Falling Awake

Just Darts Since 2009

Cleaning out my files–part 5: Odds & Ends

  • A disgusting response to a soldier’s simple inquiry.  The employee was fired. The name of the owner of the business is Faisal Khetani (not that that means anything.)
  • “Hollywood star Clint Eastwood said his acclaimed picture ‘Letters from Iwo Jima’ aimed to show the futility of war.” The futility of World War II? In what possible sense could you call WWII “futile?” Is he cracking up?  Before you protest, the article makes clear that he’s not calling Japan’s decision to go to war futile.  He’s saying World War II itself was futile: “I think every war has a certain parallel in the futility of it and that’s one of the reasons for telling these stories — they are not pro-war stories.”
  • Kathryn Jean Lopez says, “I knew I liked Joe Lieberman.  He reads Mark Steyn.”  Me, too.  And, me, too.
  • Libertas (a fun Hollywood/politics site) is now going to review movies as a regular feature.  ‘Dirty Harry’ pledges that “you can finally look forward to being forewarned of political agendas snuck into films that promise only to entertain. The era of Hollywood getting away with this crap has just come to an end. I intend to holler, kick, scream, and make a huge stink over the left-wing sucker punches we’re all sick of. And yes, it will have an effect on my overall review because the worst sin a filmmaker can make is to take the viewer out of the film, and nothing does that faster than slipping in a political agenda.”  I’m looking forward to it.
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2 responses to “Cleaning out my files–part 5: Odds & Ends

  1. Boronx February 20, 2009 at 2:29 am

    Unless you think America should have started the war if Japan and Germany didn’t, then yeah, the war was futile.

  2. Mike Kriskey February 21, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    I’m honestly perplexed by your comment, given that Japan did in fact start the war (as far as the US was concerned).

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