1982 1986

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Films + fav trios (part 1/?) 
Vi är Bäst! (2013) Lukas Moodysson
Jules et Jim (1962) François Truffaut
⇢ Les Amours Imaginaires (2010) Xavier Dolan
Down by Law (1986) Jim Jarmusch
⇢ Sophie’s Choice (1982) Alan J. Pakula
⇢ La Haine (1995) Mathieu Kassovitz

My fav films of the 80s:

  1. Fanny och Alexander, Ingmar Bergman, 1982 
  2. Dekalog, Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1988 
  3. My Friend Ivan Lapshin, Aleksey German, 1984 
  4. A Time to Live, a Time to Die, Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1985 
  5. Kárhozat, Béla Tarr, 1988 
  6. Full Metal Jacket, Stanley Kubrick, 1987 
  7. Topio stin omichli, Theo Angelopoulos, 1988 
  8. De wisselwachter, Jos Stelling, 1986 
  9. Come and see, Elem Klimov, 1985 
  10. Blue Velvet, David Lynch, 1986 
  11. Angst, Gerald Kargl, 1983 
  12. Love Streams, John Cassavetes, 1984 
  13. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, Peter Greenaway, 1989 
  14. Fitzcarraldo, Werner Herzog, 1982 
  15. Der siebente Kontinent, Michael Haneke, 1989 
  16. Der Himmel über Berlin, Wim Wenders, 1987 
  17. Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1982 
  18. Offret, Andrei Tarkovsky, 1986 
  19. Le rayon vert, Éric Rohmer, 1986
  20. Kong bu fen zi, Edward Yang, 1986
  21. The Dead, John Huston, 1987 
  22. Sex, Lies, and Videotape, Steven Soderbergh, 1989 
  23. Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios, Pedro Almodóvar, 1988 
  24. Mitt liv som hund, Lasse Hallström, 1985
  25. The Last Judgement, Herz Frank, 1987 

And let’s not forget…

(1) Racial housing discrimination [where and when: New York City, 1973-1975] when the Department of Justice sued Trump and his father Fred in 1973 for housing discrimination at 39 sites around New York.

(2) Mafia ties [where and when: New York and Atlantic City, 1970s- ?] wherein Trump has been linked to the mafia many times over the years, with varying degrees of closeness…. There have been a string of other allegations, too, many reported by investigative journalist Wayne Barrett.

(3) Trump University [where and when: 2005-2010, online] — It was also never really a “university” by any definition, and it changed its name to the “Trump Entrepreneur Initiative,” because as its scamming of students occurred, the school was violating New York law by operating without an educational license.

(4) Tenant Intimidation [where and when: New York City, 1982-1986]

(5) The Four Bankruptcies [where and when: 1991, 1992, 2004, 2009]

(6) The undocumented Polish workers [where and when: New York City, 1980] in which Trump took advantage of their labor.

(7) Antitrust Violations [where and when: New Jersey, 1986]

(8) Refusing to Pay Workers and Contractors [where and when: various, 1980s-present]

(9) The Cuban Embargo [where and when: Cuba, 1998-present]

Read details on the above along with additional crimes via The Atlantic’s article: “A rough guide to the many scandals of Donald J. Trump

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ALSO! >>> The petition on Change.org, “Electoral College: Make Hillary Clinton President on December 19″ can now be found on my blog’s page “7 Ways To Remain Politically Active!”  along with other great information! 

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Happy 60th Birthday to Frank Miller!

Comic book auteur Frank Miller was born on January 27, 1957, in Olney, Maryland.  HIs first confirmed comics credit appeared in Weird Ward Tales #64 (June 1978).  He worked as a fill-in and cover artist before he landed the penciling duties on Daredevil, beginning with issue #158 (May 1979).  Starting with Daredevil #168, Miller began writing the title as well.  He was the penciler and co-plotter, along with Chris Claremont of Wolverine v.1 #1-4 (September-December 1982).  In 1986, he wrote and penciled the seminal Batman: The Dark Knight Returns four-issue limited series.

His first creator owned series was Ronin, a six-issue miniseries that DC Comics published in 1983-84.  He began writing and penciling Sin City for Dark Horse comics in 1991.  He also wrote and drew the limited series 300 in 1998.

Frank Miller is currently co-writing with Brian Azarello The Dark Knight III: The Master Race for DC Comics.

These comics are from my personal collection:

Daredevil v.1 #176 (November 1981), cover by Frank Miller

Daredevil v.1 #181 (April 1982), cover by Frank Miller

Daredevil v.1 #183 (June 1982), cover by Frank Miller

Wolverine v.1 #2 (October 1982), cover by Frank Miller

Ronin (1984), cover by Frank Miller

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns: Tenth Anniversary Edition (1996), cover by Frank Miller

300 (1999), cover by Frank Miller

Sin City: Just Another Saturday Night (October 1998), cover by Frank Miller

All-Star Batman and Robin The Boy Wonder #2 (October 2005), cover by Frank Miller

In case you need an idea of what that looks like, Kentucky basketball has:

NCAA Tournament champions: 1948, 1949, 1951, 1958, 1978, 1996, 1998, 2012

NCAA Tournament runner up: 1966, 1975, 1997, 2014

NCAA Tournament Final Four: 1942, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1958, 1966, 1975, 1978, 1984, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2011, 2012, 2014

NCAA Tournament Elite Eight: 1942, 1945, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1961, 1962, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014

NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen: 1951, 1952, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014

NCAA Tournament appearances: 1942, 1945, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014

Conference tournament champions: 1921, 1933, 1937, 1939, 1940, 1942, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1984, 1986, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2011 (Note: There was no SEC tourney from 1953–1978.)

Conference regular season champions1926, 1932, 1933, 1935, 1937, 1939, 1940, 1942, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2010, 2012

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Dar al-Islam in Abiquiu, New Mexico, USA by Hassan Fathy [1980].

The last community project undertaken by Hassan Fathy was Dar al-Islam, a nonprofit educational organization established in Abiquiu, New Mexico. Nuridin Durkee, an American Muslim Scholar and Sahl Kabbani, a Saudi businessman, cofounded the project in 1979 with backing from the family of King Khalid ibn Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia. They chose Abiquiu, New Mexico in part because the landscape would be similar to those of many Muslim lands, and because of the existing tradition of building with adobe. Drawing by Hassan Fathy provided the design for the original buildings. When Fathy presented them in 1980 he brought with him Nubian masons who also demonstrated brick-making and building techniques.  The mosque was built to design, but the remaining plan has been altered and moderated to adhere to local building codes. 

The community opened in 1982, and by 1986 the school had 7 full time teachers and 6 full time students. It also provided workshops to train educators about Islam. Approximately 30 families had joined the community, which has been planned to house 150.  

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My console collection part 2:
Atari 2600 - 1977
Atari 2600 jr. - 1984
Atari 5200 - 1982
Atari 7800 - 1986
Vectrex- 1982
Sega Genesis with CD & 32x - 1994
Nintendo 64 jungle green - 1999
Nintendo 64 gold (Japan) - 1998
Nintendo GameCube - 2001

William Shakespeare, everyone’s heard of him. You’d have to be stuck in a cave on Mars with your eyes and ears closed shut to not of heard of him.

Adaptations of original works

R O M E O  A N D  J U L I E T || [read]

H A M L E T || [read]

O T H E L L O || [read]

A  M I D S U M M E R ’ S  N I G H T  D R E A M || [read]

M A C B E T H || [read]

T H E  T W O  G E N T L E M E N  O F  V E R O N A || [read]

T H E  T E M P E S T || [read]

T H E  T A M I N G  O F  T H E  S H R E W || [read]

K I N G  L E A R || [read]

Other works that I couldn't find adaptations for
Inspired by Shakespeare