Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Could such a film be made today, about the same kind of crisis which has begun in Texas (the wildfires and drought in the Southwest States)? Doubtful. Too many "special interests" putting too much pressure on Hollywood to imagine that anything like that could be made or released in today's market. The business and corporate industry interests are much more powerful and influential today, than they were in 1936, when this film was released. The American people, who are no longer predominantly an "agricultural" people, probably wouldn't care anyway. Agriculture is today mostly corporate run, and answers to no one, including government.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
The Pooh characters are hybrid toy animals who can talk, and carry on lives which are partly domestic. Children tend to identify with Christopher Robin, and to be amused at the antics and predicaments of the animal characters. Pooh waddles about getting himself into logical dilemmas. As a literary archetype, children's literature has become as much a subject of analysis as classic adult literary tropes--which is partly the joke that Crews's little book plays off of. In the next installment, I'll address the parody-essays in The Pooh Perplex.
Friday, April 22, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments, love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove.
O no, it is an ever fixèd mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wand'ring bark,
Whose worth's unknown although his height be taken.
Love's not time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come,
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom:
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011