Submitted by Shepherd on August 21, 2008 - 05:09
Thanks to Kali for sending this along.
By “thanks” I mean “you have scarred my eyes and my mind.”
Submitted by Shepherd on August 20, 2008 - 13:54
There are few joys in this world as joyous as watching one of the great geniuses of the 20th century get loaded and expound about champagne.
Submitted by Shepherd on August 20, 2008 - 10:54
Submitted by Shepherd on August 19, 2008 - 16:36
All snark aside, a couple of other observations about Season Five of The Wire:
It’s kind of neat (and a bit telling) how the Sun manages to miss or give short shrift to the major beats of the “Bawlmer” storylines — Prop Joe and Omar’s passings get mentioned in, well, passing, but bumped from the front [...]
Submitted by Shepherd on August 19, 2008 - 13:45
For those of you who don’t have 10 hours to catch up on the last season of the Greatest Show on Television, this will get you there in under 60 seconds. (warning: major spoilers)
THE WIRE, SEASON FIVE
Detective “Bunk” Moreland grimly surveys a body lying on the sidewalk. His friend and colleague, Detective Kima Greggs, is [...]
Submitted by Shepherd on August 15, 2008 - 12:20
El Santo raises a good point in response to my anti-Olympic tirade: that top-medal winners tend toward better public infrastructure overall. Which is kind of inarguable — industrialized nations with disposable income and energy tend to produce more Olympic athletes than underdeveloped countries with fewer spare resources to dedicate to developing top-notch synchronized swimmers.
Submitted by Shepherd on August 15, 2008 - 10:13
A really good post from Bully’s blog about the reprehensible amount of harassment that goes on at Comic-Con. The only way this industry can survive is to get out of the Boyzone BS that keeps getting propagated.
Submitted by Shepherd on August 14, 2008 - 19:12
Who cares about the Olympics?
I’ve been wracking my brains trying to figure this out — how nations of people, most of whom seem reasonably bright, can possibly attach any semblance of meaning or significance or pride to whether some guy can run really fast.
Every day this week, I’ve been subjected to [...]
Submitted by Shepherd on August 14, 2008 - 13:08
Stuff like this is why: a thorough examination (and consequent trashing) of David Brooks’ newest foray into the soft sciences.
Submitted by Shepherd on August 13, 2008 - 16:13
Okay, so the guy who was arguably the architect of the John Kerry Swift Boat thing is at it again.
And in 2004, the better candidate lost because folks didn’t want to appear “shrill” or “contrarian” and felt that if they just played it cool, truth would out and the better man would wind up [...]