02 September 2014

 

somebody said that history repeats itself, the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.. and here we go again not giving a damn whether the above-mentioned statement is true or not.. Cottage's Cinema Club starts the sixth year of its existence September 11 with screening Leon: The Professional.. according to the available data and my memory, Leon's going to be 99th full movie shown in almost 5 years since CCC gathered for the first time to watch Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo.. anyway, to cut a long story short, i hope to see you all next week to enjoy the film that became an instant classic at the time of its release, and whose characters, scenes and dialogues instantly achieved iconic status.. here's a sample:

Stansfield: [after the building explodes] Hey, what the fuck is going on up there? I said take the guy out, not the whole fucking building!

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22 June 2014

 

Zadie Smith's latest novel NW has just received its Polish translation.. not only does the book describe North-West London, but it also brings into focus the British class system...

 

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04 June 2014

 

All I can say is that my life is pretty plain
I like watching the puddles gather rain

And all I can do is just pour some tea for two
And speak my point of view
But it's not sane.. it's not sane..

I just want someone to say to me:
"I'll always be there when you wake
You know I'd like to keep my cheeks dry today
So stay with me and I'll have it made"

And I don't understand why I sleep all day
And I start to complain that there's no rain
And all I can do is read a book to stay awake
And it rips my life away.. but it's a great escape..

All I can say is that my life is pretty plain
You don't like my point of view
You think that I'm insane
It's not sane.. it's not sane...

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31 May 2014
23 May 2014

 

Terry Sullivan immortalised Mary Anning with the help of one of the best known tongue twisters that the English speaking world knows:

 

She sells sea-shells on the sea-shore.
The shells she sells are sea-shells, I'm sure.
For if she sells sea-shells on the sea-shore
Then I'm sure she sells sea-shore shells

 

Go for it, daredevils...

 

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13 May 2014

the Buddhists have a term called "samsara", which is this sort of hell-cycle that you can never escape from until you meditate your way out of it...

 

 

as with most generation labels, "Generation X" is a loaded term, first coined and later disowned by Douglas Coupland, author of the 1991 book Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture.. for Coupland, the letter "X" was meant to signify the generation's random, ambiguous, contradictory ways...

 

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10 May 2014
29 April 2014

 

michał socha writes on his website:

I have pleasure to direct and animate in BrosFX studio couch gag for the Simpsons. Take a view on a fantastic journey inside Homer’s body you can watch couch gag at Sunday’s episode of The Simpsons, “What to Expect When Bart’s Expecting.”

enjoy..:) 

 


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These mist covered mountains
Are a home now for me
But my home is the lowlands
And always will be
Someday you'll return to
Your valleys and your farms
And you'll no longer burn to be
Brothers in arms..

Through these fields of destruction
Baptisms of fire
I've witnessed your suffering
As the battle raged higher
And though they did hurt me so bad
In the fear and alarm
You did not desert me
My brothers in arms..

There's so many different worlds
So many different suns
And we have just one world
But we live in different ones..

Now the sun's gone to hell and
The moon's riding high
Let me bid you farewell
Every man has to die
But it's written in the starlight
And every line in your palm
We are fools to make war
On our brothers in arms...

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05 April 2014

 

He's the one
Who likes all our pretty songs
And he likes to sing along
And he likes to shoot his gun
But he knows not what it means...

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