Friday, June 18, 2004


I've come across a ton of good stuff for you to read, but it's Friday and I don't have the energy for much commentary. Get your coffee, click away, and talk amongst yourselves.

"Sept. 11 commission paints vivid picture of chaos and errors on fateful day": Sept. 11 commission found no connection between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaida, Bush has the nerve to dispute the commission's findings.

"A perfect storm of issue films": Michael Moore, Fahrenheit 9/11, anti-establishment documentaries, political popular culture.

"The fire within": Shirley Hazzard, The Great Fire, fabulous background, passion for the English language.

"Who's afraid of the 1950s?" Julia Stiles, smartypants, defends Mona Lisa Smile.

"Cutting remarks": Valerie Solanas, SCUM Manifesto revisited in a "sexy new edition," Sylvia Plath comparison.

"Giving party theme songs the 'Canadian Idol' treatment": Liberal, Conservative, and NDP original theme songs; nice quote on the Conservatives' tune:

"It's just terrible. It's like a terrible, bad song... And I'm sure they did all kinds of focus groups and all kinds of crap to figure out if it was any good, but the reality is it didn't move me. It's terrible. It's a terrible song."
"A new voting age for women: 26": Young American women don't vote.

"Publisher Jack McClelland dies at 81": "He made a career in publishing seem exciting, and possible."

"Conflicting schedules may keep Kiefer from Douglas bio-pic": Jack Bauer! Tommy Douglas?

"Baby's hand found on beach is from doll": Nothing gets past the experts in Toronto!

Have a great Friday.

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