Monthly Archives: August 2009

Highlights for Adults

HFA is a new feature where I look on my bookshelf, take down one of my excessively highlighted books, and share some passages to see if anyone else thinks it was worth all the yellow/pink/orange/green ink involved. Episode One: Arthur … Continue reading

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All-caps corpse dancers descend on Ted Kennedy

Now, I’m not one to abide by the maxim, “Speak no ill of the dead”.  It’s a poor and dishonest tribute to pretend that someone you despised in life was a saint in death.  The glowing coverage of Nixon and … Continue reading

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Trailer Roundup

Filmmakers spend years of their lives on their films.  They work 16-hour-plus days for an indifferent industry for often illusory rewards, all for a fickle public hopelessly in love with the lowest common denominator.  They stake their financial futures and … Continue reading

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A poster speaks a thousand words

Beware the Islamacommunazi peaceniks. They’ll get you every time.  [via]

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History for dummies

[youtubevid id=”ekqyWvGVb64″] Sadly, it seems we are once again in one of those times where “the best lack all conviction while the worst are full of passionate intensity”, as evidenced by the combination of utter historical illiteracy and vocal zealotry … Continue reading

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Barney Frank shows us how it's done

When a confused idiot asks you some ridiculous question comparing health care reform to the Nazi regime, shut it down.  Don’t engage, don’t apologize, and don’t debate.  It’s not a serious question and it doesn’t deserve a serious answer, only … Continue reading

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Infinite Jest and artistic lifespans

As mentioned earlier in the year, I’m an enthusiastic entrant for Infinite Summer, the online book club dedicated to reading David Foster Wallace’s mammoth tome, Infinite Jest.  It’s been a neat new experience reading a book collectively like this – … Continue reading

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