|Memorial Day weekend is almost over, and I felt it necessary to thank all of those that have served before me, to those that are currently serving, and all of those that will serve their country in the armed forces. My time spent in the Army has proved to set me up for success for later on in my life, but it is important for every service member to remember that we could not do it without the entire support of the nation we are fighting for every day. Every soul that calls the United States of America home is fighting for the same thing, whether we disagree in certain aspects, or go about it in different ways. We must remember that we are all in this together.
So, again, I thank everyone who has served, and I thank those who have supported a service member either directly, financially, or most importantly, emotionally.
Now, I have been out of the loop lately, so I have not been able to watch as many movies or read as many books as I would like, but I have heard some good things about both the Avengers and Men in Black 3 (yes, I know, MIB3...). Now, The Devil's Double, a movie I did watch recently that was, I must say, superb. It is about a local man named Latif who is picked by Uday Hussein, Saddam's son, and forced to play his double. Both Latif and Uday are played by Dominic Cooper, and he is amazing throughout the entire film. I won't ruin anything else for you, but definitely give it a watch if you have some time.
A book I finished recently that wasn't terrible is called The Assignment by Mark Andrew Olsen is a decent thriller/suspense novel based on a shadowy, thousand year old person and his battle with evil forces. It is well written and proves to be a good, quick read. Now, if the thriller/suspense genre isn't your cup of tea, how about Rant by Chuck Palahniuk, the author of Fight Club and Choke, is an exceedingly interesting read and will both disgust and make you roll around laughing. It is written in its entirety as an oral biography, where you never actually read directly about or are spoken to by the main character, Buster Landru "Rant" Casey, but instead get the views and opinions of people who knew him, or of him at least, as they paint the picture of the phenomenal life of Rant Casey. Give it a try if you are looking for something entirely different than you have ever seen before.