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Monday, September 25, 2006

Super Bowl Picks

Those that speak with me often or recently know that I made this call last week. However, I'm going to go out on a limb and announce my long-shot, triple-shock-power, Super Bowl XLI matchup. And it is...

Chicago vs. Baltimore.

Mrs. Ober has given me permission to put some bread down on it so perhaps I will do just that.

Happy New Year

Here's hoping everyone's Rosh HaShanah was solid.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Movie Notes
How did this happen? Who's to blame? Well certainly there are those more responsible than others, and they will be held accountable, but again truth be told, if you're looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror. I know why you did it. I know you were afraid. Who wouldn't be? War, terror, disease. There were a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense. Fear got the best of you... -V

While out at Defcon a few weeks ago, I had the privilege of checking out 2005's V for Vendetta. I was completely caught off guard by the content and quality of the film. In fact, after I finished watching it, I hit "play" again and started it over from the beginning. I'm not saying that it's the best movie ever made, but I do recommend it.

Next on the list is Syriana. I thought the movie was a respectable offering worth watching. It did however raise the issue - at least in my mind - of how our democracy handles complex issues. Each and every person I've talked to about the movie gives one of two responses: 1) "Oh, George Clooney! I won't watch it," or 2) "It was too hard to follow." My response: You're all idiots. It's difficult to follow just as the world is complex. If you can't handle a distilled version of modern-day complexities, what does that say about our (your) ability to handle the real world?

This post was supposed to be an in-depth discussion of responsibility in a democracy... but I simply don't have the energy for that tired debate. Just check out the films above; you at least won’t vomit on yourself.

Politics + Motorsports = Negative Fun

FIA doesn't think to highly of the Turkish GPs political stylings.
Despite the unparalleled penalty handed out at an extraordinary meeting of the FIA's World Motor Sport Council in Paris, the Turkish authorities expressed relief that their race had not been axed.

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