Archive for December 7th, 2007

Friday Quote & Monkey Blogging

This week’s quote is from the Matt Damon gambling drama Rounders:

He plays the part of a loser to perfection.

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

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Surprised Monkey is surprised!

2 comments December 7th, 2007 at 10:15pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

Good News For MST3K Fans

Woohoo!!!

The creator of Mystery Science Theater 3000 is returning to the movie-mocking business as captain of the Cinematic Titanic.

Joel Hodgson is reuniting with J. Elvis Weinstein (the original Tom Servo) and Trace Beaulieu (Crow T. Robot) to sink any B movies remaining afloat in the long-running cult TV show’s wake. The celluloid target of their inaugural Dec. 10 release: 1972 horror debacle Brain of Blood.

Hodgson and crew plan to mine the depths of the sci-fi and horror genres for movies that bear the special MST3K level of delightful god-awfulness. Rather than call the reunion a “show,” Hodgson described Cinematic Titanic as “a movie-riffing delivery system” that will keep loyal MST3K enthusiasts stocked with fresh laughs.

I don’t really have anything to add to this, other than to say that it’s pretty awesome.

2 comments December 7th, 2007 at 09:15pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Coolness,Movies,TV

NYC Public Library Photoblogging

A couple of photos from the Public Library, and one… not.

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Jack Kerouac and the library lion have apparently had some kind of falling out, and are no longer speaking to each other.

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Closeup of the wrapping protecting the upper facade.

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Completely random buildings with nothing to do with the library at all.

2 comments December 7th, 2007 at 11:20am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: NJ/NYC,Photoblogging

Heartbreaking

Oh the humanity:

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said it was “heartbreaking” that the deaths of women killed by a convicted rapist who was released from prison after Huckabee supported his parole had become politicized.

On Wednesday, the mother of the woman the convict later murdered pledged to campaign against the former Arkansas governor.

“There are families who are truly, understandably and reasonably, grief stricken,” Huckabee told CNN. “And for people to now politicize these deaths and to try to make a political case out of it rather than to simply understand that a system failed and that we ought to extend our grief and heartfelt sorrow to these families, I just regret politics is reduced to that.”

Yes, it’s absolutely heartbreaking. Almost as heartbreaking as, say, the actual rapes and murders themselves. Almost, but not quite.

I especially like how he says that “a system failed,” like he had no part in it. Like he didn’t personally break the system by pressuring the parole board to release Dumond. The “system” failed because Huckabee meddled with it, and he refuses to take responsibility for it, refuses to admit that maybe, just maybe, he made a tragic mistake based on political calculation.

I won’t stoop to calling that “heartbreaking” – not when more appropriate words like “disgusting” and “despicable” are available.

(h/t dakine01)

3 comments December 7th, 2007 at 07:20am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Elections,Huckabee,Politics,Republicans,Wankers


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