Le Samouraï

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This 1967 French movie is famous for being perhaps the slowest paced thriller ever made; it takes one hour and forty-five minutes to tell a story that most modern American directors could polish off in a pre-title prologue.

Well, I'm kind of kidding. This movie is an acknowledged classic. (So I suppose I should have liked it more.) Alain Delon plays a hitman whose life begins to unravel when the Paris police manage to pick him up as a suspect (by sheer dumb luck) after one of his murders. He takes this more or less in stride; he seems pretty bored by it, in fact.

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NH Senate Bails on Real ID

Unfortunately, the New Hampshire Senate refused to unequivocally opt out of the Federal "Real ID" program; it amended the bill (HB1582) to (instead) appoint a commission to study compliance costs, etc. All but two of the Senate's 16 Republicans went along with this; all voting Democrats were opposed. Weekend Pundit has details and links.

Someone remind me again why the Republican Party should go on living?