Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Listen: I have come unstuck in time

Harper Lennon is 4 months old now. What can I say? I'm proud.

Last night, Leah and I watched Crash, which I think is one of the better dramas ever made, and the Obama speech to the schools. The speech was exactly what I thought it would be, a lot of encouragement and challenge with no political agenda. I'm beginning to see that a lot of Republicans actually believe that Democrats don't want what's best for America. It may be that they actually think that the Dems do know what's best but have actively chosen an opposite route to spite the Republicans. You may say that that's ridiculous and I would agree, but I work with a lot of Republicans and in their eyes I don't think its possible for Obama to do anything right. Which is fine, really (albeit unrealistic). They're good people, but at the end of the day, I guess we've just got very different ideas about what America needs/wants/is. And who knows, they could be right and I could be wrong. So it goes.

Tonight Leah is taking engagement photos for some friends of ours, named Kaci and Roy. Kaci and Roy are part of the local improv group Parallelogramophonograph. I think I spelled that correctly. If you live in the Austin area, you really should catch a show of theirs. They're very good and have gotten more than a handful of belly laughs out of me. Also I think its amazing that when they get married, instead of her taking his last name, they're coming up with a totally new last name for both of them.

I've also got to swing by the library and recheck my books. I don't think I've ever finished a book without needing to recheck it at least once. Turns out, I'm a slow reader and I always thought I was fast. So it goes.

Also this Sunday we're shooting the video for "On Modern Men" at the Georgetown square and we need as many extras as we can get.
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  1. which Crash are we talking here? Paul Haggis Crash from 2004 about racism or 1996 David Cronenberg Crash about people who get in car accidents to get off sexually.

  2. I think "Racism Crash" would have been an appropriate title for that movie.

    I didn't like it. I found it melodramatic and heavy handed in its depiction of racism. It felt like a rated R after school special to me.

  3. I was listening to NPR in my cube this morning and they had an author on named Max Blumenthal talking about his new book Republican Gomorrah. After reading through your blog I thought you might be interested, I plan on reading it as soon as I's some links. His interview on Democracy Now is worth watching