A unique and interesting girl version of “8 mile.” There are definite similarities to 8 Mile (with Eminem) but the film is still unique and stands on its own. It’s still a rap coming-of-age movie but with a girl as the main lead.
The film was entertaining all throughout. The films has some twists and turns that will keep you guessing. In some parts it is kind of formulaic but unless you are a complete movie snob then you won’t be bothered. The lead girl definitely is the standout. The supporting actors are also good.
The real joys in the film come from the rapping scenes because you are rooting for the main character so much (similar to 8 Mile).
Also, I would say the film is very strong in the first hour with a lot happening and with the scenes moving quickly.
If you like movies that have music in them and you like coming-of-age movies then you’ll definitely like Pattie Cake$.
DJ ROBO BISCUIT gives it a 7 out of 10.
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Biscuit post, right vs left, conservative vs liberal
The Right and Republicans and Conservatives:
Conservatism is a philosophy that promotes retaining traditional social institutions in the context of culture and civilization.
Central tenets include “tradition” “hierarchy and authority” more extreme seek a return to “the way things were.” A general defense of social and economic inequality. Having power threatened and trying to win it back.
“American conservatives consider individual liberty, within the bounds of conformity to American values, as the fundamental trait of democracy, which contrasts with modern American liberals, who generally place a greater value on equality and social justice”
Anti-Communism and the fight against Creeping Socialism
Abortion, The mixture of Reality with Religion.
The Left and Democrats and Liberals
Liberty and equality
such as freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, free markets, civil rights, democratic societies, secular governments, gender equality and international cooperation
The Age of Enlightenment
No State Religion; No Absolute Monarchy; No Divine Right of Kings
representative democracy and the rule of law
public trial by jury
Gender equality and racial equality
Separation of Church and State
Should there be welfare?
What about things such as torture as well as cruel punishment or public punishment?
End of post, DJ ROBO BISCUIT
The Other America from 1962 Michael Harrington.
“Poverty in the United States.”
Charles Murray, The Bell Curve
“War on America”
“Homelessness in America.”
-DJ ROBO BISCUIT
(Pictured above is Erin Faulkner, who has played at Michigan State and trained in Raleigh)
Here are some colleges to consider for tennis:
Information on colleges and the players who play there can be found on “tennis recruiting . net” you can see who the players are, how many stars they have, and what college they go to.
In order to play on a “nice” college team like a Lower D1 School or better, then the player needs to be a 3 star recruit or higher. In order to go higher than 3 star, a player needs to compete in tournaments that are outside the state, and they would need a “sectional” ranking or a “national” ranking
DJ ROBO BISCUIT
The man awoke in his bed.
His eyes were heavy with sleep and his body was heavy with drink from the night before.
“Must get up.” The man murmured.
He arose. He showered he dressed. He had to move quickly to get to the train so he could get into the city. He had to get to the office.
There were many men and women moving about. All trying to get to their destination. The man arrived at his corporation. He moved into the elevator and curtly nodded to people he recognized. As the elevator opened, the man made his way towards his cube.
He had a long day ahead. He would have to work all day with an extra hour to finish his project. Afterward he would meet his colleagues at a hostess bar so he could network and try to social climb.
The man is tired. His life is often in a loop. He must awake and go to work. After work he goes to one of many bars to drink and socialize. He then goes home so he can go to sleep and then wakes up and does it again. He is the salaryman.
This man often does not have the time to think his own thoughts or to decide what is best for himself. He must do what is best for his family but also what is best for society. The hopes and dreams of one man do not compare to the needs of the whole society.
Sometimes the man considers to end the loop. “Should I exit?” The Salaryman thinks to himself. He knew others had done it. It was a tough choice to make. Some men died because they had to work too much and there was not enough time for sleep. Some men decided to take their own life and end the loop. The man persisted as he hoped that slowly he could move towards a better life.
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I read Memoirs of a Geisha. What a read!
I have often been interested in underworld kind of stuff like drug dealing and prostitution. I recently watched Breaking Bad as I had never seen it before so I got a sense of a drug dealing so I thought I should read a book about Prostitution.
Geisha actually are not prostitutes. They are entertainers who sit with men and pour them sake and delight them with conversation and dance and song. The geisha can have sex with them if they choose but usually they do not.
The world of the Geisha is a social world where you have to struggle for power. The story reminded me of Robert Greene’s 48 Laws of Power in that there were certain rules the characters had to follow in order to succeed and “play the game” so to speak.
Also, in the world of the Geisha if you are a beautiful young lady then you can auction off your virginity for a large fee. Quite an interesting phenomenon.
Memoirs of a Geisha is not a book for girls only. It is an interesting tale about trying to survive in a strange world with its own rules.
The book is a bestseller for a reason. Once you start reading it, it becomes a “page turner.”
2 thumbs up.
Stay fluffy, DJ ROBO BISCUIT
This book is interesting. It is a sociological study of street life at “Jelly’s” which is a bar and liquor shop. Anderson when he was a college student spent time with and observing the men of Jelly’s. He broke them down into 3 groups: “The Regulars” “The Wineheads” and “The Hoodlums”
I recommend the book if you want to read someone trying to understand the life and psychology of men “of the street” as well as men who are in the “inner city” of America and who are men who are kind of on the fringe of society in a means of lower middle class to lower class. There are also “hustlers” and some beggars. The books is really really fascinating.
Here is just one example with an excerpt from the book:
Around Jelly’s, Oscar often expresses his desire for “big money.” He is usually hatching some scheme to get “some quick money” with a friend from the corner. Sometimes he will whisper to one person about his designs on another. He might say, “Psst. Hey, Eli. Watch this. Hey Sam, lemme hold a dollar till payday?” If Sam, a friend of his, will “loan” Oscar the money, Oscar will then wink or hunch another person, to communicate how “smooth” and “slick” he is. With money in his pocket already, Oscar feels he has “beat” the person making the loan.
Another except still in regards to “Oscar” :
Like other hoodlums around Jelly’s, Oscar lives and actively participates in what might be described as the subculture of violence of the ghetto streets. He is commonly armed with his .38 caliber pistol, which he occasionally flashes. He expects others to be “carryin’ somethin’ ” . Frequently he may be seen standing with his hands dug into his pants pockets, as though he were ready to come “up with somethin’ ” at any moment should the need arise. He says this posture will “make anybody think twice before they try to do somethin’ to you.” He refers to his weapon as “my li’l equalizers that keep me alive” and that allow him to make his rounds. Among group members he is known as someone who can “really go,” meaning he is considered a good street fighter and will not hesitate to fight. Oscar has fought often and has threatened to cut people around Jelly’s. Although I have never seen him do it, some say he has drawn his pistol on others around the corner more than once.
Those are just a couple of excerpts from the book. It depicts men who are living their life socially by hanging out at the liquor store and bar.
This information came from the book which I had to special order from my local library.
-DJ ROBO BISCUIT, stay fluffy