Its probably due to just how complex and increasing complex a society it is, but very year in the United States, thousands of new laws are added to the statute books. There are so many of then no one could really know them all. Actually it would require such an exotically savant- like level … Continue reading Overcriminalization
When you are stuck in a Cafe in Newtownmountkennedy an hour or two before an appointment, one can become intolerably bored. Being a bit of a bore myself, I start talking to complete strangers, who for the most part have come in for a quiet time by themselves and don’t want a strange hairy talkative … Continue reading Notes Scribbled in Dejection in JC’s Cake & Cafe Shop Newtownmountkennedy
Calvary (2014) Written and Directed by John Michael McDonagh “Killing a Priest on a Sunday, that would be a good one.” A Catholic Priest, especially on a Sunday, while he celebrates Mass, acts In Persona Christi (in the person of Christ) transforming the bread and wine in to the body and blood of Christ, re … Continue reading Crucifixion?
There are few sections of any society or culture more susceptible to the siren call of monstrous egotism and delusional self belief than that of the artist. Primarily (but not exclusively) a lone calling, the artist interprets and remakes the world in music, dance, writing, sculpting, film, or other materials present. At the highest levels … Continue reading The Ego has Landed
The Mass Shootings at UC Santa Barbara campus in California on Friday night, 9.30 pm the 23rd May 2014 Elliot Oliver Robertson Rodger (born 24th July 1991) was a 22 year old socially maladjusted youth who subscribed to a number of pick up artist and ‘men’s rights’ accounts. A deeply lonely person who was born … Continue reading Eliot Roger’s Last Video
Battlestar Galactica as Theology The excellent Battle star Galactica, which I loved watching, does have a heavy dose of theism running through it, which makes it even more interesting to watch because it touches on subjects other more conventional series rarely dare to go near. Not only that but it holds the view that those … Continue reading All Along the Watchtower
FINNEGANS WAKE AS UNIVERSAL BOOK Here Comes Everybody Since I have been writing – or should I say rewriting – most writing is a form of rewriting – and trying to shape – for a lecture on Joyce’s Wake on the 22 MAY in the Crypt of Christ Church Cathedral at 1 Pm, I … Continue reading Haveth Childers Everywhere
The 1999 movie the Matrix was filled with puzzles. In some ways it was really mind blowing. For instance the biggest question, stolen from Alice in Wonderland was this: What is the Matrix? Morpheus: Do you want to know what it is? Neo: Yes. Morpheus: The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. Even … Continue reading Is The Matrix the World that Blinds us To The Truth?
I recently picked up a book, well to be clear, today I randomly picked up a book on the way out the door because the thought of standing in shopping aisles with nothing to do but stare at cucumbers, peas and coleslaw makes my head explode. While waiting outside a shop I started reading bits … Continue reading The Right Hand Clapping
With thanks to Scrawl Magazine, who originally published this piece. William Seward Burroughs – actually smiling… It's not all in the voice. But one gets inklings when one listens. The cracked sepulchral voice of William Seward Burroughs (1914 - 1997) adds a searing quality to countless recordings of his stories. Nowadays this is the … Continue reading William Seward Burroughs (1914 – 1997)