American Werewolf in London! Awww Yeah! Plus, some Ancient Rome, some Star Wars.

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I love this movie. I used to have nightmares from this movie, but not about the werewolf. I had nightmares from the nightmares of the main character. Yeah. Weird and awesome.

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Ancient Rome!!! And Star Wars…

Ok, hear me out. In Star Wars, the political system was a republic of free planets. These free planets talked over issues, tried to resolve them through debate, and then they would vote on the issues. We see this in The Phantom Menace and they reference this political framework throughout the rest of the films. The evil begins with the Emperor becoming a dictator and making the Senate pretty much useless. 

Ancient Rome began as a monarchy with a senate (the Latin origin of this word means an old man, men). The king would ask for advice but didn’t have to use it. After a couple of jerk kings, Rome became a Republic. Yeah, that’s right. A Republic.

The Senate would advise two men (consuls) who shared power for only a year at a time. This was to prevent one man from having too much power. Now there is a lot more to it than that. These were typically rich, aristocrats looking after their own interests and to hell with the poor. But this Republic, thanks to Julius Caesar, became an Empire, ruled by, you guessed it, an Emperor.

Interesting historical note: Julius Caesar was never an emperor. He maneuvered himself into the position of dictator for life. It was his successor, and the boy he had adopted, Gaius Octavius Thurnius, after a bitter fight with Marc Anthony, who became the first Emperor of Rome, turning Rome into an Empire. 

Did George Lucas model the Star Wars political universe, the main reason for antagonism, on the political system of Ancient Rome? I don’t know. But the similarities are striking.

Ancient Rome rules!

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Discussing The Lost Boys, my books are at the local library (Guelph), a 50km race medal pic, and the next story I’ll be deconstructing will be 2 B R O 2 B by Kurt Vonnegut!

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Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Jason Patric, Kieffer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Dianne Wiest, the guy from Bill & Ted’s (not Keanu) that no one seems to remember (Alex Winter) and mean, murderous creatures of the night! What’s not to love about this movie? Listen in as we discuss it here: Movies of the Damned!!

Library coolness:

So, my local library ordered my books and they are now part of the Guelph Public Library’s collection. I’m pretty hyped. Like really hyped. Thanks, GPL!

Quick 50km race pics:

On June 15th, 2019, I ran the Niagara Ultra Marathon, a 50km race from Niagara on the Lake to Niagara Falls and back. It was far. I was tired.

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I do like the medal…50km run worthy? Meh…

THE NEXT:

Great Story and What I Learned from it will be…

2 B R O 2 B

by Kurt Vonnegut.

Before I deconstruct this beauty, you might want to read it. It is available for free on Project Gutenberg here: 2 B R O 2 B.

I will be posting the article on Wednesday.

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