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Everything posted by DudeAsInCool

  1. Hmmm...are you sure you're the father - that kinda sounds like Method
  2. Hmmm...not really. There's a general respectfulness...but Carter, for one, has spoken out on a number of occassions
  3. These guys have brainwashed themselves...it's really pathetic
  4. He's right - we have a Redneck in the house and he's packing more than a gun...
  5. DudeAsInCool


    Kelefa Sanneh, the pop critic for the NY Times, takes a look at "The Ever-Expanding Legend of Wilco," a band comprised of Glenn Kotche, Jeff Tweedy, Nels Cline, John Stirratt and Pat Sandone, who have created a small recording and book-publishing cottage industry. Here is his review: June 20, 2004. SLOWLY, improbably, unwillingly, Wilco has become one of those bands that stands for something. Too many things, perhaps. If you believe the myths, Wilco is a band so adventurous that a major label cut and ran; a band so prescient that it recorded a beautiful album about 9/11 — months before 9/11; a band so great that it coaxed half a million boomer listeners out of retirement. Wilco's breakthrough album, "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot," was released in 2002, and its success birthed a small industry. There was "I Am Trying to Break Your Heart," Sam Jones's reverent documentary. Greg Kot has just published "Learning How to Die" (Broadway Books), a loving biography of the band, and this fall the band is to release "The Wilco Book," advertised as a "visual analog to the band's music." Alan Light has named Wilco as one of the bands that inspired his new magazine, Tracks, devoted to "Music Built to Last." (And aimed, one presumes, at listeners who already have.) Fans of Wilco's singer-songwriter, Jeff Tweedy, could keep busy with the self-titled 2003 album from his side project, Loose Fur, or his book of poetry, "Adult Head," published earlier this year. And on Tuesday, Wilco is to release "A Ghost Is Born" (Nonesuch), its wildly anticipated and — why wait any longer to say it? — stunning new album. You can read the full review here: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/06/20/arts/music/20SANN.html
  6. It certainly does give him credibility. What in the film do you find inaccurate?; particularly, since you havent seen it!?? As to presenting the other side--that wasn't Moore's objective and why should it be? Frankly I think he's being more objective than the Bush admini-stration has been to the public about the facts regarding 911.
  7. Probably a good idea to tell people why you dont like Opera, Holy. People will be reading this thread alot in the future, I suspect... I myself use Safari...works fine..
  8. Maybe you need to reinstall the operating program?
  9. There's a side of me that questions whether they were lying, S.G. I think that they were so diluded into believing that Iraq had WMDs, etc, that they actually believed it, despite the evidence to the contrary - in fact, they still believe this crap, which just makes them seem even dumber in retrospect. Worse yet, this administration never admits mistakes.
  10. Maybe we should have done that impeachment thingy afterall j/k Apparently the intelligence info wasnt good back then, either.
  11. Courtney Love Loves to Run Naked In Her Apt Building NEW YORK: Rock sensation Lenny Kravitz is very happy with his neighbour Courtney Love, who has a fetish for running naked in her apartment building. "Exciting neighbour to have. You open the elevator and she's naked in there. The doorman will say, 'She was naked, running through the lobby,'" Kravitz was quoted as saying by ratethemusic.com. "It's great, you know? Adds a little excitement to the building. She's a sweetheart. She's got her stuff, but when you sit and just talk with her, there's a very intelligent, beautiful person inside of there," he added. http://www.newindpress.com/NewsItems.asp?I...festyle&Topic=0
  12. Here's a profile on Michael Moore and his film in today's Sunday's Times: Michael Moore Is Ready for His Close-Up By PHILIP SHENON Published: June 20, 2004 HOLLYWOOD, Calif. MICHAEL MOORE is not coy about his hopes for"Fahrenheit 9/11," his blistering documentary attack onPresident Bush and the war in Iraq. He wants it to be remembered as the first big-audience, election-year film that helped unseat a president. "And it's not just a hope," the Oscar-winning filmmaker said in a phone interview last week, describing focus groups in Michigan in April at which, after seeing the movie, previously undecided voters expressed eagerness to defeat Mr. Bush. "We found that if you entered the theater on the fence, you fell off it somewhere during those two hours," he said. "It ignites a fire in people who had given up." The movie's indictment of the president is nothing if not sprawling. Mr. Moore suggests that Mr. Bush and his administration jeopardized national security in an effort to placate Bush family cronies in Saudi Arabia, that the White House helped members of Mr. bin Laden's family to flee the United States after Sept. 11 and that the administration manipulated terrorism alert levels in order to scare Americans into supporting the invasion of Iraq. Mr. Moore's previous films generated a cottage industry of conservative commentators eager to prove sloppiness and exaggeration in his films; a handful of mainstream critics have also found flaws. But if "Fahrenheit 9/11" attracts the audience Mr. Moore and his distributors are predicting, Mr. Moore may face an onslaught of fact-checking unlike anything he — or any other documentary filmmaker — has ever experienced. After all, White House officials and the Bush family began impugning the film even before any of them had seen it. "Outrageously false," said Dan Bartlett, the White House communications director, last month when told about the film's assertion of a sinister connection between Mr. Bush and the family of Osama bin Laden. The former president George H. W. Bush was quoted in The New York Daily News calling Mr. Moore a "slime ball" and describing the documentary as "a vicious personal attack on our son." So how will Mr. Moore's movie stand up under close examination? Is the film's depiction of Mr. Bush as a lazy and duplicitous leader, blinded by his family's financial ties to Arab moneymen and the Saudi Arabian royal family, true to fact? Mr. Moore and his distributors have refused to circulate copies of the film and its script before the film's release this Friday; his production team said that as of last Wednesday, there was no final script because the film was still undergoing minor editing — for clarity, they said, not accuracy. After a year spent covering the federal commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks, I was recently allowed to attend a Hollywood screening. Based on that single viewing, and after separating out what is clearly presented as Mr. Moore's opinion from what is stated as fact, it seems safe to say that central assertions of fact in "Fahrenheit 9/11" are supported by the public record (indeed, many of them will be familiar to those who have closely followed Mr. Bush's political career). Mr. Moore is on firm ground in arguing that the Bushes, like many prominent Texas families with oil interests, have profited handsomely from their relationships with prominent Saudis, including members of the royal family and of the large and fabulously wealthy bin Laden clan, which has insisted it long ago disowned Osama. Mr. Moore spends several minutes in the film documenting ties between the president and James R. Bath, a financial advisor to a prominent member of the bin Laden family who was an original investor in Mr. Bush's Arbusto energy company and who served with the future president in the Air National Guard in the early 1970's. The Bath friendship, which indirectly links Mr. Bush to the family of the world's most notorious terrorist, has received less attention from national news organization than it has from reporters in Texas, but it has been well documented. Mr. Moore charges that President Bush and his aides paid too little attention to warnings in the summer of 2001 that Al Qaeda was about to attack, including a detailed Aug. 6, 2001, C.I.A. briefing that warned of terrorism within the country's borders. In its final report next month, the Sept. 11 commission can be expected to offer support to this assertion. Mr. Moore says that instead of focusing on Al Qaeda, the president spent 42 percent of his first eight months in office on vacation; the figure came not from a conspiracy-hungry Web site but from a calculation by The Washington Post. You can read the full review here: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/06/20/movies/20SHEN.html?8hpib
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