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"Culture is the heritage of us all. some may be more interested than others in the treasures of the past, but no one can fail to take a pride in his country's participation in the story of mankind, as represented in carvings, sculpture, music, paintings and the other arts. And there is a personal commitment to this, for no man can really say he is alone: we are all joined through our identity, with the cultures which are part of the mainstream of life"
- Simon Kapwepwe, Zambian Independence Freedom Fighter

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm" - Winston Churchill

"Try to be the rainbow in someone else's cloud" - Maya Angelou

"Your time is limited so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinion drown out your inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition" - Steve Jobs

Friday, 9 July 2010

Mostly Nonsense...

I have not watched this much tv in a long time.  Was going to watch a new Current TV doc about exploitation of West African boys eager to join European club football but didn't feel like being depressed.  Decided to wait until the end of the World Cup to deal with that.  So I just watched tv.  First I decided to watch All About Steve and now am wondering why I did.  My love of all things film trumps all sense.  But in my defence I wanted to see what all the hoopla was about and whether Sandra Bullock really deserved her Razzie.  My God do she and Bradley Cooper have some explaining to do.  You star in The Proposal and The Hangover respectively and follow it up with All About Steve????!!!!  Supposedly my roommate says that the original script was better, having interned at the place who represent the writer but I don't believe her quite frankly.  There was nothing in that film that proved that there was a great base that was smashed to smithereens by the big bad Studio.

It is always better to learn from others, than to make the mistake yourself and wonder why...

Then to my chagrin they have changed the Orbit Gum Lady.  The new woman may be blonde too but she looks weird and its not the same.  They should just change their advert style altogether if they no longer can get the woman they had before.

Channel surfing led me to Lopez tonight and the cast of the A-Team were on the show.  Sharlto Copley talked about how he had a Mr. T cake for his birthday and how even though it was surrounded by the old Apartheid flag, he had a cake with a Big Black Man on it.  The show was able to transcend racial and cultural backgrounds.  That's what I love about the media.  That power.  Even the most trivial things can have the most profound effect.  Entertainment is the one of the best ways to bridge gaps I think :)

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