any civilization in our time had actually existed.

Where Humanity’s future lies leads us neatly into this confounding lecture:

You tube video – A tough talk with Brett Einstein at Bard College:

We have discovered the means by which to steal from the future in order to thrive in the present. Self-destruction would be inevitable but for another evolutionary gift, the ability to describe alternative futures and to choose amongst them. This talk will confront the tension between these two capacities and, in order to sketch the path through our looming bottleneck.

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“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

Posted in Movies and TV, News, Science
27 comments on “20/8 – 26/8/19 Manson/Epstein, Tarantino, Springsteen & Humanity’s Future
  1. Reely Bernie says:

    Thank you for the shout out and collection of A+ blogger reads. It’s been a good month! Have a pleasant last week of August too 🙂

  2. badfinger20 says:

    I want to see Blinded By The Light…Reely Bernie’s review made me even more excited about it.
    Next week though…I’ll have to go see the horror movie I’ve been waiting for…IT Chapter 2.

    • I’m going to go and try and see it this afternoon, if time permits.

    • Connie wants me take her to see IT. She’s a big horror fan.

      • badfinger20 says:

        I have read the book…I don’t know how many times and I wished they would have made an HBO series out of it because it is so big…but I liked the first movie and I’m sure I’ll like this one.

      • Is this movie supposed to be based on events of the book? I thought the book was covered in the first movie?

      • badfinger20 says:

        Yes…the book is about the childhood and then the adult losers club coming back… To tell it right…it would take more than two movies but yes it is about the book.

      • Oh that’s a relief. I thought it might be something they decided to add because of the ‘name’.

      • I just saw the movie Bad. I won’t repeat myself again as hans just asked me about it. For my instant reaction see my reply to hans here buddy. There’s kind of a Spoiler, but I don’t think it would negatively effect your enjoyment of the movie.

    • hanspostcard says:

      Be sure to see it before it leaves the theaters.

      • I just got back from seeing it Hans. It was ok, a bit too saccharine for my tastes. I didn’t like them singing rubbish over Springsteen’s voice. If you’re going to be part musical then get it right. Rocketman was so much better. They got the obsessive schoolmate Bruce fandom down, and it had a very powerful message at the end. It was alright. I probably won’t see it again.

      • hanspostcard says:

        I didn’t care for those scenes either- I think there were a couple of them but overall I liked it a lot. Certainly not to be confused with Citizen Kane but it was enjoyable. One of the rare occasions where the movie was better than the book.

      • Scrub that last line. I’ll probably see it again with my son. I found myself continually bored throughout, which I didn’t think was possible for a movie about Springsteen. There wasn’t anything cynical or controversial about it. It was so predictable. The most poignant part for me was the very end… how he distanced himself from his Bruce obsession to be able to rekindle his relationship with his father. That was illuminating for someone like me who has always been obsessed (perhaps too much) with Dylan. I’m glad you liked it a lot Hans. It has some good stuff in it.

  3. badfinger20 says:

    I’m going to give it a shot. Bailey and I are talking about seeing it and IT around the same time next week.

  4. selizabryangmailcom says:

    The opening of IT, the novel, was the best. Remember? When the adults realize they have to go back there and they call up the fourth guy and he’s all like, “Yeah, I know, we gotta do it, I’ll be there, see you,” hangs up the phone, then immediately goes into the bathroom and kills himself! Great Stephen King moment. I wonder if they included that for the movie–they should have, in order to get across the immense amount of terror they were subjected to as kids. But don’t answer me here, lol !! No spoilers for the others !!

    • I read the novel aeons ago, so I don’t remember it too clearly. I tried reading King again as a middle-aged adult, but I couldn’t really get into his stuff or perhaps it was the book selection I got wrong. I watched the first IT movie of this current franchise, but I don’t remember how it started exactly. ‘Badfinger’ would definitely know. He’s ‘IT’ possessed lol

  5. selizabryangmailcom says:

    I know, I fell out of love with King at a certain point and stopped reading him entirely. But I remember that beginning very clearly! I can see Badfinger’s in love. I know the feeling. Not for this…but for other things. The things that make life fun.

  6. selizabryangmailcom says:

    In some WP sites, I don’t see the “like” button, so….I put smiley faces as a substitute….
    until I can solve the myself…of where the “like” button is…………..!


  7. selizabryangmailcom says:

    Ha ha ha.
    And although I’d like to solve myself (who wouldn’t?), I meant above, of course, solve the mystery.

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