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Everything Is Illuminated: Elijah Wood On A Different Quest

Posted in Arts and Entertainment by juned on the February 28th, 2006

Will Elijah Wood suffer the same fate as his character Frodo in the Lord of the Rings?  After the end of the quest Frodo, damaged by the rigors and effects of the Ring, slowly and surely faded away to oblivion. Would Wood suffer the same fate, forever to be typecast as the noble and self-sacrificing Hobbit? It would seem that Wood like any good actor is determined to overcome this. The roles he essayed after Lord of the Rings seem to be a determined and marked departure from the path of the gentle and playful hobbits – in Sin City he was the morally myopic yet deadly serial killer – cannibal and in Eternal Sunshine of … his character took advantage of patient’s dilemma.  And it seems to be working.


FOR SALE: Previously owned book - George Orwell’s Animal Farm

Posted in Politics and Culture by juned on the February 27th, 2006


In times of State of National Emergency and call for PGMA’s resignation/ouster (depending on who you ask) here is a little book for your consideration. Easy to read during the lull at political rallies and in-between meetings with liberators and messiahs. Highly recommended for all citizens of the Republic.

Animal Farm by George Orwell (Eric Blair)
Price: 25 Philippine Pesos
Interested parties may contact: baratillo.ko@gmail.com or leave a comment on this blog.

The Querubin Paradigm? The Marine Corps as a Sphinx

Posted in Politics and Culture by juned on the February 26th, 2006

There seems to be a standoff between at Marine Headquarter at Fort Bonifacio. The standoff which now includes Marine in full battle gear and with tanks and APCs. This seems to have resulted from the stepping down of Gen Miranda as Commandant of the Marines. It is still debatable whether the resignation of Gen Miranda was voluntary or not. Only he can answer this.

In the meantime, one of his subordinates Col Ariel Querubin has declared publicly, before a mix assemblage of reporters and anti-Arroyo people, that he does not accept the removal of his chief and he does not recognize Miranda’s replacement. As a result, the headquarters are filled with Marines dressed for war. To make matters worse Querubin invited people over to support them.