Saturday, May 10, 2008

Hood Film

Realizing that it was Mother's day this weekend and that I have no money to spend on something, I quickly decided that the best way to not look like an asshole was to clean the house and prepare breakfast for my mother. Along with the arduous task of cleaning comes the benefit of being able to listen/watch the big screen television with all the channels (minus the naughty ones). BET* was showing Menace II Society and Boyz n the Hood, two great examples of the "Hood Film" genre of the late 80's and early 90's.

Movies like this unfortunately follow a pretty simple structure that are easy to see if you've seen two of them. There's some hot-headed teenager who deals drugs and has killed at least two people within the first 30 minutes of the film, a nice guy who ends up becoming a victim of the violence in the hood, and of course, no positive female role models. Every problem can essentially be traced back to a having a horrible father-figure in their lives.

I guess if I tried really hard I could make a connection between Mother's Day and these films, but that requires a bit too much for me right now.


Temporary Home

This blogsite is our temporary home while our website undergoes an extreme makeover of epic proportions (shifted septums, pacemakers, calf implants, dialysis, a fancy wig, contacts -- the works).

This was our old home, and while it is a bit dated, it's a good source of info regarding recent issues and the history of Prism Review.

Updates will follow regarding our new home. ETA summer 2009.