25Nov/070

A Mighty Heart Reaction

A Mighty Heart

I just got out of the screening of "A Mighty Heart", a terrifyingly movie based off of the book "A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband Danny Pearl" witten by Mariane Pearl.  The plot outline is as follows:

On January 23, 2002, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is to fly from Karachi to Dubai with his pregnant wife, Mariane, also a reporter. On the day before, with great care, he has arranged an interview in a café with an Islamic fundamentalist cleric. When Danny doesn't return, Mariane initiates a search. Pakistani police, American embassy personnel, and the FBI examine witnesses, phone records, e-mails, and hard drives. Who has him? Where is he? There's also the why: because of U.S. abuse of prisoners at Guantanimo, because of a history of Journal cooperation with the CIA, because Pearl is a Jew? Through it all, Mariane is clearheaded, direct, and determined.

I thought the movie to be incredibly moving. I don't know what works better, a good true stroy film as such or terrorism. Being so close to the setting of this film worrys me. It made me think of all the suspicious people I have run across since I have been in Mysore. It made me feel as if at any moment I can be taken off the streets and transported to an undisclosed location for turtoring and ultimately death. It was interesting to be able to relate to some of the sceens which took place in Mumbai, India. For example in one of Mariane's flashbacks of Danny, they were on a boat in Mumbai near the Gateway to India with the Taj Hotel in the background; I recall being in the same location.


20Dec/060

Social experiment results…

OK, after posting the photo for a very short amount of time (<7days), my hits / page views have significantly jumped. As a matter of fact my stats haven't changed in the last 3 months. Probably due to inactivity. At any rate, I dont' know if I should be upset that it didn't work or happy. At any rate I am glad it is over and I can preserve my dignity knowing that noone saw the picture and crude post title.


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14Dec/060

Social experiment

It has been quite some time now since I have made a post. A lot has been happening. I am due to graduate in May. I am working 20+ hours a week and going to school full time. Needless to say, I have been very busy. So as the title suggests, I want to pre appologize for what I am about to do, because I am sure someone will complain about it. At any rate, I was letting a friend crash at my place so she could get to the airport the next day when she asked me to visit a website. At this website to my delight (hmmm I mean surprize) I was looking at the female genatelia of Britney Spears while she is trying to leave Paris Hilton's car. Then my friend proceeds to show me site after site of celebritys who have slipped up and showed their privates to the world watching. I found myself looking at a lot of blogs. Here is where the experimnet comes in. I want to repost some of the pictures I found. If my theory is correct I will get a lot of hits. If I'm wrong I will just be getting more spam from illegal cialis drug sellers.


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