Movies

February 27th, 2011 at 11:35 am

When will the Coen Brothers adapt Blood Meridian?

The Social Network. Billionaires have such important problems. The rest of us suffer through movies of their depositions.

The King’s Speech. Kings have such important problems. The rest of us suffer through their impediments.

Black Swan. Ballerinas have such important problems. The rest of us suffer through their delusional cuticles.

The Kids Are Alright. Lesbians have such important problems. The rest of us fantasize about Mark Ruffalo.

The Fighter. Boxers have such important problems. Like how to stop beating the shit out of each other.

Inception. Dreamers have such important problems. The rest of us have to worry about reality and are simply bored.

Toy Story 3. Toys have such important problems. The rest of us don’t have near the imagination or creativity to make movies this consistently well, despite this one (and The Incredibles) being a bit too long.

127 Hours. Hikers have such important problems. The rest of us sip martinis from boulder-free bars.

Wake me up when James Franco and Anne Hathaway have a threesome with Johnny Depp.

Or Exit Through the Gift Shop wins.

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Javelin

February 20th, 2011 at 6:08 pm

Javelin

“Each Javelin round cost $80,000, and the idea that it’s fired by a guy who doesn’t make that in a year at a guy who doesn’t make that in a lifetime is somehow so outrageous it almost makes the war seem winnable.” – Sebastian Junger, “War”

War by Sebastian Junger



Nons sequiter, Landscapes Moral

February 8th, 2011 at 7:11 pm

by Sam Harris, pages 19 & 21, respectively.

The Moral Landscape by Sam Harris

“Must we really argue that beneficence, trust, creativity, etc., enjoyed in the context of a prosperous civil society are better than the horrors of civil war endured in a steaming jungle filled with aggressive insects carrying dangerous pathogens?”

Must we? I don’t know.

But aren’t we? Yes.

“It is quite possible for people to traffic in ideas and other cultural products that diminish their well-being for centuries on end.”

Is he referring to the Second Amendment?