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Fan fiction is a way of the culture repairing the damage done in a system where contemporary myths are owned by corporations instead of by the folk.
Henry Jenkins (Director of media studies at MIT)

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But the 8-hour workday is too profitable for big business, not because of the amount of work people get done in eight hours (the average office worker gets less than three hours of actual work done in 8 hours) but because it makes for such a purchase-happy public. Keeping free time scarce means people pay a lot more for convenience, gratification, and any other relief they can buy. It keeps them watching television, and its commercials. It keeps them unambitious outside of work.

We’ve been led into a culture that has been engineered to leave us tired, hungry for indulgence, willing to pay a lot for convenience and entertainment, and most importantly, vaguely dissatisfied with our lives so that we continue wanting things we don’t have. We buy so much because it always seems like something is still missing.
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The West Wing Rewatch
: Jed Bartlet in ‘Two Cathedrals’ (2x22)

You’re a son of a bitch, you know that? She bought her first new car and you hit her with a drunk driver. What, is that supposed to be funny? “You can’t conceive, nor can I, the appalling strangeness of the mercy of God,” says Graham Greene. I don’t know whose ass he was kissing there, because I think you’re just vindictive. What was Josh Lyman, a warning shot? That was my son. What did I ever do to Yours but praise His glory, praise His name? There’s a tropical storm that’s gaining speed and power. They say we haven’t had a storm this bad since you took out that tender ship of mine in the North Atlantic last year. 68 crew - you know what a tender ship does?  It fixes the other ships - doesn’t even carry guns - it just goes around and fixes the other ships, delivers the mail - that’s all it can do.
Gratias tibi ago, domine. (I give thanks to you, O Lord.)  Yes, I lied. I committed a sin, I’ve committed many sins. Have I displeased you, you feckless thug? 3.8 million new jobs - that wasn’t good? Bailed out Mexico, increased foreign trade? 30 million new acres for conservation? Put Mendoza on the bench? We’re not fighting a war - I’ve raised three children - that’s not enough to buy me out of the doghouse?

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Voyeurism is a part of cinema —looking at people — but [Linklater] appears to look with them… that’s an extraordinary thing and the film [Boyhood] is really remarkable.
Mark Kermode, The Film Review, BBC News Channel. (via egparadigm)