So I have no idea if this is good but for 30 bucks and since it is only nine minutes it better be. So if you have ever heard of Claude Lelouch's C'etait un Rendezvous please fill us in.
There be plenty of gold in the treasure chests downtown, boys! The map to the precious booty be easy to navigate!
Argh! It be Talk Like A Pirate Day!
If you were to pick the single greatest hypocrisy of the Bush Presidency, wouldn't it have to be this: that the man who ostentatiously claims Jesus as his favorite philosopher (he of "do unto others as ye would have them do unto you" fame) would say, in all seriousness, "Common Article III says that there will be no outrages upon human dignity. It's very vague. "What does that mean, 'outrages upon human dignity'?"
The idea that "outrages upon human dignity" is "vague" is evil, pure and simple. I'd be willing to bet most people would agree upon what said outrages would be. Waterboarding would definitely qualify. As would sleep deprivation. In fact, pretty much anything we're unwilling to do to prisoners in jails would fit in there.
Steam Lobster Tank! Need I say more?
Don't ask. Just go read it. Hilarious.
Okay, so I go to a music label website that has a band I want to snag a cd from. And guess what? All the cds are "out of stock".
Newsflash idiots: it's 2006! Running "out of stock" of a cd is idiotic. Not to ape any commercials for IBM, but it's a frickin' on-demand world, and when you ramp up production, you shouldn't run out of what you're selling. Especially if what you're selling is music.
All I want is a couple ogg files. Don't make it difficult for me.
I generally enjoy many films. But the following (added in the comments, of course!) movies are ones that "everyone" is supposed to love but that I don't. Here we go:
What movies do you not love?
Now here's another ad that gets the job done. Cleanly. Quickly.
The one race in the Senate I've been concerned about for Dems has been the Menendez race. Kean Jr. enjoys high name recognition (in the same way that Allen does, namely, by trading off his dad's name) and has plenty of cash.
That's why I was especially happy to see this ad:
Ads like this not only help the candidate in question, they also bring things back to the important meme of Bush's incompetence. If Bush isn't keeping us safe, who the hell is? Bringing back the Dubai port controversy also pushes xenophobic Republicans against Bush, which can only help our side. (The more the GOP focuses on immigration, the louder they implode their current governing coalition.) Despite the weird quiet opening, I think this is one of the better ads so far.
The definitive take on the craziness surrounding Atta and the Senate Intel Report.
So Allen hit back and then Webb hit back again. This is going to get dirty...just the way I like it.
Get psyched for banned books week.
Everyone knows I don't use names on the site. But sometimes, especially in the case of Laila Mohib, you have to. Why? Because that's simply how things are done here, hacking the semantic web.
I hope everyone notices the new comment feature below and to the left. Fincher requested it. I'm happy to tweak it one way or the other, depending upon what people want. Thoughts?
We interrupt my sloth-imposed silence to bring you the following stunning piece by conservative satirist Christpher Buckley.
If these sentiments become widespread, we could have a sea change underway.
This ad just came out and is airing in Virginia:
Democrats need more blunt ads like this. Best of all, it's not sponsored by Webb, so it doesn't cost him anything. It merely reinforces that not only is George Allen a racist, but he's also not concerned about our troops. Now that's how to return fire!
So our new mayor is Adrian Fenty. Hooray!
For the record, Fenty's dominating 26 percentage point win is what is correctly called "a mandate". Having the GOP constantly affirm that winning by 1-5% is a mandate has left a bitter taste in my mouth, much like the idiotic poll question that asks people if Bush is a uniter or a divider, only to see them split 50/50.
In Fenty's case, having the whole city behind him should provide enough impetus to have the City Council grant him some leeway once he takes office. I can't wait to see what he does first.