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Wednesday, March 07, 2021

quis custodiet?
Every day, there are bits and pieces of news that you take in, process, and then discard.

Then, there are those items that you absorb and simply can’t shake off, no matter what. Because they’re so compelling, yet so dread-inducing, that they cling to your consciousness.

And so, despite his considering the role and subsequently turning it down, the notion of Tom Cruise playing Ozymandias in the long-gestating movie version of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ “Watchmen”

Wow. Just wow.

I’d have definitely paid to see that spectacle. And that’s saying something, because I’m not sold on a film adaptation of this seminal graphic novel, simply because it seems hopelessly dated now, 20 years later. But Cruise getting to play out some of his real-life psychoses through a costume hero with a God-complex would go a long way toward overcoming my skepticism.

We’re left to merely speculate on what a freaky trip-out it would have been on the silver screen. “Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!”, indeed.

by Costa Tsiokos, Wed 03/07/2021 11:42 PM
Category: Celebrity, Movies, Publishing
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The other day, someone used a clinical term to describe to me his relationship with his girlfriend: He said it was “in remission”.

Which puts me in a medical mindframe, and makes me wonder what “relationship chemo” would be like. A chemical romance, so to speak…

by Costa Tsiokos, Wed 03/07/2021 04:10 PM
Category: Comedy, Pop Culture, Wordsmithing
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