Archive for August 29, 2010

My review of the Big Finish 8th Doctor Episode 2.2 Max Warp staring Paul McGann as the Doctor and Sheridan Smith as Lucie Miller is available at Amazon.com here:

Considering the posts this week about cars and hot rods this review fits in perfectly

As always you can pick this up at Mike’s comics. You can also listen to a trailer the adventure here.

Birth of a Nation: Amazon Review

Posted: August 29, 2010 by datechguy in amazon reviews
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My review of the 1915 silent movie Birth of a Nation one of the most famous American movies in history is available at Amazon.com here.

After you read my review read Roger Ebert’s from 2003: A peek:

To understand “The Birth of a Nation” we must first understand the difference between what we bring to the film, and what the film brings to us. All serious moviegoers must sooner or later arrive at a point where they see a film for what it is, and not simply for what they feel about it. “The Birth of a Nation” is not a bad film because it argues for evil. Like Riefenstahl’s “The Triumph of the Will,” it is a great film that argues for evil. To understand how it does so is to learn a great deal about film, and even something about evil.

I don’t have much use for Roger Ebert as a political commentator but his review of this movie is spot on. We can only thank God that for the good of society Michael Moore or Oliver Stone doesn’t have the skill or talent of D. W. Griffith.

This was just said on Reliable Sources. He is serious.

Jane Hall is going on about how Beck is not a reverend and hitting him for it.

They are crying Fox news, Fox news… as if that is all one needs to say.

You just can’t make this stuff up.

Update: Hotair and memeorandum catch up

After a year or more of the left trying to first dismiss the tea parties as AstroTurf, then as irreverent, then not as big as they claim, then finally as violent racist and all of them failing miserably, Sharpton came up with a brilliant idea.

By holding a competing rally who’s primary mission was to declare the other rally evil and divisive, Sharpton was able to give the left something else to cover. To create an equivalence.

You can not find coverage of the Restoring Honor Rally without seeing coverage of Sharpton, (this post for example). The blogs on the left, some of who might not normally want to give him the time of day are forced to do so, because the alternative is to deal with Beck and the numbers he produced.

Sharpton saw this opportunity and jumped at it and the liberals with no alternatives must elevate him for his aggrandizement and profit.

Ironic isn’t it, Sharpton’s actions are the ultimate expression of capitalism, abetted by those who reject it.