A few good fries

HEY, YOU GUYS! Was just introduced to Gastradamus, the blogger who friggin’ reinvented the concept of Hilarious! This guy’s absolutely brilliant and if you’re up for a great laugh, he’s your dude.

Thanks for making me laugh, Gassy Gas!

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I’m not a stalker or anything, she just happened to work at the drive thru. McDonald’s is a great place to eat, but its rare when you have a physical attraction towards the brod who is taking your order and credit card.

“Welcome to McDonalds, May I take your order”, she asked?

Yes, I said. I’m going to have the Big Mac and a Quarter Pounder. . .

I paused for a moment so she could comprehend the beginning of my order, because I’m a kind and caring person who is full of compassion and patience, Not to mention, I didn’t want her to fuck it up.

“OK”, she said…

“I’m also going to have a small fries and a medium coke, and that will be it, I finished.

“And will that conclude your order”?, she asked.

I had just told this lady that my order was finished, but maybe…

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Today is Holocaust Day

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It’s just another day here at the office…

or is it?

Holocaust day, April 24th, 2017.

No matter where I look or what I listen to, I see and hear memories, harsh, beyond understanding memories of people who have been through the worst, to say the least.

My people. Jewish people.

No matter how many years we curate Holocaust Day, it never becomes a routine, it can’t. It only seeps through our skin deeper and deeper each year and we are left with our tears. Many tears.

Tears of anger, frustration, sadness, fear, strength, pride.

Tears of victory.

Because you know what? We are still here!

Yesterday I had the great honor of listening to the remarkable story of twin sisters, Lia and Yehudit Barne’a, who, along with their mother, Miriam-Rachel, survived the horrors of Auschwitz concentration camp in 1944.

Chosen by infamous Nazi doctor and torturer, Josef Mengele, known for his deadly human experiments on prisoners, the twins were able to survive because of their beauty and the miraculous courage of their mother.

Alas, I do not have a picture to show.

73 years later, keeping silent for years, unable to share these dreadful memories with their families, Lia and Yehudit did us a huge honor of telling us what they have been through. They finally spoke.

Out of hundreds of “patients” Mengele selected, only 80 survived. Twins were separated, sometimes only one would survive, some lost their ability to speak, hear, walk, see, give birth… some lost their sanity, and some held on to it against all odds.

They described the Death March from Auschwitz, the starvation, and tortures, and the maternal strength of the only sibling left, stealing whatever piece of bread she could find to keep her daughters alive.

Miriam- Rachel Barne’s saved her daughters and two more children from the vile claws of Nazi murderers.

And so, I listen and I am filled with fury, which I can’t do anything about, and my mind starts wandering what if Hitler was killed as a baby, but then I ask myself how can people be so sadistic and demonic as to take part in genociding 6 million Jews, how could they murder children, how can you survive and stay sane?

Lia and Yehudit answered this last question for us and said they simply hated the assumption that if you survived the holocaust, you probably left your sanity behind. Seeing what you saw, living what you lived, there’s no way you have your reason, common sense, and normality any longer, right?

Wrong!

You do, and you live to tell, and you love again, you marry, have kids, grandkids, and they keep you going. “They are”, and I quote Lia Barne’a, “your victory over Hitler”.

I am not usually one to write about Holocaust Day. I don’t know what made me eager enough to share this post. Perhaps it was Lia and Yehudit Barne’a, or the YouTube video I saw a few minutes ago containing rare recordings from 20/4/1945, of inmates at Bergen Belsen Concentration Camp sing the anthem of hope, Hatikva, which is now the Israeli national anthem.

Please, dedicate 2 minutes of your life to watch the video.

 

I am Jewish. I am proud to be Jewish.

Genre Grandeur – Sound of My Voice (2011) – Sweet Archive

Psychological Thrillers, anyone? Here’s my review of Zal Batmanglij‘s Sound of My Voice. Head over to MovieRob’s GG where a bunch of us review our favorite cinematic abnormalities.

ptFor this month’s first review for Genre Grandeur – Psychological Thriller Films, here’s a review of Sound of My Voice (2011) by Reut of Sweet Archive

Thanks again to Diego of Lazy Sunday Movies. for choosing this month’s genre.

Next month’s Genre has been chosen by Gill of WeegieMidget Reviews We will be reviewing our favorite Movies Filmed in (or take place in) Scotland

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of Nov by sending them to scottishgili@movierob.net  Try to think out of the box! Great choice Gill!

Let’s see what Reut thought of this movie:

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Two documentary filmmakers that attempt to penetrate a cult who worships a woman who claims to be from the future (via IMDb).

Peter is fascinated with cults. Practicing for some time before meeting Maggie, a woman claiming she’s from the from the future, he and his partner…

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SHITFEST 2015 ~ SUMMER: SHOWGIRLS (1995)

Yay, my Summer Shitfest 2015 entry has finally arrived!! Woohoo. Many thanks to Eric for letting me blow off some steam! Hope ya’ll like my nasty review of Showgirls.

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I can’t believe my lazy ass almost missed out on Summer Shitfest 2015!!! I’m so lucky dear and patient Eric allowed me to submit my entry this late, but here am with my shitty pick and it is no other than…

Showgirls

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This notoriously bad movie needs no introduction. The first time I ever watched Showgirls was when I was a teenager and to naïve to understand it’s actually a piece of crap covered by the blinding lights of Las Vegas. Ahh, my lord. Who was the idiot that sponsored this?

Synopsis: Naomi is a small town girl who wants to make it big as a dancer (stripper) in Las Vegas. She soon realizes it’s not that easy getting to the top as some nail drawing, pushing, and lip lickin’ need to be done first.

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Announcing a Blogging Hiatus

Hello my wonderful fellow bloggers!
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Sweet Archive is announcing a blogging hiatus.

I haven’t been around much recently and I absolutely hate not being around, but I need to put aside my blog for a few weeks due to work pressure… and life pressure, which, as we all know, comes knocking on our door every now and then.

I would still love to take part in Kieron’s Film Club and MovieRob’s Genre Grandeur, and of course wouldn’t miss IPCS’s summer Shitfest for the world!!

I’ll be delighted to follow, comment and like your posts, cause I realized they are like fuel to me at the end of hard day’s work ;-))

I wish you all an amazing weekend and hope to…

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Genre Grandeur – Volver (2006) – Sweet Archive

Check out my Latin Director Genre Grandeur review here on MovieRob‘s fascinating blog!!! Happy Monday, Oh You Sweet Sweet Bloggers!!

intro_clip_image004For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Latin Directors, here’s a review of Volver (2006) by Reut of Sweet Archive

Thanks again to Anna of Film Grimoire for choosing this month’s genre.

Next month’s Genre has been chosen by James of Back to the Viewer.  We will be reviewing our favorite movies featuring a dystopian world (past or future). Please get me your submissions by 25th April by sending them to dystopia@movierob.net  Try to think out of the box! Great choice James!

Let’s see what Reut thought of this movie

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I’m a first timer in MovieRob’s excellent Genre Grandeur and I’m happy to contribute my film review on this month’s topic of Latino directors chosen by the wonderfully talented Anna of Film Grimoire. Rob, I love your ideas for film reviews and happy to participate always. Thanks for having me!

Volver (2006)

Director: Pedro Almodóvar

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