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Monday, April 2, 2012

B: Blame

Blogging from A to Z: B
Note: The video below was made over two years ago.



(Five pictures of Mr Jackson and guns removed).

159 comments:

  1. Samuel L. Jackson is one of my favorite actors, he can look imposing or comical with the flick of an eye. My favorite is Pulp Fiction.
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    1. I agree, he really is an excellent actor.

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  2. Awesome video! Samuel L. Jackson always gets the coolest lines! :)

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  3. Very creative B! Emotive (oh wait, that's E). And Samuel L Jackson, he is awesome. :)

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  4. I found this the other week. It's very powerful, and I think only Mr. Jackson could deliver this message this well.

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  5. Samuel l jackson is awesome! Even in his bit parts like in Jurassic Park, he rocks. I can't wait for him as Nick Fury in the Avengers!

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    1. You know I have to go back and rewatch Jurassic Park now, right?

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  6. Excellent message! People need to realize they have a choice and it is up to THEM.

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  7. I love him. and yeah, he was awesome in Pulp Fiction!

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  8. A strong, powerful presence is Mr. Samuel Jackson.

    CarolynBrown-Books

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  9. Sarah - Excellent choice!! Samuel L. Jackson has so much presence!!! And it's a strong message, too. Thanks.

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    1. And, sadly, as true today as it ever was.

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  10. Jackson is the Man... that is it!

    Great start... to the challenge "B" is for Brilliant!
    Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]
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  11. Grrr. The video clip won't play for me.

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    1. I'm sorry to hear that. If you're interested, it's on youtube.

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  12. Ooh, I love me some Samuel Jackson. Those eyes!!!!

    Denise

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  13. I heart Samuel L. Jackson! He's an amazing actor. :)

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    1. Question: why write 'heart' and not 'love'? Seems odd?

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    2. Isn't it like saying "I ♥ Samuel L. Jackson" but with a word instead of a picture?

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    3. Definitely Cherie!
      Mark, Rachel got it.

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  14. Oh, Samuel Jackson is awesome. Such a great actor! Great choice for B, and what a powerful message.

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    1. I agree, he's a fantastic actor isn't he?

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  15. Yeah, doesn't help to make guns seem so cool in movies. Tricky.

    mood
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    1. Indeed Moody, that's what I think. It's tough though, because people still have to make their own decisions and we can't censor everything because some people don't do the right thing. But movies definitely make guns look cooler and easier to handle than reality, I think.

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  16. Awesome choice!
    Powerful clip, but I can't help but think of SJ's tv edited line from snakes on a plane: "I Have Had It With These Monkey-Fightin’ Snakes On This Monday-To-Friday Plane."

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  17. Wow, powerful statement and Samuel L. Jackson is such a fine actor who has played some very violent roles.

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  18. Jackson has made looking dangerous an art. :) Can't watch the link now. Be back later.

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  19. I concur with others commenting - very powerful words, delivered by the right person, Mr Jackson.

    Oh how I wish I could write such powerful words...

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  20. Very interesting to show by photos and few words.

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  21. Blame is a good one. Blame can take a character grossly off course or hold someone accountable for what they have done. Samuel's characters are great at the blame game!

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    1. I agree Rebecca. If we could only get people to hold themselves accountable, where necessary, we'd be progressing, I think.

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  22. Whew! That gave me cold chills!

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  23. He puts "blame" where it needs to go. It's up to us, not anyone or anything else. Thanks. Very appropriate and timely still, unfortunately.

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    1. It's a lesson that needs to be learned and, like you said, now more than ever.

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  24. Samuel L. Jackson is fun to listen to when he's saying "M*ther F*cker!"

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    1. Okay, I have to find a clip and remind myself.

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  25. Awesome! I looooove Samuel Jackson! *shivers*

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    1. I can't disagree with that sentiment :-)

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  26. He's so awesome! Like Cassie said... "Hold onto your butts!"

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  27. Samuel L. Jackson is the man!!! Great choice!

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  28. Just tellin' it like it is! You are good at finding the right videos, Sarah! Well done with "B"!

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  29. Love Samuel L. Jackson! Thanks for sharing!

    Happy Monday!

    Jaycee's A-Z

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  30. Love the video. Love the message. It reminded me of the song Cookie Jar by Jack Johnson.

    Good luck with the A to Z Challenge!

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    1. I've written that down so I can check it out :-)

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    2. Whenever I see the name Jack Johnson it throws me off because I think of one of my friends instead of the singer. XD

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  31. That's a really powerful video. I hope it makes a difference in some people's lives!

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    1. It would be good to think so, wouldn't it?

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  32. A powerful message... a powerful delivery... a powerful role-model... great B-post!

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  33. Wow. Thanks for sharing the video. (and thanks for visiting my blog) Love the pictures too.Great A-Z post!
    Nutschell
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    1. You're very welcome, and thank you :-)

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  34. Nice!
    Great, simple post. You got me. New follower

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  35. I understand why you mentioned the time of the video. With some current news stories, it made me think it could have been filmed last week.

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    1. Exactly. It's quite chilling isn't it?

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  36. I also hear we can blame the "stand your ground" law, now.

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    1. I try very hard not to comment on the laws of another country but I really do think that one needs revising at the very least.

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  37. Ooh, Samuel L Jackson. Sexy!

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  38. Samuel L. Jackson is a great actor. And that was a very powerful monologue.

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  39. Powerful message. Love it. And Samuel is awesome too.

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    1. Thanks Lynda and yes, he definitely is :-)

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  40. On the same theme, have you seen the documentary The Interrupters? Ignored at the Oscars, the best thing I've seen on the topic of urban violence and endemic racism. I cried through the whole damn thing.

    Highly recommended.

    A-Z @ Elizabeth Twist

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    1. I'm going to see if I can find that, Elizabeth. Thanks for the recommendation.

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  41. Sam Jackson can be such a badass. Great B.

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  42. Wow. This is quite possibly the best B I've seen all day.

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    1. Thanks Michael, that's quite a compliment.

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    1. I certainly wouldn't want him for an enemy, that's for sure!

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  44. Perfect message! Thanks for sharing it.

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  45. Blame! Very consistent with your comment on my blog.

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    1. Funnily enough, I wasn't thinking of this when I wrote that but yes, as you can see, I feel quite strongly about personal responsibility. However, I also feel quite uncomfortable about my own hypocrisy in enjoying films that glamorise violence then acting surprised when people are affected by them. I don't know what the answer is, short of banning such films, which I disagree with, but that's a whole other post.

      Sorry for the essay!

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  46. Great message! I wish this would have been aired on TV (or aired more if it was because I never saw it).

    One question: Does this mean Samuel Jackson is going to put down the guns in his movies and start fighting with snakes? Sorry, I saw the irony in the post with the video and the pics you posted with it. Clever and well done:)

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    1. Aww, bless you! I know it's a serious subject, but your comment cracked me up :-)

      I'm glad you spotted it. I don't blame Jackson. He does what he is paid to do, and he does it very well. It just makes me feel uncomfortable.

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  47. Wow, I think that it is a little unfair.

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    1. I'm sorry if I've upset you Munir, it wasn't my intention to cause offence.

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  48. Wifey and I are big SLJ fans. Who else can get away with so many F-bombs?

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    1. I honestly don't know anyone who doesn't like him :-)

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  49. Not my thing, but I just signed on to the A-Z challenge, nearly at the last minute, but I'm trying to visit every blog at least once.

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    1. I appreciate the comment and the visit, thank you :-)

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  50. He is a beautiful tough man who sports the bald head better than the...unbald? Haired? Not really sure what word to use here to compare....

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    1. Hehe, I was going to suggest hirsute, but that might be overdoing it! I like unbald :-)

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  51. That's a video with a powerful message.

    What a fantastic actor. I've always enjoyed his work.

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  52. Love Samuel Jackson. He kind of rocks :)

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  53. Oh, I love this. You wanna have a good movie? Cast Samuel L. Jackson! The man is the mother-f-ing BOMB! LOL!

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    1. Lol! As my daughter would say: True, dat :-)

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  54. I love the message of his video. I'm curious as to the reason you posted the pictures of his movie roles. Was it to show that he doesn't practice what he preaches, or was it simply to be ironic and funny? Or maybe you were ambiguous on purpose?

    Whatever your reason for the pics, I love the video. SLJ is great at delivering a line.

    By far, my favorite post of the day, because it left me thinking. :)

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    1. I don't blame Jackson. He carries pretend guns for a living. In his real life he obviously believes in personal responsibility. I think the video is very powerful and he's right, it's down to the individual to do what is right, but I just wonder if all the films that show waving a gun around as cool and easy have a part in the responsibility too. I sound like a hypocrite, because I enjoy these films too, I don't know what the answer is. If I'm honest, I'm not even quite sure what the question is, it just made me uncomfortable.

      Sorry for the long answer, that doesn't really make sense!

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  55. I have to admit to being a Samual L Jackson fan. Thanks Sarah.

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    1. I'm pretty sure there is no-one who isn't :-)

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  56. Wow! Great. Blame... Great word, great video. Thanks for sharing!

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  57. Samuel L Jackson sort of rules the roost with my four sons. Great post!
    Hugs~

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    1. Yeah, he's pretty much King here too :-)

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  58. This reminds me of the time I met Samuel L. Jackson during a party at the Marriott in Concord. He told me there were five reasons not to vomit on his shoe. I asked what they were and he held up his hand...then, he punched me with that hand. I blame Samuel L. Jackson for the stomach pain that made me shit myself...a little.

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    1. If I had an award for best comment of the day, you would have just won it :-)

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  59. Great video and choice for B, so true.

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  60. Great. I got about 15 seconds in before Adobe flash plugin crashed :-( And I even watched it on YouTube rather than on this blog 'cause I thought that might make a difference. Really getting tired of this problem. My browser needs a smack...
    Ah well, at least you included pictures for me to look at :)

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    1. I was starting to think it was my blog - it doesn't let you watch my music videos either does it?

      I hope you do get a chance to watch it sometime. It's pretty powerful.

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  61. This was made over two years ago and yet, it is still so poignant. I love the message. I love the way he delivers it. I wish it wasn't still relevant.

    Lot of folks don't take Samuel L. Jackson serious but there's power to that man. Great choice for B, Sarah.

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    1. I wish it wasn't relevant too, and you're right. He has a great deal of power.

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  62. Great post on blame and how our society has turned into "it's not my fault" society. Hopefully it changes and we can all begin to blame the correct person. Ourselves!

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    1. It would be nice to think so, but I suspect we'll be waiting a very long time.

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  63. Awesome choice. The video was powerful.

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    1. Thanks Melissa. It's quite something isn't it?

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  64. I think Samuel L. Jackson is great. Brilliant post :)

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