Saturday, February 2, 2013

1776 The Production: Influences on and interpretations of ending of National Lampoon’s 1978 film Animal House – a correlation made with strong evidence

Last evening we attended 1776 at Pittsburgh’s  O'Reilly Theater.

It was a riveting performance.

I was first exposed to the production of 1776 back in 1976 when my eldest sibling was part of the Wheeling Jesuit production of it. It bit me then and became one of my favorite movies as a kid and theatrical performances. In fact, I used to prance around on the family’s large stone fireplace I used as a stage for my own special performances for friends & family and do the “Here a Lee from Virginia” song – which takes place when John Adams and Benjamin Franklin cajole Richard Henry Lee of Virginia to champion making the debate of Independence a legitimate one to discuss in congress at Philadelphia.    

If you’re gonna b*tch about the government and “the man” and inequalities, freedom, loss of freedom, taxes, tyranny & revolution = than you should know what went down as a prelude to 1776 and America’s Deceleration of Independence.

Nowadays, when people actually mutter the words “Deceleration of Independence” they talk about it like it is something in a dusty old crusty schoolbook.  People refer to the Deceleration of Independence and for them it’s just a noun – just another person, place, or thing.

Like it’s just some object in a prepositional phrase or something!

After the signing of the Deceleration of Independence most Americans enjoyed real freedom(s) and, after that, also allowed for John Adam’s biggest wish coming true = all men being recognized as equal & free in the United States of America. Or another example, We enjoy the freedoms of the Deceleration of Independence.

However, watching 1776 on a Friday night after a hard week’s work, it dawned on me! The Deceleration of Independence isn’t just a thing in a crusty old schoolbook! It’s a verb! It’s a call to action!

The Deceleration of Independence is a call to action!

And, to make it sexxy for today, well, think of our forefathers who loved to drink rum, have lively debate amongst themselves & female counterparts sarcastically handing King George a celebratory birthday cake that says “eat me” on it = celebrating the birth of a free nation. Free of the shackles of monarchic tyrannies and unjust, unwarranted persecutions = just like The Deltas handed Dean Vernon Wormer and Mayor Carmine De Pasto at
Faber’s homecoming parade in the 1978 classic National Lampoon film Animal House.
Here is the classic scene “enter DeathMobile.” Neverthless, in the same vein of vigorous spirit, go see 1776 and realize for yourself = The Deceleration of Independence is not just a noun. It’s a verb. It’s a call to action.

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Giovanni French & the new everyday media

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Brilliance #new poem by John French & the new everyday media

Looking at graffiti covered buildings
In the rain of January = Morning streets
Spoke something to me as I whizzed by
purple colored umbrella carried by a
healthcare worker hustling toward one
of the city's award winning hospitals ---
If this life of ours is measured by the vibrancy

of the frequency we emit, then we really don't want
anything jamming our transmissions so we can be crystal
clear in frequency without any interrupted static; the bell jar.

There are agents that can aid and help ensure you find a clear channel to tune into - and,
broadcast your brilliant energy like a star in the night. Find these agents and employ them if you need. .. if you want to be brilliant
that is ...

Written by
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10:30a Wednesday 2013
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Sunday, January 27, 2013

"Hell" - a New Understanding by John French and the new everyday media


For most religions “hell” plays a major role.

But what is hell?

Why do most of us who believe in it fear it so much?

Probably, mainly, because if you “go to hell” it’s because there was “sin in the crime” you committed on Earth. .. like murder, rape, abuse, neglect = all those things that create victims + oh, yeah, I forgot, and there’s that special place in hell for those who do drugs & listen to rock & roll music.

In the darkest recesses of our minds we can imagine what hell is like and do not want to go there from what we were taught of it.

I don’t know if it’s because I heard “Sympathy for the Devil” by the Rolling Stones in a commercial on TV before I fell asleep in bed or just because a woman in a store I saw brought-up my former neighbor (whose name goes unsaid –as we don’t want to evoke her misplaced hatred & evil spirit) and how unpleasant she heard she was and had made life on my street – why with her troupe of monkey followers & all. .. but I awoke from such a strange dream this morning.

I had a vivid dream of hell.

It was like new, black polished chrome and came over my dream like liquid nite.

If our bodies die and do not pass on with us in an afterlife than maybe you can understand when I express that hell then or at least the hell I dreamt of is not a concrete place with concrete forms but a place of energy that can take on many forms. We may experience parts of it now in our daily lives like in a bad current or rip tide in the ocean or river; unprovoked violence;  a wicked wind; foul smells; fans running backwards, etc.

There were many forms in my dream and some were so seductively sexy and some were so hideous but covered in dripping seduction that made them appear almost nothing and not to surprising in the continual parade of circus, theater like atmosphere.

It all started with a familiar ease.

I was at my uncle’s place who was a well known, well liked, successful doctor and he was having one of his bocce ball parties at his home and was roasting a pig on a spit = just like old times. Then I was summoned to my father’s law firm at his building. He wasn’t there but a few of his past partners were. I was going down a memory lane of sorts that was kinda comforting however soon I didn’t recognize any of the attorneys and secretaries any more.

There had become a sort of opulence and decadence about the everyday life of mine I was dreaming of and these little mundane everyday things with people seemed to possess a new potential meaning to me = like kinetic energy = just waiting to go off. the whole environment was permeated with natural gas and I had a match in my hand and the power of free will to strike it.

I started to develop this overwhelming feeling that even little minute decisions I made were under a magnify glass and the characters surrounding me were trying to trap and snare me with wrong moves = so my good nature would be put to a test and tests at every moment.

I don’t know why but I found this really humorous and it only added to my good nature forming an intuitive protection naturally practiced by my thoughts and actions and responses both verbally & physically.

Oh, it was grand, great and garnished with a delectable fervor that rivaled some of my best nights and most productive days.

It was enthralling, invigorating, perilous and kind of pathetic in a smart fascinating way that wouldn’t let my true self be led astray and kept me lucid and fluid and moving through it all with an unpretentious grace obviously admired and envied by all. But it kept me moving and safe.

Toward the end of the dream a stream of fantastic, phantasmagoric forms were pouring out from everywhere and I was in its vibrant queue.

I turned to look behind me and my eyes had to keep travelling up until I got to a beautiful, strikingly gorgeous face and hair. She was all in brilliant, shiny black leather and looked like a Scandinavian queen. “She’s 7 foot 1,” a male laughed with enthusiasm.

In the delicate grasp of her hand dangled a stainless steel blade which looked exactly what it was = razor sharp. The shiny black leather Scandinavian queen’s eyes sparkled like exquisite diamonds from Tiffany’s and the blade shared that sparkle as she inserted it in and out of her mouth = ruby red & luscious lips closing down on it everytime ... but never that color of blood red I was expecting to see on that stainless steel blade each time she delivered it from her warm, wet mouth.


Best of the Roses (but not rose colored glasses) 

New Media Matters: an everyday art
written @Dusk Sunday January 27, 2013
by John French & the new everyday media

Are all Fox News Channel personalities crusty old bigoted ultra conservative biased idiots ?!?!

If you're not watching Red Eye @ 3a.m. on Fox News Channel, then you really have no business judging all of FNC's personalities as crusty old bigoted ultra conservative biased idiots = Because, sure, they're some idiots but some are idiotic in a good way + besides FNC's Red Eye is mostly made-up of Libertarians anyway & FNC is the only NEWS channel that bothers to employ that opinion & territory. .. e.g. (for example):

“Lauren Sivan @LaurenSivan

@billschulz you are the uppers to my downers #HugsANDdrugs

follow @RedEyeFNC

Best of the Roses (but not rose colored glasses),

New Media Matters: an everyday art


Found her on the side of the road, hungry and cold, decided to give her a good home.

"Found her on the side of the road, hungry and cold, decided to give her a good home."
God Bless this person and their beautiful mind, heart, hands & spirit @ St. Francis Assisi for the animals of the world. ..
Best of the Roses (but not rose colored glasses),
New Media Matters: an everyday art

"If I Were President" by John French for the New Online Mag Called "Investigation"

If I were president I’d put a ban on #2 pencils thus creating a new demand and a new market to supply them which I’d then let the Swedish Nihilists control all along the Canadian border of the U.S. making them extremely rich & powerful & @my political mercy & the more affluent, political, less thug looking ones in the public eye would help fund my parties campaigns thru friends of theirs in Minnesota + moreover, having banned #2 pencils congress would no longer be able to write its bull sh*t (as it’s a Beltway insider’s know = congress pays aids big bucks to do their typing for them not needing to know how to send an email, tweet or use a Blackberry = they rely on #2 pencils & legal pads by their nightstands & on their desks = anyone who tries to get “techy” only is reminded by the Weiner, Anthony of NY). ..

Best of the Roses (but not rose colored glasses),

New Media Matters: an everyday art


Pot Parody Video Blows Up On YouTube: Watch @richardbranson former Rebel Billionaire contender's viral drug reform video #breakthetaboo

Pot Parody Video Blows Up On YouTube


Watch former Rebel Billionaire contender's viral drug reform video #breakthetaboo

Groundbreaking video creator Steve Berke has just launched his most intense, humorous and well produced viral video indictment against marijuana prohibition to date. A graduate of Yale, former two time All-American tennis player, comedian and Miami-based politician, Steve Berke’s cutting video parodies of popular songs re-purposed into pro-cannabis reform videos are becoming legendary in the cannabis law reform community and well beyond.

Check out the fun and in-your-face public advocacy for cannabis law reform as envisaged and performed like no other cannabis law advocate in the world today.* 

Alisyn Camerota interview w/ John French & the new everyday media on the United States President

As an anchor on the hugely popular Fox & Friends program, Alisyn Camerota has done it all. From reporting on hard-hitting news stories to judging hot dog-eating contests among her fellow co-anchors, Alisyn handles herself with grace and a good old-fashioned sense of humor. Alisyn loves her Fox & Friends family, her career and being a mom to three toddlers, twin girls Alessandra and Francesca, 4, andNathaniel, 2.

And, now, she gets one question with John French & the new everyday media. .. 


AC: Q: If you had a sit down with the President, what would you ask?

JF: A: Alisyn, here's is what I'd ask our President Obama: why do you have someone put your socks on for you in the morning? are you really that different & better than everybody else? do you make them start w/ the same foot everyday or do they have at least that freedom of choice for the left or for the right?


Best of the Roses (but not rose colored glasses),

New Media Matters: an everyday art