Monday, June 22, 2009

All The World's A Sunny Day

  • Random Pop Culture:
    • We all know the newspapers are suffering, but there are advantages to the time and effort they can put into journalism. I highly recommend this series by the St. Petersburg Times about the leadership of the Church of Scientology.
    • Kodak announced they are discontinuing Kodachrome film. Oh, mama, don't take it away.
    • Apparently Mark Sanford had disappearred for a bit, but now he's been found. I guess he needed to get away and clear his mind of anger that he was being forced to take $700 million from the Federal goverment. Oh, poor you.
    • Pat Buchanan bashes Sotomayor, implying she somehow stumbled into graduating #1 from Princeton. He does it from a conference during a session devoted to making sure we only speak English. Oh, and the conference banner is spelled wrong. Why don't I go off about politics much anymore? Because it's just too easy.
  • Random Hatred and/or Love:
    • Okay, fine, I'm going off on politics tonight. Finally. It's too easy to gloat. When it came to the Middle East two years ago, Ahmedinijad was taunting us, Israel had botched a war with Hezbollah, and there was no end in sight in Iraq. Now? Carl Owen of Politico explains.
    • How many times have you sat on the Metro, nodding off or flipping through the Post Express? Of those times, how often have you been even the slightest bit concerned that something bad would happen? Metro has a great safety record and I'd gladly ride it right this second, but it's tough to think about the unexpected nature of this accident. Doesn't help that I'm reading a book where the main character is a kid who is screwed up because his father just happened to have a meeting on one of the upper floors of the World Trade Center on September 11.
  • What's Wrong With This Movie:
    • Superman II -- Okay, I love this movie, but... At the end, Superman uses the crystal to take away the super-criminals' power by stepping inside the booth and shooting kryptonite or whatever at everything outside of the booth. Okay, but why did he have to go into the booth earlier in the movie when he gave up his power? Also, it looked like it was painful earlier in the movie, but Zod and the gang felt nothing. Also, if Lois couldn't possibly beat up any regular person, how was she so much stronger than powerless Ursa? And don't even get me started on this. Plus, it was a nice trick by Superman to give up his powers to get laid. Do you think he uses that on all the chicks? "Hey, Lana, I would totally give up these awesome powers, just for you!"

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