I don’t want to make any scientific or ideological debate of “eating healthy”, but I still allow myself a few observations. For quite some time now, legitimate questions arise about food dangers, particularly to industrial food. That’s the reason why “organic” has become so popular. We are afraid of everything, and especially cancer. All external aggressions (stress, by definition) would be likely to facilitate the occurrence of various cancers. All we can do is use conditionnal, as studies often contradict, by source and funding. We also happens do decide to beleve such study and not another, often arbitrary and unfounded argument. Add to this the misinformation on Internet and you get plenty of reasons not to touch your plate without the most terrible doubts.
I do not care. Finally, let’s say it does not prevent me from appreciating the good things, the one I love, while being attentive to a minimum things more relative to diet (not too much sugar, salt) with a presumption of poisoning. Of coure, it is possible that in 30 years cancer comes knocking on my door at the corner of a health examination, and my doctor will tell me he doesn’t know where this cancer comes from… So if that’s not possible to know where it comes from, I don’t see why I should deprive myself to drink a large glass of millk… I speak of milk because dairy products are in the collimators of some consumers. Of course, everyone does what he wants. Dairy lobbies are powerful, that’s obvious. Petroleum companies are the same. Argue that the human being is the only animal to drink milk as an adult shows that’s not natural (and not healthy). I would answer that the human being is the only one to eat mustard sauce saucage (called andouillette here in France)… so what?
Between that and the gluten intolerance (which often becomes an “allergy” on the mouths of people) I’m much more worry about the air I breathe than what I eat. But I can’t stop breathing. Life expectancy still increasing, and the real reason why people would die young is poverty. Misery kills. Whant to give people a better diet? Give them money.
Apart from people who don’t work on Mondays, I’m sure everybody will agree this statement: I don’t like Mondays. But there are several degrees of “I hate Mondays”, as Brenda Ann Spencer demonstrated it in 1979, in San Diego, California. This young woman, 16 years old, grew up in a difficult familiy environment with an abusive father, who allegedly sexualy assaulted her several times. Not really a nice family, but US court condemn this poor girl to life in prison, including 25 years of safety.
Christmas 1978, daddy Spencer has the bright idea of offering her daughter Brenda a semi-automatic .22 caliber gun, and 500 cartridges. This Monday, January 29, 1979 in the morning, she opens her windows and starts firing randomly at Cleveland Elementary School while students are waiting for the gates to be opened. She kills two people, including one police officer and injured eight others. Then she barricades while police tried to dislodge her. It lasts seven hours… Finally she goes out and says: “I just did it for fun, I don’t like Mondays. It brightened my day. I killed a pig (policeman). I’d like to kill more, it was too much fun for me to stop”. Many bottles of whisky littering the room but she is not drunk. She said later she was under the influence of drugs and that police deliberately rigged the test for that is not mentioned… it has never been proven. She is locked. Her last request for freedom was in 2009 and was denied. She will try again en 2019.
“I hate Mondays” has a whole new meaning now. Read the story on Wikipedia.
With series like Ash vs Evil Dead, we must admit that it is difficult to be in line with French legistlation on downloading medias. Finally this serie of ten episodes is simply the Evil Dead 4 fans waited from Sam Raimi! We suspected a feature film with Bruce Campbell in the role of Ashley Williams, and we had finally resigned: Evil Dead was… dead. Or worse, someone else would ruin the franchise with a remake or reboot. The second option was the worst, but hopefully, Sam Raimi has taken his baby from hell! I’d never imagined that Sam Raimi and his brother Ivan and Bruce Campbell would make a TV serie. That’s a nice move, when we see the success of a horror show like The Walking Dead.
Let’s go for a pilot directed by Sam Raimi himself and a serie co-produced by Bruce Campbell and the Raimis brothers, which quite honestly is well worth a visit, because this show is gore (and it’s on TV, we would never see this in France…), and humor is always present with the anti-hero attitude of Ash.
Ash lives in an Airstream caravan and he flirts with any woman he finds using his missing hand in various lies to convince them to have sex. He always works in a DIY store and he is hated by his boss. Unfortunately, he makes a big mistake with the Necronomicon kept in a trunk in his caravan and Deadites spot him… i’s a flood of demons who are now trying to nab the poor Ash. He stood ready of course, for our greatest happiness. This time he will not be alone as he recruits two assistants (two colleagues) and therefore it is a fine team who must make a choice between hiding to avoid being busted or attack to put a term to the return of demons.
I am satisfied (as seems to be critics and viewer, you just have to take a look at the Imdb note), this serie meets my expectations.
Superhero on big screen is not always a great success, but Sam Raimi created his version of Spiderman. I love Sam Raimi. If we consider only his work as a director and not his co-production career, there is the Evil Dead’s trilogy, Darkman, Crimewave, Drag me to Hell, and the first episode of the excellent series Ash vs Evil Dead, and therefore, Spiderman 1,2 and 3. Whiners are already raising that Crimewave and Darkman are not masterpieces… yes. But I remember that I laughed very loud when I saw Crimewave the first time. But I’m not here to talk about Raimis brothers’ career, that would be a complete new article on this blog. Sam Raimi has directed Spiderman with Kirsten Dunst and… uh… the guy… Tobey Maguire! There are also Jess Franco, Willem Dafoe and Alfred Molina. And Kirsten Dunst. Oh, I already mentioned her sorry. So this trilogy with Kirsten Dunst picks up the story from the beginning, showing the origins of the superhero, and he faces vilains who were nice, then became evil, then nice again. Sam Raimi directs with humor. In the plans, in the sequences and in the moves of the camera, Sam Raimi is facetious and it’s obvious he enjoys filming. We already felt this 30 years ago in Evil Dead! This is here an adaptation of a comic where Peter Parker is a teenager, almost a kid in his head (unlike Batman, weathered by life). When he is not fighting the bad guys, he is a nice guy not too smart with human being. He is in love with a girl who never know what she really wants. She dreams of stuff but is struggling to decide what she wants or what she feels. But as she is Kirsten Dunst, I want to be in love too.
The technical progress between the first and the third movie is significant. You will be impressed by incredible scenes in Spiderman 3, and the vilain is much more “supernatural” than in the two previous movies, and always Kirsten Dunst (well dressed, unlike in the first two movies where she dresses like a bag). Peter Parker is still not at ease with girls. Another character gives the movie its entertaining: J.K. Simmons aka Jonah Jameson, the editorial’s chef! He is tasty.
I said it: I love Sam Raimi (and Kirsten Dunst). These three Spiderman deserve their place in a video library. However I still have to see the two movies by Marc Webb (the right name for a Spiderman movie…). I hope it’s not better that Sam’s directings but Emma Stone is M.J. She is not Kirsten Dunst… but OK, Emma Stone.
When I see how some people make an idea of a subject on the Internet, I wonder if they go beyond the first page in Google. The second page is something like a light deep web, where sites have much less visitors and where the contents are supposed to be less interesting than the websites on the sacrosanct first page. I do not even mention the other pages. Google gives a hard 14 billions results in half a second (yes, see the image below), but why?
Yet, are the results on the first page the most relevant? Or the most promoted? We are entitled to ask. We do not know much about the politics of the “firm”, and what economic or commercial interests prevail on the importance of guide you to the right website. So follow this advice: do not believe what you find in the first search result page… or at least go a little further, alternative answers are often the most interesting to read.