Tuesday, December 18, 2007

No Laughing Matter

With the semester just having wound down, I'm currently chilling in Chicago for the holidays. And by chilling I mean chilling. Seriously. It's freezing. Anyway, posting might be even slimmer than usual through the new year, though I'll certainly try to keep up, but I did want to make sure I stopped in and posted the new Joker-centric teaser for The Dark Knight. Based on everything I see here, I'm still on board for this one. Looks like Chris Nolan and Co. have done it again.

Monday, December 10, 2007

The Man in the Hat, Part II

The publicity roll-out for Indiana Jones IV continues, with the first teaser poster, painted by Drew Struzan, whose work you might remember from the previous Indys, as well as the Star Wars movies. I'm sure we'll get a more standard "collage-style" poster as the release gets closer, but this should tide us over for now.

Also, jump over to USA Today to get a hint of the plot (be aware of spoilers, if that kind of thing bothers you).

Lies Our Presidents Tell Us

I meant to post this last week, but better late than never. Last Thursday's Countdown saw Keith Olbermann give a Special Comment discussing last week's release of the NIE estimate which nicely scuppers the Junta's lies about Iran. It's a powerful indictment of Team Bush from Keith, and Crooks & Liars has the video and transcript.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Coming Home

For the past 14 month my friend Paul Shirey was serving in Iraq, and he would blog about his time there whenever he got the chance. His tour in Iraq recently ended, just in time for Thanksgiving, and he's now back stateside, safe and sound. He recently had the opportunity to write about the experience of coming home to the relative safety of hearth and home, and it's worth a look for a perspective on the war that we might not get that often. This isn't about politics or leaning right or left or whether you support this thing or not, it's about the actual lives that are being put on the line over there, and what goes through their minds day-in and day-out.