Wandering Thoughts on the Philebus

The Philebus is a teleological dialogue, focused on the finality of things. On the surface, the subject matter concerns the question of pleasure. The pursuit of pleasure, as opposed to Jefferson's "pursuit of happiness", is a limitless activity. However there is the question of the finality of the philosophic life -what is the end? Where is the … Continue reading Wandering Thoughts on the Philebus

The Cocoanuts

The Cocoanuts (1929) Director: Robert Florey and Joseph Santley As the first feature length Marx Brothers film, The Cocoanuts is a wonderful film filled with classic Groucho zingers and absurd mockery of status quo aristocratic culture. Groucho plays a character named Mr. Hammer runs a hotel in Florida called the Hotel de Cocoanut, as the … Continue reading The Cocoanuts