Archive for January 30, 2010

Thou Shalt Laugh 4: Amazon Vine Review

Posted: January 30, 2010 by datechguy in amazon reviews, fun
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My review of the Comedy DVD Thou Shalt Laugh 4 made available through the Amazon Vine program is available at here.

It seems a little pricey but you will laugh.

Sliverblaze: Amazon Review

Posted: January 30, 2010 by datechguy in amazon reviews
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My review of the 1937 film adaption of the Sherlock Holmes Mystery Silverblaze staring Arthur Wontner as Holmes is available at here.

This movie is available for viewing online at IMDB here but the quality is very low, if you would rather not purchase it but want to see it Netflix has a much better copy available.

You will note that the title is different than the review, that is because the US release took place AFTER the release of Basil Rathbone’s Hound of the Baskervilles. This was done to take advantage of a favorable box office.

It’s a good thing that instead of inarticulate people like George W. Bush in Washington these days we have folks like Arnie Duncan who know how to turn a phrase:

ABC News’ Mary Bruce Reports: Education Secretary Arne Duncan said today that Hurricane Katrina was “the best thing that happened to the education system in New Orleans” because it gave the city a chance to rebuild and improve its failing public schools. emphasis mine

Perhaps the right way to say what he was trying to express would have been: “An unexpected consequence of the devastation of Katrina was rebuilding and improvement of the failing public schools in New Orleans a testament to the spirit of the people of the city.”, but I’m just a neanderthal conservative what do I know about turning a phrase?

Glenn calls it the Gaffe of the year, well the year is still young but I’m not giving him a nelson because I understood what he meant rather what he said.

After all if Jay Nordlinger can be so insulted what’s to stop him? And will his listeners be ready to believe? After all he is appearing at a teaparty and appearing for a Republican!

Then again a man who has faced down actual evil and repression is unlikely to be intimidated by the likes of a MSNBC host.