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The Invisibility of Success

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{5/5} “When things work, the forces that make them work are invisible.” The Invisibility of Success and Other Investigations by Daniel Quinn, published in 2014 This is a collection of essays and talks Quinn gave over a period of several years. Here are some highlights, with direct quotations: On civilizations that disappeared, like the Maya […]

Under Heaven

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{5/5} “They were not travelers, the Kitan. The occasional exception, a far-farer who returned, was celebrated as a hero, his written record of the journey widely copied and read, pondered with fascination and disbelief. He was often regarded, privately, as more than slightly mad. Why would a sane man choose to leave the civilized world?” […]

Red Nose Day Actually

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “Would you like it… gift wrapped?” Red Nose Day Actually, released in 2017 The man at the store who looks like Rowan Atkinson still takes a long time to wrap a package. Jamie hasn’t perfected his Portuguese but he and his wife Aurelia are very happy with each other and their children. The Prime […]

Love Actually

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “Sam, you’ve got nothin’ to lose, and you’ll always regret it if you don’t!” Love Actually, released in 2003 The new Prime Minister of Britain finds himself attracted to one of his staff. Jamie finds out that his brother is sleeping with his girlfriend so he heads out to the countryside for some time […]

Last Week Tonight (season 6)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “Boris Johnson. The man who answers the question, ‘What would Kevin McAllister have eventually looked like if his parents never came home?’” Last Week Tonight season 6, aired in 2019 This season John talks about Brexit psychics public shaming, including an astonishing interview with Monica Lewinsky lethal injection the environment, and in particular the […]

How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming

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{5/5} “And then it hit me.” How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming, released in 2019 It’s been 10 years since humans and dragons parted ways. Hiccup and Astrid decide to put on a pageant — to show their kids what it was like to live with dragons, and to show them what their grandfather Stoick […]

Jerry Maguire

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{5/5} “You had me at ‘Hello.’” Jerry Maguire, released in 1996 Jerry Maguire is a sports agent who writes a revolutionary mission statement at 2:00 am and prints out a copy for everyone in his organization. He gets fired, and is left with only one client — and one accountant named Dorothy. Jerry breaks up […]

Adult Wednesday Addams (season 1 & 2)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “She just had a brush with death. What better way to connect with the fragility of life than a reminder that your body is merely a sack of bones and blood?” Adult Wednesday Addams season 1 & 2, aired in 2013-15 Wednesday Addams is moving out on her own and is looking for a […]

The Clockmaker’s Daughter

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{5/5} “He had painted me at the center of the canvas, my hair flowing in ripples, my eyes direct and my expression as if I had just given a confidence that would not be repeated. And yet, there was something more underlying the image: Edward had captured in this beautiful face — far more beautiful […]

Addams Family Values

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{5/5} “I’m just like any modern woman trying to have it all. Loving husband, a family. It’s just, I wish I had more time to seek out the dark forces and join their hellish crusade.” Addams Family Values, released in 1993 Gomez and Morticia Addams have had a third child, Pubert. Wednesday and Pugsley try […]