Flash Movie Review: Horns

Originally posted on moviejoltz:

Just imagine if everyone would express exactly what they felt or thought. I would be more comfortable hearing the truth instead of some flimsy throwaway type of phrase. How would you react to the 2 following comments: “Why did you cut your hair to look like that?” or “I miss the way your hair outlines your face now that you cut your hair.” I have to admit I do find amusement in people’s comments sometimes; especially those folks who are passive aggressive. An example would be someone I had not seen in a long time coming up to me to say they haven’t heard from me, they missed me. When they say that to me I ask them why then didn’t they just pickup the phone and call me. Let me ask you, how many times have you gone on a date when the person tells you what a good…

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Lord Sugar’s Top 9 Quotes

Originally posted on Charlie Derry:

(Written for Beamly)

Over half way into the latest series of The Apprentice, and we’re still laughing at Lord Sugar’s abrupt firings, one-liners, and ruthless put-downs. Here’s nine of my favourite Lord Sugar quotes from over the years.

1. “You didn’t like it when you got a B in your French exam. You’re not gonna like it now, because you’ve got the big F – you’re fired!”

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“What the hell am I doing here, I don’t belong here”…

Originally posted on Eye Will Not Cry:

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Behind the façade…

The wizard stands…

Dazzling the world…

With his magic hands…

Delighting the crowds…

Using charm and sorcery…

Allowing them to access…

And indulge his fantasy…

As they gasp in wonder…

At what their eyes see…

Someone so powerful…

The man he wants to be…

Projecting a version…

How he wants to appear…

But in cold reality…

He is nowhere near…

Just a simple fairy tale…

That was never real…

He never really existed…

It’s all so surreal…

Because it’s all a show…

And if they only knew…

That behind the curtain…

Lay the real truth…

A fake and a fraud…

Hidden behind a mask…

Where his secrets reside…

And he can safely bask…

Within mirrors of smoke…

Protected by an illusion…

That deflects any notion…

And causes such confusion…

As this magician speaks…

Mixing words with voodoo…

Perfecting misdirection…

So no one can see through…

And…

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Metal Sculptures in Anza Borrego Part I

Originally posted on The Sophomore Slump:

I was OMG! Oh My Gravy! I was expecting this. I wanted to see these sculptures for a long time. I just didn’t expect how astonishing seeing it in person.

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The Sophomore Slump Recommends

Movie: High Fidelity – Music Elitist? What is your All-time Top Five? Er… Maybe High Fidelity might make it to my all time Top Five music-related movies. Laura, Laura, Laura, the name resonates my head watching this movie. The performance was a sweet surprise at the end of the movie. ;) The soundtrack are thumbs up too.

Music: Tom McRae by Tom McRae – Top Five Albums of 00’s? I consider this self-titled album as one of it! Deep, dark, and beautiful. This singer-songwriter has the voice, eloquence, tune, and emotion. A true praise-worthy album. I bought my copy for 50 cents.

Here he is with Sao Paolo Rain

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I went straight to Park Center and immediately was…

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John Henry Newman: What Is University?

John Henry Newman: What Is University?
By Rosalinda Flores-Martinez

“It is a place where inquiry is pushed forward, and discoveries verified and perfected, and rashness rendered innocuous, and error exposed, by the collision of mind with mind, and knowledge with knowledge.”

Newman says that it is a seed of different generations where people come together in unity to learn and work for contributions and developments.

From all walks of life, education or the university could be the only thing equal for the rich and poor. It is a main ground for all the productions of nature and art together. It foresees the future of the best workmen, among others.

Newman in this essay shows vivid classifications of what university is all about. One example is the professor who becomes a missionary and preacher, displaying his science in most complete and winning form, pouring with zeal and lighting up his love in the breasts of his hearers.

A teacher’s love for his/her craft would manifest a pattern for the students to see what work/vocation is in store for them. How they could hone a craft, earn a living, build estates, contribute to society, heal a nation, lead and serve people – will give each individual his longing for an endeavor and ignite the flames of fire in his talents.

The author’s sentences begin with a definition, using the pronoun “it” without being monotonous. His style is unique and stunning, showing an eloquent discourse of metaphors, allusion, and picturesque prose.

“It is the center of trade, the supreme court of fashion, the umpire of rival talents, and the standard of things rare and precious. It is a place where a thousand schools make contributions…”

Newman unifies his paragraphs by focusing on a central theme and the association of intense details.

He uses original words for his meaning and metaphors:

Set 1:

A place of concourse

In the nature of things, greatness and unity go together, excellence implies a center
It is where intellect safely range and speculate, sure to find its equal in some antagonist activity and its judge in the tribunal truth.

Set 2:

Wins the admiration of the young by its celebrity
Kindles the affection of the middle-aged by its beauty
Rivets the fidelity of the old by its associations

It is the light of the world, a minister of faith, and the Alma Mater of the rising generation, among others.
Readers comment that he is a writer of excellence.

John Henry Newman is also referred to as Blessed John Henry Newman (as proclaimed by Pope Benedict XVI on September 19, 2010). Newman’s personal coat of arms (Wikipedia) upon his elevation to the cardinalate translates in English from Latin as “Heart speaks unto heart.”

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