Those of you who know me, probably know that I have a problem with rent controlled tenants in my apartment building. Today, the saga took another turn. After a lot of negotiations and, sometimes heated, discussions, I finally reached an agreement with three out of the four tenants who rent the stores in my building last week. Specifically, I would pay them an amount of money — I think of it as blood money — and they would hand over the stores. I thought that I had finally solved part of the problem that has been plaguing me ever since I became responsible for the family finances after my father passed away.
There are some movies that have you running out of the theatre as soon as the credits roll, and there are some movies that make you want to watch until the last credit rolls. Wall-e was one of the latter, it was a very enjoyable movie, and I was in no hurry to leave the cinema when the credits began to roll.
This was quite fortunate, since the ending credits contain some of the most creative scenes in the movie. The story of humankind is told in a series of images that tell of the progression of humans from the Stone Age to the Age of the Computer, if I may coin that last term. As I watched, I was pleasantly surprised to see works from the various schools of art that I knew and loved displayed on the big screen.Continue reading