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!


Old Fart said...

You mean I can finally let 'er rip?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jaws said...

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

Anonymous said...

It's only natural selection
if you believe it.

~ G. Costanza

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

USS Ben USN (Ret) said...

Sorry guys. Apparently, Jaws stole my identity.

Anonymous said...

Wayway wait. Dontellme.
Capt Quint.

Anonymous said...


Mary said...

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

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

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.

Anonymous said...

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

USS Ben USN (Ret) said...

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

There was a time when I briefly boxed.

Anonymous said...

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

Joan of Argghh! said...

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

Every time!

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?

Van Harvey said...

(that and auto-completeF'dUp services)