Wednesday, March 24, 2010


The story is here, for those with their head stuck in the ground:

Here's the deal on the Ann Coulter situation: government officials complaining of hate speech and threatening arrest is wrong, and fascist. I said as much the day before her UWO speech. That war-mongering bitch is free to say whatever she likes.

Just like 2000+ people are free (via Freedom of Assembly) to protest at her event in Ottawa.

They were not violent (at least no news reports say they were) and were simply there to SPEAK (or yell) their mind, in this case, for Coulter to get the hell out. And she did. And good riddance.

I'm not at all ashamed of Canada, 2000+ people spoke the minds of what hundreds of thousands (or millions) across the country thought. That is Freedom of Expression at its core.

What's the difference between an Ann Coulter speech and a Klu-Klux Klan rally?


That's the only thing that separates her from every racist, homophobic, xenophobic war-mongering Christian idiot in the Klan. If the Klan were holding a rally at the University of Ottawa, would you complain about 2000+ people protesting it and "scaring them off?"

If Mahmoud Ahmadinejad decided to take his World Tour of Hate to the University of Ottawa, and discuss how the Holocaust was a lie and that we need to commit genocide in Isreal, would you complain about 2000+ people protesting it and "scaring him off?"

I rest my case.

Any conservative or right-winger proud to have her represent them is off their fucking nut. Her goal is to lay waste to the middle east and, literally, convert EVERYONE to Christianity. She once called the Jewish race "imperfect" and wished to convert them to Christianity to become "perfect." She's the ideal example of everything that is wrong with humanity as a whole.

You know who else wanted to start a holy war, cleansing the earth of the "imperfect" and converting everyone to his world view? Hitler.

Fuck Ann Coulter.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Payback's a Bitch

I'll summarize the Edwards spin on Keselowski very simply here:

NASCAR: Drivers, police yourselves, race rough, the reigns are off!

Carl Edwards: Okay, here!

NASCAR: What are you doing!?!?!?!

Plain and simple, had the 12 car not gotten airborne and into the wall by its roof, we wouldn't be having this discussion. It would've been the simple spin-out that Edwards wanted, the fans would've gotten a kick out of it, and that would be it. The ONLY reason there's any bitching is because he got upside down. Which is the CoT's fault, not Edwards'.

Sadly, NASCAR will now break their own policy and fine or suspend Edwards. FAIL.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Shutter Island - Is it Better to Live as a Monster, or Die a Good Man?


Shutter Island is a great example of what a legendary director like Martin Scorsese can do with a period thriller--even when given a bit of a lame script.

Tara and I went to see it last night and THOROUGHLY enjoyed it. DiCaprio is great as always, Ben Kingsley is ideal in his role, and they even threw Max Von Sidow in there to play the creepy German mad scientist.

Get it out of your system right now--Shutter Island is not a mystery movie or even particularly suspenseful. Going into it expecting some sort of epic The Usual Suspects twist will leave you disappointed. What it IS is a fantastic mood piece, with amazing visuals that suck you in and leave you with an almost constant feeling of creeping dread and dispair. The excellent score helps this as well. The movie is about the journey Teddy takes through the asylum and, by proxy, through his own head. As another reviewer mentioned, the movie uses the ending as a catharsis--a sort of affirmation of what happened for the last two hours.

I'll spill the beans right here because it's frightfully obvious in the movie--Teddy is actually a patient at the asylum, not a federal marshal visiting to help find an escaped patient. It took me as long as the scene where he interviews the other patients about the whereabouts of Rachael to figure that out. I certainly didn't notice ALL the little hints, which will make viewing this a second time all the better, but I noticed enough to put it together quite early. Tara noticed it more in the dialogue (the interns talking about receiving overtime pay for "acting" in the deception), while I noticed the visuals (his name being an anagram of Andrew Laidis, his almost constant use of matches and fire.)

And that's okay--as I said, the movie's ending is pretty obvious early on... But it's the journey we take to get there, and all the LITTLE twists and turns that happen that make it worthwhile. So FAR in this short movie season, it's the best movie of 2010... Obviously a long way to go though. ;)

Unfortunately, Tara and I went on Cheap Tuesday at Masonville Silver City, and sat amongst a gaggle of 16-18 year olds, constantly playing with their cell phones, texting, yapping away and trying desperately to understand and explain the movie to each other. It took all my restraint not to turn around when the credits rolled, DEMAND their attention and spend 2 minutes explaining the plot of the movie. How fucking dumb are kids these days?

And why am I a 29 year old asking that question? :(

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