Friday, February 22, 2008

Classic Cinema 2.0

Some clips from the Hollywood of yesteryear - as interpreted by the cast of SpongeBob.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Ahhh, Berkeley

The city of Berkeley, CA has attempted to ban Marine recruiters from working in the city. Because they are using their free speech rights to stop the marines from trampling on other people's free speech rights - to say that they want to join the marines. I know, I don't understand Berkeley's argument either. Not that I'm in favor of the war, nor do I think it's okay that the military is seen as the only opportunity for advancement by many inner city kids, since the military is almost the only institution in the US that will provide training to people who were otherwise forgotten by the system. But that doesn't mean that the military in evil as a concept. It just means we have problems in America in addition to the war, and Berkeleians seem to have forgotten that in their rush to make their statement. That and banning speech doesn't exactly protect free speech. It in fact hurts the cause of free speech.

Articles here, here, here, and here.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Don't ask the person on the street, because that person is crazy

In anticipation of the upcoming "Potomac Primary", as it has come to be called, the BBC did a photo essay of voters in Baltimore and their opinions of the candidates. Apparently Obama is a Muslim, and Hillary can't be the president of "no country" because that's too much power to give to a woman. Nothing says informed and conscientious electorate like crazy people.