Posts Tagged ‘TV series’

TV series “Narcos” (Colombia)

7 April 2018

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[Pedro Pascal as Javier Peña, DEA agent]

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Official trailer of “Narcos” (Colombia)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7elNhHwgBU

(Drug Enforcement Administration: Administración para el Control de Drogas)

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For Michael´s goodness!

9 December 2017

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Michael Scott (Steve Carell)

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Click on the link below:

https://imgur.com/gallery/LwIXC

One of the best moments in THE OFFICE, TV series

via @imgur

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The nice guy in “The Office”

13 June 2017

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Watching the good wife

15 May 2016

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The Bit Bucket

Julianna Margulies (the good wife)

 

TWEET: Watching the good wife

TWEET: As I stay next to her

 

Admiration and deep respect to the noble spirit of A A

23 April 2016

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[Congressman Pete Russo, “House of Cards”, 2013]

The Twelve Steps of AA

The Three Legacies of AA are: recovery, unity and service.

The suggestions for recovery are the Twelve Steps;
the suggestions for achieving unity are the Twelve Traditions;
the suggestions for service are described in Twelve Concepts for World Service, The AA Service Manual and Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age.

The relative success of the AA program seems to be due to the fact that an alcoholic who no longer drinks has an exceptional faculty for “reaching” and helping an uncontrolled drinker.

In simplest form, the AA program operates when a recovered alcoholic passes along the story of his or her own problem drinking, describes the sobriety he or she has found in AA, and invites people who are new to AA to join the informal Fellowship.

The heart of the suggested program of personal recovery is contained in Twelve Steps describing the experience of the earliest members of the Society:

1.-We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable.

2.-Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

3.-Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

4.-Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

5. Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

6.-Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

7.-Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

8.-Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.

9.-Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

10.-Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.

11.-Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

12.-Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

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People who are new to AA are not asked to accept or follow these Twelve Steps in their entirety if they feel unwilling or unable to do so.

They will usually be asked to keep an open mind, to attend meetings at which recovered alcoholics describe their personal experiences in achieving sobriety, and to read AA literature describing and interpreting the AA program.

AA members will usually emphasise to people who are new to AA that only problem drinkers themselves, individually, can determine whether or not they are in fact alcoholics.

At the same time, it will be pointed out that all available medical testimony indicates that alcoholism is a progressive illness, that it cannot be cured in the ordinary sense of the term, but that it can be arrested through total abstinence from alcohol in any form.

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My Juliet, an angel with a woman´s name

26 September 2013

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While I was watching a story on TV the other day one character made a reference to a piece of literature and spoke out loud to a woman  “change your name” and something else dealing with “a rose”. I liked the character in the story and wanted to learn what he meant with that message. He left the scene by saying “read something for God´s sake!”. [Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson in “Boardwalk Empire TV series”, 2010-2014]

I was eager to find out so I googled “rose and change name” on my netbook. It came out immediately the classic Shakespeare. The verse belonged to one of my favourite dramas. Guess which!

I have copied and jotted down the scene from “Romeo and Juliet” here:

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William Shakespeare (1564–1616).  The Oxford Shakespeare.  1914.

Romeo and Juliet  Act II. Scene II.

The Same.  CAPULET’S Orchard.

Enter ROMEO.

Rom.  He jests at scars, that never felt a wound.  [JULIET appears above at a window.

But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?

It is the east, and Juliet is the sun!                 5

Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon,

Who is already sick and pale with grief,

That thou her maid art far more fair than she:

Be not her maid, since she is envious;

Her vestal livery is but sick and green,          10

And none but fools do wear it; cast it off.

It is my lady; O! it is my love:

O! that she knew she were.

She speaks, yet she says nothing: what of that?

Her eye discourses; I will answer it.             15

I am too bold, ’tis not to me she speaks:

Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven,

Having some business, do entreat her eyes

To twinkle in their spheres till they return.

What if her eyes were there, they in her head?          20

The brightness of her cheek would shame those stars

As daylight doth a lamp; her eyes in heaven

Would through the airy region stream so bright

That birds would sing and think it were not night.

See! how she leans her cheek upon her hand:           25

O! that I were a glove upon that hand,

That I might touch that cheek.

  Jul.        Ay me!

Rom.                She speaks:

O! speak again, bright angel; for thou art                  30

As glorious to this night, being o’er my head,

As is a winged messenger of heaven

Unto the white-upturned wond’ring eyes

Of mortals, that fall back to gaze on him

When he bestrides the lazy-pacing clouds,               35

And sails upon the bosom of the air.

Jul.  O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?

Deny thy father, and refuse thy name;

Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love,

And I’ll no longer be a Capulet.                   40

  Rom.  [Aside.]  Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this?

Jul.  ’Tis but thy name that is my enemy;

Thou art thyself though, not a Montague.

What’s Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot,

Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part           45

Belonging to a man. O! be some other name:

What’s in a name? that which we call a rose

By any other name would smell as sweet;

So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call’d,

Retain that dear perfection which he owes                50

Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name;

And for that name, which is no part of thee,

Take all myself.

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Then I told my Juliet I loved literature more than anything


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