Saturday, March 10, 2012

Public Service Announcement--Reset your clocks

U.S. (and Canadian, I believe) people: Daylight savings time starts at 2:00am, except in the few areas that don't observe it. Set your clocks ahead one hour before going to sleep, or you'll be an hour late for everything tomorrow.

A great explanation of Free Speech

Free Speech Bites Rush Limbaugh Back

I don't know who the writer of this commentary is, but he or she certainly does understand the Free Speech clause of the First Amendment.

Friday, March 09, 2012

I was wondering if he'd ever say this

Harold Camping Admits Rapture Prediction 'A Mistake'

I blogged about this here and here.

Micro movie reviews

Three from the Rendez-Vous with French Cinema:

Farewell, My Queen (Les adieux à la reine)--A well-made but totally fictional tale of a lady-in-waiting of Marie Antoinette's in the first days of the French revolution. Worth your time.

Here Below (Ici-bas)--The pointless story, supposedly based on a real incident, of a crazy nun (she sees visions) who falls in love with a priest, who is working for the French resistance in World War II. Don't bother.

The Well-Digger's Daughter (La fille du puisatier)--The best of the lot. Daniel Auteuil stars in and directs (his first time) this remake of a classic Pagnol film from 1940. A bit melodramatic, it does capture a simple man's quest for honor in southern France at the beginning of World War I.

Thursday, March 08, 2012