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Flower Drum Song – The Diamond Age

Posted on October 21, 2013

Flower Drum Song

As I've said before, Neal Stephenson's The Diamond Age is my favorite book of all time.

After each rereading, I appreciate the world, its colorful characters and compelling message more and more.

A meditation on the perilous conflict of dreaming of the future while remaining rooted in the past.

Nell, "the barbarian Princess with her book and sword.”

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Ozymandias – Breaking Bad

Posted on September 23, 2013

From its heart-stomping mania born out of the dark depths of human despair,

to the tremendous acting, writing and framing,

Breaking Bad is one of my all time favorite pieces of pop culture.

Here in its final days we see revealed more than ever its classic cowboy sensibilities

of a man at the edge of the wilds.

Ozymandias

A showdown between the man and the myth.

But who will remain when the blood, grit and dust has settled?

Who will be remembered?

Say. My. Name.

"I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: `Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear --
"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away."

Percy Bysshe Shelley —

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Midnight Radio – Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Posted on August 12, 2013

Midnight Radio

I can't believe it's already been 5 years. Our first dance at our wedding was set to Origin of Love.

Because love is not about conquest or sacrifice or submitting to some higher being.

Love knocks down the wall.

I spent far too much time building that divide, between myself and the pieces of myself I couldn't bare to hope for.

But then she came into my life and the bricks crumbled to dust.

In that warm embrace we are free to be ourselves.

"And you were so much more than any god could ever plan, more than a woman or a man.

And now I understand how much I took from you:

That, when everything starts breaking down, you take the pieces off the ground

And show this wicked town something beautiful and new."

— Hedwig ATAI, Wicked Little Town

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Fire Rises – Daenerys Targaryen, Game of Thrones

Posted on August 5, 2013

Fire Rise

"I am Daenerys Stormborn and I will take what is mine with fire and blood."

— Daenerys Targaryen —

A collision course set for the end of days—

A Song of Ice and Fire:

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Snow Fall – Jon Snow, Game of Thrones

Posted on July 29, 2013

Snow Fall

"I fight for the side that fights for the living."

— Jon Snow —

A lone wolf lost in the wild.

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Cara Mia – Chell through the Portal

Posted on July 22, 2013

Enjoy the artwork, you monster.

Cara-Mia

Cara Mia

"The Enrichment Center is committed to the well being of all participants.

Cake and grief counseling will be available at the conclusion of the test.

Thank you for helping us help you help us all."

— GLaDOS —

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