Wednesday, December 24, 2008
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Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Blessing of Flower and Candle
The gardens of the world are full of many flowers, each different, each beautiful, and each unique. May this flower remind us that our children are like those flowers. Each is different, each is beautiful, and each is unique.
There is much darkness in the world but many candles hold it back. These flames bring light in the darkness, warm those that are cold, and light the way to truth. May this candle remin
d us that our children are like those candles. Each can be a candle in the world, bringing light, warmth, and truth. – Adapted from a Unitarian service
"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it”, and he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them. – Mark 10: 14-16
A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for. – Author unknown
Every child begins the world again. – Henry David Thoreau
If one feels the need of something grand, something infinite, something that makes one feel aware of God, one need not go far to find it. I think that I see something deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the ocean in the expression of the eyes of a little baby when it wakes in the morning and coos or laughs because it sees the sun shining on its cradle – Vincent Van Gogh
Caricature of Michael by guideparent, David Germain
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Anyway, that's the movie I saw last night. It is truly a great film. Martin Gero did an excellent job, especially for his first gig. Incidentally, another young man directed HIS first film back 1939 and it went on to great things. That is of course Orson Welles' Citizen Kane. I'm not saying this movie was AS great as that one, I'm just making a comparison is all. I guess a more accurate comparison would be to Woody Allen's Annie Hall. Although, Young People Fucking follows 6 couples rather than just one and it doesn't go off into surreal dream-like segments like Annie Hall does. But, the end message for both movies is pretty much the same: we go through with all that craziness because "we need the eggs".
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
For a better idea on what exactly the controversy with this Bill is, here's an excellent debate about it on a Canadian talk show The Hour with George Stromboulopoulos:
I already made my position known in the previous post so I won't repeat myself here. I'll just say "Hooray for George!!"
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce
The Senate of Canada
Canada, K1A 0A4
"But hey! You're just a blogger, Mr. Germain. You just post your pictures and type out lengthy tyraids online. Why do you care so much about this bill passing or not?"
That's a good question, hypothetical blog reader. I care because I live in Canada and I am an animator/film maker. I've made only one film so far but I do hope to make more. However, that road to getting enough financial backing to make any films will be much tougher if the bill passes. Heck, the veterans of the Canadian film and television industry are going to have tougher times ahead. It'll be damn near impossible for upandcomers like me as well as anyone behind or slightly in front of me.
With that, I'll leave you with a copy of my film. Do you think McVety or anyone in his corner would give any tax dollars to it? You be the judge.
Monday, February 25, 2008
Ha! I guess I'll leave a few films for others to put on their blogs and/or any other digital media.
I'll just end this by saying "Happy Birthday, Tex. I hope people are remembering your birthday as well as your legacy in another 100 years."