Sunday, September 16, 2012

Oy, Royal Pains

1. This may sound hypocritical coming from me (A RABID ZIONIST!!!), but I wonder if it isn't too much to hope for that The House Of David mightn't ought to be expected to take care of itself. Oh, sure, they're surrounded by insane lunatics on all sides. But given this election season, SO ARE WE.

2. So the future Queen Of England is extremely attractive in all of her extreme awesomeness. I think we already knew that. She's also smart and likable. Next? I wonder if this whole mess couldn't be solved simply if England and France went back to war against each other again, just for old times' sake. It's been awhile.

15 comments:

David Marlow said...

I find myself pulling for Philly again this season because of Vick, because I may be all cynical and stuff, but his second chance seems to have found purchase, and my residual naïveté finds me wondering if those dogs still keep him up at night. If they do, more is the better, and he's a better man for it.

Michael said...

You'd think we as a species would have gotten over the excitement of seeing a pair of tits a few million years ago.

Also, Bill Hader as the grizzled war vet/aspiring puppeteer was one of the funniest things SNL has done in ages. That guy is staring to (continues to) carry that show.

David Marlow said...

Seth Meyers in front of movie riot footage:
"Do they not know that YouTube has a comments section?"

Michael said...

As I tweeted earlier today, I don't suppose it would help calm down the angry Muslims if I told them that the only people who have watched that steaming load of trash are themselves. Good grief. you'd think it was a Spielberg production pulling $100mil at the box office.

(today's word verification- WESTITS 59)

David Marlow said...

I wonder if as many nuts didn't see it the same way as many nuts didn't see Temptation or read Satanic Verses.

Hader is as brilliant as he is modest and hardworking at his craft.

Michael said...

I try to understand, really I do, but shit man, it's a freaking badly made video on YouTube. If every time someone insults your religion people get murdered...well, I guess you get the point.

Herb Welch, the old reporter that Hader does so wonderfully, makes me laugh every single time he clunks someone in the head with the microphone. Stefan of course is brilliant, and I'm glad Lorne isn't overdoing it with him like he did with Farley's Matt Foley.

David Marlow said...

Speaking of which, NPR tells me today is the single bloodiest in American history. Damn that Ken Burns. Perhaps we can learn something. Probably not.

Michael said...

Antietam? Yeah, what a fuckin' bloodbath. Hard to describe the feeling I had while watching The Civil War. Frustration? What Burns did so well with that incredible show, was drive home the point that while Antietam was unbelievably bloody, it wasn't unique. Shiloh, Vicksburg, Fredericksburg, Gettysburgh,...they just kept repeating the same flawed battlefield tactics, not understanding as Steve Ambrose said "that the technology had surpassed the tactics, but they didn't change. The Minet ball was accurate to 100 yds, and yet we kept marching in straight lines right up to each other."- Can we learn from Burns? I sure as hell did David.

Michael said...

BTW David....go HERE and install. Tracking cookie blocker. Advert cookies, market targeting cookies, the lot of them, get blocked. I've blocked 160 trackers in the last 40 mins (since my sister sent me the link) Assholes. I hate tracking cookies, and the assholes who bake them.

David Marlow said...

I was thinking about civil war movies, and I guess I like the ones where the war is tangential, like Cold Mountain, Dances, that other one. Glory is great. But the way Jude had that look through the whole movie that he had had enough was jarring.

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Michael said...

Jesus, did I really spell it Gettysburgh? Work distractions always screw up my spelling.

I liked Dances for the same reason. Terribly poignant scene for me was Maury Chaykin/Major Fambrough pissing his pants "and there's nothing anybody can do about it" followed by the inevitable gun to the head

rundeep said...

The only burg east of the Mississippi to retain its "h" is Pittsburgh. So I was told. Except I guess for Plattsburgh. Anyway, the Eagles. Lord, they try us. We were all ready to ride Andy Reid outta town, then his son died. I went to the first preseason game, the first game after he had died, and the outpouring of love and support for Andy was unbelievable. People standing and chanting, and crying, and clapping. Reid was visibly moved. That plus Lurie's (finally!) talking to him has seemingly made a difference. The guy's press conferences are actually straightforward and clear and make him likable. No more tea leaves to read, crazy crap to decipher, excuses that made us furious. Nope, it's all shockingly normal. Vick is a head case. Always was, always will be, though an exceptionally talented one (not unlike Randall Cunningham -- brilliant athlete, not entirely there). Great This American Life this week for back to school discussing the effects of parenting on cognitive development. Made me wonder how much better Vick could have been if he'd had some. Oh, and Romney makes me want to kick his teeth down his throat.

David Marlow said...

So I'm suffering through Revolution and it's reminding me of what Keifus has tried to teach us all these years, namely, that Battlefield Earth is the greatest movie ever made.

Michael said...

RD- I know. I got the others right too, which makes the Gettysburg typo that much more stupid