Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Sunday, February 26, 2006
There are a lot of niggling changes in the movie from the book. Stuart is adopted from a orphanage instead of being born a Little. George Little is the same age or younger Stuart Little instead of being a teenage. The "evil cat" is the same white fluffy persian we have seen in many crappy films. There is a lot cute goofy riffs on theme of talking animals. The normal problems with adaption is that it is done by of for people who have knowledge of the original source.
But number one annoyance of this film is extraordinary wealth of the Little Family. in the original book the Littles lived in an apartment building. In the movie the Littles have a nice 4 story house. An apartment the size of the house can cost millions. But the Littles have a house on 5th avenue accross from Central Park where 1 bedroom condos are $1m. The Littles have a house on a patch of ground worth tens of millions.
Thursday, February 23, 2006
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Sunday, February 19, 2006
Here are the Cartoons
Here is the children's book that prompted the Cartoons and the story of the writer.
Here is an amusing and offensive story of Mo' the Mad Maraurder, Cult Leader. NSFW
Here are a variety of editorial cartoons about the Mo' Cartoon Madness, and a blog about editorial cartoons from the same source, Cagle.
The Danish editor who comissioned the cartoons speaks of his reasons in "Why I Published Those Cartoons".
Thursday, February 16, 2006
Funny, rude, and offensive YAAFM Moslems.
HUNDREDS DIE IN ORC RIOTS FOLLOWING "OFFENSIVE" POST AT DHIMMI WATCH WEBSITE
"We moderate Orcs condemn the violence but sympathize with the hurt feelings of the rioters," said a moderate Orc who wished to remain anonymous. "These filthy non-Orcs must all be killed, for they do not respect Orc sensibilities and portray us as violent and intolerant."
From a post from Sidney Webb in a thread about a Bay of Pigs WI.
The Inverse-Square Law of s.h.w-i, Karl. It's the reason that Firebug's "[OT] Millions for Defense" is the most popular thread on the NG at the moment. In general, the shorter and more worthless the post, the better the response. Your post was short but not worthless, so it didn't get as good a response as Bug, but still got a better response than your longer stuff. The opposite extreme is, say, an episode from an Anthony Meyer TL where s.h.w-i sits collectively slack-jawed in amazemen and we don't post anything. The corollary to the Inverse-Square Law is that if someone really _wants_ a response, they need to post something short and worthless. Which explains 90% of all Usenet posts.
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
The photo is from a slideshow associated with this article.
Although the wikipedia entry activated hobbyhorse #324. Handel is described as a German composer who lived part of his life in Great Britain. In reality he got to London when he was 25 and stayed for the next 49, he never left. Wouldn't it be appropriate to describe him as an English Composer who was born in Germany.
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
There was an Atlantic Magazine article and book by Benjamin Barber about the presures between globalism and tribalism a decade ago. Here is a image, from Jihadwatch. The post generated some amusing popculture responses. Like this;
How dare they burn and beat the image of The Prophet McDonald? (Fries be upon him.)
Lo, verily, they will be smote in a way that can be supersized for 39 cents, and if we don't ask, it's free.
Corporate headquarters willing, the Prophet McDonald (fbuh) will return sporting a long red beard and yellow dishadasha, bringing with him the Mahdi McCheese, who will rise from the well of the milkshake machine.
Monday, February 13, 2006
It relies greatly in its infiltration and espionage operations on the secret organizations it gave rise to, such as the Freemasons, The Rotary and Lions clubs, and other sabotage groups.
English translation of Hamas's Founding Document courtesy of WorldNet Daily. Here is Commentry on the same document.
Friday, February 10, 2006
"Islam is coming to Denmark"
To see the Muhammad cartoons, click here.
Tiny Minority of Extremists Update: the Jawa Report is featuring 26 photos of cartoon rage, as expressed today in more than a dozen countries.
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
We have seen this story before in world history and other mob stories, the biggest problem with corruption is that the bought don't stay bought. Loyalty can only be leased.
I look forward to Mulroney giving back the money he won from the government.