Anton LaVey Vs. John Doe (Referee: Puppy)

morongo blackjack Contrary to Occultist (and undeserved Cult Figure) Aleister Crowley, whose drug-induced “revelations” have about as much credibility as “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” (Yes, I know about the drawing), Anton LaVey actually tried to put forth an intelligent intellectual argument in his conglomeration of mostly other people’s ideas known as ‘The Satanic Bible’.  John… Continue reading Anton LaVey Vs. John Doe (Referee: Puppy)

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949)

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‘The Satanic Bible’ – Updated Analysis (By Puppy)

gabapentin and neurontin Bata – Anton LaVey thanks Ragnar Redbeard, whose “Might Makes Right” philosophy would be applauded by Adolf Hitler, among others.  And, of course, no women (until the secondary “thanks”)…because to Anton (although he would never actually come out and say this) women are here on Earth to please men.  I also like the acknowledgement of P.T.… Continue reading ‘The Satanic Bible’ – Updated Analysis (By Puppy)

Brave New World (1932)

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In Appreciation

“When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me.” – Corinthians 13:11 … “…I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only… Continue reading In Appreciation

Hagakure (1716)

Propelled into the relative mainstream by the 1999 Jim Jarmusch film ‘Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai’, this collection of observations (translated roughly as “Hidden Leaves”) is extremely diverse, focusing on everything from the very mundane basic aspects of everyday life to deep philosophical/spiritual concepts, some of which I still don’t fully understand.  But… Continue reading Hagakure (1716)

Land Of The Dead (2005)

The precise moment when George A. Romero FINALLY gets some real actors to work with is the precise moment he creates his greatest film and definitive statement, better even than the original ‘Night’ or the mercilessly cynical and anti-commercial (but quite cheezy) (original) – sequel ‘Dawn’. Simon Baker (showing that “Good Guys” need neither be… Continue reading Land Of The Dead (2005)

Equilibrium (2002)

A cult seems to have sprung up around this movie for reasons I can’t fully understand. Yes, the idea is a brilliant one.  Unfortunately, it’s not ‘Equilibrium”s idea.  But beyond the concept of totally rehashing previous films/books, which is a weak argument at best considering that many fine movies do exactly that (see “sequels”), there… Continue reading Equilibrium (2002)