Archive for June 22nd, 2007

Scariest Headline Of The Week

From LA Voice:

Tom Cruise Buying The Galaxy?

Apparently it’s the MLS soccer team, although I wonder if Tom knows that.

(h/t Mutant Poodle)

1 comment June 22nd, 2007 at 09:56pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Great Headlines

Let’s Hope The Whippersnappers Aren’t Listening To Talk Radio…

The Bad News:

Talk radio is 91% conservative. Jebus. Note: This is (surprise!) more of an ownership issue than a market issue.

The Good News:

The “Millenial Generation” is even bigger than the Baby Boomers, and they’re Democrat/progressive by a pretty sizable margin (roughly 10-20 percentage points, depending on your metric). And more of them are attaining voting age every day (there should be 50 million eligible in the 2008 elections).

You know, I bet a lot of those young people are getting their information from the internets instead of the radio…

1 comment June 22nd, 2007 at 08:25pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Media,Politics,Polls,Republicans

B&W Random Glowing Body Parts Blogging

Still more foto fun from the Human Origins exhibit at the Museum Of Natural History:

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Once more, with feeling.

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Solo Hand.

June 22nd, 2007 at 07:24pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: NJ/NYC,Photoblogging

Random Tidbits

Tidbit The First: Dr Pepper is surprisingly tasty with just a little bit of scotch. And I don’t even drink…

Tidbit The Second: What happens to The Incredible Hulk as Bruce Banner ages? Is Hulk eternally young? What would an elderly Hulk be like?

Tidbit The Second-And-A-Halfth: Why does Betsy Ross never notice that Bruce Banner has the world’s largest collection of purple pants with elastic waistbands, and never wears anything else?

9 comments June 22nd, 2007 at 01:31pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Uncategorized

This, I Can Believe

I typically assume that every word coming out of the Bush White House is a lie, and I have been right more often than not. But I think I have to make an exception this time:

The White House yesterday denied a report that President Bush will imminently move to close the Guantanamo Bay terror prison in Cuba.

The Associated Press reported that the White House had summoned security chiefs to a meeting today to make a plan, but officials involved in Gitmo matters told the Daily News they were unaware of the gathering.

A National Security Council spokesman said Bush wants to close Camp Delta, but not before military tribunals convene and most detainees are repatriated to their home countries.

“No decisions on the future of Guantanamo Bay are imminent and there will not be a White House meeting [today],” NSC spokesman Gordon Johndroe said.

It’s like a little kid saying he’ll give up candy when the world runs out of chocolate…

1 comment June 22nd, 2007 at 11:15am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Bush,Constitution,Prisoners,Torture

Friday Quote & Baby Sloth Blogging

This week’s quote is from Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, the loose basis for the sitcom Alice:

Life is short. So are you.

And, of course, there’ll be other people’s baby sloths…

Yes, apparently I’m a complete sucker for baby sloths.

June 22nd, 2007 at 07:38am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

This IS The NYT, Right?

This was rather surprising and refreshing to read in the A.O. Scott (already one of my favorite movie reviewers) review of Sicko:

[Michael Moore’s] polemical, left-populist manner seems calculated to drive guardians of conventional wisdom bananas. That is because conventional wisdom seems to hold, against much available evidence, that liberalism is an elite ideology, and that the authentic vox populi always comes from the right. Mr. Moore, therefore, must be an oxymoron or a hypocrite of some kind.

Someone’s been reading the liberal blogs… or should start writing one.

Also from the same review:

Mr. Moore is less interested in tracing the history of American exceptionalism than in opposing it. He wants us to be more like everybody else. When he plaintively asks, “Who are we?,” he is not really wondering why our traditions of neighborliness and generosity have not found political expression in an expansive system of social welfare. He is insisting that such a system should exist, and also, rather ingeniously, daring his critics to explain why it shouldn’t.

If America is a country of both can-do awesomeness and compassionate generosity, then there really is no good reason why we can’t pull off universal health care. Which is not to say that there isn’t any reason at all…

3 comments June 22nd, 2007 at 07:21am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Media,Movies,Politics

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