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Everything posted by Fenriz

  1. Christopher Hitchens (who was recently diagnosed with esophageal cancer) examines the Ten Commandments, then offers up his own updated version of the decalogue for our times:
  2. Yes, I would shake his hand only because I would want to show respect for the elected office he holds, not necessarily for the man himself.
  3. That's certainly an important point. There's a big difference between a desperate 20-something single mom who pole-dances to Motley Crue in some dive bar, and a woman with a background in theater and costume design who produces her own burlesque shows (i.e. like this gal here in Los Angeles).
  4. A classic bit from Howard Stern's radio show back in 1996. An "old crow" calls in yells at Howard.
  5. Escape 2000 (aka Escape from the Bronx) was a favorite of mine. I also liked The Incredible Melting Man episode.
  6. From Carl Sagan's Cosmos, a condensed history of "The Beginning." I particularly the music of Vangelis in this sequence:
  7. The most interesting NON-POLITICAL news story for me over this past weekend was that James Randi, one of the leading proponents of the scientific skepticism, is in fact a gay man. He chose to come "out of the closet" this past weekend on his blog and on an internet radio show. Here's a link to his interview with the radio show "For Good Reason with D.J. Grothe": James Randi: A Skeptic Comes Out at 81
  8. Video of a very sexy Lebanese belly dancer (guys try not droll too much): http://www.metacafe.com/watch/137277/belly_dancegg/
  9. I just found this very cool news story about Choi Hyun-mi, a 19 year old North Korean defector who has found fame and fortune as a female boxing champion. Here's a YouTube video (interestingly from Al-Jazeera English) about her story: And here's a print story about her: Defector Conquers Women's Boxing for Family's Sake
  10. The Onion had a really funny obituary for J.D. Salinger: Bunch of Phonies Mourn J.D. Salinger
  11. In case anyone hasn't seen this, Jon Stewart ripped Chris Matthews on The Daily Show: http://pajamasmedia.com/instapundit/92750/
  12. I remember reading somewhere that Ayn Rand really liked the movie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsRnQQpklPM.
  13. Howard Stern making fun of an Intelligent Design video starring Kirk Cameron. Be warned, there's some salty language in this clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eliACwBkBw
  14. X-Games Superstar Travis Pastrana doing his famous double flip on his dirt bike.
  15. Here's an interesting speech from the Nuremberg rallies:
  16. "Reality is my drug. The more I have of it, the more power I get and the higher I feel." -- 50 Cent
  17. During the protests against the Vietnam war, the two Weather Underground leaders Bernadine Dohrn and Bill Ayers once characterized the Black Panthers as being "our Viet Cong", meaning that they would be the militia in bringing the war to the streets of America. A good book to check out would be David Horowitz's autobiography Radical Son in which he describes his experience working with the Panthers and their leader Huey P. Newton. He tells a particularly chilling story about a bookkeeper for the Panthers who had been murdered, probably because she had uncovered some things about the organization's corrupt finances.
  18. Peter Gabriel's soundtrack to that film is one of my very favorite music CDs. Maybe that film would make for an interesting philosophical discussion. Particularly the part where Jesus encounters the Apostle Paul.
  19. I was really disgusted by that recent controversy where Anita Dunn had said that her two favorite philosophers were Mao Tse Tung and Mother Teresa, and all of the conservative commentators screamed about her mention of Mao but made barely a whimper about Mother Teresa.
  20. I really liked the first episode of the new V series. I think it's off to a promising start. My jaw dropped at the part in the episode where it is apparently revealed that the Visitors intend to use their advanced science and medical technology to provide mankind with "universal healthcare" as a crucial step in their plan to bring the world under their control. DAMN!!
  21. Mother Teresa had to promote a nauseating "cult of suffering" before she won it. Jimmy Carter had to kiss up to every anti-American dictator and write anti-Semetic books about Israel before he won it.
  22. Apparently, I'm not the only one who has noticed the theme of the new V series. ABC's V: An Obama Parable?
  23. Has anyone here checked out the previews for the upcoming ABC television series V? It appears to be a re-imagining of the original 80s miniseries about how America and the world falls under the fascist grip of an alien race of "Visitors." What struck me about the previews for this new V series is that there seems to be an underlying theme about not trusting those in power who promise "hope" and "change." Hmmm... Anyway, check out the show's site here: V: The Series
  24. One podcast I'd like to suggest that I found on iTunes recently is Penn Jillete's hour-long radio show that he used to have in Las Vegas from roughly 2006 to around 2008. Penn Jillete, the talkative half of the magic team Penn & Teller, is an atheist and libertarian. Much of his radio talk show was about those issues, with some funny stories about his show business career thrown in as well. Some of the podcasts include interviews with Richard Dawkins, James Randi, and the late Norman Borlaug.
  25. There is also another movie called "Michael Moore Hates America" that is worth a look.
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