Saturday, July 16, 2011

Appeals to the public? I wouldn't be so sure of that...

There's an old saying. I've seen it attributed to Mahatma Gandhi, and I've seen it attributed to a "French radical." It may even be apocryphal. But it goes like this:

"There they go. I must run, and catch up with them--for I am their leader!"

For some reason, that old saying popped into my head just now when I saw this headline on the Yahoo! main page:
Obama appeals to public to help influence debt-ceiling deal

Oh. Really. Now Obama appeals to the public. The public that has been screaming into the wilderness (for months, at least) that they don't want anything to happen to Social Security, and they do want the wealthy people of this country to pay their share.

(Seriously, the numbers are pretty overwhelming for both).

Now Obama appeals to the public, after wasting so much time trying to make deals with people who are actively working for his defeat, and clearly don't care if everybody from the middle class on down goes with him.


How many times will the republicans have to keep pissing in his mouth before he'll stop calling it lemonade?

Friday, July 15, 2011

Gracious. Don't tell me I offend.

Got a nice note from a fella screennamed "joe_h," who informs me that
You have suckass taste in women.
This is in reaction to an old post here in which I responded to Esquire's naming Kate Beckinsale "The sexiest woman alive."

My correspondent further goes on to say that:
None of the women you named should even be mentioned in the same breath with Kate Beckinsale.

For the record, the other women I named in that old post: Anna Faris, Lauren Graham; Rosamund Pike, Megan Mullally, Bebe Neuwirth, Megan Aniston and Jennifer Fox (or sumthin), Amanda Seyfried and Amy Sedaris.

Now, this was almost two years ago. It is a fact of life that sexy does not always age well.

I'm not sure I'd name them all again now, except maybe Aniston, and I'd probably add Rosario Dawson.

But to say that none of them should be mentioned in the same breath? Is he serious? I'll say he's serious:

The fact that Kate doesn't ring your bell means you are either blind or a fag.

Oh, like there's no chance I could be both?

Sorry. I freely admit Beckinsale does have a certain something (although that something isn't picking good movie roles), but I still don't think she's all that. had to be slapped down for your awful and wrong post.

Consider me slapped!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Oh, no no no no no no no no no...

Mars Needs Moms didn't fall flat soon enough to stop this future eyesore from being made.

Spielberg doesn't understand animation much better than his friend Zemeckis does--he made a movie out of The Flintstones, for crying out loud. To say nothing of An American Tail (and believe me, I'd rather say nothing of An American Tail).

But then motion capture, as we've discussed but as I am going to keep repeating until I've wrung the nausea that it causes from my body, is not animation. Any more than moving corpses around on sticks is acting.