Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

An interesting film.  It was well shot (cinematography).  The plot is not overly complicated but the movie does have twists and turns.  The film has an interesting tone as well, definitely a “black comedy” as well as a drama.     The movie is an original idea and it is an entertaining film.   I don’t know if it is one of the BEST movies of 2017, but it was definitely a good movie and I would be willing to watch it a second time.

You might even like this film if you are from Missouri (or maybe maybe even North Carolina)

-DJ ROBO BISCUIT

Brigsby Bear 2017 (Biscuit Review)

Brigsby Bear is a unique and one of a kind film.     I thought I was going to be able to guess the movie based on the trailer but I was totally wrong.

The movie is really interesting and heart-warming.  I give it 2 thumbs up.    It is a comedy in some ways but it truly is more of a thoughtful drama.

If you have a taste for animated movies or kids tv from the 80s then you’ll like this film.

Kyle Mooney was great.  It is good to see new people making films.

If you like Indie movies or movies that are a little bit different then I do recommend Brigsby Bear.

-DJ ROBO BISCUIT

The Salaryman (Biscuit Fresh, Base)

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.

(End of post, biscuit, Salaryman)

Geisha, Memoirs of A (Biscuit Post)

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.

Biscuit approved.

 

Stay fluffy, DJ ROBO BISCUIT

 

Something I learned while reading a Gigantic Encyclopedia (Chinese Literature)

I had this huge encyclopedia.   Gigantic encyclopedias are a great way to randomly stumble upon interesting things.

I discovered LU XUN, who was a Chinese writer.    Lu Xun was a modern figure in Chinese Literature.

He wrote a famous story called “The True Story of Ah Q”

#Knowledge

(DJ ROBO BISCUIT) July 20th, 2017

A Place on the Corner Elijah Anderson Excerpt From the Book

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