This came forwarded into my email this morning. It think it does a bang-up job showing us globalization at work. I did not author this nor was there any accreditation even when I googled it.
Finally, here is a definition of globalization I can understand and to which I can relate……
Question:What is the truest definition of Globalization?
Answer: Princess Diana’s death.
Question: How come?
An English princess with
an Egyptian boyfriend
crashes in a French
tunnel, driving a
with a Dutch engine,
driven by a Belgian
who was drunk
on Scottish whisky,
the bottle before you change the spelling),
followed closely by
on Japanese motorcycles;
treated by an American doctor, using
This is sent to you by
using Bill Gates’s technology,
and you’re probably reading this on your computer,
that uses Taiwanese
chips, and a
in a Singapore plant,
transported by Indian
hijacked by Indonesians,
unloaded by Sicilian longshoremen,
and trucked to you by Mexican illegals…..
That, my friends, is Globalization
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Â August Morning Minnesota
tiny woodland insect shrill
warm sweet grass breeze
loons distant cry
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Charming and well performed. It was like watching a well performed Moliere play on film. Moliere is a period piece in a narrative style perhaps worthy of Moliere, of a time in his early twenties when he mysteriously evaded prison and came under the employ of Monsieur Jourdain, a nouveau rich bourgeois who wants to learn how to act to woo the affection of a widowed countess who loves men of wit and intelligence. This is an undocumented period in Moliere’s history and therefore an historical fiction full of
fun,intrigue and delight.
Some may question whether this will play to an American audience. If they can tolerate subtitles I would say a strong yes. Upon reflection I had forgotten that there were even subtitles. Fast paced and playful, it will have you rocking in your seat with laughter.
The only reason I don’t rate this film a 5/5 is for what I feel is a choppy transition in time at the beginning of the film and at the end. It just didn’t work for me, but the meat of the film was outstanding, well shot and edited. (Note to Rita & Jerry: This is what that horrible Parisian period piece should have been cinemagraphically – watch for the leaving Paris city scape scene – nicely matted.)
Film ++++- (4/5) artistic quality
Movie +++++ (5/5) entertainment/escape value