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October 13, 2006

Re: Horror Movies

Posted by Jenna Ashley Robinson at 4:03 PM

I've never been one for typical horror movies. I enjoy suspense, a general sense of eeriness and suggestion of the supernatural.

As such, I loved Tim Burton's wickedly funny version of Sleepy Hollow, M. Night Shyamalan's The Village and Alejandro Amenábar's The Others.

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This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

Posted by Mitch Kokai at 3:39 PM

Ilario Pantano drew international attention when the U.S. Marine faced murder charges in the killings of two Iraqis.

He beat the charges, wrote a book about his experiences in the War on Terror, and sat down with Carolina Journal Radio for an interview.

This weekend's program also features Michael Sanera's discussion of government interference with the state's thriving golf industry, Joe Coletti's discussion of the structural budget deficit that will likely plague state lawmakers next year, and former Whitewater special counsel Kenneth Starr's take on the nation's new Supreme Court chief justice. 

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Tom Wolfe on the Liberal Attitudes of New York and the Left Coast

Posted by Dr. Michael Sanera at 3:10 PM

An interesting post from Peter Lawler in the Ashbrook Center newsletter:

 True Theocons Found at NASCAR Races, Not in New York City

From The New York Sun:

Tom Wolfe says a jarring scene he recently witnessed in Tennessee convinced him that writers who live in New York and on the Left Coast are out of touch with the rest of the country. In the upcoming book, "Telling True Stories," the "Bonfire of the Vanities" novelist says he watched in amazement at a NASCAR race last month as a National Rifle Association honcho got a rousing standing ovation, and was followed by a minister who "asked the Lord to look out for these brave drivers and these loyal fans… in the name of Thy Only Son, Christ Jesus." Writes Wolfe: "Anyone who introduced an event that way in San Francisco or New York would risk arrest for a hate crime. New York writers really must cross the Hudson River, and writers in Los Angeles really must go as far as the San Joaquin Valley. Most of the meaning of America lies in between the coasts, I’m afraid."

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The Shining

Posted by Andrew Cline at 2:56 PM

Yeah, I overlooked that film. What was I thinking?!

I just love the way Kubrick filmed this movie. It's incredibly stylized. I think that's why I like The Sixth Sense too. It's not just frightening, it's beautiful at the same time. I think that must be incredibly difficult to pull off. Much easier to just throw a bunch of blood at the camera, which is not really scary so much as gross.

I was never into the slasher films of the 80s. I thought the first Nightmare on Elm Street was pretty good, but that's about it.

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Re: Air America

Posted by Jon Sanders at 2:12 PM

Drew, you write, "Air America has gone bankrupt on Friday the 13th."

Just how many times has that thing died, anyway?

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Re: Scariest movie

Posted by Paul Chesser at 12:25 AM

Say hello to my little friend (not for the squeamish, too gruesome for embedding in this post -- perhaps the most frightening scene from the movie). It's not Tony Montana.

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Re: Horror movies

Posted by Dr. Roy Cordato at 11:22 AM

Without a doubt the two scariest movies I've ever seen are Godfather 3 and Rocky IV.

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ScAir America

Posted by Andrew Cline at 11:10 AM

Air America has gone bankrupt on Friday the 13th.

The network will stay on the air while it tries to figure out how the heck to make money and pay its debts.

Franken surprise

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Re: Horror Movie Discussion

Posted by Daren Bakst at 10:50 AM

Best Horror Movie: The Exorcist

Really Lost Gems:  The SentinelBurnt Offerings

Best Spoof: An Inconvenient Truth

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Founderphilia

Posted by Dr. Troy Kickler at 10:38 AM

Do you want to know what Adams or Jefferson would think about the war in Iraq and other current events?  Do you bemoan that recent scholarship has overlooked or dehumanized the Founding Fathers?

According to this not-so-good review of Gordon Wood's latest book, you're probably a Founderphile.

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Horror movie discussion

Posted by Jon Sanders at 10:18 AM

I can't believe you said "The Sixth Sense" and not "The Shining"!

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Common sense, where art thou?, Part 2

Posted by Jon Ham at 09:59 AM

They've taken PC to a crazy level in Britain. A 14-year-old is arrested after complaining about being put in a study group with kids who only speak Urdu. You can't make this stuff up.

Stop the world, I want to get off. 

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Blogging and black listing?

Posted by Dr. Karen Y. Palasek at 09:42 AM

This just isn't good.

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Peggy Noonan imitates one J. Sanders, Esq.

Posted by Jon Sanders at 09:22 AM

The Grand Dame: "The Sounds of Silencing: Why do Americans on the left think only they have the right to dissent?"

Me: "Leftists pretend to champion 'political dissidents' so long as the 'dissident' agrees with leftist ideas; they try to silence those who disagree with them on abortion, racial preferences, confiscatory taxation, religious expression, etc."

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Friday the 13th

Posted by Andrew Cline at 09:20 AM

Today is Friday the 13th. Let's talk scary movies!

Is there a better scary movie than "The Sixth Sense"?

Is there a better spoof of horror films than "Shaun of the Dead"? I don't think so.

What are the best/worst scary movies, lost gems, overrated, etc.?

zombies are coming

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Common sense, where art thou?

Posted by Jon Ham at 07:55 AM

A TV reporter has a breathless report about the class picture of a 7-year-old that the mother says was altered to give her cleavage. The reporter and the mother speculate away about whether it's a Photoshop job of fauxtography or some other phenomenon. The guy at the studio wasn't very forceful in defending his photographer. But, guys, chill. Look at the photo. The "cleavage" is where two shadows caused by her collar come together to make a darker shadow. That's it! Call off the lawyers. Call off the reporters. Get a life. 

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