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Trip to Second City, Second Life

On: May 30th, 2006 at 12:44 pm | Number of Comments » 2

I’m a couple hours away from a weekday getaway to the Second City (second only to Portland, OR, IMHO; NYC ranks pretty damn low on my list) to watch the hapless Cubs continue their worst season in recent memory. I think it is unprecedented that I give up watching and listening to games by early […]

Bushspeak Lowlights

On: May 28th, 2006 at 9:53 pm | Number of Comments » 0

Just in case you missed these manglings of the English language language the first time W. embarrassed himself with them: bushspeak.mov

Over the Hedge (2006, USA, Theater)

On: May 27th, 2006 at 11:56 pm | Number of Comments » 0

After playing at the Apple Store, I took Safa and Madeleine to see Dreamworks’ Over the Hedge. Not a bad film, just not great. I still measure these Dreamworks and Pixar productions against Finding Nemo, which I still think is the best of them and Over the Hedge isn’t a Finding Nemo. It is inspired […]

Gerald Warhol

On: May 27th, 2006 at 11:38 pm | Number of Comments » 0

What do you do when you have to kill 50 minutes before taking your daughter and her friend to a movie? Go to the Apple Store! In fact, it was Safa’s suggestion because she knows how much fun it is — they have iMacs set up with kiddie applications while daddy plays with the new […]

A Bear Named Winnie (2004, Canada, DVD)

On: May 27th, 2006 at 11:32 pm | Number of Comments » 1

I never knew that Winnie, as in Winnie the Pooh, was short for Winnepeg the extraordinary bear, a real bear from Canada that was adopted by the 1st Division Canadian Expeditionary Force (veterinerian corps) in WWI, smuggled to England when the division shipped, and wound up charming thousands of children and adults alike, including A.A. […]

Robot Stories (2003, USA, DVD)

On: May 27th, 2006 at 11:14 pm | Number of Comments » 0

Sometimes simply browsing aimlessly through a shitty store like Blockbusters yields gold. The title “Robot Stories” and the Asian American director Greg Pak caught my eye the other day and it didn’t disappoint. This was after walking the “New Releases” section three times desperate to find something interesting with which to use my free 40 […]

Marines Massacred 24 Iraqi Civilians

On: May 27th, 2006 at 10:44 pm | Number of Comments » 2

This is the kind of thing one imagines happening but one never finds out about. Well, it got found out. I don’t want to go through the disgusting details, so here’s just an excerpt of the Washington Post’s story of Marines getting payback on innocent civilians for a car bomb in Haditha. By coincidence, the […]

“Duh!” to the Nth Power

On: May 26th, 2006 at 12:29 am | Number of Comments » 1

So Bush and Blair FINALLY admit “missteps” were made and that they underestimated the strength of the insurgency (resistance). Um….I guess I owe them a belated welcome to the thinking half of humanity. Now, how many critics BEFORE THE MISGUIDED INVASION OF IRAQ warned of stirring up precisely this kind of a resistance and terrorist […]