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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Joe Versus the Volcano

This summer, while staying home because of a disgraced scientist's advice, and journalists who continue urging that advice, consider enjoying a whimsically portentous film:
Joe Versus the Volcano. Film, 1990. A doctor diagnoses a rare disease in a depressed patient and suggests he sacrifice his life by jumping into a volcano on the small island of Waponi Woo to appease its superstitious inhabitants. After leaving his job and friends behind, however, the patient falls in love with a woman who reveals the doctor is a huckster hired by the Waponis.
And then, go outside and enjoy your summer. Don't worry. The Waponis will still be there when you get back.

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