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those Jewish Basterds!


I know I misspelled what is supposed to read: “bastards”.

Well… Not me, actually. It’s Brad Pitt’s fault.

And, the title of this post is going to ignite some controversy – until people read on, shake their heads, and likely say:

“That Cork! There he goes again.”

However, let’s not get distracted by grammar. Lets roll with intent.

CANNES, France (AP) – Quentin Tarantino and Brad Pitt have spun some revisionist history on how World War II ended.

Their Cannes Film Festival premiere, “Inglourious Basterds”, presents an epic saga of a band of Jewish Allied soldiers led by Pitt who play a pivotal role in taking down the Third Reich.

The band’s exploits culminate in a bloodbath plot to take out top German leaders at the premiere of a Nazi propaganda film in Paris.

“Inglourious Basterds’‘ screened for reporters Wednesday morning, and afterward, Pitt apparently praised Tarantino’s “outrageous’‘ vision for the movie. Pitt is, by all accounts and rumors, still associated with Angelina Jolie.  So, that kat knows and intimately understands outrageous.

In any event, the film gets its gala premiere at Cannes later next month.

Meanwhile, I learned something new through Brian Visaggio’s recent post A Culture of Shame weaving of the past and current events. My eldest daughter Haley Anne is endlessly fascinated with events in-and-amongst the Jewish Holocaust (primarily the “whys” and results).

So, I am thinking of ways to break apart much of what he has written and sharing it with her in bits and pieces via her Home School program.

Its our call to action to learn from everything.

The worst mistakes we make are the ones we repeat.

Let’s be part of the solution, and not the problem.

Ultimately, it’s how we finish – right?

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters (particularly to my Jewish Amigos this day).

Brian Patrick Cork

2 Comments to

“those Jewish Basterds!”

  1. Avatar May 26th, 2009 at 3:58 pm Marc Lewyn Says:

    Brian –

    My Dad is a Holocaust survivor and Bev wrote a book about his life that has sold 30,000 copies… On the Run in Nazi Berlin, currently out of print but available on used book process at… You and Haley would probably find interesting…

    BTW, have you seen Keith Ferrazi’s latest book on business relationships?

    Marc Lewyn

  2. Avatar May 26th, 2009 at 4:18 pm Brian Patrick Cork Says:

    Hey Marc.

    I had no idea you read my Blog. I am honored (because you appear here, and are my friend).

    I await an autographed copy of On the Run in Nazi Berlin. But, will take immediate steps, in advance, and add it to our library via And, I agree, Haley Anne will likely find it riveting with it’s insight of events surrounding those dark days.

    Meanwhile, I am familiar with Ferrazi’s change-oriented Never Eat Alone. There Ferrazi posits that becoming a winner in any field of endeavor requires a trusted team of advisers who can offer guidance and help to hold us accountable to achieving our goals (this is core to friendships and business alliances similar to the Cork and Lewyn connection). And, I will look for Who’s Got Your Back I believe this new book is particularly relevant to this communication as it is a step-by-step guide to the powerful principles behind personal growth and change (it sounds like a real barnstormer).

    All three books are correlative (And, it should be noted that it takes minds like Lewyn’s to bring that to our collective attention).


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