Monday, December 18, 2006

"Help Me Find A Shovel, Doc."

Rev. Ted Haggard's escort sells a book.

Great Dave Zirin column about the Knicks-Nuggets brawl:

Young black men scuffling, even scuffling in a way that would make foxy boxing seem threatening, has become cause for an astounding amount of public hand-wringing.
Very bad day for 52 species of animals and plants.

Joe Barbera takes "limited animation" to new extreme.

Laura Bush to fake her death.

John Carpenter's The Thing remake planned.


The Retropolitan said...

No one needs to remake "The Thing."

But I guess someone needs to remake Joe Barbera now. God?

Superfrankenstein said...

Amen, Retropolitan.

The Thing is the best movie ever made. I'm not proud of that opinion, but it's mine.

Remake a bad movie. Remake The Fog.

Or do Escape From Miami.

bubba g. russo said...

The Thing was one of the scariest movies I've ever seen. And it was the first film I bought on DVD, before I even had a player. There was a persistent rumor in the 90's that Carpenter would do a sequel that would begin with Keith David and Kurt Russell sitting in the snow watching the compound burn and then David would turn into the Thing (the clue is that you don't see his breath as they're waiting to freeze to death- watch it again). But it never happened. I wish he had, rather than the shoddy sequel to "Escape form New York." That was incredibly LAME!
But Mr. Peyer, I beg to differ with you. The best movie ever is Heartbreak Ridge. Eastwood has some incredible (non-PC) lines: "Why don't I just bend you over the table and bang you in the keister? That is your persuasion, isn't it?" "Just because we're holding hands doesn't mean we're gonna take warm showers together 'til the wee hours of the morning." Of course, that was before the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy.