Looks like Webb is going to hang on in Virgina (by his fingernails!) and take the Senate for the Democrats! The AP is calling it (although CNN is not, yet): (CNN) — A Democratic takeover of the Senate is appearing more and more likely after an ongoing canvass of votes in the Senate race in …Continue reading "Holy shit"
The Battle of Algiers is both a very good film, and a very very important one. I would recommend it even if it didn’t have tremendous parallels to the current invasion of Iraq, but it does so please check it out. Gillo Pontecorvo, the Italian film director famous for “The Battle of Algiers,” a starkly …Continue reading "Thank you, Gillo Pontecorvo"
I woke up this morning to a story on NPR saying that a new scientific study says the Iraqi death toll is something like 10 times higher than the Pentagon’s count and even 5 times higher than the independent IraqBodyCount.net (which is responsible for those cool counters you see on people’s blogs and which I …Continue reading "655,000 Iraqis dead, and counting…"
Everyone must see “Little Miss Sunshine.” Go now. You’ll thank me later. This is the feel-good movie for anyone who has ever wanted to tell the world to just fuck the hell off. In addition to the trailer and IMdB entry, I highly recommend the movies official site, which has all of your typical screensaver …Continue reading "Best summer movie of 2006"
The president is Austin Powers! It’s time for the White House to go on offense and “get our mojo back.” Josh Bolten said Sunday in his first interview since taking over as the president’s chief of staff. – Bolten Says White House to Regain ‘Mojo’ – Yahoo! News So… does this mean Dick Cheney is …Continue reading "This explains it all"
Here’s my personal guide to What Not to Watch from 2005 (in order of stinkitude): The Chronicles of Narnia. Made me want to wash my mouth out with the Fellowship of the Ring to rid me of the taste of sickly sweet poured over bad special effects. Made me want to shoot Santa (to be …Continue reading "Feh feh feh"