Obligatory Dark Knight Review

The most hyped movie of the summer is undoubtedly Dark Knight, which Jeanne and I saw last night.? Was it really as good as everyone said it was?? Does Ledger deserve an Oscar for his performance as the Joker?

The quick answer is that it was not perfect, but pretty good.? I liked it a lot more than Batman Begins.? Heath Ledger was awesome, but I don’t see how you can give him an Oscar.? I was most impressed with how Chris Nolan took the character and found some way of making it even a little believable.

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Newsweek Slams Crocs

I love this.

I like to play a game with my son, Joseph. We sit on a bench in touristy Old Town, Alexandria, Va., and we’re not allowed to get up until we see a dozen pairs of Crocs. It usually doesn’t take long. But the other day we were stuck at eight after a few minutes, and I was getting a little concerned. Just then my boy leaned over and said, “Don’t worry, Dad. A family of dorks will come along any minute.”

Anthrax Guy

I’m torn on the story about the suicide of Bruce Ivins, who was under investigation for the 2001 Anthrax attacks.? It always bothered me that we never caught the guy, or even seemed to be concerned about it.? I’m glad it looks like this was definitely the guy, but it sucks that it took forever to find him and they weren’t able arrest him and find out the truth.

Glenn Greenwald of Salon has an interesting take on it and the media’s jump to conclusions:

If the now-deceased Ivins really was the culprit behind the attacks, then that means that the anthrax came from a U.S. Government lab, sent by a top U.S. Army scientist at Ft. Detrick. Without resort to any speculation or inferences at all, it is hard to overstate the significance of that fact. From the beginning, there was a clear intent on the part of the anthrax attacker to create a link between the anthrax attacks and both Islamic radicals and the 9/11 attacks.


I added the Twitter Tools plugin for wordpress and I set it to create a blog post every time I posted an update. (Don’t know what Twitter is? Go here).? Follow me on Twitter.

It looks a little strange on this page now with a ton of one line posts, but I’ll figure it out eventually.

Since there are no cool pictures to see right now, how about this one?