35 percent predict the military draft will be reinstated. 25 percent anticipate the second coming of Jesus Christ. Another terrorist attack, a warmer planet, death and destruction from a natural disaster. These are among Americans’ grim predictions for the United States in 2007.
Men who have sex with drunken women will be at risk of being convicted of rape under new laws to be considered by ministers. The legal shake-up would mean a woman would be considered incapable of giving consent to sex if she had been drinking heavily. What if the man is drunk too? Is he […]
Excellent – I can start using my ‘fascism 14’ categories early: The CIA reviewed the article and cleared it for publication, but the White House put the brakes on it, saying it contained classified information that the CIA missed. Leverett cried foul: "All of my publications on Iran — and, indeed, on any other policy […]
Did anybody else see the evangelicals celebrating Judaism (Christians wearing yamulkas excited about the rapture/restoration) with a Hava Nagila hoedown? I swear they sung it alternating with lyrics of Like a chicken in a bread pan, pickin up dough Even had the devil sayin ‘ "Go, Man, Go !"
Komodo dragon gives birth to 8 children: Flora has never mated, or even mixed, with a male dragon, and fertilized all the eggs herself, a process culminating in parthenogenesis, or virgin birth.
Have you ever thought about opening your own strip club? The last time I was in a straight strip club was for Alan’s bachelor party and I am always disappointed. Same thing with gay strip clubs. There seems to be an air of boredom for everybody involved. I sometimes imagine what my own strip club […]
Oh and I think I want Shohreh Aghdashloo in every movie I watch from now on. She plays the Iraqi soccer mom in American Dreamz. But you’ll also recognize her as the severe doctor from X-Men 3. But even better, you’ll know her sexy purr as Dina Araz from Season 4 of 24. Shohreh played […]
Is everyone in American a self-absorbed back-stabbing asshole? That is pretty much the thesis of American Dreamz, a American Idol spoof with Mandy Moore, Hugh Grant, Dennis Quaid, Chris Klein and Marcia Gay Harden (doing a fantastic Laura Bush-inspired First Lady). I have a suspicion that American Dreamz was toned down. There is a ton […]
Superman Returns is a valiant effort. But Brandon Routh lacks the charm of Christopher Reeve. Reeve’s Clark Kent was always a big dork but had an underlying charm that Raimi didn’t evoke out of Routh. Spacey is great as Lex Luthor and Parker Posey is fun as his henchwoman, Kitty. I think Parker Posey should […]
I am really liking Guns, Germs and Steel. I like ‘whole systems’ explained to me and having trends pointed out. I never really understood what it meant to domesticate a crop. Or considered how early hunter-gather groups figured out farming. Or how crucial domesticated animals were to pretty much everything. So far what I find […]