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Archive for February 16th, 2009

The Wrestler, A Micro Review: I’m an old broken piece of meat

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Mickey Rourke has come back to the screen with a redemptive movie. Of course, the character he plays does not get the redemption that Mickey seems to be enjoying now, but man, what a depressingly good flick. My favorite line of the film, as well as moment, is the “Old broken down piece of meat” comment to his daughter. Mickey knows what he is talking about.

On another note… I must say seeing pretty much ALL of Marisa Tomei in this film surprised me.. Pleasantly I might add…

See this film.. But bring the happy pills for after.

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2009/02/16 at 00:51

Posted in Micro Review, Movies

The Devil We Know

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Robert Baer was a station chief in the Middle East as well as an operative for many years there as well as other places. He has written a few books post his service in the CIA, the latest being “The Devil We Know” The book is about how we should approach Iran today post the Bush administration.

His thought on approach would be to actually engage Iran and bring them to the fold. Since treating them as a pariah and not talking to them at all, we have made an enemy that much more dangerous post our invasion and botching up of Iraq, the bullwark that held Iran in place. Since the fuckup, we have only increased Iran’s power in the region and potentially accelerated their plans on nuclear ambitions as well as others that they have.

I tend to agree with Mr. Baer on much of this… After all, keep your friends close, but your enemies closer…

For some more you can see the videos from YouTube

Written by Krypt3ia

2009/02/16 at 00:15