Saturday, November 05, 2005

The director of Rome is accusing the BBC of sensationalising his work by over-playing the sex and violence and cutting out key political narrative. Because you just can't get enough 2000 year old political narrative!

(NOTE: the Brits cut episodes 1-3 down to two episodes, while HBO showed it uncut.)


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"Jennifer Garner (to be) Naked In Erotic Thriller" ... I'll believe this when I see it.
  • By the way, what is wrong with this sentence: "Jennifer Gartner recently signed a contract to play in Disney's erotic thriller "Sabbatical."
  • Well ... besides the fact that her name is not "Gartner"
  • I don't know about you, but when I think of erotic thrillers, I immediately think of Disney. What do you think Mr Toad's wild ride REALLY was? He was merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily on his way. How do you think he got so fucking merry?


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You may want to scratch Somalia off your vacation destinations: "Pirate Attack Repelled by Cruise Ship Crew"


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Celebrity Double Jeopardy: Beatty Tries to Crash Schwarzenegger Rally


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Baylor hangs tough in 0-62 defeat.


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Oklahoma high school cagers lose 112-2 (and with a constantly running clock in the second half!). "Hey, dad, the good news is that I was the team's second highest scorer tonight, only two points out of the lead. The bad news is that I didn't play."


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Is there really any difference between Mountain Dew, Mountain Breeze, and Mountain Edge?


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Additional nudity from: Anne Hathaway and Bijou Phillips in Havoc


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Kind of interesting. The following is a quote from the Vice-President of the United States:
  • "He’s already demonstrated a willingness to use these weapons. He poison-gassed his own people. He used poison gas and other weapons of mass destruction. This man has no compunction about killing lots and lots of people. So this is a way to save lives and to save the stability and peace of a region of the world that is important to the peace and security of the entire world."
  • So why did I link to this humorless, boring, blatantly political and generally strident article? Well, the trick is that I didn't say WHICH vice-president.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clever rhetorical stunt by Goldberg but it doesn't work. Did Clinton and/or Gore deliberately lie about attempts by Hussein to procure uranium from Niger? Or pass on lies about connections between Hussein and al Queda? Did they out a covert CIA operative when her husband pointed out that the Niger claim was a lie?

Interesting article, by the way, in tomorrow's NY Times.

PS: Scoopy, you should provide a link to this: http://rawstory.com/news/2005/Zogby_Americans_support_consideration_of_impeachment_1104.html

 


Anonymous The Goose said...

It always makes me laugh when people post comments with such conviction and then it's posted by "anonymous." I write something, I put my name on it.

It's funny to me that Anonymous calls Goldberg's piece a rhetorical stunt, but we're supposed to ignore the facts that everyone believed Saddam had WMDs? It wasn't just President Bush that said it, it was everybody who said it. Kennedy, Kerry, Gore, Clinton, Shrillary and Bill. France, Germany, Russia, all of their intelligence agencies believed it too. But it was only President Bush that lied... What a joke.

Note, this is not a political blog, so scoop, if I've offended, I apologize. Rock on.

And yes, I put my name on it.

 


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Goose ignored the substance of my post. I am not angry about the WMD errors, I am angry about the willfil lies told about Niger uranium and connections between Al Qaeda and Saddam. Read this: http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2005/11/6/0302/76807

I don't expect to convince Goose, who believes the only test of a political idea is whether it is signed. Signing your name doesn't make a stupid post smart or a smart post stupid. Judge my post on its merits, not on who wrote it.

 


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A "Niger uranium and connection between Al Qaeda and Saddam", that we got from British intelligence...which they still stand by.

 

The world's largest employer asked nine economists to assess its effect on the economy. Today, at a conference organized by Wal-Mart, they'll respond.


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"Denver Is First City to Legalize Small Amount of Pot" ... The significance of this has been widely misinterpreted and misreported.
  • First of all, Denver police ordinarily cite offenders under state law rather than city ordinance. (98% of marijuana citations in the city are under state law.) The state law is pre-printed on the front of tickets, so just by checking a box an officer can issue a fine for as much as $200. To use the repealed city ordinance, an officer would have to write out the relevant code by hand. "Citing under state law has been a tradition here for years. We intend to keep doing what we've been doing," said David W. Broadwell, an assistant city attorney.
  • However, the repeal of the city ordinance is not meaningless. The repealed ordinance was stricter than the state law, and carried a maximum penalty of a year in jail, so the maximum penalty for possession of small amounts of marijuana in Denver has been effectively reduced to a $200 fine - as per the state law. Before the recent referendum, somebody could in theory have gone to jail for that same act, if the arresting officer was in a particularly ornery mood. Although the Denver city attorney's office prosecuted 1,565 people last year under state law, the city also prosecuted 36 adults last year for marijuana possession under the city ordinance. Obviously, the earlier repeal of the ordinance would have affected those 36 people.
  • Here is the Denver Post's take on this matter.

Insert predictable "Mile High City" comment here.


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Daily Box Office - Friday, November 4, 2005
  • Jarhead exceeded expectations with a ten million dollar opening day. It was in a virtual tie with Chicken Little for the #1 spot.
  • (Of course, the kid's movie should do relatively better on Saturday and Sunday)
  • Shopgirl and Good Night and Good Luck made the top ten.


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This is a real story: Mystery radio signal keeps Canadian cars in their garages. And America is to blame!


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More details on Clobberin' Clooney and his London Street Brawl


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Charlie Sheen, Denise Richards Rekindle Romance


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"A study of the effects of peyote on American Indians found no evidence that the hallucinogenic cactus caused brain damage or psychological problems."
  • Dude, just call me Typing Bear.
  • They take in the peyote as a religious sacrament. They consider it to be the body and blood of Hunter Thompson


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Sex-and-drugs royal romp to hit British TV screens
  • Lord Antony Snowdon, 75, is alive and reportedly "incandescent with rage" over the drama.


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Maradona says Bush is 'human rubbish'
  • I don't expect anyone to believe that - unless they see the DNA tests proving he's human.
  • Y'know, for a drug-crazed guy with a negative IQ, Maradona is amazingly perceptive!


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