Saturday, February 20, 2010

Quote of the day

Yes, I'm a man possessed by many demons. Polite demons that would open a door for a lady carrying too many parcels: but demons nonetheless.
- Kevin McDonald, Kids in the Hall, Season 2 Episode 2.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

How many communists does it take to row a boat?

Luo Yuan, a researcher at the Academy of Military Sciences, gave an interview with Reuters (via Best of the Web):
"Just like two people rowing a boat, if the United States first throws the strokes into chaos, then so must we."
(Note to self: never, ever row a boat with this guy.)

Friday, February 05, 2010

Dealing with our government

February 3, 2010


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Monday, February 01, 2010

Mel Gibson

On the New York Times' website, Neil Genzlinger writes about Mel Gibson's newest film. His little blurb begins
Despite the occasional foray into biblical interpretation or drunken anti-Semitic outburst, Mel Gibson has always been about fighting injustice, and his latest film, "Edge of Darkness," which opens on Friday, is no exception.

I presume that the "
foray into biblical interpretation" is Gibson's film The Passion of the Christ. Thus it seems that the New York Times is a newspaper that thinks that executing convicted criminals in an injustice, but that the Crucifixion wasn't.