Friday, April 29, 2016

Fact of the Day: Communist Albania

While the Soviet Union basically controlled Eastern Europe, there was a exception with Albania. They were a communist nation as well, but they sided with China after their relationship with the Soviet Union crumbled after the death of Joseph Stalin. Like China they opposed the de-Stalinization of the Soviet Union under Nikita Khrushchev. Just like China they also opposed his belief that the communist nations could peacefully co-exist with the West. Because of this, Albania lost the vast majority of Soviet aid though China would help fill the gap of what they lost. 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

My Favorite Photos: Circus Snowcone 2016

While we had offered Little K some fries and pocorn during the circus she only seemed to be interested in the snowcone her dad (my brother Zach) got her. A little kid behind her had this jealous look on her face while they were eating the dessert. 

Four Rooms (1995 Film) Review

 I had honestly never heard of Four Rooms until just recently. I learned that it was a Quentin Tarantino film, and then realized he only partly-made it. It's also a comedy for the most part unlike his other movies which are far more serious. The movie is made up of four main storylines with each directed by a different person. One is by Allison Anders, another by Alexandre Rockwell, the third by Robert Rodriguez, and the last by Quentin Taratino himself. I had never heard of the other two people before, but I do know of Robert Rodriguez. The movie also has a ton of talented people, so was it any good?

Fact of the Day: Thomas Wolsey

Thomas Wosley was a Catholic Cardinal in England who became very notable during the reign of King Henry VIII. He attempted to persuade European powers to end all wars with each other as they were all Christian and believed they should have no reason to be at war. This plan obviously failed as countless wars and conflicts would plague Europe for centuries. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

My Favorite Photos: Circus Popcorn 2016

 If there is one my wife really likes, it's food. As soon as we got the circus she got a hot dog and some fries. I thought the fries tasted like they came out of a frozen food bag. She eventually wanted to get the popcorn which couldn't had been worse than the fries. She waited too long during intermission so when she got the popcorn she had to carefully walk back up to the seats.