Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Running on Fumes

...but hey, the sun is out a bit, and that's a relief!

So, let's see: in reply to Mike Dobbs comment on yesterday's post: Mike, don't fret. I think there's a McDonald's on the Barre-Montpelier road, within five miles or so tops of the Capital dome. "You want we supersize your maple-tree suck?"

Note to my steadfast ink-slinging amigo Mark Martin: "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it" - Evelyn Beatrice Hall.

And you know I will.

Now, send that nickel to the ACLU, like you said you would.

Rick Veitch alerted me to the new issue of Mother Jones, which has an article by Eleanor Cooney on "The Politics of Horror," primarily discussing Joe Dante and Sam Hamm's Masters of Horror installment "Homecoming" as an election-year hour of television worthy of note. Having already steered this blog's readers to Tim Lucas's Video Watchblog post on the episode when it originally aired, and discussed "Homecoming" and its precursor J'Accuse at some length here before, I'll just say check out Cooney's article and be sure to pick up "Homecoming" when it's released on DVD this summer, if you haven't seen it already. An audacious and eventful landmark in TV horror, and loooooong overdue use of airtime to address the shit we've got ourselves into as a country.

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