Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Free Speech Zone

No time for anything but an open thread. However, Anonymous Commenting has been enabled, so you can finally say what you really think. Let a thousand flamers bloom!


Anonymous Old Fart said...

You mean I can finally let 'er rip?

6/18/2014 09:35:00 AM  
Blogger Jack said...

Recently, I watched (for the 2nd time) Terence Malick's "The Tree of Life". I found it to be a beautiful and moving film. It seems relatively rare these days for someone to make such an epic work of art--entirely unironically. Arvo Part comes to mind.

I was wondering if other Raccoons had seen it, and if so, what they thought of the film.

To get a taste search for "The Tree of Life: Lacrimosa" on youtube.

6/18/2014 10:17:00 AM  
Blogger julie said...

I haven't seen it, but my mom spoke very highly of it. Which unfortunately gives me a bit of pause :)

But as far as excellent recent movies go, we watched "Mud" on Netflix this past weekend, and both thought it one of the best movies we've seen in years.

6/18/2014 10:23:00 AM  
Blogger Rick said...

Cooncur with Julie on Mud. Recalls one of the Twain books and a little of the Night of the Hunter in the way that time passed in a rather dreamlike way. I think the writer is a fan of Mr Twain.
The boy in it is in Tree of Life also - great lil actor.

6/18/2014 11:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Jaws said...

Newsflash! I have converted to Christianity.
Bring the whole family to see my new flick:
Jaws Of Life

Finally, a film you can sink your teeth into.

6/18/2014 12:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Jaws said...

Can a great white become a raccoon?
Find out in my new book:
The Metaphysics Of Jaws

6/18/2014 12:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's only natural selection
if you believe it.

~ G. Costanza

6/18/2014 01:08:00 PM  
Blogger USS Ben USN (Ret) said...

Here's some awesome reviews of my book:

"I'll never put on a lifejacket again." Quint

"I think that I'm familiar with the fact that you are going to ignore this particular problem until it swims up and bites you in the ass!"

"He ate the light." Hooper

"That's some bad hat Harry." Brody

6/18/2014 01:09:00 PM  
Blogger USS Ben USN (Ret) said...

Sorry guys. Apparently, Jaws stole my identity.

6/18/2014 01:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wayway wait. Dontellme.
Capt Quint.

6/18/2014 01:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


6/18/2014 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Mary said...

Well, you know the sound of that is something quite atrocious!

6/18/2014 01:25:00 PM  
Blogger Rick said...

Might as well do somethin while you're doing nuthin.

Good interview of an amazing lady nonagenerian:

Alice Von Hildebrand: Man and Woman: A Divine Invention

6/18/2014 02:00:00 PM  
Blogger mushroom said...

"Mud" sounds like one I'd like.

My wife really liked "There Will Be Blood". You have to admire Daniel Day-Lewis. I made her watch "Last of the Mohicans" afterward, though.

6/18/2014 02:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bob, boxer or briefs? Or the orthoparadoxically boxer-brief?

6/18/2014 02:05:00 PM  
Blogger USS Ben USN (Ret) said...

"Bob, boxer or briefs? Or the orthoparadoxically boxer-brief?"

There was a time when I briefly boxed.

6/18/2014 02:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boxer-briefs are the greatest invention of the 21st Century

6/18/2014 07:09:00 PM  
Blogger Joan of Argghh! said...

Raccoons. If you don't discourage them, they'll tip the garbage cans.

Every time!

6/18/2014 07:31:00 PM  
Blogger Van Harvey said...

Yeah, but sometimes a little vicarious mayhem is good for the soul. At least on a "Oh, yeah, that's why it sucks to do that".

And really, who can resist the sincere assurances and Gagdad's posts are just exactly the sort of stuff online casiono's and viagra peddlers enjoy most?

6/18/2014 09:52:00 PM  
Blogger Van Harvey said...

(that and auto-completeF'dUp services)

6/18/2014 09:53:00 PM  

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