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Published Saturday, June 23, 2012 @ 12:06 AM EDT
Jun 23 2012

Quotes of the day- Joss Whedon:
 
Joseph Hill "Joss" Whedon (b June 23, 1964) is an American screenwriter, executive producer, film and television director, comic book writer, occasional composer, and actor, and the founder of Mutant Enemy Productions and co-creator of Bellwether Pictures. He is best known as the creator and showrunner of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003), Angel (1999–2004), Firefly (2002) and Dollhouse (2009–2010), as well as the short film Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008). Whedon co-wrote and produced the horror film The Cabin in the Woods (2012), and wrote and directed the film adaptation of Marvel's The Avengers (2012), the third highest-grossing film of all time. (Full Wikipedia article)

All worthy work is open to interpretations the author did not intend. Art isn't your pet- it's your kid. It grows up and talks back to you.

Because it's no longer enough to be a decent person, it' no longer enough to shake our heads and make concerned grimaces at the news. True enlightened activism is the only thing that can save humanity from itself.

Don't give people what they want, give them what they need.

Everyone has their first date and the object is to hide your flaws. And then you're in a relationship, and it's all about hiding your disappointment. And then, once you're married, it's about hiding your sins.

Faith in God means believing absolutely in something with no proof whatsoever. Faith in humanity means believing absolutely in something with a huge amount of proof to the contrary. We are the true believers.

Half of writing history is hiding the truth.

I believe that the only reality is how we treat each other. The morality comes from the absence of any grander scheme, not from the presence of any grander scheme.

I believe we are the only sentient beings in the universe, and I believe that 500 years from now, we will still be the only sentient beings around.

I laugh in the face of danger. Then I hide until it goes away.

I'll take crazy over stupid any day.

I`am a very hard-line, angry atheist. Yet I am fascinated by the concept of devotion.

Let freedom ring, unless it's on vibrate.

My visions of the future are always pretty much standard issue. The rich get richer, the poor get poorer... and there are flying cars.

People with real power never fear of losing it. People with control think of little else.

Recognizing power in another does not diminish your own.

Remember to always be yourself. Unless you suck.

The news isn't there to tell you what happened. It's there to tell you what it wants you to hear or what it thinks you want to hear.

The thing about a hero, is even when it doesn't look like there's a light at the end of the tunnel, he's going to keep digging, he's going to keep trying to do right and make up for what's gone before, just because that's who he is.

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the road less traveled by and they CANCELLED MY FRIKKIN' SHOW. I totally shoulda took the road that had all those people on it. Damn.

Very occasionally, if you really pay attention, life doesn't suck.

You're going to burn in a very special level of hell. A level they reserve for child molesters and people who talk at the theater.


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Father's Day
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Published Sunday, June 17, 2012 @ 7:34 AM EDT
Jun 17 2012

It's become a bit of a tradition- the day before Father's Day, my kids take me to lunch and a movie. Last year we saw Green Lantern, which was ok, but nothing spectacular. Yesterday, we saw The Avengers.

I was not a Marvel fan as a kid, didn't (and don't) follow the Marvel universe, so I went into the show with no preconceptions, other than liking Robert Downey, Jr.'s first Iron Man film.

But I am a fan of Joss Whedon, specifically his Buffy The Vampire Slayer, so I had somewhat elevated hopes.

I wasn't disappointed.

Here are the four brief, almost throwaway scenes that made the whole thing worth the price of admission:

And what do you do after all the credits have rolled, and you've finished battling extraterrestrials and Norse demi-gods? Why, you stop off with your co-workers at the local restaurant for some shawarma:

The movie's made $1.5 billion worldwide so far. And they deserve every penny of it.

And thanks to my kiddos Doug and Sara, daughter-in-law Angela, and granddaughter Leanna for the cards, the lunch, the movie, and the always-scintillating conversation. You guys are the best.


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