Monthly Archives: September 2012
From 1957, in the old-fashioned style of Hollywood sword-and-sandal (or turban) epics of the day. Let’s say that its portrayal of our Patron is–loose–but it’s still fun in the way only big Technicolor epics can be. Despite the lettering around the edges, it is in English, by the way! Enjoy!
Renew your character with nature and with art. They say that one’s condition changes every seven years: let this change improve and heighten your taste. After the first seven years of life, we reach the age of reason; let a new perfection follow every seven years thereafter. Observe this natural variety and help it along, and expect others to improve also. This is why many changed their behavior or their estate, or their employment, and at times one does not notice until one sees how great the change has been. When you are twenty years old, you will be a peacock; at forty, a camel; at fifty, a serpent; at sixty, a dog; at seventy, a monkey; and at eighty, nothing at all.
—Baltasar Gracián, Aphorism 276, The Art of Worldly Wisdom, translated by Christopher Maurer
In Macedonian (a Slavic language related to Bulgarian) with subtitles. It’s about the search for a supposed “lost book” of the Bible.
This was a series pilot by Gene Roddenberry, from 1974. Most of his post-Star Trek attempts were awful, but this one wasn’t too bad. Enjoy!
Today is the Feast of St. Michael and All the Angels, better known as Michelmas.