Sunday, December 23, 2012

Ladder To The Sky

Here are some photos I took in my friend's neighborhood. I took these around Halloween  so that explains the skeleton and various other adorably morbid decorations.

   I've recently seen two very interesting documentaries that I would recommend watching. One is called 'The Queen of Versailles' and the other is called 'Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles'. 'The Queen of Versailles' is a movie about a wealthy family who was building the largest house in America. The movie starts before the economic collapse and follows the family as they weather unfamiliar financial woes after the collapse. The movie portrays a complicated portrait of the family. After watching the movie, I had a hard time making up my mind on how I felt about the people.
    The second movie, "Resurrect Dead' is about tiles that have been found embedded in the roads and sidewalks of various cities in North and South America.  These tiles have been appearing since the eighties. The tiles almost always say: "TOYNBEE IDEA, IN MOVIE `2001, RESURRECT DEAD, ON PLANET JUPITER." Sometimes there are other sentiments along with the main passage. The tiles origins have been a mystery for years. The movie follows three Toynbee Tile enthusiasts as they set out to solve the mystery of who is behind the tiles. It was very interesting and it made me want to investigate a mystery. 

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