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I'm back from Primer. This is the most confusing movie I've ever seen. I doubt even repeated viewings would make it any easier to understand. Read more »


I'm off to see a press-screening of Primer. Jim Emerson, reporting from the 2004 Toronto International Film Festival, had this to say: Read more »

Eminem\'s Mosh

Awesome new Eminem video. The song is not as catchy as his other stuff, but the 3-D animation is superb. By far the best get-out-the-vote effort by a celebrity I've seen this election cycle. Not that I think these efforts are desirable, but as an anti-Bush polemic, it's well designed for its target audience. Read more »

Sexual Loopholes

Orin Kerr of the Volokh Conspiracy notes an odd legal inconsistency: Read more »

Deep Thought of the Day

If you miss a test in cosmetics school, what is the retest called?

Unintended Irony

An customer review of the $38 Ultimate Edition of Dawn of the Dead: Read more »

These Girls Pose A Grave And Gathering Threat - To Your Pants

Talk about stroking your political ego! I wish more phone sex lines were like this: Lie Girls.

Technically safe for work, but your boss might not think so.

[via Fleshbot]


This music video is kinda catchy, if just a wee bit over the top.

[via Leiter]

Open Source Storytelling

Neal Stephenson, from his interview with Slashdot, on the distributed nature of myth creation: Read more »

Easier Than Working! No Money Down!

Tim Swanson has discovered an amazing, breath defying, mind-numbingly double-plus-good solution to all of the world's problems that would make even Matthew Lesko jealous. And it's free! It only takes a few minutes of your time. Here are just a few of the many things Tim's new system is guaranteed to solve:

  • Tired of driving your kids to school and back? Wish someone else could do it?
  • Tired of teaching your kids how to read, write and what to think? Wish someone else could?

Wilkinson On John Stewart\'s Crossfire Shenanigans

Oh, snap!

Wilkinson is back from blogging hiatus and on fire, as usual. He's also running a Cash-for-Content SuperNovember Fundraising Drive!!! Don't be a free-rider like me.

Mission Creep

The Magic Meme is Spreading

Thomas DiLorenzo helps spread the "blind faith in governments" meme with his recent LRC post, Government as Faith Healer:

Do You Believe In Magic?

The next time someone like Robert Kuttner accuses libertarians of having "blind faith in markets," remember this:

[T]he more deeply and widely that people believe in magic, the less magical are their lives, while the more fully people untangle themselves from belief in myths and magic, the more magical their lives become.