- Here's what happened the other day: I was watching the end of Harry Potter on network television with my son. They had just wrapped up a sneak preview of all the thrills we can expect in the upcoming theatrical installment (which, if you ask me, will be thrilling just because Gary Oldman is in it, and oh my god, do I ever love me some Gary Oldman), and I was just thinking that one day the young lad who plays Ron Weasley is going to grow up to be SUCH a heartthrob, while arguing with my son over the proper pronunciation of "Hermione" when the local news breaks in telling us about an over-turned boat off the California coast (five dead! details at 11!), before cutting to a full screen photograph of an Iraqi prisoner, naked and contorted in terror, being menaced by dogs and armed military police. From Harry Potter. Who do those fuckers at the local network affiliate think is watching Harry Potter? Do they need to hammer my 12 year old son with war pornography?
- The latest reasons to be ashamed of this god-forsaken nation are recounted in absolutely revolting detail here and even more distressingly, the failures of our military leadership here. It's a good thing we occupied someone else's country and killed thousands because Saddam Hussein was torturing prisoners... since he didn't have any weapons of mass destruction that we didn't sell him. Again: Fuckers.
- Dumb Shit: I know this next item represents a pretty sudden leap down in seriousness, but I need to note that the whole hand over the crotch while sitting on your Porsche 911 thing is SO GAY. I especially like that this is a report from the Pakistani Daily Times. I think Mr. Brody is a brilliant actor, and moreover, that he is ludicrously attractive when wearing fancy Italian suits or snug-fitting punk-rocker costumes, but dudes, right now, I am doing the math on this, the trucker hat, and that whole thing with the cowboy from the Village People and thinking how appropos Rian's favorite eye-rolling emoticon would be right here.
(I'd ask you all to excuse my French, but nevermind; I know you speak French.)