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191 weeks ago @ Big Journalism - Maddening Rhetoric · 0 replies · +1 points

caught a few minutes of PRI's the world yesterday. they were interviewing european reporters who had just hit the ground in arizona. it was a cozy liberal environment, and they explained how they had the stories written before even getting off the plane.
http://www.theworld.org/2011/01/10/gabrielle-giff...

194 weeks ago @ Big Hollywood - Book Review: Dupes<... · 0 replies · +7 points

remember listening to a couple old timers talk about the 45 animators walk out. one mumbled something about the guild being over run with reds. never pressed him on it. anybody here have any details?

237 weeks ago @ Big Hollywood - Hollywood Stand Up Guy... · 0 replies · +6 points

finally saw a couple episodes of the cleveland show the other day. seth macfarland seems to be in a competition with the producer of law & order to see who can create more hours of mediocre television a week.

shame, i used to love family guy. but the show has just become a shrill parody of itself. if scrappy doo and lisa simpson had a baby, it would be brian griffin. he is that annoying. probably time to cancel the show again. they could take a few years off, and start over.

238 weeks ago @ Big Journalism - The New York Times<... · 0 replies · +6 points

of all the newspaper staff being laid off over the past few years, the only one at the new york times with a safe jb would seem to be the guy who crushes dissent on the comment threads.

239 weeks ago @ Big Hollywood - Palace Guard Comedians... · 0 replies · +4 points

at least carlos mencia stole funny jokes.

lopez paid for this weak material.

239 weeks ago @ Big Hollywood - For Conservative Movie... · 0 replies · +1 points

my agent keeps telling me to "stop showing that damn book to people".

but i figure this site is pretty safe.

239 weeks ago @ Big Hollywood - For Conservative Movie... · 0 replies · +2 points

i'm saving up for a freedom arms model 83 in .454 casull.

i have no intention of hunting bear. but got way closer than i'd like to grizzlys last time up there. and don't want to be dependent on their goodwill.

unless someone here can suggest something better.

239 weeks ago @ Big Hollywood - For Conservative Movie... · 0 replies · +5 points

imagine being werner herzog for a minute. he spent his life perfecting the descent into madness movie with fitzcarraldo and aguirre the wrath of god.

then THIS falls into your lap. he evenlooks like a dorky liberal klaus kinsky.

the only problem is that it comes from a completely unexpected direction. unexpected at least if you're a liberal. treadwell wasn't a business man or a conquistador warrior. he was a do gooder. many still can't wrap their heads around that.

239 weeks ago @ Big Hollywood - For Conservative Movie... · 0 replies · +4 points

there are pockets of hippies even in alaska. around homer and talkeetna in the summers.

but they are not afflicted with the disney/harmony/can't we all get along view of nature. strapping on a .454 ruger just to take out the trash sort of kills the illusion.

239 weeks ago @ Big Hollywood - For Conservative Movie... · 0 replies · +6 points

i think the problem is that treadwell applied human emotions and values and even reasoning to bears. i know nothing of herzog's politics. but he correctly recognized the vast indifference of nature.

i think that even asking the question of meaning in a bears life sort of misses the point. that issue only has relevance when talking about humans.