Why was Les Miserables, the novel, which was penned by Victor Hugo in 1862, so beloved? Critics mocked it, but the public loved it. Why was Les Miserables, the musical, written by Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boubill, so wildly popular even though so many critics panned it? And why is Les Miserables, the movie, expected to be box office gold, even though top critics gave it mixed reviews, such as this one: “The good news: Les Miserables is a less miserable film experience than expected. The bad news: it’s still miserable.” Here’s why:

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By Tom Quiner I saw this explanation of the third day of Christmas on Facebook this morning: On the third day of Christmas, three French hens. Known for their beauty and rarity, the three French hens signify both the gifts of the Magi (gold, frankincense and myrrh) and the three theological virtues (faith, hope and…

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By Tom Quiner [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EN9OuGe5AV4&feature=player_embedded] On this second day of Christmas, Quiner’s Diner will take a break and attend the new movie, Les Miserables. Politics will have to wait for another day. This is a movie I have been waiting to see for a long time. Watch the trailer above for the back story on the…

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By Tom Quiner The three most quoted men in history are: 1. Jesus 2.¬†William Shakespeare 3. G.K. Chesterton You are probably most familiar with the first two. G.K. Chesterton was a proud atheist until the logic and evidence of Christianity beat him down. His subsequent writings on Christianity were so persuasive, that they helped convert…

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