June 28th, 2004

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Doobie doobie dooooo

So I went to the ranch this weekend and had a pretty good time. I went horseback riding, and swimming, and fed a deer some lettuce. We took the kittens up with us, and although they didn't like the drive so much, I think they had a good time.

Watching Enemy at the Gates on TNT. Sucks with the commercials and cutting-up and whatnot, but I still think it's a pretty good movie. And hey, there's ship!

Predictably, the list had to go all nutty while I was gone. At least most of it seems to have blown over now -- the big stuff. I'm sure the echos will continue. The Sam-Friendly stuff is especially perplexing. I think it's nice to show support for a character, but I think it does open a can of worms about what it means to be 'for' or 'against' a character. Because characters, like the people they are meant to be patterned after, are neither black nor white (well, the well-writen ones aren't, anyway). There are things we like about them and things we don't. And when there are things we don't like, we tend to want to find someone to blame for that -- the writers, the directors, the actors. And then names get tossed around, people get their dander up...

Can open, worms everywhere. *points to icon*

My advice to people is just to stay polite and respectful. I believe that most of the time you can have all the dissenting opinions in the world and still manage to keep friends if you hang on to the dying art form of civility.
  • Current Music
    TNT -- Enemy at the Gates
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Maybe I'm weird...

Well, no, I know I'm weird. But this still gave me a little thrill.

Iraq Becomes a Sovereign Country


I bet the news channels' second-stringers paid them off, just to be able to have something cool to report on in the wee hours of the morning out there in NY and DC *g* Seriously, though, I think it's smart from a security point of view, although time will only tell how the terrorist organizations in the area will react to this turn of events.

Bremer is slated to leave some time today, and Saddam is supposed to appear before an Iraqi judge within a week and be indicted. I'm very happy for the Iraqi people.

ETA: FNC is reporting that Bremer has left Iraq.
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    hopeful hopeful
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Duurrr...

98% of the teenage population does or has tried smoking pot.

Where the hell does this stat come from?

Haven't done pot. Have, however, done monkey-crack of the fandom variety.
  • Current Music
    The Laura Ingraham Show
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For those going to GC...

Weather.com is forecasting mostly sunny days, with temps from the 70s F (low 20s C) to the high 50s (mid teens) in the next week and a half and showers coming in on the 6th and 7th.
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    bored bored
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LotR parodies?

Just finished watching Two Towers and it made me remember some hilarious 'movies in 15 minutes' styled parodies I read a while ago on LJ. I would love to read them again if anyone recalls what I'm talking about!
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    hopeful hopeful
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The great white north

Just catching up on the evening's news before bed, including the Canadian elections. I'm not that familiar with how the Canadian system of gov't works, exactly, but party politics are an easy enough thing to follow. For example, after reading only a couple articles on the subject, I've decided that I like this Stephen Harper guy, if only because the current PM sounds like a complete wet dream for Shrillary Clinton and her ilk.
"Martin promised to increase spending for health care and other social programs, and to create a national childcare program."

*shudders*

Anyway, you've got to figure that whenever libs are losing power somewhere in the world, it's a good thing.
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    contemplative contemplative