Da Scent

This is my first real attempt at an on-line journal. It'll be parts political, parts personal, parts other. I'll try to keep it interesting, whatever I write. Feedback is appreciated...

UPDATE: Ok, I've taken a step to avoid spammers. So anyone can post comments again, you'll just have to do a word verification first. No big deal, just a minor pain in the ass, courtesy of the fucktards.

Location: Pasadena, Maryland

Aspiring novelist (hey, write, call or e-mail if you can hook me up with a literary agent...no hurries though, I've only just started).

Monday, March 28, 2005

Napoleon Dynamite

Jeez! I saw Napoleon Dynamite finally for, like, the first time ever. It's pretty much the best movie I've seen since, well, Ong Bak.

Ok, so it was a little overhyped. But the guy who played the title character was great, and he's a pretty decent dancer, too. And besides, I'm not going to pretend that I didn't enjoy the movie. But I think some of the praise the movie received (Stephen Hunter called the character "one of the most winning movie creations in years", http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A50969-2004Jun17.html) was overstating the case quite a bit. If you have to choose between Dynamite and, say, Sideways, chose the latter.

Tonight's episode of CSI: Miami was pretty decent.

Finally, Time did a poll of Americans and asked them how they felt about the Schiavo business. The responses:

Question 1: Was it right for Congress to intervene in this matter?
Yes: 20%
No: 75%
Don't Know: 5%

Question 2: Was it right for President Bush to intervene in this matter?
Yes: 24%
No: 70%
Don't Know: 6%

Question 3 (from the You Can Fool Some Of The People All Of The Time... Dept.): Do you think that Congress's and the President's intervention had more to do with their values and principles or more to do with politics?
Morals & Values: 25%
Politics: 65%

Question 4: If your member of Congress voted to move the Schiavo case to the federal courts, would this make you more likely to vote for or against him or her?
For: 21%
Against: 54%
Doesn't Matter: 18%

Let's hope the people keep their word...

and thanks to DailyKos...

One last thing, then it's off to bed. Just a quick reminder that Maryland's NIT semifinal against South Carolina is tommorow night sometime between 9 and 9:30, the exact tip time depending on the other semifinal, between Memphis and St. Joesph's, which starts at 7:00. Both games will be on ESPN.

Ok, night all. P&L...


Blogger MS Graffix said...

In my eye's, if a person has been in a vegative state for 15 years, why on earth would thier famil wish for the pain and suffering to continue....My father was on hospice care for nearly 2 years with congestive heart failure, on Sept 3, 2004 i was called home for work cause his condition took a turn for the worse..I stood at his bedside at home, even though he coulndt say anything to me i knew that he was tired and ready to finally rest...As i gave him his dose of liquid morphine i knew and head his breathing fading into the night..And a white cross formed over his bed and came to rest on his face as he drew in his last breathe...There is a time for sorrow, and yet there is a time to let someone rest....If anyone reads this i hope they can see the suffering that has and does come from someone being kept on life support when they cant comprehend whats going on nor would they wish to be kept alive like that and suffer within for so many years....

11:41 PM  
Blogger K - L - G said...

Wow...my first comment, and it's a damn good one.

Thanks for sharing, man. I'm sorry that you (or anyone else) had to go through that ordeal.

Oh, and for anyone else reading this, check out Mike's gallery. He's got some really cool artwork up there...

12:31 AM  

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