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

Rape On The Night Shift, Taking Advantage of the Working Poor

This builds off of the Me Too Movement.  There was an investigation done on the Janitorial industry.  It turns out that many of the janitors are women who work at night time and often by themselves.  And believe it or not, the industry has supervisors that take advantage of these workers.  Some of them don’t know their rights and some of them have fear of being deported.   If you are interested in this kind of story then check out the story from Nightline:

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/rape-on-the-night-shift/

 

If you want to read the story:

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/rape-on-the-night-shift/

 

 

It is an interesting story and a good example of investigative journalism.

-DJ ROBO BISCUIT

Conspiracy, AntiSemitism, The Origin

The Origin of the Jewish Conspiracy that the world is controlled by the Jews.

The Protocols of the Elders of Zion

The text above was published in 1903.  It is an Antisemitic fabricated text.
The text was denounced in THE TIMES in 1920 1921.
The work takes some inspiration from the 1864 work: Dialogue in Hell between Machiavelli and Montesquieu)
If you have ever been curious about where AntiSemitism comes from or where some Antisemites draw their information then know that The Protocols of the Elders of Zion is a very influential text.
You can find interesting info on this work by searching online and looking at the wikipedia page.
-End of post, DJ ROBO BISCUIT

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

Noam Chomsky, best videos

These lectures are fantastic!   I once met a “conservative” man who said that Chomsky was a left-wing conspiracy theorist.   Some would say he is a liberal thought-leader.    Chomsky is definitely interested in the study of power and government and how the government affects the people.  I find his lectures to be really interesting and educational.

Education is a System of Indoctrination of the Young

 

Propaganda Terms in the Media

 

Totalitarian Culture in a Free Society

 

Enjoy the videos and enjoy the knowledge!

DJ ROBO BISCUIT, stay fluffy

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