Ben Peek (benpeek) wrote,
Ben Peek
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The Monday

It appears that on Thursday and Friday I'm running a workshop. I hadn't gotten any confirmation about it, so I was glad I checked.

At any rate, has anyone seen Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom? I came across it today and it has me a little curious, but I'm always a bit leery about films that are banned and controversial. Mostly, they're just boring.

There's more and more in the news about the Haiti disaster. Today, I saw a news program talking about how they identified the first Australian to die there. I don't know, but that stuff just always shits me--as if it really makes the awfulness of the tragedy somehow more real to think that someone from your own country was involved. To me, it strikes of being the most selfish and inconsiderate of statements to make. As if the awfulness of seeing countless people homeless, hungry, sick, injured, dying and dead is somehow not enough for anyone of a different race or nationality to feel basic compassion.

(crossposted)
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