URLs du Jour (10/28/2005)

  • The New York Times ran a story on recent military casualties in Iraq; among the soldiers mentioned was Corporal Jeffrey Starr. Read Michelle Malkin to find out what the Times could have found "fit to print" about Corporal Starr, but didn't.
  • On Scooter Libby, go see Jeff Goldstein, and the Minute Man. And that's all I have to say about that.
  • Suppose you were introducing a brand of clothes specifically aimed at nursing mothers. What clever name could you think up? Whoa, hold on, smart guy, don't make it too clever!

    I've got a good brand name for the baby's clothes, though: "Suckler's Raiment". Ha!

    (That might be the first ever actual pun here at Pun Salad. Sorry.)

  • An optical illusion of a type I hadn't seen before: Mr. Angry and Mrs. Calm. (Via GeekPress, who has a link to the paper describing the trick.)

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Sahara

[Amazon Link] [2.5 stars] [IMDb Link]

I rented this movie because I thought it would be dumb fun, but it turned out to be more dumb than fun. (Although that might just be me; Mrs. Salad really liked it.)

Just a lot of mindless action, one-dimensional characters I didn't care too much about, mostly flat jokes, an absurd plot. Even the sainted William H. Macy gives a lackluster performance. (But Delroy Lindo was good, in his 1.8 minutes of screen time!)

An actor named Rainn Wilson has a role in this, and I kept trying to figure out where I'd seen him before. IMDB coughed up the answer: he plays Dwight in The Office (American version) on TV. OK, I guess that's good acting.


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