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Archive for June, 2009

Michael Jackson’s Neverland

You know, with Michael’s death on the news a lot recently, that made me think about his estate, Neverland. I was thinking that part of the reason why he had the fun rides, the games, etc., on Neverland was that he could try and live his childhood through the the kids that went there. Because if you think about it, he didn’t really have a “normal” childhood. He spent a lot of his childhood as a child star. And you know that not every child star grows up to be ok.
Neverland

Michael Jackson vs. Farrah Fawcett

Since it’s been about two or three days since both Michael Jackson’s and Farrah Fawcett’s deaths, I was beginning to think about their respective deaths. I think that it’s kinda bad that Michael’s death is getting more publicity than Farrah’s. I mean, granted, Farrah wasn’t quite as famous or as popular Michael, but I think that she should get a little bit more press than what she’s been getting, or rather, the lack of press. But on the other hand, it could be a good thing because the Fawcett family might not want that publicity. I think what it is is that Michael’s death was way more unexpected than Farrah’s death. But either way, I think that Farrah should get a little bit more publicity.

Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson’s Death

Well, the first thing that I want to say is that I want to extend my sympathies to Michael Jackson’s family, even though I don’t know the family and they probably won’t read this. Now keep in mind that I’m not a big MJ fan but when I first found out, I was shocked. I never really expected to see him die at his age. At first, I honestly thought it was either a publicity stunt or a hoax, or even maybe he did go to the hospital for something but it was blown out of proportion by the media. All I can say now is that not only did the Jackson family lose a family member, but the music world lost a huge musical legend and influence. And no matter what anyone says, Michael Jackson will always be the King of Pop much like how Elvis Presley will always be the King of Rock and Roll.
Michael Jackson

Lestat vs. Louis

I was just thinking. Why is that more people like Lestat than Louis from The Vampire Chronicles? I mean, is it because Lestat is a badass and a rule breaker? Or is it because Louis is too human and because of that, he’s not that appealing? I was just thinking too. Could it be that Lestat has more of sex appeal because of his looks? Because Louis is only known for his green eyes and his curly black hair, at least in terms of his looks. Lestat, on the other hand, is described more in details. He’s known for his blond hair, violet eyes, smiles, etc. Anyway, I just don’t get it.
Louis and Lestat

Pleiades and Subaru

For my astronomy class, I had to read from the textbook. Well, in the section that I had to read recently was talking about different types of groups of stars. One group of stars that was mentioned was Pleiades aka the Seven Sisters. Just as a FYI, only six out of the thousands of stars in this group of stars can be seen with the naked eye. Anyway, in the little thing that was talking about this group of stars, it talked about how the different cultures have different names for the stars. The one name that they mentioned was the Japanese name, which is Subaru, just like the car. It also said that that’s why Subaru’s logo looks like stars. It’s because the logo is the diagram of the six stars that can be seen. Anyway, because of that, I looked both the logo and a picture of Pleiades. The logo does look like the Pleiades. Personally, I just found that interesting because I didn’t know that the Subaru name and logo were related to stars. All I can say is it brings new meaning to learning something new everyday.

Pleiades
Subaru's logo

Arm Candelabras

I was just thinking about the movie that I had to watch for my Freaks and Monsters class.  The movie that I had to watch was the 1946 Jean Cocteau La Belle et La Bête.  Anyway, my teacher was saying that some elements never change in terms of stories, movies, etc.  So after she had us watch the movie, she brought the arms that hold up the candelabras.  That made me immediately think of the 2004 movie version of Phantom of the Opera because of the arm candelabras that were during the song The Phantom of the Opera. Anyway, I just found that to be interesting because the whole some elements never change things applies.  The connection is that both movies have the arm candelabras.

Trashin’ The Camp and Stomp!

I was surfing youtube the other day and stumbled across the scene where Terk, Tantor, and their friends found Jane’s camp from the 1999 movie of Tarzan.  Anyway, I was reading some of the comments and one of the comments was the scene reminded the person of Stomp!  Anyway, as I watched the scene again, I thought the same thing.  Trashin’ The Camp does remind me of Stomp!  Because if you think about it, both use non-traditional instruments to play percussion music.  I just found that interesting. BTW, I had to laugh at the reference to Mrs. Potts and Chip from the 1991 movie version of The Beauty And The Beast.

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