The Matrix Reloaded

I got to see the Matrix Reloaded twice already in the theater. Although the film was obviously flawed, I think when the last movie in the trilogy comes out, a lot of people will re-examine Reloaded and be blown away. In the first Matrix, I got the whole the story early on and most of my ruminations were about philosophical…

The Best Music Comes from TV Commercials

Am I the only person in the world who selects musical choices by listening to the Mitsubishi car ads? I never heard of Dirty Vegas. Apparently I’m not alone, according to Rob Walker at Slant who says that the Mitsubishi ad was responsible for getting Dirty Vegas air time and concert dates. Dirty Vegas was fairly popular in England, but…

War is not Healthy

From an email from a guy who is looking to buy a “War is not healthy” poster, which led him to my website: I accidentally found your excellent site, while looking for a poster that I had in my hooch in Viet-Nam. It said, “War is unhealthy for Women, Children & Other Living Things”. It was Psychedellic and really got…

Link-o-Mania: Project for a New American Century

More PNAC links (Project for a New American Century) – PNAC Homepage – PNAC: Cheney’s monstrous scheme – PNAC and its connection to the Bush War – PNAC’s Present Dangers as Blueprint for Bush Doctrine – Open letter to president, dated after 9/11 – Were Neo-Conservatives’ 1988 Memo A Blueprint for Iraq War (ABC News) This article points out that…

Ramsey Clark on Vote to Impeach Bush

“Impeachment appears six times in the U.S. Constitution. The Founders weren’t concerned with anything more than with impeachment because they had lived under King George III and had in 1776 accused the king of all the things that George W. Bush wants to do: Usurpation of the power of the people; Being above the law; Criminal abuse of authority.”

– Ramsey Clark, former U.S. Attorney General, vote to impeach George II

Nigerians Keep Emailing Me

More Spanish Prisoner: The Nigerians have given my address to Kenneth Kabila from Zaire – Congo-Kinshasha. He has diamonds he would like me to help him export (smuggle?) out of the country. Incidentally, here is why that movie, The Spanish Prisoner, is called..the Spanish Prisoner (from the Urban Legend Reference Page): The Nigerian Scam has been emptying the pockets of…

The Quiet American – Miramax Orientalism

Last night I went to see the Quiet American. Rotten Tomatoes gives it a really high rating, and they were right. The movie was good; it was disturbing, haunting, and difficult to watch. The movie effortlessly metonymizes Vietnam with the woman character, Phuong, who is the object of both Michael Caine’s and Brenden Fraser’s attention. The best review I read…