Sunrise as Comedy [by David Kalat] - *June 11th: The following text was written by film critic and historian David Kalat on the occasion of this year’s F.W. Murnau retrospective at the Brazi...
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Do you hear in the countryside
The roar of those ferocious soldiers?
They're coming right into your arms
To cut the throats of your sons, your women!
To arms, citizens!
Form your battalion!
Let's march! Let's march!
Let an impure blood
Water our furrows!
- Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, singing in the last shower in Raqqa
Moderator: Build a wall or kill them all?
Gov. Kasich: Denying refugees safe haven is a small price to pay for the illusion of safety.
Sen. Cruz: When will we acknowledge that Belgians do not come in peace?
Donald Trump: How did cowboys find their steer in the Old West? The brand. First you shear the sheep. Then you brand them.
Sen. Rubio: This man is precisely the sort of person my refugee parents were fleeing from. I don't agree that Muslims need to wear badges. It's simpler that that. We should just inject them all with that glowing fluid you get before you have a CAT scan.
Sen. Graham: I just hope that we don't blame any moderate rebels for this.
Ben Carson: It's not a commonly accepted fact, but people can fuck shrimp.
- the Milk Bathtub Debate with Carson Daly, Three Nipples, IA
Gypsy children at the station want a coin, want a savor,
Oh, momma, don't that ouzo sting so sweet,
Ridin' commando on an Athens-bound bus,
‘Oxi,’ she said, ‘Oxi...’
- Kris Kristofferson, Live at the Parthenon, Athens 2015
"Bring another bottle, something actually fucking dry!"
“Herr Schäuble, that's the fifth bottle you've sent back!"
“Alright, Monsieur Piketty, I will see your debt jubilee and raise you one Air Force base.”
“Too rich for my blood, Senator Marshall.” (Folds)
“It’s crazy, isn’t it, what’s going on in Greece right now, how, uh, how hard they’re working over there, and here we are, champagne every night, watching the sunset over Lake Geneva…”
Kerry couldn’t find the words. All he could think about was Zarif, sitting there close beside him. He glanced at Zarif nervously. Zarif’s dark eyes were fixed on him, gentle yet… hungry. Kerry looked back at the lake. His heart was pounding.
Without a word, Zarif slid his hand into Kerry’s and squeezed it tightly. Kerry swallowed. His face went flush. Zarif’s hand was so warm, so soft, so firm.
“I wish these negotiations would never end,” said Kerry.
"After [Marco] Rubio officially became speaker [of the Florida House of Representatives], then-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush presented him with a golden sword called 'Chang' -- 'the sword of a great conservative warrior.' Bush elaborated on what the sword meant:
‘Chang is a mystical warrior. Chang is somebody who believes in conservative principles, believes in entrepreneurial capitalism, believes in moral values that underpin a free society. I rely on Chang with great regularity in my public life. He has been by my side, and sometimes I let him down. But Chang, this mystical warrior, has never let me down.’”
- excerpts from The Daily Signal and The Gainesville Sun
Much later, at New York City Park Supervisor for Life Bill Clinton’s apartment in Harlem, Al Gore grows restless on the couch after an extended idyll….
"I can't wait to see my girl, Coach!"
"Girlfriend? You lie with eunuchs painted gold tonight, my son!"
Putin Claims Nemstov ‘Overtaken by Eunuchs’
Schäuble recognizes that Varoufakis has reached his end, and, to let his failing senses catch the words, roars in his ear: “No one else could have paid these debts, since they were made only for you. I am now going to release them.”