Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Pic of the Day

Havana, Cuba

Movie of the Day

Title: Slumdog Millionaire
Director: Danny Boyle
Writer: Simon Beaufoy
Starring: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Madhur Mittal, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan

Song of the Day

Title: Forever Yellow Skies
Artist: The Cranberries
Album: To the Faithful Departed


Yellow skies, I can see you in the yellow skies
See you again, I see you again
In my dreams, in my dreams
In my dreams, in my dreams

Morning light, I remember morning light
Outside my door, I'll see you no more
In my dreams, in my dreams
In my dreams, in my dreams

Forever, forever, forever I'll be holding you
Forever, forever, forever I'll be holding you
Responsible, responsible, responsible, responsible

Black and white
It's become so black and white
So insecure, you're so insecure
That's what you are, that's what you are
That's what you are, that's what you are

Forever, forever, forever I'll be holding you
Forever, forever, forever I'll be holding you
Responsible, responsible, responsible, responsible

Artist of the Day

Armando Marino, 1968-present, Cuban painter, sculptor, and installation artist





Thought of the Day

In light of Fidel Castro's death and the maelstrom of varying responses to it, one must ask himself many questions. First, is it acceptable as an outsider to celebrate the man's death? I have witnessed much of that, especially in America, and it reminds me of how we celebrated Osama bin Laden and Muammar Gaddafi's deaths as if death, even the deaths of despotic and presumably evil men, is something to be cherished. Second, will the Cuban people prosper in a post-Castro world? Iraq certainly hasn't prospered in a post-Hussein world, although I doubt the average Iraqi, or Middle Easterner in general, would say they would like to go back to the Hussein days. Lastly, what lessons can we learn from the socialist legacy which Castro left behind?

Quote of the Day

I find capitalism repugnant. It is filthy, it is gross, it is alienating...because it causes war, hypocrisy, and competition. - Fidel Castro