In Memory of those who never returned …. Vietnam War!!


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~~January 18, 2015~~ 

NEVER FORGOTTEN

The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States.

The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,272 Americans, were killed in the conflict.

“As it appears in …. full info” 

http://www.history.com/topics/vietnam-war

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Cantinflas …. Mario Moreno’s story, in a nutshell!!


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~~September 13, 2014~~ 

I remember growing up with this man, this character in my life. Who didn’t know about “Cantinflas“? This was the time when you had to go to the theaters to see the movies. We didn’t have CDs, DVDs, DVRs. 

It was a treat watching his movies. His character “Cantinflas” was one who would surely make you laugh and forget …. for a while.

Now the time has come to recognize his genius, his creativity, his genuineness. A biographical movie was produced and it’s in the theaters starting this weekend. I saw it today and enjoyed it immensely.

Brought back memories!

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“As it appears in … “

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cantinflas

Mario Fortino Alfonso Moreno Reyes, known more casually as simply Mario Moreno, and known professionally as Cantinflas (August 12, 1911 – April 20, 1993), was a Mexican comic film actor, producer, and screenwriter. He often portrayed impoverished “campesinos” or a peasant of “pelado” origin. The character came to be associated with the national identity of Mexico, and allowed Cantinflas to establish a long, successful film career that included a foray into Hollywood. Charlie Chaplin once commented that he was the best comedian alive, and Moreno has been referred to as the “Charlie Chaplin of Mexico“. To audiences in the United States, he is best remembered as co-starring with David Niven in a Golden Globe Award-winning role in the 1956 film “Around the World in 80 Days”.

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As a pioneer of the cinema of Mexico, Moreno helped usher in its golden era.

In addition to being a business leader, he also became involved in Mexico’s tangled and often dangerous labor politics. Although he was a political conservative, his reputation as a spokesperson for the downtrodden gave his actions authenticity and became important in the early struggle against charrismo, the one-party government’s practice of co-opting and controlling unions.

Moreover, his character Cantinflas, whose identity became enmeshed with his own, was examined by media critics, philosophers, and linguists, who saw him variably as a danger to Mexican society, a bourgeois puppet, a kind philanthropist, a transgressor of gender roles, a pious Catholic, a verbal innovator, and a picaresque underdog.

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~~Origin of name~~

As a young man, Cantinflas performed a variety of acts in travelling tents, and it was here that he acquired the nickname “Cantinflas“, although the origin of the name is obscured by legend. According to one obituary, “Cantinflas” is a meaningless name invented to prevent his parents from knowing he was in the entertainment business, which they considered a shameful occupation. In another version, the Mexican media critic and theorist Carlos Monsiváis cites a legendary account of the origin of Cantinflas’ characteristic speech:

“According to a legend that he agrees with, a young Mario Moreno, overwhelmed by stage fright, once, in the Ofelia carpa (tent), forgets his original monologue. He begins to say what comes to mind in a complete emancipation of phrases and words, and what comes to mind is an incoherent brilliance. His assistants recite his attack on syntax, and Mario becomes aware of it: destiny has placed in his hands the distinctive characteristic, the style that is manipulation of chaos.

Weeks later, the name that will mark the invention is invented. Someone, taken in by the nonsense, screams: “Cuanto inflas!” [C’ ntinflas] (You’re annoying!) or “En la cantina inflas!” [You like to drink a lot at the cantina (inflar means to swell)].

The contraction catches on and becomes proof of the baptism that the character needs.”

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~~Cantinflas Featurette~~

The Story (2014) – Michael Imperioli Movie

~~Published on Jul 30, 2014~~

Mike Todd is a Broadway producer struggling to produce ‘Around the World in 80 Days’. In Mexico, Mario Moreno, a young entertainer is struggling to get some respect, and he manages to become a star. A twist of faith makes them partners. Together they won the Oscar for Best Picture.

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~~Cantinflas Official US Trailer~

~~Published on Jun 12, 2014~~

Cantinflas (Mario Moreno Reyes) is beloved throughout the Spanish-speaking world and is considered by many to be the Mexican Charlie Chaplin. This biopic traces his life as a young entertainer, who struggles to become a star in Mexico, while Broadway producer, Mike Todd, struggles to make Around the World in 80 Days in the U.S. A twist of fate brings the two together and they go on to win the Oscar for Best Picture.

~~CANTINFLAS’ GALLERY~~

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“Cantinflas is the untold story of Mexico’s greatest and most beloved comedy film star of all time. From his humble origins on the small stage to the bright lights of Hollywood, Cantinflas became famous around the world – one joke at a time.”

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No one can convince me that this is justified!!


~~February 21, 2014~~ 

Something is happening in this world …. and it’s happening like two completely opposite waves. There has been significant advances for equality in some countries while at the same time, there has been a major move to undo these advances. There are countries that seem to be going backwards in time. Going back to times lacking the advancement in human rights that have been attained through hard efforts.

The Sochi Winter Olympic Games 2014 have been very controversial in view of the blatant persecution that the LGBT community is enduring in Russia due to President Putin’s crackdown on homosexuality. 

An equally importance backwards movement is happening in Africa.

Countries are actively involved in, and have been successful, in criminalizing this “lifestyle”. Uganda is the perfect example. It seems that President Museveni has signed the “Anti-homosexuality Bill .. aka “Kill the Gays Bill”.

Yet, there is still a movement to cry out for the rights of all.

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THIS POWERFUL MUSIC VIDEO ABOUT HOMOPHOBIA AND GAY LOVE WILL MOVE YOU TO TEARS

Hozier, an Irish singer-songwriter, has released a powerful single and music video for his debut EP “Take Me To Church.”

The video follows the relationship between two gay men and the violent homophobic attack they endure when their community learns of their sexuality.

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Ireland’s State noted that the video highlights the wave of violence against Russia’s LGBT community:

The video references the recent increase of organized attacks and torturing of homosexuals in Russia, which is subsequent to a long, hateful, and oppressive political campaign against the LGBT community. The song was always about humanity at its most natural, and how that is undermined ceaselessly by religious organizations and those who would have us believe they act in its interests.
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Published on Sep 25, 2013

Here are the lyrics, via AZLyrics:

My lover’s got humor
She’s the giggle at a funeral
Knows everybody’s disapproval
I should’ve worshiped her sooner
If the Heavens ever did speak
She is the last true mouthpiece
Every Sunday’s getting more bleak
A fresh poison each week
‘We were born sick,’ you heard them say it
My church offers no absolutes
She tells me ‘worship in the bedroom’
The only heaven I’ll be sent to
Is when I’m alone with you
I was born sick, but I love it
Command me to be well
Amen Amen Amen [Chorus x2]Take me to church
I’ll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
I’ll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knife
Offer me that deathless death
Good God, let me give you my lifeIf I’m a pagan of the good times
My lover’s the sunlight
To keep the Goddess on my side
She demands a sacrifice
To drain the whole sea
Get something shiny
Something meaty for the main course
That’s a fine looking high horse
What you got in the stable?
We’ve a lot of starving faithful
That looks tasty
That looks plenty
This is hungry work

[Chorus x2]

No masters or kings when the ritual begins
There is no sweeter innocence than our gentle sin
In the madness and soil of that sad earthly scene
Only then I am human
Only then I am clean
Amen. Amen. Amen

[Chorus x2]

We ALL fight the fight!! 

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