"Tonight's the Night" - Neil Young
- I will be live blogging the debate tonight while I try not to go all Sully over every poll I read. I do wish Nate would put up his updated number for the day.
- A special circle in hell -- I have seen a number of posts on this, but just wanted to comment that Eddie Munster Haskell's faux appearance at the homeless shelter where he washed an already clean dish may mark a new nadir in campaigning. It really helped bring home what an utterly soulless fuck this guy is -- and a perfect teammate for Mitt. As a lapsed Catholic, I must say I am skeptical that Ryan can be much of a believer, because I have the strong sense that any halfway serious Catholic could not help but feel he had put his mortal soul in danger by such a stunt. See Pierce on this as well.
- Another delightful story of Republican hypocrisy. These people would be amusing if they weren't such vicious bastards.
- On another note, SEK at LG&M had a funny post entitle "FIlms You Can't Unsee" about movies that leave you traumatized in some form or fashion. A lively discussion ensued. My list of four that leap to mind:
1. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, & Her Lover - I don't know that I have ever left a theater more repulsed than I did after this 1989 Peter Greenaway film. Utterly repellent, although weirdly visually beautiful. I have never been madder at myself for not walking out of a film, unless it was
2. Breaking the Waves - Not only two hours of my life that I will never get back, but the added indignity of periodically remembering horrible scenes from the malignant and pretentious Lars Von Trier.
3. Wild at Heart - This David Lynch effort was incredibly disappointing. It had one of the best trailers I have ever seen and in the wake of Blue Velvet, I assumed it would be something special. It wasn't.
4. Happiness - If you are only going to see one movie centered around child molestation this year, don't make it this one.
Add you own or anything else that is on your minds. I'll be back this evening.