Thursday, October 4, 2007


Chile Coast - 29 00 S, 073 05 W

Today lets visit the middle east & another unfortunate intervention of the USA in their internal affairs. The Story of Aladdin has been around for a long time, since the tales of the 1000 nights. It is the story of a street kid, who gets his hands on a
magical lamp with a genie and uses it to defeat the evil magician to get his princesses. It is a classic tale of victory of good over evil & Walt Disney took it & made it into something rather unfortunate.

I don't think the movie was awful. I am not very finicky about movies, but the movie first came out when Hollywood was not very comfortable with depicting stories of another world. If you look at the movies, you'll think that the movie was based on a
couple of Americans stuck in Basra.

I like this story basically because its not about some lady fainting and waiting for a prince to come along and kiss her. Its a story about a common man, who along with a little luck & weird coincidences can go anywhere he wants.

Thats the reason why this story isn't going to get old any time soon.

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