Monday, August 15, 2005

10 ’Av 5765/15 August: Flatland, Gulliver’s Travels, and other dystopias

Greetings.

Something other than the Arab-Israeli War to complain about: “Rep. Major R. Owens: The Revenge of Napoleon” (suggested by Barry).

The Temple was still burning on the 10th of ’Av; the only reason today is not a fast day is because it is assumed that most people today are not able to fast two days in a row. However, some of the mourning is still with us today. As such, today’s quasi-weird things with be the rest of the dystopian material I have collected for this period.Those interested in further dystopian reading may want to look at Utopian/Dystopian Book Reviews or rent Brazil, a dystopian movie about a society which is a cross between Nineteen Eighty-Four and metastasized bureaucracy. Go ponder.

Aaron
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