Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Sadat on the Newshour with Jim Lehrer

I am watching my old Criminal Law professor, Leila Sadat, on the PBS Newshour with Jim Lehrer. She is commenting on the Saddam trial and the many pratfalls of all of the parties concerned. She was generally very approving of the trial, until she found out that the pertinant information related to Saddam in his indictment was not handwritten.

The Big Bang: Just a Theory, Not a Fact

Apparently, the Bush Administration, in its laudable effort to turn back the tide against the communist-fascist-liberal-homosexual-secularist tradition has turned its sights against that shibboleth of the "scientific" establishment: the Big Bang.

As George C. Deutsch, a 24-year old political appointee informed a designer of the NASA webpage, "the Big Bang is not proven fact, just an opinion." He thus directed the designer to refer to the Big Bang as a theory throughout the webpage.

I fully applaud these reforms. Obviously, these so-called "scientists," as they like to call themselves, shouldn't spread their disgusting liberal orthodoxy by suggesting the universe is 14 billion years old and that universe was a product of a "bang," whether big or small.

Not to say that I am against NASA officials publishing facts on their webpage. Clearly, if they would just admit the Earth was created 6,000 years ago and placed in the middle of the universe by a divine creato- I mean intelligent designer, everything would be cool.

Now, if only the Bush administration will reform the so-called psychiatric community. Clearly, homosexuality is a psychotic disorder that can only be cured by drilling a hole in the person's head and letting the evil spirit out of the sodomite's head.

For the rest of the article about the NASA reforms, click here.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Bruno S. to Philip Seymour Hoffman

Matt suggested this "Six Degrees." This one is not too difficult if you consult the previous posts.

Bruno S. - Eva Mattes (Stroczek)
Eva Mattes - Klaus Kinski (Woyzek)
Klaus Kinski - Claudia Cardinale (Fitzcarraldo)
Claudia Cardinale - Jason Robards (Once Upon a Time in America)
Jason Robards - Philip Seymour Hoffman (Magnolia)

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Six Degrees of Hoffman

Since Washrambler is awash in Six Degrees mania, I found it fairly amusing to find an article entitled "Six Degrees of Philip Seymour Hoffman." It manages to connect Paris Hilton to Hoffman in four moves, George W. Bush to Hoffman in six, and Kevin Bacon to Hoffman in two.

Also, in the spirit of the Fanning posts:

Philip Seymour Hoffman - Tom Cruise (Magnolia)
Tom Cruise - Dakota Fanning (War of the Worlds)

and

Kevin Bacon - Tom Cruise (A Few Good Men)
Tom Cruise - Dakota Fanning (War of the Worlds)

Six Degrees of Fanning II (Mastroianni)

Marcello Mastroianni, famed Italian movie star of such films as 8 1/2, La Dolce Vita, and White Nights, much like Mr. Mifune, can be connected to Dakota Fanning in less than 6 moves. Here we go:

Marcello Mastroianni - Claudia Cardinale (8 1/2)
Claudia Cardinale - Jason Robards (Once Upon a Time in the West)
Jason Robards - Tom Cruise (Magnolia)
Tom Cruise - Dakota Fanning (War of the Worlds)

Four Degrees. Not too shabby.

As a sidenote, we can also link Klaus Kinski with Dakota Fanning using a similar route.

Klaus Kinski - Claudia Cardinale (Fitzcarraldo)
Claudia Cardinale - Jason Robards (Once Upon a Time in the West)
Jason Robards - Tom Cruise (Magnolia)
Tom Cruise - Dakota Fanning (War of the Worlds).

Also, Bruno S., another frequent Herzog collaborator, can be linked with Dakota Fanning.

Bruno S. - Eva Mattes (Strozcek)
Eva Mattes - Klaus Kinski (Woyzek)
Klaus Kinski - Claudia Cardinale (Fitzcarraldo)
Claudia Cardinale - Jason Robards (Once Upon a Time in the West)
Jason Robards - Tom Cruise (Magnolia)
Tom Cruise - Dakota Fanning (War of the Worlds)

Just under 6 degrees. Any suggestions for Six Degrees of Fanning?

Six Degrees of Fanning (Toshiro Mifune)

Ted proposed a challenge today: Whether we could connect a guy in Seven Samurai to Dakota Fanning. After two hours, we came with this solution.

Toshiro Mifune - Charles Bronson (Red Sun)
Charles Bronson - Yul Brynner (Magnificient Seven)
Yul Brynner - Charlton Heston (10 Commandments)
Charlton Heston - Mike Myers (Wayne's World 2)
Mike Myers - Dakota Fanning (Cat in the Hat).

Total: 5 Degrees

With some further research, on Leo's behest, I have found a more direct path.

Toshiro Mifune - Charles Bronson (Red Sun)
Charles Bronson - Jason Robards (Once Upon a Time in the West)
Jason Robards - Tom Cruise (Magnolia)
Tom Cruise - Dakota Fanning (War of the Worlds)

My next post:
Marcello Mastroianni to Dakota Fanning