Falderal, your argument rests on the notion that the cartels are not already exploiting addicts as much as they possibly can. You’re really reaching. Anybody who the cartels can possibly hook on meth is already hooked on meth, losing their biggest source of revenue won’t change that. Also, don’t you think that a lot of the marketing cartels do of their harder drugs is to their marijuana clients? And that they’re funding their manufacture of harder drugs through their marijuana profits?
And even if you were correct, if the cartels really would go on this psychotic rage of violence and general awfulness in retribution for legalizing marijuana, are you really suggesting that the US and Mexican governments allow violent criminals to dictate their legal system by threatening violence? That precedent would do a whole lot more harm than good.
I wish you a good weekend, Mr. DFFOO. :)
…is pretty amazing.
Aside: Hoping to watch Eccentricities of a Blonde-Haired Girl this evening and looking forward to finally seeing another Oliveira film.
I really liked that one
I’ve noticed that it seems to have gotten mixed responses on MUBI, so far as I can tell at least.
Have you seen anything else of his?
other than that one I’ve only seen The Strange Case of Angelica and the short Working on the Douro River. Both of those features though, I really enjoyed.
“so this is pretty amazing”
It’s my roommates’ background image!
Been very interested in both of those, is the short available on DVD?
Probably looking forward to Abraham’s Valley the most, though unfortunately the current R1 release is supposed to be pretty bad quality [but I’ll still watch it, eventually, anyway.]
Interview on Monday.
All right. Let’s do this.
Good luck with your interview, DiB.
Dib – haha!!
Irish – that short is on one of those two DVDs. I can’t remember. It may have been Strange Case of Angelica.
pussy riot verdict: two years apiece in a penal colony
still tryna balance out all those penis conversations…
Must’ve been Angelica, since it’s a different short they’ve placed with Eccentricities.
RE: pussy riot. wow. 2 years???
for hooliganism and inciting religious hatred. they have been jailed without bail since march
in other news: i’m trying to watch a dangerous method but keira knightley is soo annoying >:/
Putin wanted 7 years for the women.
They smiled when the judge read the sentence, and one said to the other two “It’s OK”.
“in other news: i’m trying to watch a dangerous method but keira knightley is soo annoying >:/”
Sigh I just completely disagree. It reminds me of when someone once told me that they couldn’t read The Bell Jar because they found ‘the lead character’ annoying — crazy people are hard to deal with. They are very difficult people. It’s part of the show.
Putin even had Kaparov jailed for backing them today. Putin’s never dared lay a hand on Kasparov before.
@DiB—nah i pretty much always find her annoying ;) trying to get past it tho
I thought she was really good in it
I’m no Keira Knightley fan but she was not overacting during the first part of the film. She absolutely nailed turn-of-the-century histeria.
I loved her all the way through, beginning to end.
I still need to see ADM . . .
“I’m no Keira Knightley fan but she was not overacting during the first part of the film. She absolutely nailed turn-of-the-century histeria.”
Yeah, was it you who shared in one of the threads connected to that film that Cronenberg and Knightley watched documentary footage of hysterics and Cronenberg told her to tone it down a bit?
Wasn’t me but I’m not surprised.
I doubt there’s video but there are many photos, illustrations and descriptions.
Women considered to be suffering from it exhibited a wide array of symptoms including faintness, nervousness, sexual desire, insomnia, fluid retention, heaviness in abdomen, muscle spasm, shortness of breath, irritability, loss of appetite for food or sex, and “a tendency to cause trouble”.
i like to think of it as women’s subconscious protest against the patriarchy
‘female hysteria’ led to the invention of vibrators :)
strangely such diagnoses fell off sharply in the 20th century. it was really a catch-all term used for hundreds of years for many conditions not understood by science and indeed for rebellious women in general. one step below witchcraft and demon possession it seems. but at least some of them got an orgasm out of it
There was silent footage taken of “hysterical” patients around that that time. Apparently Knightly performance was based partly on this and partly on Jung’s actual notes from Spielrein’s admission to the Burghölzli Clinic in 1904.