Sunday, April 27, 2008


My friend told me about this but I didn't believe her (also, what kind of dystopian name for a company is Prosper Incorporated?)

"We're not the mean waterboarding company that people think we are."

Saturday, April 26, 2008

"Standard Operating Procedure"

Being in law school makes it hard to watch movies or TV shows with a lot of emotional substance. It's the stress of studying and the constant interrogation of the way things are and why (and how things should be - always a much harder question).

"Standard Operating Procedure" is a movie I might see were I not in law school (instead I might see "Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay"). Even though I've already seen "Taxi to the Dark Side" and "Ghosts of Abu Ghraib," which critics actually say are much better than this movie, I find the trailer pretty stunning. Plus, I really like the movie's tagline ("The War on Terror Will Be Photographed").

Thursday, April 10, 2008

"Sipping on the Sweet Nectar" by Jens Lekman

The John McCain video I just posted was too scary to be the first thing you see on my blog, so I decided to post this very simple, very beautiful Jens Lekman video. I love the first 15 seconds of it - the time of day it is, the way the moon is starting to wane and is that giant, golden orb that you never get to see in the city.

The video was filmed in Iceland, and he's really flying the plane. Anything can happen.

It's Raining McCain!

Wow. Endless questions, really. About the video, about society, about why the singer washes her face with John McCain. (That last part will make sense once you see it.)

Saturday, April 5, 2008

For $500,000, you get 700 square feet in Brooklyn or 320 acres in Wyoming. This is why I love the New York Times' price check feature, which comes out every...once in a while (my memory's too filled with future property interests to remember).