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December 27, 2010



Christmas is up for grabs. Yet there's a big difference between believers having that conversation vs being told what it is by a bunch of gramsci-loving atheists.

ps., bearer bonds are like a check with nobody's name on it. Whoever bears them owns the wealth they are backed by. Like Casablanca's papers of transit.


That makes the bearer bonds a macguffin all the more!

I hear what you're saying about the differences in conversation and I'm hoping Part 3 will address that. But, when the situation (why Christmas is a tradition of value that shouldn't be shunned) is considered in terms of architecture ... the very scaffolding / structure of the conversation ... then maybe there isn't as much difference as you might like parse out.

With that said, I'm not trying to create a definitive reading of Die Hard or extract a perfect one-to-one picture to be consumed or disseminated as a weapon. I'm really trying to explore why I love watching the movie during Christmastide and these are the elements that keep coming to mind.

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