“Burn Notice,” a breezy summer spy romp on the USA Network, is the kind of regular gig Mr. Campbell long ago stopped pursuing, deciding that instead of chasing stardom in Los Angeles he’d rather make his own movies, write a few books and basically not get involved in anything that would interfere with his ability to hang out on his middle-of-nowhere property, a lavender farm outside Ashland, Ore”—Television - ‘Burn Notice’ Is Bruce Campbell’s Prime-Time Moment - NYTimes.com
“Q. Yo dude, u missed out on “Disaster Movie,” a hardcore laugh-ur-@zz-off movie! Y U not review this movie!? It was funny as #ell! Prolly the funniest movie of the summer! U never review these, wat up wit dat?”—Movie Answer Man :: rogerebert.com :: Answer Man
“McCain is giving you another glimpse of his temperament. Obama quietly, without alerting the press, approached McCain. McCain staged a media stunt. Wait till you all hear the statement from McCain to Katie Couric in which he derided Obama’s attempt to issue a joint statement.”—Balloon Juice
“The burden of proof should always be placed on those who are demanding a huge government bailout, not upon those who are skeptical that one is needed. And yet the questions keep mounting, with no answers in sight.”—
Open Left:: There Is No Crisis—Summary
I’m not a fanatic about it, but this pretty much sums up why steampunk intrigues me —- the ingenuity needed to create fantastic modern-day things without modern technology, it’s a fascinating thought exercise.
“In fairy tales, it’s invariably the generalist Jack of all Trades who ends up being the hero of the story, and the specialists who end up being the sideline characters who are simply there to contribute what they can to moving the Hero’s story arc along. Possibly why so many fairy tales have heroes named “Jack.”—
I decided that a good name for what I feel I’m experiencing right now would be “Jack of all Trades Syndrome.” After a cursory search on Google, it seems that other people have come up with the same idea. If I can focus enough, you’ll be reading an in-depth dissertation on my blog soon; but for the moment, this little gem made me laugh —- even though it makes the opposite point of what I was intending.
Don’t get me wrong. Gumming the edges of popular culture and occasionally rolling the results into a wicked spitball has a noble tradition that includes the best work of of Voltaire, Dorothy Parker, Oscar Wilde, and a handful of people I count as good friends and brilliant editors. There’s nothing wrong with fucking shit up every single day. But you have to bring some art to it. Not just typing.
Hear, hear. I’ve been mulling this very idea around for a while now, but Merlin put it better than I probably could have. I feel like I’m trying to do everything, and I’m not sure I’m doing anything as well as I could anymore because I’ve spread myself so thin. I want to change that. Still mulling exactly how, but inspired.
“Q: Are you offended by the phrase “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance? Why or why not? PALIN: Not on your life. If it was good enough for the founding fathers, its good enough for me and I’ll fight in defense of our Pledge of Allegiance”—Daily Kos: State of the Nation