URLs du Jour

2008-10-06

  • I regret using the term "unrepentant terrorist William Ayers" yesterday. Google says that's become an overworked cliché with about 90,700 hits. From now on, I'll try to be more original. How about "proud but fortunately incompetent would-be murderer William Ayers"? Does that work better for you?

  • Obama's response to the Ayers stuff (expressed via surrogates) seems to be:

    • Hey, only a racist would bring this stuff up!

    • Hey, I just remembered! I didn't know about all this bomb stuff!

    • Hey, our kids just go to school together!

    My favorite is that last one, since:

    It’s an obvious fiction …, since the Obama children are presently in elementary school, while Ayers’ children are all grown adults …

    Come on, MSM, even I can do this: "What did you know? When did you know it? And what did you do when you found out?"

  • Desperately watching your 401(k) dwindle? Looking for some fast cash? Preferably some that doesn't involve hard work or mental activity? Cracked reviews "5 Retarded Get-Rich Quick Scams (People Still Fall For)." Hint: those 2am infomercials may be misleading.


Last Modified 2012-10-10 1:41 PM EST

Son of Rambow

[Amazon Link] [3.5
stars] [IMDb Link]

If there ever was a movie that needed a "don't try this at home" disclaimer, this is probably it.

Two British boys, Will and Lee, are outcasts at their school. Will is a member of a hyper-religious sect, the Plymouth Brethren. He's forbidden to watch TV. We're shown, however, that he has an active imagination and unusual creativity, having covered page after page in his Bible with illustrations and flipbook animations.

Lee, on the other hand, is the school's bad boy, a perpetual miscreant. He's also a budding filmmaker, itching to make a movie to enter in a contest for kids.

Naturally, events conspire to throw them together. Will happens to watch Lee's bootleg copy of First Blood, a revelation that transforms him into an enthusiastic creative partner/actor/stuntman in what turns into a First Blood sequel. That "stuntman" part is what will make any parent wince and squirm; Lee's movie requires that Will engage in a good deal of what the MPAA terms "reckless behavior."

It's funny and charming, a good choice for your multicultural movie night.


Last Modified 2012-10-10 1:26 PM EST