Monday, January 28, 2008

Snow Day

We wake up this morning to new fallen snow. Everything white and beautiful. The big question: Does it get me out of going to the gym this morning?...

Weird screed about global warming in this morning's P-I. For example: "If the evidence of man-caused global warming is as overwhelming as the left claims it is, why the lack of rational, intelligent public debate between qualified people of opposing sides?" Um... could that be because that the evidence of global warming is so overwhelming that there are no qualified people on the opposing side? Global warming -- and, really, what difference does the qualifier "man-caused" mean in tackling the problem -- stopped being a left v. right debate some time ago. Former Republican House Speaker Dennis Hastert admits that it is settled science. The military predicts national and international upheavals unless fossil fuel consumption is reduced. We can fiddle around arguing about precisely who did what while perched on precisely which pin, or we can start to put out the fire...

Last night, we completed the fourth season of The Wire, which has to be the finest television in the history of that questionable medium. As the drug wars grow ever more violent, four 14-year old boys try to make their way through a world of overwhelmed schools, addicted adults, and desperate corners while trying to hold on to the last vestiges of their stolen childhoods. Heartbreaking, uncompromising, and gripping from beginning to end. If you haven't watched The Wire, move it to the top of your Netflix queue now. (And watch it with subtitles turned on.)...

Killian Read: A Clash Of Kings, George R. R. Martin

Killian Heard: Distortion, Magnetic Fields

Killian Saw: Juno

1 comment:

Renegade Eye said...

I go to movie screenings often.

Juno is big here in Minneapolis. The screenwriter is a local stripper and blogger.

If you think global warmong debate is something, wait until water distribution is debated. Look at the Middle East.