30 Before Thirty (Comics & Graphic Novels)

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I’m going to be thirty in just over 2 years and at this moment in time I’m OK with that (how I feel about it in 10 minuets is up for debate) but one of the things that I realised is that there are a fair few things I still want to accomplish whilst the career and social goals are somewhat out of my control things like films I want to see, albums I want to listen to and books I want to read are very much in my control, especially as I have 25 months to accomplish it. Here is a list of the Comics and Graphic Novels that I would like to have read by the time I’m thirty.

Grant Morrison’s 18 Days

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Camelot 3000

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Miracle Man: A Dream Of Flying

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All Star Superman 

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Preacher: Gone To Texas

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The Crow

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Sandman Preludes and Nocturnes

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Alan Moore’s: Saga of The Swamp Thing

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Marvel 1602

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Saga: Volume 1

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 The Order: Die Mensch Machine

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The Complete Scarlet Traces 

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Button Man

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Ronin 

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Superman: Whatever Happened To The Man Of Tomorrow 

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The Infinity Gauntlet 

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Amazing Spider-man: Kravens Last Hunt

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Promethea Book 1 

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Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Omnibus 

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Multiversity 

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Son Of Superman 

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Hellblazer: Original Sins 

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The Authority: Relentless 

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Hellboy: Seed Of Destruction 

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Doctor Who: Emperor Of The Daleks

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Death: The High Cost Of Living  

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JSA The Liberty Files 

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Alice In Sunderland 

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Daredevil Yellow

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The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch

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How many of these do you think I’ll get done before July 21st 2019?

30 Before I’m Thirty (Films)

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I’m going to be thirty in just over 2 years and at this moment in time I’m OK with that (how I feel about it in 10 minuets is up for debate) but one of the things that I realised is that there are a fair few things I still want to accomplish whilst the career and social goals are somewhat out of my control things like films I want to see, albums I want to listen to and books I want to read are very much in my control, especially as I have 25 months to accomplish it. Here is a list of the films that I would like to have read by the time I’m thirty.

How Green Was My Valley 

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Gentleman’s Agreement

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From Here to Eternity

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Gone With The Wind

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Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

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West Side Story

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Lawrence of Arabia

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf

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Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner

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Funny Girl

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Fiddler On The Roof

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All The Presidents Men

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Milk

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Kramer Vs Kramer

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Terms of Endearment 

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The Cider House Rules

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An Education

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The Wolf Of Wall Street

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Guardians of the Galaxy 2

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Moonrise Kingdom

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Saving Private Ryan

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Going In Style 

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Wall Street

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King Ralph

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Planes Trains and Automobiles

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O Brother, Where Art Thou?

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The Monuments Men

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Good Will Hunting

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Good Morning Vietnam 

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This Is Spinal Tap

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How many of these do you think I’ll get done before July 21st 2019?

More Quotes To Make You Look Smartified

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Here are some more quotes from literature, philosophy and politics that when dropped in everyday conversation will certainly make you seem smartified.

“A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.”-Mohandas K Gandhi

It is a good rule in life never to apologise. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.”-P.G. Wodehouse, The Man Upstairs

“Time ripens all things. No man is born wise. “ -Miguel De Cervantes- Don Quixote de La Mancha

“The first method for estimating the intelligence of a man is to look at the people he has around him.”- Niccolo Machiavelli- The Prince 

“The more one is absorbed in fighting evil, the less one is tempted to place the good in question”- Jean Paul Sartre- Anti-Semite and Jew

“…Slanders are not long-lived. Truth is the child of time; erelong she shall appear to vindicate thee.”-Immanuel Kant

” one swallow does not make a summer, nor does one day; and so too one day, or a short time, does not make a man blessed and happy”-Aristotle 

“Don’t be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value.”– Arthur Miller 

“The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.”Marcus Aurelius- Meditations 

“Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.”Mark Twain- A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur’s Court   

Drop a couple of those into your conversation and you too can look smartified.

Existentialism In The Modern World

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Do you ever think how figures from history would go down in the modern world. Looking about, Hitler would probably do well in politics today, Marx would probably be called a crackpot and Freud would be labelled a pervert on a level with Josef Fritzl. Thinking of the philosophers of the old school, what would they be made of today.

Would Nietzsche be thought of as some deep thinker, or would his discourses on man’s place in the universe illicit something like a “U K hun?” in the comment section of his blog. Judging from the internet my guess is Sartre would be reduced to producing minions quotes and facebook status that are vague and seem like they’re just trying to get a sympathetic reaction.

Is there no room for deep thought in the modern world? Again looking around me, I sense that there is very little in the way of actual thought taking place, let alone deep thought. Is this the end of intellectualism in the world? Probably. Society is now obsessed with the banal, reality television, fast food, everything in bite sized, easy to digest chunks, these days when talking about existentialism all I can think is that if I wanted depressing thoughts about nothing I’d just crack open the Daily Mail.

We as a people are too self obsessed for it these days, even me. I mean look at this self indulgent rambling, I’ve pretty much insulted the entire planet just to say look at me I’m smart, when I even try to boil that down to pithy soundbites.