Starship Troopers (1997) analysis and comparison to the novel (1959)

Film Rated: 3.5 / 5 Book Rated: 3.5 / 5 The film isn't very much like the novel itself. Both were made for entirely different reasons. In fact, one could argue that the film was made for the purpose of critiquing just about everything the novel stands for, and doing it in a way that … Continue reading Starship Troopers (1997) analysis and comparison to the novel (1959)

A few quotes from Robin Hood and Ivanhoe

I've taken to reading some classics as of late. I'm slow about it, especially with getting through The Adventures of Robin Hood (Puffin Classics version written by Roger Lancelyn Green), as that stuff gets rather monotonous, with Robin Hood and his merry men always getting involved in shenanigans with Prince John, Guy, and the Sheriff, … Continue reading A few quotes from Robin Hood and Ivanhoe

Thoughts on Mein Kampf Chapter 2 (part 2)

Yeesh, over 3 months since I last visited this subject. Hate leaving loose ends (and occasionally dealing with symptoms). Better late than never. Last time when talking about how the bourgeois wants to avoid the lower classes at all costs, primarily out of finding the idea repellent that they could ever fall back down to … Continue reading Thoughts on Mein Kampf Chapter 2 (part 2)

Thoughts on Mein Kampf Chapter 2 (part 1)

Part 1 Obstacles are placed in our path in life, not to defeat us but to be surmounted. -- p.73 More pages and density with this chapter.  So much so that I can't do my usual "quote every significant paragraph I see" method and comment on it.  I'm going to have to resort to the … Continue reading Thoughts on Mein Kampf Chapter 2 (part 1)

Thoughts on Mein Kampf Chapter 1

Introduction Yep, I'm doing this.  I've been catching a lot of flack from guys who hate Hitler and the Nazis and white nationalists about not reading Mein Kampf, while they themselves have read it.  Guess that's like claiming to be a Christian without having read the Bible (or at least the New Testament), or a … Continue reading Thoughts on Mein Kampf Chapter 1

Philosophies of Fahrenheit 451: Chapter 3 and other quotes

Continued from Chapter 2 Last chapter. Chapter 3: Burning Bright Page 109: "[Fire's] real beauty is that it destroys responsibility and consequences. A problem gets too burdensome, then into the furnace with it." Another bit that's relevant to today.  If there's a problem, if there's a disconnect, rather than try to talk it out and … Continue reading Philosophies of Fahrenheit 451: Chapter 3 and other quotes

Philosophies of Fahrenheit 451: Chapter 2

Continued from Introduction and Chapter 1.   Chapter 2: The Sieve and the Sand So according to this chapter, when we reach the year 2022, we will have started one of 2 atomic wars. Well, that possibility is certainly there, and it might happen sooner than that. Get a desk and sleep tight. Page 71: … Continue reading Philosophies of Fahrenheit 451: Chapter 2

Philosophies of Fahrenheit 451: Introduction and Chapter 1

Read the book, plan to see the movie.  Until then, here's my thoughts on the philosophical points that I wish to point out from my first read-through. I read the 60th anniversary edition, which is worth pointing out because there's an introduction and some articles contained within the book that analyze/review it, and I will … Continue reading Philosophies of Fahrenheit 451: Introduction and Chapter 1

Dune Club notes part 12 (Final)

Continuing from part 11 of the Dune Book Club, run by Comic Book Girl 19. This is the last entry. Pages 651-709 Notes Before the Twitch Stream Page 719: "How could you do such a foolish thing?" she demanded. "He is your son," Chani said. Jessica glared at her. Heheh. But in all honesty, Jessica … Continue reading Dune Club notes part 12 (Final)

Dune Club notes part 11

Continuing from part 10 of the Dune Book Club, run by Comic Book Girl 19. Second to the last section! Pages 651-709   Notes Before the Twitch Stream Boy did this section have some great lines regarding politics and religion. Page 651: You cannot avoid the interplay of politics within an orthodox religion. This power … Continue reading Dune Club notes part 11