Friday, July 31, 2009

Hope you enjoyed that Chelsea Peretti clip, she's pretty funny huh?

Here's the trailer for Where the Wild Things Are

I think it looks really good! I'm not sure if it's because of the awesome choice of a song, or because of the scene where he's looking into the other room and sees his mom kissing someone, but it looks to me like its going to be one of those really poignant movies about growing up that's actually heartbreakingly portrayed from the point of view of a child.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Ep 4 Chelsea Peretti's All My Exes: Lowell

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

"What pushed me into this work," says Kamate, speaking softly in a mixture of Swahili and hesitant French, "is that I am also one who was raped." This happened a decade ago; the rapists were from the now-defunct militia of a local warlord backed by Uganda. "Their main purpose was to kill my husband. They took everything. They cut up his body like you would cut up meat, with knives. He was alive. They began cutting off his fingers. Then they cut off his sex. They opened his stomach and took out his intestines. When they poked his heart, he died. They were holding a gun to my head." She fought her captors, and shows a scar across the left side of her face that was the result. "They ordered me to collect all his body parts and to lie on top of them and there they raped me—twelve soldiers. I lost consciousness. Then I heard someone cry out in the next room and I realized they were raping my daughters."

I think this is literally the most horrible thing I have ever heard.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Friday, July 17, 2009

Zhao Ziyang, you were the man! Power to the people!

"Students, we came too late. Sorry, students. Whatever you say and criticize about us is deserved. My purpose here now is not to ask for your forgiveness. I want to say that now, your bodies are very weak. You have been on a hunger strike for six days, and it's now the seventh day.... Now what is most important is to end this hunger strike. I know, you are doing this in the hope that the Party and the government will give a most satisfactory answer for what you are asking for. I feel, our channel for dialogue is open, and some problems need to be resolved through a process. You cannot continue to...insist on stopping only when you have a satisfactory answer."

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Why didn't they give this guy a bloody autopsy?

Thursday, July 02, 2009

clearly, someone has decided to use a column that they had saved for a rainy day.