Bill Murray. What else can you say that hasn’t already been said a million times over. One of the greatest comic geniuses ever. This guy just has to walk on screen and most people will burst into laughter. His career is extremely diverse and he is one of those actors that can cross genre lines. Murray is just as amazing in drama as he is in comedy. He has played in many of my all time favorite films like The Life Aquatic and Ghostbusters, but one of my favorite Murray appearances was his surprising cameo in Zombieland. Although he doesn’t do a lot movies these days, the ones he does perform in are usually excellent. I just hope the next time we see Murray on screen is in Ghostbusters 3! Here is a little classic Murray as Nick the Lounge Singer from SNL.
I created this video in support of Ron Paul’s effort to expose the private Federal Reserve as a criminal banking organization. For those who don’t know, the Fed is NOT a government controlled organization, as Alan Greenspan himself points out so well in the above video. They are as “Federal” as Federal Express. The Fed is made up of private banks and we are not allowed to know who they are. We then barrow the money from the Fed and they print it for us. When we owe debts, we owe them to the Fed. The Fed then has the option to sell our debt to other countries like China, or even private individuals. It is a powerful thing to have an entire nation indebted to you. How is this legal? These people are just trying to steal our money. It is the duty of our government to print and regulate money, NOT a private banking system. J.F.K. wasn’t a perfect man by far, but he did attempt to end the Fed and have the U.S. begin to print our own money. Some of these bills actually made it into circulation and can be found to this day. You will notice that at the top of the bill it says “U.S. Note” and not “Federal Reserve Note”. If want to set our country back on track we have to shut the Fed down. Check out this article for more info on J.F.K. vs. The Fed and see pictures or the U.S. Notes.
Why is Blade Runner my favorite Harrison Ford film and quite possibly my favorite film period? It is because this is one of the most under appreciated masterpieces of our time. When it arrived in theaters in 1982 audiences weren’t very receptive to the neo-noir film interpretation of Phillip K. Dick’s book ” Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep”. Did they expect another Star Wars? Did they not see the genius of Ridley Scott in every second of the film? Was it the theatrical cut that put them off? I don’t know, but since its release the film has gained cult status among film junkies and luckily Ridley Scott has released several versions of the film to satisfy the biggest of Blade Runner fans. Most recently the collectors edition blu-ray was released a few years back. It contained several versions of the film, but most importantly it contains Scott’s final version of the film. This is my favorite version because it fixes several of the problems the previous cuts had. So why is this film so great? In my opinion, it is because Phillip K. Dick’s book was such a masterpiece in itself. I can’t think of any great films that were based on mediocre source material. Harrison Ford’s excellent performance as the classic noir detective and Scott’s ability to create a completely believable world are paramount to the films success. If you haven’t seen Blade Runner you are definitley missing out.
Well, I’ve decided to join the world of blogging, but who hasn’t right? This blog is going to be a place for me to post about literally anything and everything. I have a wide range of interests that I’m sure will make their way into this blog. Stuff like, politics, comic books, art, graphic design, religion, film, books, travel, video games, technology, and whatever else is on my mind. Stay tuned….