Monday, December 17, 2007

Monday Musings

It's Monday. In 15 minutes, I'll be in hell. Let's do this thing.


Joe Lieberman has endorsed John McCain for the presidency. While this is unlikely to enhance his standing among those who are simply going to vote for the candidate who takes the most cell phone calls from God, this should be a clarion call for those who believe this election is about vision and leadership. Lieberman here has expressed a willingness to set aside even ideology in his support of the right man to conduct the war on terror. If Republicans miss their opportunity here, then shame on them.

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My wife received an over-produced holiday card from our local Ford dealership. The card included a "gift" in the form of $10 off their so-called "quick lane" service. Suffice to say, this stretches the definition of the term beyond all meaning. A gift ought not require anything of the recipient.

Rather, this is simply an invitation to purchase more goods and services. We have a term for such a thing. It is a coupon, and we call coupons "coupons" for the precise reason that they are, in fact, coupons, and not at all gifts.

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Had a chance to watch "No Country for Old Men" today. I may review it more fully later in the season, so I am assigning it as homework now. It is simply a masterpiece. Along with "Fargo" and "Blood Simple", it rates as the Coen brothers' best work.

Oh, and there is a new Paul Thomas Anderson film coming out, starring Daniel Day Lewis, based upon the novel "Oil!" by Upton Sinclair. I am as giddy as an ugly schoolgirl castigating her Barbies for their frivolity.

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Yes, yes, I like "The Big Lebowski" and "Raising Arizona" too, calm down. However, I'll not hear defenses of the hyper-indulgent "O Brother Where Art Thou?"

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What the hell ever happened to Bananas in Pajamas? Seemed a pleasant enough concept. Are they available on DVD?

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I'm going to cut this round short. My wife is bussing her way home, and demands further transportation from yours truly. Ah, the life of a female breadwinner.

3 Comments:

Blogger Henrie Wilson said...

Hello Kevin. I enjoy your blog. I've been reading it for a long time now.

Also, "The Ladykillers" is a masterpiece not to be forgotten.

1:22 AM  
Blogger Tracey said...

Hey Kevin, remember when you used to write poetry and stuff? I was thinking...maybe, you know, since you don't have a job for the time being...you could, um, do that again?

I know its rough being a Republican this time of year, but maybe you could use it. Angst? Vengence? General pissed-offness?

Just sayin'.

1:50 PM  
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3:48 PM  

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