Snoop D-O-DOUBLE-G, represent the Punjabi." sings the title track for the film Singh is Kinng (the extra 'n' is there for superstitious reasons). It's looks like a strange and wonderful film. And thanks to global culture, a waning tide does indeed sink all ships in a film taking its cues from Frank Kapra and, er, Jackie Chan.
So, who knew Sir Bin Kingsley, an Oscar Winning portrayer of Ghandi does a mean Minor Threat impression? The video--crowd an all--it's not part of any huge campaign or stunt, it's not a sketch, it's not topical: the web has eyes that wants to see things like this, Sir Ben brings Shakespere to straight-edge, Mean Magazine get a bit of promotion at the end, fine by me.
Aragorn, son of Arathorn, House of Isildur? The rightful heir to the throne of Gondor! Your voice, Howard Zinn's graphic-novel version of A People's History of The United States. Wired. Though in a post-conflict, post-modern world, all we want to know is which character-class is going to persevere? Log in now! (Buy yourself a nice office chair; slight back-pain and RSI are the new trench-foot of the digitial-conflict world.)
You forget it was Aragoran, didn't you! I knew you had it in you. It's good isn't it. As someone who's never read A People's History, it's the sort of introduction that has benefitted from the name attached to it. I ordered it straight away.
We know, as Pat Buchanan has told us, that John McCain isn't going to be a peace-time president: 100 years in Iraq, etc. But this is the Age of Men, not wizened Ork-Dwarves. To win it for Gondor Obama should really be focusing on the votes of the Shire folk. Mordor isn't much of a battleground state in this age.
Order is restored.