Month: August 14, 2008

Aug 14,2008

Judgment at Napa

California’s Napa Valley is one of America’s great national treasures, home to a $45 billion per year industry and the state’s second most popular tourist attraction (after Disneyland). But a...

Aug 13,2008

You never go "full retard"

My review of “Tropic Thunder” is up now. I really dug it; it’s pretty hilarious, especially if you’re a committed Hollywood watcher like myself. No cow is too sacred, no...

Aug 13,2008

Fisking Andrew

Am I using that term right? “Fisking”? It’s one of those bloggy-terms that I’ve never used before, but seems to apply to this point by point takedown of Andrew Sullivan...

Aug 13,2008

Another reason to hate China's Olympics

Violating child labor laws. And if not laws, then the Olympic rules. Dirty cheaters. Michael Phelps, however, is a great reason to love the games. Did anyone catch his leg...

Aug 13,2008

The Education Party

Today’s Republican Party stands in disarray, even as mainstream American liberalism has finally found its own “Ronald Reagan.” It doesn’t seem like a particularly auspicious time for a new book...

Aug 13,2008

Where have you gone, Shirley Manson?

A nation turns its lonely eyes to you. A whoo whoo whoo. Honestly, I had no idea there was a huge, DC wonk demand for the return of Shirley Manson...