Doug Thinks He Has A Plan

Time to venture into the fray (again) with a new blog.  Cam and others may be interested, you are most welcome to check it out and critique away.

The Plan


Pope opens mouth, inserts foot. Swallows.

How delusional is this guy? The former Hitler Youth compares 'neo-atheism' to Nazism.

Riiiiiight, but then I am always impressed when the unrepentant head of a pedophile ring opens his mouth about the evil doing of others.


"The taming and domestication of religion is one of the unceasing chores of civilization. " Christopher Hitchens


Video of the Day

"How you like me now?" by The Heavy


Happy Birthday Hubble! Infinite Wonder For 20 Years.

The Carnia Nebula, some 7500 light-years away.
As always a thanks to Phil Plait and http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/


Quote for the Day II

“New Rule: Stop worrying that crackpots are inserting their dogma into Texas schoolbooks. Sure, replacing Thomas Jefferson with Phyllis Schlafly is troubling, but it’s Texas. The only use Texans have for textbooks is to sit on them so they can get a better view of the football game. The last person to even notice Texas had schoolbooks was Lee Harvey Oswald.” – Bill Maher

Quote of theDay

“Congress passed the health care reform bill. Well, that was easy.” – David Letterman


"The meters are over in the red"

I stumbled across this on youtube, and its a total blast from the past. Not the best Kate Bush song, but IMO her best video.

Definitely look for a very very young 'Dr. House' (its circa 1986) as one of the scientists.


Quote of the Day

The Criterion Contraption is flat out one of the best film blogs out there. Period. The shame of it is that he posts once a month. Maybe. Often much less. Which is a ridiculous pity really, because when he does post he gives us gems like this;

"If you've gotta make a movie, though, there's one other option: work in a genre that studio executives don't pay too much attention to. Take that genre's conventions and turn them up to eleven, so no one can accuse you of not making the movie you're getting paid to make. Put so much bombast into your filmmaking that inattentive viewers won't pay attention to the underlying message, but clever viewers will hear what you want to say. Then you just wait fifteen years or so for Andrew Sarris to let everyone in on the joke.

It's an interesting strategy, and it's one several filmmakers have adopted over the years. The current world-record holder for subversive, poison-pill filmmaking is Paul Verhoeven, for Robocop and especially Starship Troopers, in which Verhoeven spent $100 million of Sony's money to more or less explicitly accuse Americans of being latent Nazis waging endless war against vaginas."