Friday, January 20, 2006

A cappella Ad

Just what *are* these people doing?

Look and Listen.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Is it length that doesn't matter? I forget.

Hitler would be my bitch! Al Pacino, too.

Want to know who you're bigger than? Sure you do.

Monday, January 16, 2006

On the Bubble

Soderbergh's latest...
An unlikely love triangle is born at a doll factory in a small Midwestern town. Long time employees Martha and Kyle have become friends by default in spite of their drastic age difference, but their dynamic is upset by the arrival of a new worker: young, attractive Rose. One morning, Rose is found dead, strangled in her own home. An investigation begins, one that will call into question our established assumptions about these characters and life in their small town.
Here's the trailer.

Beautiful v. Dutiful

Michael Barone's column today...
Our universities today have become our most intellectually corrupt institutions. University administrators must lie and deny that they use racial quotas and preferences in admissions, when they devote much of their energy to doing just that. They must pledge allegiance to diversity, when their campuses are among the least politically diverse parts of our society, with speech codes that penalize dissent and sometimes violent suppression of conservative opinion.

The Great War of 2007

Niall Ferguson is Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University

The devastating nuclear exchange of August 2007 represented not only the failure of diplomacy, it marked the end of the oil age. Some even said it marked the twilight of the West. Certainly, that was one way of interpreting the subsequent spread of the conflict as Iraq's Shi'ite population overran the remaining American bases in their country and the Chinese threatened to intervene on the side of Teheran.

Yet the historian is bound to ask whether or not the true significance of the 2007-2011 war was to vindicate the Bush administration's original principle of pre-emption. For, if that principle had been adhered to in 2006, Iran's nuclear bid might have been thwarted at minimal cost. And the Great Gulf War might never have happened.

"Go, Seahawks!" he said, pretending to care.

No Colts? No Patriots? No Manning? No Brady? No interest.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Quote of the Day

Elections have consequences...

RAHM EMANUEL, Democratic representative from Illinois, on halting a conservative movement on the Supreme Court: "George Bush won the election. If you don't like it, you better win elections."