I'm not an expert on computers and I never claimed to be. However, for some strange reason that I never figured out, the wireless Ethernet on my laptop computer broke and still hasn't recovered. I'm not sure what happened and I'm not sure what to do to fix it. If it isn't one thing with this laptop computer, it's another thing. Just when I got adware viruses removed from my laptop computer, the wireless Ethernet on my laptop computer breaks down. With luck, I'll figure out how to fix the wireless Ethernet function on my laptop computer. Until then, I'll just have to figure out ways to problem solve until the solution can be found. If anything else, I am resourceful.
Awake Gentle Reader because morning has arrived. And freed from the possible chance for rain, construction workers are busy building two road extensions and a road intersection into the grassy field behind the house next to Three Warehouses. Soon the grassy field behind the house won't be a grassy field anymore. It looks more likely that suburban houses will be build because why else build two road extensions and an intersection. The question ends up becoming if eight wheeled trucks from the Three Warehouses next door start using the brand new road extensions as a short cut and ruin the suburban quality of life. The answer isn't know, but we'll find out as the Spring and Summer of 2015 continues.
I'm unmarried nor do I have children. I'm not rich and famous either. I'm not rich and famous because I turned down offers to become rich and famous. Quite the opposite, if somebody gave me the chance to become rich and famous, I would've accepted the offer in seconds right on the spot. Rather, I'm not rich and famous because nobody ever gave me the opportunity to become rich and famous. Someone out there have decided that I just don't have the presence required to become rich and famous. So I work minimum wage washing dishes instead. And I sit here typing out this sentence on my laptop computer after what appears to be a rain storm on a cold Springtime morning. I just woke up and I'm about to enjoy breakfast. It's Thursday. It's the start of a brand new day. And who knows what could happen on this fine delightful weekday morning. Actually, since I work on both Saturday and Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday is actually the closest thing to a weekend I normally get to have. So I'm relaxing and enjoying myself today.
Here are two facts to keep in mind.
1. Baltimore, Maryland is only forty miles away from Washington D.C.---The capitol of the United States of America. It's only an hour long car ride when you travel using MD-295 N and Baltimore-Washington Pkwy.
2. The last time there was a race riot in Baltimore, Maryland was the year of my birth on 1968. The 1968 Baltimore, Maryland Race Riot coincided with the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King.
Some people would argue that Freddy Gray was about as far away from Martin Luther King as possible. But the one thing they have in common is that both are African-American, both are legally dead and the murder of both triggered race riots in Baltimore, Maryland.
It all started on April 12, 2015. Freddy Gray spotted six Police Officers and he ran. The Police Officers were minding their business and not investigating anything. Still, Freddy Gray ran. All six Police Officers chased after him even though they were not investigating anything nor did they need any information of any sort. All six Police Officers caught Freddy Gray and found a African-American Street Gang looking switchblade in Freddy Gray's pocket. Not a gun. Just a switchblade. The Six Police Officers said they took Freddy Gray into custody peacefully. However, the Six Police Officers were videotaped beating Freddy Gray so badly that he ended up paralyzed from the neck down. The Six Police Officers claim of peacefully arresting Freddy Gray had no explanation for how Freddy Gray ended up getting paralyzed from the neck down. Whatever the case may be, Freddy Gray died from paralysis related injuries on April 19, 2015. Freddy Gray was buried April 27, 2015. The Black Ghetto of Baltimore, Maryland exploded into a race riot starting on April 25, 2015 and intensified on the date of Freddy Gray's funeral on April 27, 2015. Black Ghetto owned stores that were owned by African-Americans were looted and burned by African-American Rioters who kept insisting on attacking the wrong people. Police cars and Police Officers were assaulted. The Baltimore, Maryland race riot got so bad that the Maryland National Guard was sent to help out the Baltimore, Maryland Police Department. The Baltimore, Maryland School were closed on April 28, 2015 and a curfew was imposed.
The Baltimore Orioles Baseball Team is playing against the Chicago White Sox Baseball Team in an empty Baseball Arena---Not because of bad ticket sales. They got all the seats paid for and filled already. The baseball game will be played in an empty arena because they don't want any Black Ghetto Rioters in the arena to cause trouble and disrupt the baseball game. The family of Freddy Gray including his fraternal twin sister Fredericka Gray urged peace and calm to no avail. The Black Ghetto of Baltimore, Maryland is still in chaos.
What's your reaction towards people who are outspoken about their beliefs (whether that's politics, religion, or anything else)? Does your reaction change based on whether you agree with them or not?
So what happens next? I have a rough idea about what happens next, but not much beyond a rough outline. I work minimum wage. I surf the internet on my laptop computer. The weather is cold enough to wear a light jacket, but still rather cold to still need to use of long sleeve shirts. And late at night, I remind myself to set the alarm clock to help me wake up in the morning. My cell phone has alarm clock function that I use to wake myself in the morning. The alarm clock function on my cell phone is loud enough that I never need the use of an actual alarm clock. I once had an actual alarm clock, but now I use my cell phone as an alarm clock instead. And on this slightly cold Spring day, I'm thankful for the invention of the cell phone if only because I don't need to purchase an alarm clock anymore.
And so continues the story of Steven Post Hitchcock. I'm a forty-seven year old man who never married and never produced children. And as an unmarried virgin, my household currently contains only one person---Myself. I wash dishes and bus tables at Bob Evans Restaurant when I'm not typing into my Internet blog. The fourth month of the year 2015 continues it's progression towards the future. The future first becomes the present before being reduced into the past. It's pointless to put it off until the future because the future is always seconds away from becoming the present. At any rate, it's supposed to be Springtime, but the outside temperature is still rather cold outside. It's cold enough for a light jacket. Summer-like weather might return, but it probably won't happen anytime this week.
It's fun to watch movies. It's fun to escape into a whole different world altogether different from the world that we're currently in. Though it's easy to forget a fictional story is just that. A fictional story. And when the closing credits starts to roll, reality returns to the focus of the day. But still, it's fun to escape into the world of fiction for an hour or two. Just to pass some time to explore a fictional mirror of our own. But the challenge is what movie to watch. What movie are the Gentle Reader in the mood to be watching right now. Ah yes, sometimes it's hard to pick out a movie to watch. Sometimes it's easy to pick out a movie to watch. Pop some popcorn. And you're ready to go. And action.
William Shakespeare has this last name that I struggle with learning how to spell. He has also written some of the most influential novels of all time. And yes, you have seen a film that William Shakespeare either directly or indirectly played a role in writing either directly or indirectly (In an uncredited author capacity). Anyway, here are a list of films that would never have gotten off the ground if it wasn't for William Shakespeare.
EXAMPLE #1: KING LEAR
William Shakespeare wrote a tragic retelling of the Cinderella fairytale using the legendary historical template for Cinderella---Princess Cordelia. Talking mice, talking birds, magic pumpkins, Fairy Godmothers and glass slippers can't save the fair maiden from being hanged to death in Shakespeare's tragic tale.
1. A Thousand Acres
2. King of Texas
EXAMPLE #2: ROMEO AND JULIET
William Shakespeare loved writing tragedies. Two lovers from rival feuding families fall in love and marry---With horrible results.
1. West Side Story
2. Warm Bodies
EXAMPLE #3: TAMING OF THE SHREW
William Shakespeare glorified girlfriend abuse in this witty comedy.
1. 10 Things I hate About You (Nobody cared about girlfriend abuse when Heath Ledger did it against Julia Stiles).
EXAMPLE #4: OTHELLO
William Shakespeare tragic tale of racial injustice when a White Military Officer pressers a highly decorated and highly regarded Black Military Officer to strangle his wife by faking evidence of infidelity. The Black Military Officer caves in to the pressure and becomes a hated fugitive from justice in the process. Now the Black Military Officer isn't a threat because he's now acting according to the rules of his race.
1. O (Julia Stiles unofficially tackles Shakespeare once again).
EXAMPLE #5: HAMLET
Prince Hamlet seeks revenge for the death of his father and is killed in the process. However, the quest for revenge is fulfilled and nobody is left in charge as a result of all that anger and rage.
1. The Lion King
2. Let The Devil Wear Black
EXAMPLE #6: TWELFTH NIGHT
William Shakespeare comedy about cross dressing has found it's way to teenage comedies.
1. She's the Man (Amanda Bynes before her nervous breakdown lands Channing Tatum by dressing as a man while being pursued by Laura Ramsey).
EXAMPLE #7: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
William Shakespeare's comedy about two sets of identical twins and mistaken identity is enjoyed by Betty Midler and Lily Tomlin too.
1. Big Business
EXAMPLE #8: A MID SUMMERS NIGHT'S DREAM
The sort of evil Puck ruins romances left, right and sideways in this enchanted love story set in an enchanted forest.
1. A Midsummers Night's Sex Comedy
2. Get Over It
EXAMPLE #9: MACBETH
Macbeth's thirst for power destroys everything around him---Including his own life.
1. Men of Respect
There's probably a great deal more than just that. This is probably just for openers.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would that be? Why would you choose that specific place?
1. London, England would be such a fun place to be living. Not just for the historical aspects, but also for the cultural aspects too.
2. The Bahamas (Or anywhere in the Caribbean). Oh what fun it is to live in a tropical paradise without a care in the world.
3. Paris, France. It would be a fun place to live for the culture, the history and the cuisine. Oh yes, it would also be fun to learn French so that I could speak with the locals.
4. Anywhere in Australia. Oh come on, who wouldn't want the chance to spend some time living in the land down under.
5. Anywhere in Italy. Come for the spaghetti and stay for both the culture as well as the history. Plus, Italian would be a fun language to learn.
6. I would love to say Outer Space, but the technology to make that possible just isn't ready yet. So I'll just have to be satisfied with Star Wars and Star Trek films instead.