Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:
- I’m not particularly interested in debating the pros and cons of climate science, but this piece by Ross McKitrick provides for an interesting poke around some of the stuff that appeares to go on behind the scenes in academia and at scientific journals. It also shows how new media (in this case, bloggers) have succeeded in undermining the illusion of we’ve-got-it-all-figured-out, our-way-is-the-best-way correctness being promoted by our elite class. Stephen McIntyre of climateaudit.org is hated by climate scientists, and with good reason, but it really looks like he’s doing a better job of turning over rocks and asking hard questions than anyone in the dinosaur media. But isn’t that the case in general these days?
- Related. (H/T Glynn Marshes)
- Kicks just keep getting harder to find. (H/T Advocatus Diaboli)
- RIP Bigas Luna. I’ve admired a lot of things about the Luna-directed films I’ve seen. (Spanish filmmakers are often really cheeky, clever, and wild, aren’t they?) Luna’s 1987 “Anguish” is a really smart riff on the experience of watching movies, and it strikes me as a work that deserves to have a devoted cult following. It’s available on DVD.
- “Good evening.”
- Movie blogger Jeffrey Wells on his experience dating actresses.
- I’ve been saying for years that Warner Brothers, which has the deepest and best film catalog around, should start a streaming service. Glad to see they’ve finally done it. The list of available titles is still sparse, but there are some good ones in there. Off the top of my head, I’ll recommend the beautifully shot women-in-prison drama “Caged,” Ford’s “Wagon Master,” and Sjostrom’s great “The Scarlet Letter.” The last stars Lillian Gish in one of her greatest roles, and I don’t think it’s ever been available on DVD.
- I guess this isn’t surprising. But if you’re anything like me, you saw it and wondered how common this sort of thing is. Surely, a lot of politicos are doing similar things and simply not getting caught. Right? Right?
- Go here in order to
embarrass yourselfmake a big show of your support of women. I’m sure it will get you laid.
- Science proves that chicks dig big wangs.
- Foseti links to some heretical thoughts on democracy. Some good comments too, especially those by Handle.