There are no atheists in a foxhole.
goodreasonnews: uh oh, better not say that to these guys: Or Pat Tillman or any of the thousands of other U.S. military personal who put their lives on the line for you and for this country and never felt the need to believe in an imaginary friend. It wasn’t until I went to war that I knew that there is no God.
h/t to Third Shift.
fuck The King’s Speech. Typical British wankery. Wow, an aristocrat was able to get over the abuse he suffered at the hands of his father The King with the help of a Nazi sympathizer. True Grit is what the fucking movies are supposed to be. Big scenery with big actors doing big things. Hailee Steinfeld should have been nominated for Best Actress. Mattie Ross is without a doubt the main...
The idea that the Crusades and the fight of Christendom against Islam is somehow...– Senator and (?) presidential candidate Rick “Santorum” Santorum, defending the Crusades (via peterfeld)
The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the...– Charlie Sheen (via thenewhotness)
For Sale: Ernest Hemingway's Elephant Gun →
hiplove: It was also employed by Papa for a wholly different type of big game. During World War II, Hemingway outfitted his fishing boat, Pilar, to hunt German U-boats, which often infiltrated the waters off Cuba. And, yes, the .577 was aboard. Hemingway apparently figured if it was good enough to take down elephants and rhinos, it could likely punch a pretty good hole in the hull of...
thenewhotness asked: What do you think about the Gogo trade?
No matter how many people pray. No matter how sincere those people are. No...– Why Won’t God Heal Amputees? (via jgh-2)
Don’t you drink? I notice you speak slightingly of the bottle. I have drunk...– Ernest Hemingway (via americandrink)
Age-of-consent laws -- Slate Magazine →
You don’t have to love unions, you don’t have to believe that their policy...– Paul Krugman, right on the money in his latest NYT column. (via thethirdshift)
re: my last post. Take Black Swan, for instance. Aronofsky gets really tight on everyone’s faces too, but they’re all so pretty that it adds to the unreality of the film writ large. I dunno, I’m still sick and living off soup and reefer so maybe I’m overanalyzing.
Leone puts the camera all up in everyone’s face. Other than Van Cleef, Volonté, and Eastwood, everyone is so— I keep trying to find a word to fit here, ugly? odd? normal? real? common? weird? —Even the stars are weathered. But all of their faces are so expressive when he’s in tight on them. I don’t think you could make a movie like this today, everyone in every...
Why Am I Here? →
a piece from an Iraq War veteran in Madison.
Man, is A Fistful of Dollars a great flick, or what?
I’m kinda like that Snickers commercial, where the guy turns into Aretha Franklin, except it’s when I get sick that I turn into a diva.
you're supposed to drink a lot of fluid when...
Beer’s a fluid, right?
my favorite part of being sick?
when I get myself into a comforter enchilada on the couch and get all comfy-womfy for 5 minutes until I get too hot. Then I get out, and start freezing in another 2 minutes.
Josh Brolin’s mustache should have won an Oscar for American Gangster.
I don't want to be an alarmist. I feel I have to...
thethirdshift: guestsinmycorn: I agree with much of what you’ve written, and I definitely think that this Wisconsin bill reads like an attempt to “throw the baby out with the bathwater”, as my grandfather used to say. I don’t think that either side of the argument has it right, and that most of the people bellowing loudly, on both sides, are wrong. The right to bargain collectively is...
Current: Santorum's Gay Sex Problem →
peachfuzz: Former Senator Rick Santorum thinks it’s “just one guy” that uses his last name to describe a byproduct of anal sex in response to his repeatedly comparing gay people to pedophiles and people who have sex with animals. You can show him that it’s not just one guy by reblogging or linking to this article. http://current.com/news/92999078_santorums-gay-sex-problem.htm Santorum lost...