Friday, March 28, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
A better quality loop of that same animation: Here.
One of the sources for this illiterate madness:
This is the other one:
A dramatic reading of a middle school breakup letter (reposted)
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
If you're reading this, and you have a suggestion, please leave it in the comments. I watch movies of any genre, from any time period, from anywhere in the world, so nothing will be rejected out of hand. I have memberships in four or five different video rental outfits, including Scarecrow with their 70,000 plus titles available. Don't hold back. I can probably track down the most obscure of suggestions.
Do me a favor and post this photoshop around anywhere you can, will you?
I just think it's too insulting and profane to just waste sitting here on AD.
Bush's Successor Inherits Iraq (Prensa Latina)
President George W. Bush will leave to his successor the future of US troops in Iraq, since his plans do not include reducing its forces in 2008. The New York Times says that a videoconference with the US military and political executives proves that Bush will not reduce the forces although his term is coming to an end.
There will be no more U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq beyond the planned draw down after the "surge" plan ends this summer, according to a new blueprint presented to U.S. President George W. Bush by top U.S. officials in Iraq.
Bush Silent on Troop Numbers in Iraq (Sydney News Herald)
It now appears likely that any decision on big withdrawals of US troops will be left to the next president, ensuring the war will remain at the centre of the US presidential campaign.
UPDATE: My mistake. He was working on his list of presidential pardons. Among them:
Thomas Donald Moldenhauer Colorado Springs, Colorado
Offense: Knowingly selling migratory bird parts in violation of Migratory Bird Treaty Act
Robert Michael Milroy Cinnaminson, New Jersey
Offense: Importation of heroin
William Marcus McDonald Wetumpka, Alabama
Offense: Distribution of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, use of cocaine, possession of cocaine, use of marijuana
William Bruce Butt London, Kentucky
Offense: Bank embezzlement
Read the rest of the list here.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Today, near the bones of the old place stands its tiny namesake. A true, living, breathing old school diner, the Luna Park Cafe is almost an amusement park in itself. It's filled with a collection of automatons, jukeboxes, vintage signs, clocks and other legitimate Seattle fossils and treasures, but it doesn't overwhelm you. It doesn't feel cheesy or gimmicky in the way of so many chain restaurants, with their repainted tricycles and their phony moose heads. The goodies on display here are of the distressed, pitted and weathered variety and can evoke real empathy, and nostalgia as you lunch; an eight foot tall vintage neon ice cream cone hangs in one corner, while a fiberglass Ultraman hangs in flying posture above the center of the dining room. On your right as you enter is a Batmobile kids' ride, the paint worn off after years of affectionate caresses by children and grown-up admirers alike. The undercoating shows through apple red. Have a look:
The papers in the US didn't bother to connect the death milestone with the Mad Hatter-in-Chief's meeting with the Ambassador to Golgotha. They just reported on the White House Easter Egg Roll, the way they always do this time of year. The Aussies and the Brits are properly outraged past the point of civility.
This link goes to a site that keeps tabs on the Iraqi civilian war dead.
Sadly, this is post 650 on this blog. I was hoping for something a little cheerier.
Noting the burden placed on military families, the vice president said the biggest burden is carried by President George W. Bush, who made the decision to commit US troops to war, and reminded the public that U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan volunteered for duty.
Graceless. Shameless. Tasteless. Soulless. Tactless. Brainless. Godless.
This was posted on a Disney obsessive's website a few days ago, but I can't remember where I found it. Sorry to whoever made these captures. I wanted to link to the site. I'll find it again soon and correct this mistake. Update! I found it! These were on the Jim Hill Media site. It's an interesting news site and forum for animation fans and fans of all things Disney.
In Ratatouille, when the old lady in the beginning of the film sees Remy and his brother, she grabs a shotgun and a box of shells.
But look carefully! Those are RB Cheny shells, and that stands for Richard Bruce Cheny (Cheney), also known as Dick. The Disney attorneys asked for the spelling change of the last name as a legal buffer in case Dick overheated about it later. Dick.