Monthly Archives: August 2012

Occupy Gotham: Wealth and Revolution in The Dark Knight Rises

SPOILER ALERT!  SPOILER ALERT!  SPOILER ALERT!  Dagget:  I’m in charge here!  Bane: Do you feel in charge? Dagget: I paid you a small fortune.  Bane: And this gives you power over me?  Selina Kyle: You think this can last.  There’s … Continue reading

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Proof of Youtube’s Awesomeness

In case there was any doubt. You’re welcome.

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Six Month Follow Up

I had my sixth month follow up on Thursday last week.  It’s been six months(!) since my surgery in February.  My surgeon wanted to see me so that she can make sure I am still cancer free. I had to … Continue reading

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Assumption of the Virgin by Nicolas Poussin

circa 1626 From the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.

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Batman and Robin: The Batman movie that dare not speak its name

I’ve decided that, since I’m still thinking about The Dark Knight Rises, and will probably see it a few more times, I am going to also go back and re watch Batman Begins and The Dark Knight.  However, first, as … Continue reading

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Bane, Backwards and Forwards

Bane: That’s a lovely, lovely voice! In college, a professor told us about a book called Backwards and Forwards, which analyzes the script of Hamlet beginning at the end, and working backwards to the beginning.  She said that some theater … Continue reading

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C’est Sport part Trois

1 Aliya Mustafina wins Uneven Bars gold This is a wonderful surprise.  Aliya was definitely a favorite to win bars, with an incredibly high start value, but still, I was not quite expecting her to win.  I had my money … Continue reading

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C’est Sport part deux

Ok, I never took French in my life, so cut me some slack… 1 Gabby Douglas wins gold in the Women’s AA I already mentioned Gabby, but I have to mention her again.  Who’d have thought at the beginning of … Continue reading

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My complaint about Komova

This might be the most controversial post I ever write. I have a bit of a beef with Viktoria Komova.  No, it’s not what you think… Viktoria Komova is an amazing gymnast.  She is deceptively powerful, and she can out … Continue reading

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20 medals

It goes without saying, 20 medals is very impressive.  So is winning a race in three separate Olympics.  Respect.

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