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Waterglass Movie Review: I Am Legend

It was okay.  I liked Omega Man better. 

The CGI vampires were not terribly scary.  The dog(s) did a good job.  Will Smith did a good job, but should just learn to keep his mouth shut about Hitler.  The ending missed the point of the novel and was pretty terrible.  There’s a reason it was [...]

Waterglass Movie Review: The Golden Compass

While I quite enjoyed the novel trilogy titled His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman, the movie version of the first book, The Golden Compass, was poorly executed and did a grave disservice to the source material.

In addition to suffering from an overabundance of clumsy plot exposition and excess CGI effects, the movie was far [...]

TV Just Sucks Now

Well, it’s official: they’re canceling The 4400.  I very much enjoyed the show since the start, but not as much as I liked Journeyman, which is also canceled.

Journeyman‘s last episode was one of the best of the season, really poignant and thought-provoking, and it’s a shame it’s done after only one season.  Part of [...]

Media Bias, or Business as Usual?

The always erudite Karl at Protein Wisdom brings to light that the American Butthash Media printed plenty of stories about Iraq when the news was bad, but now that the news is better, rather than reporting that, they’re simply ignoring it and printing stories about other things.  Visit the site for the entire article.

The [...]

Boulder City Council Allows Eruv; Usual Suspects Flap Hands and Squeal

What’s an eruv?

A community Eruv is a symbolic boundary that allows Orthodox Jews to carry certain items outside the walls of their own property (including outdoors and to other areas in a shared dwelling) that would otherwise be forbidden during Shabbat. It is more properly known as an eruv chatzerot.

What does it have [...]

What go aroun’ come aroun’, mmm hm.

Remember the sick assholes who were making fun of the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre?  Well, one of them has received some richly deserved payback:

Nathan Jones, one of the Penn State University students who dressed for Halloween as a Virginia Tech shooting victim, said the controversy has cost him his job.

In an [...]

Mid-East Round-Up

Here’s the latest from our neighbors in the Middle East: military strikes across “borders.”

Israel ordered air strikes into Gaza to kill Islamic Jihad members

A pair of Israeli airstrikes on Monday killed four Islamic Jihad members, including the commander of its military wing, and wounded three others, the militant group said. An Islamic Jihad [...]

Giant Rat Found in Indonesia: “no fear of humans”

The Ratocolypse is nigh:

Researchers in a remote jungle in Indonesia have discovered a giant rat … apparently new to science, underscoring the stunning biodiversity of the Southeast Asian nation, scientists said Monday.

“The giant rat is about five times the size of a typical city rat,” said Kristofer Helgen, a scientist with the Smithsonian Institution [...]

The Channel of Death

The new reality show you do not want to be on:

To sombre music and commentary, images of the Virgin Mary dissolve into pictures of red petals carpeting a forest floor – then into portraits of a woman, called Helga, who has passed away.  This is Etos TV – the world’s first TV network devoted [...]

Who? What? What’s That You Say?


It seems like only two months ago that Pamela Anderson was aglow with happiness over her quickie Las Vegas wedding to Rick Salomon.  Actually, it was.  [What?] But the 40-year-old ex-”Baywatch” beauty has filed for divorce from her 38-year-old husband after just two months of marriage. [Huh? Whuh? How...?] Anderson cited irreconcilable differences in [...]

“I don’t give a f— who you are, I’m a f—ing TV reporter, you f—ing dyke!”

A Philadelphia news anchor tries to reestablish the pecking order:

PHILLY ANCHOR Alycia Lane is scheduled to appear on TV tomorrow night in “Celebrate the Season,” an annual special highlighting holiday cheer in the Delaware Valley.

Not so fast.

The suits at CBS 3 and the CW Philly may have to reconsider broadcasting the special [...]

The Harlem Gospel Choir

In preparation for my trip to the United States of America,  and because this is a rare event, last night I attended a concert by the Harlem Gospel Choir at Sala Kongresowa, right here in downtown Warsaw, Poland.  The music was spectacular and uplifting, even for the highest of spirits.

The crowd was a little [...]

Democrat Party Shenanigans

First, Nancy Pelosi has a zinger:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lashed out at Republicans on Thursday, saying they want the Iraq war to drag on and are ignoring the public’s priorities.

“They like this war. They want this war to continue,” Pelosi, D- Calif., told reporters. She expressed frustration over Republicans’ ability to force majority [...]

“his ogrelike image”: Ike Turner, Dead at 76

Ike Turner died:

 Ike Turner, whose role as one of rock’s critical architects was overshadowed by his ogrelike image as the man who brutally abused former wife Tina Turner, died Wednesday at his home in suburban San Diego. He was 76.  “He did pass away this morning” at his home in San Marcos, said Scott [...]

School Shooting in India

How did the boys acquire a gun?

A schoolboy has been shot dead by two fellow students at a school campus near the Indian capital Delhi, police say. The 14-year-old was killed instantly after being fired on at the private Euro International school in the suburb of Gurgaon, police said. Indian TV channels named the [...]