February 20th, 2009

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I felt like reading some Yeats to night. here is one most will be familiar with. He wrote it about the first world war. It is sad t me that pretty much every generation would find meaning in it. It is sadder to me that someday there will be a generation which does not find its meaning.

The Second Coming by W. B. Yeats

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in the sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

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I never thought I would be advocating we look to Cup of Noodles for lessons. This is a pretty interesting little presentation on the origin on the Ramen Cup of Noodles.

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To be filed in the category somewhere between viral marketing and WTF. If Watchmen is not the comic book equivalent of the second coming, then there may be comic geek riots in the streets.

Jokes aside I am cautious on liking this. That comic is so iconic and so game changing in the medium, I have a hard time believing the movie will live up to it. Beyond that the Watchmen was really done to make use of the comic medium in a uniquely comic book way and I am not sure if it will translate well. All of that said I will see it. If it is good I will see it multiple times.