June 27th, 2004

MrButtlertronPimp

"Would you want your wang all yolked up?" - Scott Stevenson

I was going through the list of books I've read this year and I realized that I've read over 1781 page just this month! I'm halfway through a Separate Peace right now, and I'm thinking about reading either Firestarter or some of the Narnia series next.

On another note Jared came over yesterday and we totally manned up and built a stand for my air conditioner, hung the drawers Russ gave me, and built another shelf for my DVD rack. In the process of moving stuff around in my garage Jared found a spare tennis racket just collecting dust. Scotty and I went out and played some tennis, of which he killed me but it was a really good game.
MrButtlertronPimp

There are four boxes to use in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury, ammo. Use in that order.

I just got back from see Fahrenheit 911 with gorgonous. While today was a totally gorgeous day outside I really wanted to see that movie. Isaac suggested that we get there about an hour early because apparently it's selling pre-sale tickets faster than Spider Man 2! When we arrived an hour before the show the show was already 50% sold out. We got our tickets and there was already a line, but we were only about 20 or so people back.

I won't ruin the movie (although there isn't much to ruin if you stay current on the news) but I will say it's an excellent movie. I tried to watch it rather critically, to see what faults people were going to find with the movie. Needless to say this movie isn't going to convince any one (that doesn't already believe) that Bush is a nutjob, but it does offer some interesting insights into his presidency and the war in Iraq. I believe that's all he's really trying to do. Just to raise awareness of how shady certain things are.

There's a very interesting segment in the movie where he tries to convince congressmen to enlist their children in the army. With a line like, "If you're so pro-war shouldn't you be the first to ship your children off?" He raises a lot of good points, and casts doubt as to the integrity of Bush, but again none of this should be news if you keep up at all. I enjoyed the movie a lot, it was emotional as well as humorous. I recommend it highly.

It should be noted that there is some graphic imagery in the movie, but then again it is a movie about war. It's nothing over the top, or without a serious point so I wasn't offended. Disturbed maybe, but that was the point.