Diaries

The Empire is Gunning for China: Epic Danger Ahead?

Possibly Part one of II.    For now, two from wsws (with permission):

‘US imperialism puts China in its sights’, Andre Damon, 16 March 2021, wsws.org

“Behind the backs of the American and world population, the Biden administration and the US military are preparing an escalation of military tensions against China with incalculable consequences.

Welcome to Saturday's Potluck

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”
Pablo Picasso

Today's diary is long on videos and short on writing. Knife skills are best learned by watching good practitioners and then practicing. Not very tolerant of dull cutting tools is the kitchen, too much work and higher risk of an accident if the tool slips while pushing harder to complete a cut. If a sharpener is not available a coffee mug can be set on a counter upside down to expose the unglazed ring to refresh the edge of a knife.

Friday Open Thread ~ "Movie Music" edition ~ The Man With No Name

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The Man with No Name (Italian: Uomo senza nome) is
the antihero character portrayed by Clint Eastwood in
Sergio Leone's "Dollars Trilogy" of Spaghetti Western
films: A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For a Few Dollars More
(1965), and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966). He is
recognizable by his poncho, brown hat, tan cowboy boots,
fondness for cigarillos, and the fact that he rarely talks.

While the character is universally known as "the Man with
No Name", he was called "Joe" by another character, and
listed in the credits as such, in the first film, and given
nicknames by other characters in the other two such as
"Blondie."Despite this, he never refers to himself with
any moniker, and, when asked for a name in the third
film, is reluctant to answer as the question is dismissed.

When Clint Eastwood was honored with the American
Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996, Jim
Carrey gave the introductory speech and said: "'The Man
with No Name' had no name, so we could fill in our
own."In 2008, Empire chose the Man with No Name as
the 43rd greatest movie character of all time.

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