Tip o' My Brain

September 6, 2006

Not So Man of Steel…

Filed under: Deep Thoughts,Ministry — kryptobrent @ 10:21 pm

Check out these AIDS awareness ads that ran in France a while ago…
Wonder Woman AIDSSuperman AIDS

August 11, 2006

Brent on “Rent”

Filed under: Ministry,Movies are, like, so cool — kryptobrent @ 1:24 am

I saw the movie Rent a couple days ago, and it’s hard to get out of my mind, literally.  This morning the first thing that popped in my head when the alarm went off was “Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred miiiinuuutes…” If you don’t know, you haven’t seen it.  Apparently it’s based on this really big musical that came out several years ago.  It’s about these bohemians that live in New York City right around 1990, when AIDS was really hitting that community hard.

I can’t say I loved the movie, and I always get this weird feeling when I see a way of living that I think is destructive and yet is lauded as being so great and freeing.  I  found myself wishing that these kids, half of whom have AIDS (but who never really talk about how they got it–like it was some lethal form of the flu virus), would find the real hope they say they have but probably never will (you know, ‘cuz their fictional and all that).  Does anyone know what I’m talking about? If I’m still thinking about it later, maybe I’ll talk about it some more; be warned.

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