Monthly Archives: September 2006

Classic movies everyone should see

  • Ivan the Terrible Part II – Quite good, interesting insight into the Russian character and the central role autocracy has always played in Russian history. Visually it’s quite stunning too.
  • The Seventh Seal – Man’s struggle with God and Death come across much more believably in subtitles.
  • I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang – Life on the chain gang comes across as more believable than realistic, an excellent piece. The final few minutes are particularly jarring.

The three funniest things I’ve read today

Both arise from this post by Althouse, entitled Wisconsin, the necrophiliac’s playground.

Surprisingly necrophilia is not illegal in Wisconsin. One of the comments is

You’re just jealous because you’re not dead.

I read the two articles linked, the first of which yielded this gem

Authorities said the three were not acquainted with the woman but had seen an obituary with her photo.

which makes me think they were holding out for a hot corpse.

The other was

Radke said Grunke asked him to help because he wanted to dig up Tennessen’s body for sex, the court documents said, and the three had stopped at a store on the way to the cemetery to buy condoms.

Condoms? One would think the necrophiliac crowd would be a bit more devil may care about such matters.

Quick Monday rapid fire

Catch up

While I’m uploading massive files, I think I’ll post some photos I took last week.

This lovely little praying mantis was outside my door reflecting on life when I came back from the fun filled Armchair Media 5th birthday party. He was kind enough to stay still long enough for me to test the macro feature on the new Canon.

Speaking of Armchair, their party was a blast, here is an interestingly dressed bartender. She called it her “Space Look”.

Quick Sunday rapid fire

  • An hourly motel in the sky, more info here.
  • The funniest quote I read yesterday is from this blog, to wit

    Every adult must at some point have paused during some slapstick piece of debauchery and thought, “Christ, this is ridiculous“. Having testicles is like being chained to the village idiot. Sad, but there it is.

  • The famous “What year is it?” essay. What year you compare our modern times to determines your current outlook, pretty interesting. Personally I think it’s 1905, and Radical Islam is best compared to the Bolshevism of that period, but all comparisons are, by definition, imperfect.
  • The Seventh Seal was an incredible movie
  • This is an incredibly cool time lapse movie, regrettably, in QuickTime, but still good.