The Republican party has drafted its masterpiece, summarized “If only things could be the way they were in the 50’s again.”
Last night, Stephen Colbert put Jon Stewart behind his Late Show desk for ten glorious minutes…Stewart’s well crafted, very funny sketch was a balm. It was performance art, more than anything else – at once elegant and raw, expressing something we needed.
I don’t own a gun. I’ve never fired a gun. I considered volunteering for the armed services, but a friend pointed out that I’d probably have to fire a gun, and that was the end of that.
It starts sweet on the palate, yet remains surprisingly dry. The Islay resemblance comes though, then the dryness becomes spicy – cinnamon and cloves, which expand on the palate. The finish is long and very smooth, ending with an impression of smoke.
Fox did well in the first movie by staying out of the way of the comic high flyers. This time, he plays four roles, badly, and the others stay out of his way.
“A third of all Americans are classified as overweight, another third of us are obese. Can it really be that so many of us are just weak and choosing to be unhealthy?” – Ira Glass
Warning: This piece deals frankly with sexual topics, and might not be appropriate for all audiences.
Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale wrote a clockwork plot that is essentially a science fiction farce: it might be the definitive summer blockbuster.
It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking decent Scotch has to be expensive…Recently, my brother-in-law David introduced me to a couple of highland single malts that qualify as real bargains, which should please any Scotch lover on your gift list.
We’ve been conditioned by teen sex comedies and sports films to expect certain milestones and story beats – Linklater suggests some of those with a wink, before changing tack. The result is a genial, mostly happy film – it reminded me of George Lucas’ American Graffiti…