Let us start with how that book title has always sounded icky to me.
I like this one much better!
Next, let us talk of Karl Rove. SKIP THIS RED TEXT if you hate politics and journalism.
I want to read the definitive proof that Rove initiated and approved the infamous 2000 election year smear campaign about John McCain's illegitimate black child. I don't want articles that say he did, I know there are hundreds. I want the one that proves it.
I don't want to argue about what a slimeball Rove is. That's not the issue. It's a journalism issue that I am interested in. I would just like to see the proof behind this one "fact", that Rove was behind this particular smear. I concede that it could be true, and that it could be proved. But all I can find is articles that reference other articles where it was concluded that bla bla bla.
Anybody got the smoking gun? A fact-filled article or report that proves it to you?
Since I sneeringly posted two bizarre ads from the October 31 1949 LIFE Magazine, I'd now like to give it a pat on the back for this ad art that is just plain handsome. It is VERY HARD to do that kind of cross-hatching and make it look good. A cold snowy night that actually looks cold and snowy - damn near impossible! It's really a dying art. Who does it now? Berni Wrightson's Frankenstein is what immediately comes to mind.
I just love this ad...
The following is purely selfish.
I am going to use the "tags" here to hel;p me accomplish a personal goal. I need to create a list of 100 great movies, to prove to someone there are actually 100 movies that I think are great. There are actually many many movies that I think are great, but I can't just rattle off a hundred. My mind does not work that way.
I started a list, but I keep misplacing it. So I am going to use the "tags" feature in blogger to gather all my movies once I get them all thought up and typed in here.
This is a list of great movies that tell a story. So documentaries like Vernon, Florida, which is totally great, do not count. Monty Python's Meaning of Life won't make the list, but Holy Grail will. Milestones like The Great Train Robbery may be historically important, but they do not cut the mustard. I'm talking about movies that tell one long story, and are practically perfect.
These are not in order of greatness. They are just listed as they occur to me.
1. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. Alien (1)
3. Aliens (2)
4. John Carpenter's "The Thing"
5. Term of Endearment
6. Saving Private Ryan
7. Runaway Train
8. Pee Wee's Big Adventure
9. Blade Runner
10. The Aviator
11. Boogie Nights
12. Iron Giant
14. Monsters Inc
15. Holy Grail
16. Peggy Sue Got Married
17. Planes Trains and Automobiles
18. Oh Brother Where Art Thou
19. Hudsucker Proxy
20. Nothing to Lose
21. The Jerk
23. Little Miss Sunshine
24. Dirty Harry
All for now, back to work...