Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Thursday, July 8, 2010 12:42 am

At last!

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For far too long I have waited. And now, at last, the wait is over.

It is here: “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.”

With cats.

Thursday, July 1, 2010 11:16 pm

Eclipse

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Remember my baby girl back in the halcyon days of the late 20th century, blissfully pretending to nap in Mommy’s arms while discretely removing the jewelry from Mommy’s finger for later resale?

My baby girl has turned 12. She’s got a cell phone and a Facebook page and drama and highlights and hormones and attitude and everything.

And tomorrow night, she’s having 12 friends spend the night. Only before they spend the night, the girls are all going to see the latest cinematic installment of the Twilight tetrology tetraology oh, screw it, the third in what will be a four- five-movie series.

Hooper’s spending the night at a friend’s house, the lucky sod.

There’s one thing I’d really like to have tomorrow: a pony keg of Buckshot Amber. this:

Jacob, too, plez. kthxbai.

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UPDATE: **WANT**:


Thursday, January 7, 2010 9:59 pm

And she would know

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The details of how the conversation happened onto this subject are unimportant, but Victoria told me tonight that she is a member of Team Jacob.

“Really?” I said, because I’d never heard her express a preference.

“Oh, yeah,” she said. “Edward has problems. He is moody like a PMSing adolescent.”

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 9:19 pm

Odds and ends for 12/8

No place like home: The military had hoped to increase “dwell time” — time service members spend stateside between overseas deployments — from the current one year for every year overseas to two years. But with the surge in Afghanistan, that probably ain’t gonna happen, and the media, with the exception of the noted military-hater Rachel Maddow, hasn’t said much about it.

Waste of electrons: There’s a thread over at EW.com about whether the relationship in the “Twilight” series between Edward and Bella is abusive. It has stretched to something like 900 comments. Maybe it’s just me, but isn’t the whole notion of “abusive relationships” in the context of fictional vampires a joke? In fact, doesn’t it trivialize a decidedly nontrivial subject? Oh, hell, is there any chance I’ll get those brain cells back?

Throwing tomatoes at Sarah Palin is wrong. One should throw substantive questions at her instead. They’d hurt more.

At least they hired an expert: Jonah Goldberg has gotten a million-dollar advance to write a book, The Tyranny of Cliches.

“I had … an unequaled tolerance for squalor”: A first-person account of living in a van while a grad student at Duke, to avoid student-loan debt.

Excellent idea, way overdue: N.C. Medical Board posts expanded information on 35,000 physicians and PAs, including disciplinary actions and other embarrassing info the public needs.

This isn’t an Internet meme, but it should be: “My God, what a stupid premise.”

But climate science is a fraud!: Andrew Malcolm compares polls that actually ask two different questions.

But they’re “community organizers,” so let’s take their money away: An investigator finds that “in fact, there is no evidence that action, illegal or otherwise, was taken by any ACORN employee on behalf of the videographers” and that videotapes of ACORN employees “appear to have been edited, in some cases substantially, including the insertion of a substitute voiceover for significant portions of Mr. O’Keefe’s and Ms. Giles’s comments, which makes it difficult to determine the questions to which ACORN employees are responding.” Color me shocked.

The real ACORN takeaway: In light of Jon Stewart’s earlier takedown of ACORN, commenter Waynski at Balloon Juice observes: “It’s a sad comment on the state of our media that we’re now looking for journalistic standards in the fake news guy, because he’s the only one who comes close to having any in the first place.”

Meet the new boss: The flawed, conflict-riddled system of rating securities, which contributed so much to our current economic unpleasantness, isn’t going to be changed much. Goody. I’m gonna invest in a mattress in which to put what little remains of my retirement savings.

Thursday, December 3, 2009 9:14 pm

Best. Movie reviews. Ever.

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Twilight.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon.

(h/t: Liz)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009 8:57 pm

Clash of the titans: Twilight v. Slayer

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If Edward met Buffy….

(h/t: Holly)

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