Friday, January 30, 2009

watchmen-troubled superheroes in a declining age

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For Watchmen Warner Brothers did not hesitate to give Mr. Snyder the resources he wanted, largely because of “300.” “They said, ‘O.K., we don’t understand “300,” and it made a lot of money,’ ” Mr. Snyder said.

"The surreal dream of a costumed vigilante who is plagued by sexual shortcomings and fears of nuclear war; a man-god created in a scientific accident, strolling the red sands of Mars; the city of New York partly annihilated by a villain’s master plan — all connected by a story about heroes who are corrupted by the darkness they cannot expunge from the world." Link

January 30: The forint at fresh all−time low – EUR/HUF 300 level within reach Link

Now that Hungary's forint is testing 300 to the euro, everyone is asking which way it will move from here. In the following you find the latest outlook on the HUF by major players, such as Goldman Sachs, Citi and Morgan Stanley.":
http://www.portfolio.hu/en/cikkek.tdp?cCheck=1&k=3&i=16811

European Union's foreign policy chief Javier Solana says he is increasingly hopeful that Israel and Hamas can strike a lasting cease-fire.

Solana said the objective of US envoy George Mitchell and other international mediators is to support Egyptian efforts to get both Israel and the fundamentalist group to strike an agreement by next week. The next goal would be to persuade the rival Palestinian factions to agree on a joint government, he explained. LINK

AoC: "Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan sent a message to President Obama inviting to him to attend the summit dubbed the Alliance of Civilizations planned for April 6-7 in Istanbul. LINK

Alaska governor Sarah Palin opened a political action committee yesterday, a move that may not outright confirm her intentions of running for US president in 2012 but indicates she intends to remain a regular on the national political stage. LINK

stay tuned!
farmer

12 comments:

Joyce said...

Bjorn,
What Alliance of Civilziations is Erdogan talking about? He just stormed out of the meeting a Davos because of his anger over Israel?

http://tinyurl.com/c7r2z2

Glad his true colors are showing...so much for the false peace...

Joyce

Anonymous said...

I remember reading the Watchmen long ago. Lots of humanism- I guess that's what it was. Some corny stuff like a watchmaker who repaired watches but was blind. I think, but I don't remember, the noos was mentioned when the one character became a god-man type. I think some of the NA type of themes woven in, but not always with a whack over the head, more subtle. Of course, as has already been said, so much in the comic- it can't all fit into a movie. (I don't think there was anything to do with 300 in this movie, however.)

Joyce said...

Article from today's Jerusalem Post on John Esposito AoC, head of Georgetown's Islamic Center:

http://tinyurl.com/ahrguw

BTW, Madelaine Albright, was responsible for helping get the Prince access to US universities. These programs are all over now, especially in all the prestigious UK universities like Cambridge and Oxford.

Joyce

Joyce said...

Bjorn,
Interesting comments:

http://euro-med.dk/?cat=5

Joyce

Young Grasshopper said...

Bjorn,

I just finished reading a pretty strange book called Nephalim Stargates- The Year 2012 and the Return of the Watchers. The cover of the book looks like it was lifted from the movie "Stargate".

When I saw your cartoon about the Watchmen this morning, I couldn't help but chuckle. Seems like more and more we are being bomb-barded with Watchers and Nephalim like space creatures. The book discusses the Mars connection to the Nephalim or fallen angels, or maybe it was Venus. (I'm such a space cadet sometimes!) But I must confess I lost interest as I was reading.

The connections in the book to demons/Nephalim/ and space aliens was interesting, though. Also to the Book of Enoch.

MAryanne

Anonymous said...

Hi, I accidentally posted this comment on the previous thread, just wanted to share....

Is it possible that Obama and the coming "king of the south" are the same guy??

If the king of the north is largely associated with Moscow,

Moscow: Longitude 36° E

Jerusalem : Longitude: 35° E

Nairobi,Kenya: Longitude 36° E

nick

Anonymous said...

sorry, correction,
Moscow is 37° E

nick

björn (farmer) said...

nick, wow!

Anonymous said...

then again, this guy is a pretty good candidate:

http://tinyurl.com/cbf8tp


nick

paul said...

You say Moo-oh-mar
And I say Moe-mar
You say Lib-ya
And I say Li-bee-ya
Moe-mar, Lib-ya
Moo-o-mar, Lib-ee-ya
Let's blow the whole thing off

You say Qa-da-fee
and I say Qa-daw-fee
You say Nu-cle-ar
And I say newclear
Qadawfee, Qadafee
Nu-clear, new cle-ar
Let's blow the whole thing off

Young Grasshopper said...

Chortle.

Paul is writing Rap music now!

Too funny.

björn (farmer) said...

AoC and Vatican smooth over differences:
http://tinyurl.com/bypngo