Friday, February 27, 2004
You like rain on the plain, as well as interesting architecture and
a diverse number of races and religions. You like to explore a lot, but sailing,
especially in large groups, never really seems to work out for you. Beware of pirates
and dictators bearing bombs. And for heavens' sake, stop running around bulls!
It's just not safe!
the Country Quiz at the Blue Pyramid
How appropriate! Thanks to Rittenhouse for the link.
Tuesday night on Stewart had John Podhoretz has his guest. Now I know that it’s not technically a political show and that I shouldn’t hold The Daily Show to a higher standard than another news show, but does John Podhoretz really merit a fifteen-minute time slot?
I like The Daily Show and Jon is still the smartest guy on television but I think he’s stuck in the old bipartisan debate of, “Extremists are always wrong.” It’s one thing to criticize “extreme thinkers” on both the left for not listening to each to other. But shouldn’t he also point out that a lot of these so-called Bush bashing books have some basis in reality?
I’ll forgive you Jon if you have Paul Krugman on.
Monday, February 23, 2004
Remember "The Greatest Story Ever Told," the Jesus epic directed by Hollywood heavyweight George Stevens? Remember being mildly upset upon seeing John Wayne dressed up as a Roman Centurion at the foot of the cross?
Hollywood legend has it that after hearing Wayne say his one line in the movie -- "Truly this man was the son of God" -- Stevens suggested he try delivering it with "more awe." Wayne dutifully did the take again, solemnly declaring: "Awwww, truly this man was the Son of God."Or as I remember it, "...son-agod."