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Thursday
Apr172014

Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez
Directed by: Diego Luna
Released on: March 28th
Grade: 4 out of 5 meatballs
Reviewed by: John Esther

It has been a long time coming, but finally somebody has made a theatrical film about Cesar Chavez, and it is my favorite 2014 film so far.

Born March 31, 1927 in Yuma, Arizona, Chavez grew up knowing what it was like to be exploited. After the Chavez family lost their home during the Depression, they worked in the fields for very little compensation. As all hands were needed in the field, Chavez did not attend school past the 7th grade.

After serving two years in the Navy, Chavez returned to the fields. From there he quickly rose through the ranks of the American labor movement working for the CSO (Community Service Organization), a human rights organization which encouraged Latinos to register to vote.

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Monday
Jul292013

Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen

Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen
Author/publisher: Al Jourgensen/Da Capo Press
Release date: July 9th, 2013
Grade: 4 out of 5 meatballs
Reviewed by: Pawl Schwartz

This has to be the most debauched and fucked up music biography that I have ever read. I mean, I was utterly fascinated and read the book (which is not short) cover-to-cover in a single day. But now, even after I have closed it, I am worried about Al Jourgensen because now I know the full story. He has been riding the line between life and death for far longer than anyone should and I am expecting him to keel over any second now. The man still has ulcers bleeding in his stomach that make him shit and puke blood to this very day and the only vice he indulges in now is the worst for them: beer. You don’t drink on a bleeding ulcer.

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