Thursday, April 17, 2008

Ben Stein On Intelligent Design

No I haven't seen the movie but I did find this nice site that reviewed it. I'm curious as to whether I will have a similar opinion. I am entertained that she considers Sicko so highly and yet comes down so hard on the Stein movie. Smacks of attraction to the opinion of the movie as opposed to the movie itself. If the movie is bad or good because of the content, that isn't really a review of the movie but rather a review of opinion promoted. That would be akin to a bad review of Harry Potter because you don't like witchcraft or sorcery.

That being said, this blog is an intelligent read and gets some good both in favor of an opposed to her reviews.

Friday, April 11, 2008

That Old Black Magic Has Me In Its Fortune Cookie

A promise of overhaul and nothing yet. Tic, Tic, Tic.

A promise of intelligent dialogue hijacked on forums. Tock, Tock, Tock.

"I wear black on the outside, because black is how I feel on the inside." Ring, Ring, Ring

Because it is cool to be an atheist. Because it is cool to be agnostic. Because it is cool to be a christian. Because it is cool to be a NIN fan. Because it is cool to hate NIN. Because preppy is cool. Because I hat preps. Because being punk is cool. Because I hate punks. Because Democrats rule. Because Republicans are racist war mongers. Because Democrats are socialist hypocrties. Because Republicans actually have a position and a belief.

Belonging > Be-Longing
For the follower.

You are what you despise. You just wear different clothes. You are George Bush. You are Hillary Clinton. You are Barrack Obama. You are Al Gore. You are John McCain. You are Paris Hitlon. You are Britney Spears. You are Trent Reznor. You are Morrissey.

The shell may be dyed but the yolk is still yellow.

Where is the Philosopher King?
Quit pretending you know and listen.
Quit posing.

One of my best friends is a Catholic lesbian, married w2 daughters (both baptised in the Catholic church) and a staunch Republican. That equals being yourself in the face of what the Other tells you you must be.

Lesbians say you can't be a lesbian and a Republican.
Catholics say you can't be a lesbian and a Christian.
Christians say you can't love God and be a lesbian.

Nothing original in the fortune cookie.