You know some guy’s going to pull that trick.
I’m every bit as flummoxed as you are about this. All I did was link directly to what would’ve been a missed press item on Battlefield Earth and today I get 25 new followers. I hope to keep as many of them as possible, though I know some may decide my blog isn’t right for them, and I can’t blame em. I kinda wish you gave out your name so I can give you the K-Troll Bump, but the people will find you and enjoy your work. I’m sure of it.
And thanks for using my Formspring; this is the first time in nearly a month someone has asked me something here.
I took this picture during my brief stop in Tucson, AZ. The graffiti on the metal door states “DO NOT BLOCK EVER”, placed next to a skull and bones design. The entire street was empty and yet this one truck parked right in front of the entrance. Only in Tucson.
David Frum, a few days ago:
Republicans originally thought that Fox worked for us, and now we are discovering we work for Fox.
Official RNC email newsletter, today:
I wanted to let you know that I just finished reading Sean Hannity’s new book, Conservative Victory: Defeating Obama’s Radical Agenda. As they so often do, Sean’s words left me energized for November and even more committed to making the gains necessary to bring the Obama agenda to a halt.
In the book, Sean does more than just tell us why we need to defeat the Obama Agenda. He also gives us a blueprint for getting it done. I cannot recommend it enough — and I’m confident that, like me, you will be ready for the upcoming elections with a renewed commitment.
Political Animal spells it out:
Isn’t this a little odd? The RNC is using its list to urge Republicans to buy a book from an independent media personality? I’ve seen appeals that tell donors if they pony up a few bucks, they can get a book as a premium, but that’s not what this is. The RNC simply wants Republicans to go buy a Fox News host’s book.
If I get the gist of what you’re saying: MICHAEL STEELE HAS BEEN DEAD FOR THE PAST SIX MONTHS. That explains the complete and utter nosedive the Republicans have undergone, moreso.
Honor Troll Blog 2K10!
I would love to see Nicholas Sparks write about the apocalypse. Hell, that should be the main criterion of getting into Oprah’s Book Club. (For the deceased, I’ll count Steinbeck’s The Moon Is Down and Faulkner’s Nobel acceptance speech into that genre.) And I do need to read more McCarthy. He’s one of those writers where for me false starts are common, even though he writes about things and eras that interest me greatly. However, that’s the same way for some of my favorite authors (such as Sinclair Lewis). I understand the need for bragadoccio in literature; publishing needs all the help it can get. But Nicky, baby: maybe you can get away with the “bigger than Jesus” argument by sheer volume but choose your battles like you’d choose the Holy Grail, or you’ll end up like that Nazi in Last Crusade. If Cormac McCarthy wrote a novelization of that movie, it’d probably take me eight tries to read it but I bet it’d give me a whole new outlook on killing fascists with dear old Dad.
Thanks to all my new, current, future and former followers, including…
Once again, thank you all for following, but just remember that this site isn’t for everyone, and is geared to the 18+ market, although I hardly ever post out and out smut, I think.
At this point Ebert is playing with house money. He’s always had this biting sarcastic wit, and won a Pulitzer Prize years before he was known as the fat guy or as the old guy or today’s brave elder statesman, no matter how simplistic any of these labels may be. And since he knows he’s near the end, he’s using every opportunity he can to write because this is the only voice he has left. His openness about what he’s going through, his admittance of battling alcoholism, even his memories of loving Steak and Shake are one part self-exploitative, three parts self-reflective, and entirely great.
And I can’t really say that much about McCarthy vs. Sparks, because I’ve read a little bit of The Road and was unimpressed (though I was probably reading it more as a straight post-apocalyptic novel than as literature) and I will probably never read a Nicholas Sparks novel or (intentionally) watch one of his movies. But there are certain novelists (which I love) that basically do the same thing Sparks seems to do in treading the same water over and over with different details. The themes between them and Sparks are completely different and they most likely have something “more” (or at least “more” palatable to my tastes) to say, but I can’t deny that there are authors he could make stupid comparisons to that make a little more “sense”.
Thanks, guys! (Especially @inothernews, the magic maker, but especially especially everybody.)
Since you know Porn, boobs, and dicks are more important then solving issues.
Sometimes I don’t know about you guys.
Once me and some friends were protesting the World Bank, and these girls were going “NO ONE IS LISTENING TO YOU. TAKE OFF YOUR CLOTHES!!!”, which they did, as did one of my friends. My response was saying “I’m too fat to protest”.
You’re all filthy!
I thought this was a normal Tuesday night.