in the arsehole of diogenes

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Friday, 23 October 2015

" The sin of television...

... proved irresistible for them…. On their rare appearances, they would invariably sit down and watch. Karp sat directly in front of the screen. Agafia watched poking her head from behind a door. She tried to pray away her transgression immediately—whispering, blessing herself…. The old man prayed afterwards, diligently and in one fell swoop..."


http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/for-40-years-this-russian-family-was-cut-off-from-all-human-contact-unaware-of-world-war-ii-7354256/?no-ist

Thus are we all corrupted.  But in the case of television and smartphones, why not I ?

5 comments:

Marcus Billson said...

Yeah, now that Netflix carries all those French movies, why not you? Taste and sense arbitrate even in the midst of surrender to what is--for you, that is.

auban said...

Does Netflix carry the splendid Iranian movies that never make it to the Land of the Free ?

Marcus Billson said...

Absolutely, they do! I have seen three of them--The Separation is excellent (almost won an Oscar), the Abandoned Train Station fascinating, and the one about the auto mechanic hooking up with a supposed widow, bleak, true, and unremittingly cruel. Who dares make these movies?

Marcus Billson said...

Oh, by the way, I paid $11.00 dollars a ticket for my wife and me to see the Iranian movie, The Separation. I saw it first in a theater in Orange County.

auban said...

Netflix offer free membership for a month. Can I offer you Kaurismäki's The Match-factory Girl which is actually on youTube and is bleakly wonderful.

I strayed from my path yesterday and watched a Hollywood movie ! 'Thelma and Louise' which I absolutely loved. Excellent ending. However, I needed subtitles to understand some of the dialogue.