Archive for October, 2009

The Green Zone

Posted in movies, politics on October 31, 2009 by Jonathan

Damon. Greengrass. War on terror.

You know where this one’s going:

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Sting, philosopher

Posted in culture, music, politics on October 29, 2009 by Jonathan

Here’s an interview with the musician Sting, who opines on Obama (“exactly who we need in the world”), Obama’s opponents (“aggressive and violent and full of fear”), and life:

“My hope is that we can start talking about real issues and not caring about whether God cares about your hemline or your color,” he said. “We are here to evolve as one family, and we can’t be separate anymore.”

It’s hard to write a snide comment about Sting when you have no idea what the hell Sting is talking about.

 

[HT: Drudge]

Artistic courage

Posted in television on October 28, 2009 by Jonathan

Well, this is pleasant:

Comedian Larry David is under attack from critics who say he pushed the mocking of religion and Christian belief in miracles over the edge in the latest episode of his HBO series “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” which the cable network defended as “playful.” 

On the show’s most recent installment, which aired Sunday, David urinates on a painting of Jesus Christ, causing a woman to believe the painting depicts Jesus crying.

I look forward to the next episode where David flushes the Koran down the toilet.

 

[HT: Big Hollywood]

Big Dog

Posted in other on October 28, 2009 by Jonathan

I don’t know which it is more of: an impressive feat or the stuff of nightmares.

Tossing and turning

Posted in other on October 27, 2009 by Jonathan

Have trouble sleeping? The Guardian’s Charlie Brooker on insomnia, and some possible cures for it:

The insomniac brain comes in various flavours; different personality types you’re forced to share your skull with for several hours. It’s like being trapped in a lift with someone who won’t shut up. Sometimes your companion is a peppy irritant who passes the time by humming half- remembered TV theme tunes until 7am. Other times it’s a morose critic who has recently compiled a 1,500-page report on your innumerable failings and wants to run over it with you a few times before going to print. Worst of all is the hyper-aware sportscaster who offers an uninterrupted commentary describing which bits of your body are currently the least comfortable. No matter where you put that leg, he won’t be satisfied. And he’s convinced you’ve got one arm too many.

The not-so-funny pages

Posted in entertainment, politics on October 25, 2009 by Jonathan

What is it with all these comic strips pushing volunteer work? I’m not the only one who’s asked the question (or gotten annoyed at the Left-leaning propaganda).

Amazing

Posted in music on October 25, 2009 by Jonathan