Movies 1 & 2 / 100: The Sixth Sense and Yankee Doodle Dandy

Movies 1 & 2 / 100: The Sixth Sense and Yankee Doodle Dandy

On Wednesday we (re-)watched The Sixth Sense, which was the lowest movie on the list (#89) that we could stream on Netflix. Today, we rented Yankee Doodle Dandy (#98). 

(Thumbnail: Publicity photo of James Cagney, public domain.)

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Folklore & more

Folklore & more

There is something about folklore, legends, and mythology that I find fascinating. I'm talking about the kind of stuff that a small, often hyper-localized population strongly believes or used to strongly believe, despite a lack of evidence. The kind of stories that are highly unlikely, but often difficult or impossible to disprove. I think our creation of, sharing of, and reaction to these tales that fall somewhere on the spectrum between fact and fiction says a lot about our selves and our culture.

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