My Thoughts On The Amazon Rainforest Burning Down

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I am, technically, if these designations mean anything anymore…”half Brazilian.” Which is to say…my mother was born and raised in Brazil, and emigrated to the United States when she was in her twenties.

She grew up in São Paulo…which, at the time of this writing, is engulfed in Book Of Revelations level smoke and darkness.

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The “Hudson Hawk” Code

Hi, I’m being blackmailed into robbing the Vatican by a psychotic American corporation and the C.I.A..
–Hudson Hawk

My name is Kit Kat
This is not a dream
–Kit Kat

1991’s Hudson Hawk is pretty much an unbearable vanity project specifically created to showcase the wit and wisdom of Bruce Willis (who is pretty much neck-in-neck with Nic Cage for most hit/bomb/hit/bomb cinematic track-record).

But the film also strangely shares certain esoteric resonances with 2006’s Da Vinci Code. Let’s explore a few, segueing into one of my favorite obscure movie characters, Kit Kat!

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Rutger Hauer Dies The Same Year As Roy Batty (a.k.a. Hypersigils Revisited)

“I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time… like tears in rain… Time to die.”
–Roy Batty, “Blade Runner”

As you may or may not have heard, legendary cult actor Rutger Hauer recently passed away. The same year as the fictional character he is most famous for portraying.

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