So NaNoWriMo is now over… Did you finish your novel? No? Ah, well, there’s always next year, right? In the meantime, watch this absolutely brilliant video…
…which I found here. Enjoy!
For no real reason, from a recent interview about his upcoming movie Blue Valentine (which may or may not be stuck with it’s NC-17 rating), here’s Ryan Gosling’s thoughts and feelings on Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree…
That book is so fucked up; that story’s the worst. I mean, at the end the tree is a stump and the old guy just sitting on him; he’s just used him to death, and you’re supposed to want to be the tree? Fuck you. You be the tree. I don’t want to be the tree.
“Is religion a force for good in the world?” That was the question asked in a debate between former UK prime minister Tony Blair, a recently converted Catholic, and author/journalist/polemicist/anti-theist Christopher Hitchens (who was recently diagnosed with esophageal cancer). The meeting of the two men was part of the ongoing Munk debates sponsored by the Aurora Foundation and the motion put forth was simply “Be it resolved, religion is a force for good in the world,” with Blair taking up the pro side and Hitchens naturally taking on the con argument.
From the internet:
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“Vladimir Putin is Batman and Dmitry Medvedev is Robin.”
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The bad sex in fiction awards!
Fox Nation reprints anti-Obama article from The Onion, doesn’t mention (or possibly realize) that it’s a joke.
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D. J. Caruso on why he quit the Y The Last Man movie. Wants to make it a TV show instead, huh? Someone owes me a check. You fuckers.
Suck on this: Animated Southland Tales prequel.
How does Commissioner Gordon really feel about Batman?
Do women avoid talking to their fathers because of evolution?
Edgar Allan Bro.
Hercule Poirot kitties. LOL.
Shocking link between people who like Batman and people who like pornography.
How to survive a mass extinction.
A Spanish woman claims that she owns the Sun and you can bet your ass she wants you to pay her for its usage.
By Grant Snider, from here.
The debate continues…
…from Sunday’s season finale of The Venture Bros., “Operation P.R.O.M.,” as discussed here.