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Blake M. Petit

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Blake M. Petit is a writer, columnist, reviewer, podcaster, actor, director, and teacher from Ama, Louisiana. He is the author of several novels, short stories and nonfiction examinations of geek culture available both in print and in eBook form. He’s the co-host, with whoever the hell is available that week, of the All New Showcase pop culture podcast and ruminates about movies at the Reel to Reel film study blog. Blake is a member of the board of directors of the Thibodaux Playhouse theatre company in Thibodaux, Louisiana, where his original stage play The 3-D Radio Show was produced in 2004 and again in 2016. In a former life as a newspaper editor, his weekly Think About It column won the Louisiana Press Association Award for best column ...more

What is art?

Earlier today I read something that argued the purpose of art is to subvert and shine a light on how the individual has been failed by society. It’s an interesting argument and one that got me thinking… certainly, that’s a function of art, and it’s a message that art can convey much better than most other means of communication… but to say that’s the sole purpose, or even the primary purpose… that

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Other People's Heroes

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“I don’t know what’s worse, your stupidity or your low opinion of me.”
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“In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”
Theodore Roosevelt

“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.”
William W. Purkey

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
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“The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.”
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