Monday, January 30, 2006

A Couple of Things...

  • Not to shock anyone, but we watched the documentary Inside Deep Throat this weekend. (It's by the same guys that made an earlier documentary that I liked called The Eyes of Tammy Faye.) Very interesting (no, really!) -- it dealt with The First Amendment, the mob, old Hollywood, new Hollywood, technological advances, nostalgia, complicated human relationships, federal control vs. individual liberty, you name it. Interviewees include Camille Paglia, Dick Cavett, Gore Vidal, Norman Mailer, Marilyn Chambers, Hugh Hefner, Alan Dershowitz, and many more. Make sure to check out the extras, too.
  • Ever want to swear at someone in Xhosa or Romanian? Then check out the Insult Monger's Swearsaurus for practical vocabulary lessons in those and 168 other languages. (NSFW/ads; Also, pop-up warning.)
  • Steinhaltu kjafti helvítis hórutussa!

  • Richard Lester, Akira Kurosawa, Toshiro Mifune, Tom Savini, Alice Cooper, Fred Thompson, Pam Grier, Jack Webb, James Ellroy, Steve Ditko, Nina Hagen, Doris Wishman, and Bernard Herrmann all really are Interesting Motherfuckers; With that, you just cannot argue.
  • Adventures in Ethics and Science has moved over to be a part of a compendium of science blogs organized by Seed Magazine. The Mungers are part of this project too, with Cognitive Daily.
  • Kottke points to this analysis of instances of high numbers of Star Wars actors appearing together in non-Star Wars films.


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