Archive for April, 2010

The calm before the storm

Posted in culture, news, religion, television, Uncategorized on April 25, 2010 by Jonathan

An interview with the creators of South Park, right before the airing of the episode that reminded us yet again of radical Islam’s deep and unyielding respect for freedom of speech and diversity of opinion:

Meanwhile, Big Hollywood declares where it stands.

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Snitchfest

Posted in culture, news, politics on April 22, 2010 by Jonathan

The indomitable Mark Steyn finds (yet more) disturbing evidence that Britain is turning into a totalitarian state, without the official totalitarian government yet. It’s the victory of political correctness: instill a totalitarian mindset among the populace, even if the state is technically democratic.

Fourteen of the most bone-chilling paragraphs you will encounter, if you are in any way concerned with freedom and the West.

Happy Earth Day

Posted in other on April 22, 2010 by Jonathan

The day I celebrate how we conquered the Earth.

She & Him

Posted in music on April 15, 2010 by Jonathan

As we are in the midst of Spring, I thought it’d be a good time to spread around some uplifting, sunny music, preferably sung by the sunny Zooey Deschanel. Here’s She & Him with “In the Sun”:

And here’s She & Him with “Thieves”.

And they say there isn’t a red/blue divide…

Posted in culture, movies on April 14, 2010 by Jonathan

Director Kevin Smith is apparently taking a break from his usual high-brow Whit Stillman-esque comedies in order to make a horror film about conservatives. The movie, titled Red State, will be about “intense” and “horrifying” religious worship – which is a bit vague, to be honest, as any religious worship not centered around trees is probably viewed as such in Hollywood – and takes its cue from a 1975 cult film I happened to catch on TV just a few weeks ago called Race With the Devil, in which innocent vacationing couples are chased across a Texas populated by Satanists (proving that even in the seventies some Hollywood suits didn’t know what to make of evangelicals). It also takes inspiration from the members of that pathetic and evil “church” that protests at military funerals. (An aside to the Kevin Smiths of the world: That “church” is not Christianity.)

In the spirit of fairness – which is what the Left wants anyway, right? – I propose that some intrepid filmmaker tackle the intense, horrific worship of the government and the drive to end distinctions between genders. Call it Blue State.

[HT: Big Hollywood]

About Jill

Posted in other on April 12, 2010 by Jonathan

Tim Blair has written a touching piece about his aunt Jill, who had, to put it lightly, a hard yet ultimately meaningful life.

This is, to put it accurately, one of the most powerful things I’ve read in recent memory.

Swedish songstress break

Posted in music on April 8, 2010 by Jonathan

If there’s one thing the world has too few of, it’s lovely Swedish women singing catchy ditties. Luckily, I’ve found video of what should be a much more common experience in our lives:

[Hat tip: Me]