Here’s an interesting idea: a mass-marketed music file format that lets you tweak the mix of the song.
So apparently Virginia’s Jim Webb is a chattering class favorite for Obama’s running mate. He’s a Vietnam vet and has a son in Iraq, so he could potentially blunt a lot of McCain’s virtues. But it seems to me he would only exacerbate one of the worst: Obama’s inexperience, since Webb is an even firster term senator.
On the other hand, maybe the message of change works better with two newcomers?
Werner Herzog and Nicolas Cage are remaking Bad Lieutenant, the film that gave us Harvey Keitel’s penis. What a Herzog thing to do…
The word god is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weakness, the Bible a collection of honourable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish.
A letter newly made public makes clear that Einstein was not at all religious.
via The Morning News
I too have been captivated by the TV pitchman who wants you to buy his rags: an ode to the Shamwow guy.
A Maryland pledged delegate who was elected to vote for Hillary at the Democratic Convention has decided to vote for Obama instead.
“I cannot in good conscience go to the convention and not support Barack,” Johnson said in an interview. “She ran a great campaign, but she fell short of the line.”
Lame. He’s not a super delegate, and he wasn’t elected to exercise his own judgment. He was elected to vote for Hillary and that’s what he should do.
via Talking Points Memo
Roger Ebert reflects on what kind of movie could be made about the Democratic primaries:
But where is the story? Hearing for the first time notes of exhaustion and discouragement in Clinton’s voice, I wondered what it had been like for her, month after month, state after state, pumping out the same policies, the same optimism, while she was running on empty. Hotel after hotel, early morning show after late-night show, schools, union meetings, church events, potluck dinners, being introduced by the local clone of the Chairman of Today’s Event.
via The Morning News