Category Archives: Entertainment

Concrete Comradery

Just when you thought I wasn’t going to talk about The Avengers anymore.  BAM.  Dyads.  Although these four basic personality types certainly have their conflicts, they also once in a while get along with one another.  One such a heartwarming comradeship exists between fellow Marvelsupersquad members the Incredible Hulk and Captain America.  Both superheroes are defined by their extraordinary physicality, but perhaps there is more behind these two than meets the eye.  Let’s take a look.

Continue reading Concrete Comradery

Abstract Conflict

I know.  The Avengers.  And the Four Basic Personality types.  We get it guys.  Well you see the funny thing about these four basic personality types is that they interact with one another in a complex fashion.  One of such a rivalry of course is that between Asgardian Princes Thor Odinson and Loki Laufeyson.  This bitter and delightful conflict between brothers may indeed be fictional, but serves however to highlight the important characteristics of the age-old conflict between Rational and Idealist.  Let’s go right on ahead then and take a look at this epic clash of abstract minds.

Continue reading Abstract Conflict

That Deep Bond of Rivals

They appeared quite different one black, one white; one a quiet small town guy and the other an urbanite with a big smile.

But, they had a common obsession.

And a common Temperament: Artisan.

They were competitive.  Very competitive — actually they both wanted to be the best, period.

Continue reading That Deep Bond of Rivals

Intergalactic Dyad

MIB³ released a new trailer this week and apparently these people aren’t very good at math because I don’t think MIB³ is an actual mathematical equation.  Or is it?  I don’t know.  I’m not a mathematician.  The third Men in Black installment will see both Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones return to their titular roles of Agent K and Agent J.  Such a dynamic duo of course is CLASSIC Artisan/Guardian.  Whether in a  professional, romantic, or often comedic relationship, Artisans and Guardians find themselves paired up with one another far more than any other temperament.  So let’s go right on ahead and take a look at this classic KTT duo.

Continue reading Intergalactic Dyad

Paramount Synergy

With summer approaching Marvel released yet another fresh new trailer this week for it’s in-house blockbuster franchise The Avengers and even though Captain America looks pretty damn goofy in that helmet of his the film actually looks pretty decent.  Earth’s mightiest heroes consists of four main characters, each one of which is highly representative of the four basic personality types: Artisan, Guardian, Rational, and Idealist.  Such a dynamic pattern of awesomeness of course is a common pop-culture occurrence in: Sex and the City, the Wizard of Oz, Star Trek, the Fantastic Four, and Harry Potter among others.  Despite Captain America’s goofy a** helmet let’s take a look at Marvel’s most coveted supersquad.

Continue reading Paramount Synergy

Tactician's Nobility

Meryl Streep was officially inducted into acting nobility as she won her 3rd Oscar at the 84th annual Academy Awards ascending into the ranks of Jack Nicholson (3), Katherine Hepburn (4), Ingrid Bergman (3) and Walter Brennan (3).  The small golden trophy was the first she had won in 26 long years, which is longer than some of us (me) have even been alive.  The vibrant and stunning young actress had since lost a jaw dropping 13 Oscar nominations in a row, meaning she had to sit there and watch someone else win Oscars right in front of her face 13 different times in a row.  She got one this time though, and most certainly deserved it with her critically acclaimed portrayal of infamous British Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher.  Other big winners for the night included a silent film about a french guy with a mustache The Artist which picked up Best Picture, Actor in a Leading Role and Best DirectorMartin Scorsese’s Hugo also did pretty well with all the unwanted Oscars including Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, and Best Sound Mixing and Editing.  Nine-time host Billy Crystal received some lackluster reviews for a boring show, because nowadays in order to entertain people you have to pull a Lady Gaga and show up in an egg or as a guy or whatever the hell the kids are doing these days.  On winning Streep was humble, and thanked the audience for her “inexplicably wonderful career” that has boasted a total of 17 Oscar nominations and 26 Golden Globe nominations, which is more than any actor in the history of either award.  So let’s go ahead and take a look then at this extraordinary acting talent Meryl Streep.

Continue reading Tactician's Nobility

Tactician’s Nobility

Meryl Streep was officially inducted into acting nobility as she won her 3rd Oscar at the 84th annual Academy Awards ascending into the ranks of Jack Nicholson (3), Katherine Hepburn (4), Ingrid Bergman (3) and Walter Brennan (3).  The small golden trophy was the first she had won in 26 long years, which is longer than some of us (me) have even been alive.  The vibrant and stunning young actress had since lost a jaw dropping 13 Oscar nominations in a row, meaning she had to sit there and watch someone else win Oscars right in front of her face 13 different times in a row.  She got one this time though, and most certainly deserved it with her critically acclaimed portrayal of infamous British Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher.  Other big winners for the night included a silent film about a french guy with a mustache The Artist which picked up Best Picture, Actor in a Leading Role and Best DirectorMartin Scorsese’s Hugo also did pretty well with all the unwanted Oscars including Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, and Best Sound Mixing and Editing.  Nine-time host Billy Crystal received some lackluster reviews for a boring show, because nowadays in order to entertain people you have to pull a Lady Gaga and show up in an egg or as a guy or whatever the hell the kids are doing these days.  On winning Streep was humble, and thanked the audience for her “inexplicably wonderful career” that has boasted a total of 17 Oscar nominations and 26 Golden Globe nominations, which is more than any actor in the history of either award.  So let’s go ahead and take a look then at this extraordinary acting talent Meryl Streep.

Continue reading Tactician’s Nobility

Croix de Guerre

The Cross of War. (Croix de Guerre)

But she wasn’t about war. She was an entertainer.

“Bronze Venus”, “Black Pearl”, “Créole Goddess”

She was generous with her energy and her money.

But she was also a fighter against tyranny of any kind.

That included the Nazis and those who would deny her opportunity in her own country: The United States.

Continue reading Croix de Guerre