Archive for April 4, 2010

Anchors Aweigh: Amazon Review

Posted: April 4, 2010 by datechguy in amazon reviews
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My review of the Spectacular musical Anchors Aweigh staring Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly is available at here.

They just don’t make pictures like this anymore.

As you might have expected rather than wait till the 17th for the US broadcast (which might be cut a bit) my son of course set up a proxy server and we watched the first adventure of the 11th doctor together.

Considering that you can find it online it seems odd to worry about spoilers but I will say the following The story was excellent. The characters were enjoyable, the plot-line really worked, there is a big bonus for us old timers.

The details (and spoilers) are after the jump (more…)

The Royal Tenenbaums: Amazon Review

Posted: April 4, 2010 by datechguy in amazon reviews

My review of the 2001 feature The Royal Tenenbaums staring Gene Hackman, Ben Stiller et/al is available at here.

If there was ever a movie that should have been a TV show instead its this one. It’s a real shame when you have a cast like this stuck on a movie like this.

…it would be necessary to invent him:

By using the word “regime,” Limbaugh was doing something he does all the time: throwing the language of the opposition back in their faces. In the Bush years, we often heard the phrase “Bush regime” from some quarters of the left. So Limbaugh applied it to Obama.

Apparently some people didn’t get it. On MSNBC, Chris Matthews appeared deeply troubled by the word. “I’ve never seen language like this in the American press,”

York document’s Matthews deep distress at the use of the word “regime” and how it so bothered him, then of course finds over 6000 uses during the Bush years including this gem:

Finally — you knew this was coming — on June 14, 2002, Chris Matthews himself introduced a panel discussion about a letter signed by many prominent leftists condemning the Bush administration’s conduct of the war on terror. “Let’s go to the Reverend Al Sharpton,” Matthews said. “Reverend Sharpton, what do you make of this letter and this panoply of the left condemning the Bush regime?”

Oops. Perhaps Joe McCarthy never called the U.S. government a regime, but Chris Matthews did. And a lot of other people did, too. So now we are supposed to believe him when he expresses disgust at Rush Limbaugh doing the same?

the left’s abiding belief that people on the right are so foolish that they don’t know how to do a google, Nexis search nor our ability to see video tape never ceases to amaze me.

The are so used to the concept that they are the gatekeepers that mere mortals like ourselves could not possibly catch them beclowning themselves.

Update: And of course Glenn saw this early this morning, He must type like lightning!