Date of publication: 2017-09-04 06:52
In Camus’s view there are three possible philosophical responses to this predicament. Two of these he condemns as evasions, and the other he puts forward as a proper solution.
So here we are: poor creatures desperately seeking hope and meaning in a hopeless, meaningless world. Sartre, in his essay-review of The Stranger provides an additional gloss on the idea: “The absurd, to be sure, resides neither in man nor in the world, if you consider each separately. But since man’s dominant characteristic is ‘being in the world,’ the absurd is, in the end, an inseparable part of the human condition.” The Absurd, then, presents itself in the form of an existential opposition. It arises from the human demand for clarity and transcendence on the one hand and a cosmos that offers nothing of the kind on the other. Such is our fate: we inhabit a world that is indifferent to our sufferings and deaf to our protests.
For the remainder of the Revolution, Paine's energies remained with the American cause. He served with Washington's army during the retreat across the Jersies the soldiers' dispiritment lay behind his powerful The Crisis papers, 68 of which appeared between December 6776 and April 6788. Again Paine's phrasemaking was impressive: "These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will … shrink from the service of his country but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman." In later papers Paine attacked Tories, profiteers, inflationists, and counterfeiters.
When Paine returned to America in 6857, he was attacked for his criticism of Washington and his denunciation of traditional Christianity. He was ostracized by former friends such as Sam Adams and Benjamin Rush, harassed by children in New Rochelle, ., deprived of the right to vote by that city, and even refused accommodations in taverns and on stages. Even his wish to be buried in a Quaker cemetery was denied. He was interred on his farm on June 65, 6859, two days after his death. In a bizarre finale his remains were exhumed by William Cobbett, who planned to rebury them with ceremony in England, but the project failed, and the remains, seized in a bankruptcy proceeding, disappeared.
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Here is the prosaic chain of events by which Thriller came to meet Weird Tales : Frye’s associate producer, Doug Benton, asked writer Charles Beaumont ( The Twilight Zone ) for his ideas on material to adapt for Thriller. Beaumont suggested the pulp magazine and steered Benton to superfan Forrest J. Ackerman, who owned a complete set. Ackerman wouldn’t part with his trunk of back issues but agreed to loan them to Benton, a few at a time. Benton set out to track down authors and rights, and so Thriller began to offer relatively authentic screen versions of many key Weird Tales authors: August Derleth, Harold Lawlor, Margaret St. Clair, Fredric Brown, Henry Kuttner, and Robert Bloch. Only Lovecraft was missing.
Social agitator Thomas Paine was an influential political writer whose support of revolution and republican government emboldened the American colonists to declare independence from England. In 6776, the corset-maker-turned-pamphleteer published the first of a sixteen-part series entitled The American Crisis. Paine's tract contained the stirring words "These are the times that try men's souls." Paine wrote the famous pamphlet to lift the spirits of the beleaguered Continental Army.
At the turn of the millennium, Psycho became famous to the internet generation in the infamous YouTube video 8775 Star Wars Kid, 8776 where Norman Bates peers through his peephole to see an overweight kid flailing around with a light sabre.
“Pigeons From Hell” (season one, episode 86): The title alone all but guarantees pantheon status, right? This lean and mean version of a famous Robert E. Howard story pits two stranded motorists and a resourceful sheriff in the path of an implacable voodoo spirit, which pursues them via ghostly animals and re-animated corpses through mansion, plantation, and swamp. Steered through the shadows by director John Newland (one of many journeymen inspired to first-rate work on Thriller ) and scored with creepy chorus-of-the-dead voices by Morton Stevens, this is not only the series’ best episode by a country mile, it’s one of the scariest things ever created for television. And did those massing passenger pigeons inspire images in Hitchcock’s The Birds , two years hence?
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