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The concept of "the spectacle" interrelates and explains a wide range of seemingly unconnected phenomena. The apparent diversities and contrasts of these phenomena stem from the social organization of appearances, whose essential nature must itself be recognized. Considered in its own terms, the spectacle is an affirmation of appearances and an identification of all human social life with appearances. But a critique that grasps the spectacle's essential character reveals it to be a visible negation of life - a negation that has taken on a visible form. - Guy Debord

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"Beware of those who would use violence, too often it is violence they want and neither truth nor freedom."

Louis Lamour


1. a public display or performance, esp a showy or ceremonial one.

2. a thing or person seen as unusual: he makes a spectacle of himself.

3. a strange or interesting object or phenomenon

mid-14c., "specially prepared or arranged display," from Old French spectacle "sight, spectacle, Roman games" (13c.), from Latin spectaculum "a public show, spectacle, place from which shows are seen," from spectare "to view, watch, behold," frequentative form of specere "to look at," from PIE *spek- "to observe"

The Gambler

"The average millionaire is only the

average dishwasher dressed in a new suit."

George Orwell

Festivals in ancient Rome were an important part of Roman religious life during both the Republican and Imperial eras, and one of the primary features of the Roman calendar.

Feriae ("holidays" in the sense of "holy days"; singular also feriae or dies ferialis) were either public (publicae) or private (privatae).

State holidays were celebrated by the Roman people and received public funding.

Games (ludi), such as the Ludi Apollinares, were not technically feriae, but the days on which they were celebrated were dies festi, holidays in the modern sense of days off work.

Although feriae were paid for by the state, ludi were often funded by wealthy individuals.

Marcus Terentius Varro defined feriae as "days instituted for the sake of the gods."

Religious rites were performed on the feriae, and public business was suspended.

This plagued commerce as there was many festivals: 13 in January, 16 in February, 17 in March, 16 in April, 14 in May, 19 in June, 16 in July, 18 in August, 7 in September(grain harvest), 13 in October, 8 in November, 19 in December - for a total of 176 festival days a year.

1960 Tall Story, a romantic comedy, premiers starring Anthony Perkins with Jane Fonda in her first screen role.

Jane Fonda goes to college to get married but pretends otherwise.

Anthony Perkins is secretly propositioned, via a radio message, by a gambling syndicate to lose a key game to a visiting Russian team.

Perkins refuses to do this, but is unable to return the money that appears as he does not know who is behind the attempted bribe.

Rather than throw the game, a moral Perkins decides to deliberately fail an ethics exam, which automatically disqualifies him from playing.

Perkins ethics professor, Leo Sullivan, is coming under student and faculty pressure to reverse the failure and give him a passing grade.

Sullivan refuses to do this on the ethics principle of equality.

Coach mentions something about education getting in the way of sports.

Sullivan gets arrested after calling the arresting officer a Cossack finally consenting to give Perkins an oral retest while the game is in progress.

After this academics in US colleges and universities took a backstage to sports.

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