URLs du Jour


  • Does God hate shrimp? Find out at GodHatesShrimp.com

  • In a great spirit of bipartisanship, David Boaz catches both Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice (Republican) and Senator "Dick" Durbin (Democrat) attributing the Constitution's authorship to Thomas Jefferson. Wrong! (This is Secretary Rice's second strike.)

  • In keeping with Pun Salad's habit of only covering burning (heh) issues after they've burned out: I'm happy that the flag desecration amendment failed yesterday, too bad New Hampshire's "Live Free or Die" senators voted for it (as did all but three Republicans). Good arguments from The Torch and BOTWT. The latter is especially on target:
    Burning the flag is a stupid and ugly act, but there is something lovely and enlightened about a regime that tolerates it in the name of freedom. And of course it has the added benefit of making it easier to spot the idiots.

  • So Mrs. Salad and I were watching Jeopardy last night, and she asked, "Wonder whatever happened to Ken Jennings?" Then today (via Volokh) I see Ken has a blog. He seems to have kept his head on straight; his FAQ is informative and pretty funny in spots.

Just Like Heaven

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

Not bad! An inventive premise (you should stop reading now if you want to be totally surprised by it): Reese Witherspoon plays a workaholic doctor who gets into a nasty traffic accident. Later, Mark Ruffalo rents her vacant apartment, but Reese's spirit shows up, demanding that he move out. Gosh, I wonder if they will fall in love?

I believe this is a chick flick. Because I think men are likely to wonder why Reese's spirit can't pick up a phone, but can lie on a table and ride in vehicles. This doesn't spoil the movie, but it does make one wonder about the physics of spirits.

Geek alerts: Jon Heder is in it, as is Rosalind Chao from Star Trek.

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