I regret that blogging is likely to be light to non-existent for a week, since I am called to deal with a family illness.
In the interim, cling as if your life depended on it to the following important concepts:
CHARLIE SHEEN: ACTOR, SWINGER, STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
"9/11 looked like a controlled demolition to me."
This from a man so stupid he signed personal checks to pay for hookers.
CAN YOU SPELL "INGRATE"?
"Christian Peacemaker" hostages held for the past four months in Iraq were freed through a well-planned cooperative rescue effort carried out by American, Canadian, and British forces. The three hostages (a fourth was murdered) were quick to celebrate their liberation by denouncing these multinational forces as "the root cause of the insecurity which led to htis kidnapping and so much pain and suffering in Iraq."
The hostage-freeing team may have been heard to reply "You're welcome," but were probably drowned out by the sound of the Iraqi Ambassador to Canada, who had this to say about Christian peacemakers:
[They] practice the kind of politics that automatically nominate them as dupes for jihadism and fascism.But what does he know? He's far too close to the situation to be objective.
The Ambassador also called the peace-ninnies "phoney pacifists...willfully ignorant.. outrageous."
LORD OF THE RINGING ENDORSEMENTS -- NOT
As I predicted here, the musical version of Lord of the Rings opened to mixed (at best) reviews, some of which were decidedly unkind. However, most people seem able to see past its flaws to its charms, so it may survive after all. Hard to tell at this point.
"THANK YOU FOR SMOKING Displays a Sense of Humor"
roars the headline from National Public Radio, an incredibly dessicated comment, which says a great deal more about NPR than about the pants-wettingly funny film that opened last Friday. Based on the Christopher Buckley novel of the same name, the movie's laughs are a little front-loaded-- you are cackling till your sides ache, non-stop for the first five to ten minutes, and never quite reach that fever-pitch again. But it's a delightful flick, skewering all types in all directions. A little raunchy, definitely for grown-ups, primarily because it's funny in a way that's over most kids' heads. Waste no time-- go see it.