Monday, November 12, 2007

Milton Friedman on Greed

(HT: Don Boudreaux at Cafe Hayek)

Monday, November 05, 2007

Now get this Honky!

My father-in-law drove up this weekend to visit us and we had a great time. On Saturday morning we were talking about movies and he mentioned that one of his favorites was Peter Sellers' penultimate film Being There. We had never seen it so we rented and watched it Saturday night.

Being There is a rare film. There's not a single punchline, gag, or moment of zaniness anywhere (essentially it's a movie that Robin Williams wouldn't/couldn't touch with a ten foot pole) yet it's the funniest movie I've seen in quite a while. Indeed, the movie is so understated that until about twenty minutes into it, it could literally be a drama or a horror instead of a comedy. Explication, I think they call it. But a comedy it is and a fine one at that. This isn't a movie review so I'll just recommend it (and I can't recommend it highly enough).

Here's the trailer. I actually would recommend not watching it if you think you'll watch the movie. Part of the fun of watching it for me was that I didn't know anything about it going in.

Friday, November 02, 2007

The Office Season 4: Episode 6 (but, really,does it even matter anymore?)

Do you remember how on the Dukes of Hazzard Bo and Luke's cousins, Coy and Vance, showed up (also in Season 4 -- eerie), presumably to shake up the plot, or whatever? Well that's kind of how I feel about last night's episode with the costumes and the mustaches and the Finer Things Club and lack of anything that would actually happen anywhere but on the last season of a TV show.

It's time to put this dog down.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Sweet Fancy Moses!

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