Saturday, July 25, 2015

Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets

Mentioned in The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver. I'm pretty sure I've read it, but I've read several of the random is king book and they use many of the same examples so I can't remember if I've specifically read this book.

I guess I'll have to go reread it!

Other books I've probably  read!
A Random Walk Down Walkstreet <create>
Yes, you can time the market <create>


Another dystopic future. I watched it because it promised Milla in tight outfits and stylized violence, both of which was delivered. I can't really remember the plot now, and I get it confused with old MTV.Liquid Television Aeon Flux animation shorts. I'm not sure if I've seen Aeon with Charlize Theron.

OK. Just pulled up a trailer and yes, I've seen the movie. As you can tell it wasn't that memorable, but I chose to use up some of my life space.time.force watching it along with Ultraviolet.

Milla Jovovich as Violet Song

Underworld - Evolution

Kate Beckinsale is still Selene. This one wasn't as interesting as the first, even though it has sex scene with Selene.


Dark and stylized, which is why I watched it. That, and Kate with her tight outfits.

Kate Beckinsale as Selene a vampire deathdealer. She is the clan's killer of werewolves.



I would consider this a coming of age.boy story.

Doesn't it immediately bring to mind the movie, Stand by Me (1986)<create>
Rural Arkansas vs rural Oregon and just teen boys discovering something dangerous in the woods.

Matthew McConaughey as MUD in troubled waters, or maybe just MUDdy waters.

Tye Sheridan as Ellis the boy coming of girls, girls, girls. I don't think he'll have any problems with women when he.character gets older.

Jacob Lofland as Neckbone the sidekick.

Der Vorleser - The Reader

Hanna is the protagonist. I feel like her sometimes--caught up in the events, economy, and political structures that moves us along history. Eventually, society puts me on trial for crimes we did.

This is different than the who is given powers to break the course of events. Powers mostly to kill people.

My niece use to watch a lot of Hanna Montana.TV. Now they're both so different people.



I think I've seen this movie before. I must have!!! It came out in 2000, involves comic books, a vigilante, and super powers!

I wonder what the director, M. Night Shyamalan has been doing? I definitely saw The Six Sense (1999)<create>
Since then he's directed a bunch of movies you'd think I would have seen!  But NO:
no.Signs (2002)
no.The Village (2004)
no.Lady in the Water (2006)
no.The Happening (2008)
yes.unforutnately.The Last Airbender (2010) <create>
no.After Earth (2013).

Bruce Willis as hero
Samuel Jackson as villain



It also makes me try to find a connection in the noise:
Hanna was also the women for Der Vorleser. with book.

Typical Hollywood-ish, young boy fantasy, comic book girl assassin movie.

These super assassin-soldier character obviously can't exist in real life. What is the mechanism of control after creation? Historical ninja and extant Special Forces all exist within a Military Brand. This Brand is usually tightly linked with the Government Brand. Both are hierarchical and fairly rigid. They have systematic methods of indoctrination. We must become an acolyte in the believe system in order to be taught the special methods.rituals practice by the Brand!

There has to be a differentiation process, changing the pluripotent citizen into the highly specialized unit within efficient Brand belief system.

Oh. The movie. It start interestingly with a standard snowy, isolated training site, but after she comes back to our Community, which happens to be a seedy looking Berlin. The movies tries to make the city a little darker, but it really doesn't work. Berlin is too clean these days.

Saoirse Ronanas Hannah the girl assassin.

Cate Blanchett as Marissa Wiegler the nemesis. I didn't even noticed it was her, the elf queen, but those eyes did look familiar.

#backpropagate.//assassin with good heart narrative
Jason Bourne.Bourne Identity.Supremcy<create>.Ultimatum<create>.Legacy
Ah Jong.The Killer
Gon.No Tears for the Dead
Léon.The Professional

Saturday, July 18, 2015

What Happened, Miss Simone

An excellent documentary!  I've enjoyed her music since my twenties ~!1995ish?!

She was bipolar.
Drug for treating her conditions were/are such crude instruments! We really don't know what they do to the brain long-term

Work Song <link>
Strange Fruit <link>

Friday, July 17, 2015

We Others: New and Selected Stories

#author.Steven Millhauser
bought thru Kindle.20140517


I compared the short story, The Invasion from Outer Space with the bamboo concept presented in Soft Apocalypse.20150717

The short story, The Visit has a memorable quote. When asked why he hadn't contacted our protagonist in nine years, the answer was that he didn't have anything to show our protagonist until now -- a delapidated house out in nowhere, living with a frog wife.