Surly Curmudgeon

   The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. The former are idealists acting from highest motives for the greatest good of the greatest number. The latter are surly curmudgeons, suspicious and lacking in altruism. But they are more comfortable neighbors than the other sort.
-- Robert A. Heinlein
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    Thursday, January 6, 2005


    Oh, Get OVER Yourself

    Oliver Stone is whining about the poor response to "Alexander", and he's blaming it on "fundamentalists".

    "From day one audiences didn't show up," he said. "They didn't even read the reviews in the South because the media was using the words, `Alex the gay.' As a result you can bet that they thought, `We're not going to see a film about a military leader that has got something wrong with him.'"

    Or maybe, just maybe, we're all (A) starting to get tired of epic movies about historical figures and events, (B) thinking it looked a bit much like "Troy 2: Electric Boogaloo", (C) worn out from the holidays, or (D) all of the above. Sit down and shut up.

    Posted by Tom, 1/6/2005 7:18:00 AM (Permalink). 0 Comments. Leave a comment...