Hooray for Captain Spaulding

Monday, September 22, 2008

Per this gossip column, Fox's lawsuit over Watchman may be intended as a bargaining chip to get the long-delayed release of the Batman TV show on DVD.

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Friday, September 12, 2008

Charles Krauthammer, who (per Wikipedia) coined the phrase "Bush Doctrine", says Charles Gibson's question was ambiguous (there are at least four possible definitions) and the definition Gibson used hasn't been used in foreign policy circles since 2005. Article here.

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

I was looking for the "June Moon" episode of Campbell Playhouse (Orson Welles's Mercury Theater show after it got a sponsor) starring Jack Benny. I found this great site featuring all the episodes of Mercury Theater and Campbell Playhouse. Notice that Welles got a sponsor two months after the War of the Worlds.

The coolest thing on the site is this MP3 of Orson Welles meeting H.G. Welles in 1940. The meeting took place in San Antonio, of all places.

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This Slate article describes Walter from The Big Lebowski as a neo-con. The article marshals a mess o' characteristics that Walter shares with neo-cons but leaves out the important one: Jooooooo.

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