Tarry for the Nonce

August 31, 2003

Old Bones

Filed under: Entertainment — lmwalker @ 12:38 pm

Janice has found the first must-see movie of 2004: The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra

Brilliant.

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August 27, 2003

The Physics of It All

Filed under: Entertainment — lmwalker @ 12:57 pm

Ed McCulloch has an interesting link to a site that analyzes movie physics.

I am entertained. The site is brilliant.

Frosty

Filed under: Rambles — lmwalker @ 12:47 pm

I had a dream last night that I met Tony Snow. We conversed and I got his autograph for Janice. It was a cool dream.

I adore Tony Snow.

August 19, 2003

Anatomy Lessons

Filed under: Rambles — lmwalker @ 10:07 am

Read the headline, located by Best of the Web:

Hooters: A Case Study
‘This thing has incredible legs,’ an early investor said.

I don’t think he really got the concept.

August 15, 2003

Best of the Web

Filed under: News — lmwalker @ 3:05 pm

I adore Best of the Web and an item from yesterday was particularly brilliant:

Flight Risk
British Airways has suspended all flights to Saudi Arabia until further notice, in response to a specific terrorist threat to its planes in the country,” reports the BBC, which offers this anecdote of a frustrated traveler:

Nadia Talpur, 20, a student from Toronto, Canada, who was also flying to Jeddah to see relatives said: “I have been passed round three different people so far and I still don’t know what’s going on. I’m about ready to explode. . . .”

Which, come to think of it, is exactly what British Airways is afraid of.

Touche

Filed under: Uncategorized — lmwalker @ 3:00 pm

The enigmatic E. Nough has a scathing commentary on his blog about the entitlement mentality in the ghettos of France.

Seems like no atrocity on the planet can’t be excused by a lack of “hope.” Gang rapes, suicide bombings, mass murder — for every worthless scumbag committing some new horror, you can always find some educated progressive to apologetically explain that what the man needed was hope.

August 4, 2003

Crisis for Kerry?

Filed under: News — lmwalker @ 3:53 pm

The Kevin Schmidt concept is clear enough: he has set a goal of photographing himself with all nine Democratic presidential hopefuls.

Apparently, the Democrats are good sports . . . except John Kerry (who, incidentally, served in Vietnam. Didja know?)

August 1, 2003

Jolly Rover

Filed under: Rambles — lmwalker @ 11:31 am

Janice sent me a Jonah Goldberg article about Peter Singer, about whom he says:

Singer is a cocktail-party trickster. He uses intellectual prestidigitation to get you to agree to all sorts of assumptions that sound reasonable and then forces you to remain consistent to those “principles” until you find yourself in favor of killing babies, pulling plugs, and mounting the jolly Rover.

Blech. Icky. Whatever is the Princeton administration thinking? Academics of Singer’s ilk irreparably damage the plebeian view of his profession. I completely agree with Goldberg when he says:

When you treat reprehensible and ludicrous arguments with respect you have elevated the reprehensible and made the ludicrous a bit more reasonable. Having a serious argument with a Nazi makes the horror of the Holocaust a debatable point. Don’t wrestle in the mud with pigs. You get dirty and the pig likes it.

Well put.

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