occasionally I will explode into a cloud of Joe Liebgott feelings; this is perfectly normal and will pass as soon as it comes.
HAIM’s April Fools’ day prank
"…and I said you have to leave a message in a Darth Vader voice"
Draft of ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ by Wilfred Owen, c. 1917-18
British Library Add. MS 43720, f.21
This is the original manuscript of the poem ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’, written in Owen’s own hand while he served as a soldier in the appalling conditions of the trenches. Composed between 1917 and 1918 (the year of his death), the poem gives a chilling account of the senselessness of war.
Using a combination of gritty realism and an aching sense of compassion, it describes a mustard gas attack on a group of war-weary soldiers. Owen’s despair at the crumbling morality of the world around him is expressed in phrases such as ‘froth-corrupted lungs’ and ‘sores on innocent tongues’. The deliberately ironic title of the poem comes from one of the ‘Odes’ of Horace, the ancient Roman poet, which translates as ‘it is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country’.
Image and desciption via the British Library
Hayao Miyazaki, on what attracted him to Howl’s Moving Castle
The Auteur of Anime by Margaret Talbot: “The New Yorker” (January 17th, 2005)
Q: There’s that moment in the movie where I was almost expecting Bucky to not follow Steve-to say that he’s a guy who always goes too far.
Sebastian: Yeah, I think there’s an element of being a little pissed off. I just escaped a god damn chamber where a guy is torturing me with things and now I’ve got to go back because you want to go back? Because you’ve got a fancy costume on now? That’s great, but I think there’s also a natural element of: I’m lucky to survive these battles and suddenly you come in and you save an entire platoon of people. And now you come in and you’re being hailed as The Guy. You take all this credit for it. But Bucky’s like, “It’s you and I care about you—of course I love you.” But again it forces Bucky to think, “What’s it all worth? What am I fighting for?”"
Haim backstage at Austin City Limits by Pooneh Ghana
Members of the Women’s Flying Training Detachment at Avenger Field Sweetwater, Teas, 1943
do you think steve and bucky went to see the wizard of oz together