Tag Archives: 2006

TV Tower

blog post: 8.April.2009

(also Fernsehturm) in Berlin, Germany

built in the late 1960s

a photo of it as it was decorated during the summer of 2006 around the time when Germany was host to the World Cup,

a friend & I went up inside it and viewed some beautiful sights out over the surrounding city during that time


Little Miss Sunshine

a 2006 film with Abigail Breslin playing said Little Miss Sunshine, character name Olive Hoover

I watched this movie some time ago, & sorta liked it, in its quirky ways, it’s about this little girl & the unfolding day-to-day events as she & her family travel to have her in a beauty pageant which she is really excited about participating in

it deals with homosexuality, death, our culture’s treatment of a girl’s image, & even some philosophy, but all lightly & cleverly balanced & with tact, a fluid acceptance of these issues as they are, or as they are presented rather, a dysfunctional family a person such as myself could love


V For Vendetta

a 2006 movie with Natalie Portman & Hugo Weaving, I went to the theater to watch it when it came out, a great film

set in a futuristic society of control by fear, the rebel V moves to start a worthy revolution, & Evey joins his side


Thank You For Smoking

a 2006 movie which I’ve watched some time ago, a clever, though somewhat sad, satire, with actor Aaron Eckhart as the main character, Nick Naylor, who is all about “winning” the argument, no matter what side he’s on


Jesus Camp

a semi-worthy watch

a 2006 film focused mostly on an Evangelical (to be less specific a Christian) summer camp for children held in North Dakota, U.S.A., with clips from a “Ring Of Fire” radio personality played in between here & there for a little balance… the footage gets disturbing, the footage gets ridiculous

I’m not going to spend a lot of time dissecting Jesus Camp, at least not right now, but I will utter my strong disagreement with one comment in particular from the film by stating: Liberalism is not dead; not even in North Dakota.


Shut Up & Sing

a semi-worthy watch

a 2006 documentary film about the music group, Dixie Chicks, & some of what they went through from late March 2003, when the lead singer, Natalie Maines, told the audience at a concert in Europe that she was ashamed the President of the U.S.A. is from Texas, on until mid-2006

I don’t really have anything against the Dixie Chicks. I have a couple of their albums from before these last few years, & I intend to buy their latest album, Taking The Long Way, sometime. I don’t really listen to a lot of “country” music. I don’t know if the Dixie Chicks are really considered, or really consider themselves, “country” music (at least, any more) but to me, that’s what country (U.S.A.) music is, & their song, Not Ready To Make Nice, is brilliant, intense, & right on.