Monday, December 10, 2007

Are You for Real?

Hello super conservative PR machine posing as "The General Public,"

Are you for real? Is it a joke that you are publicly concerned that an author of some incredible fantasy books is an atheist? Who is bankrolling you? How did you get the attention of so many media outlets while not making any sense?

I mean, seriously? You are telling people in the "melting pot" of the USA to beware of people with no organized religion while shoving CHRISTMAS down Everyone's throat and waging war on people of other organized religions? This just makes me feel so apologetic to my daughter for having brought her into this culture. WHO ARE YOU? I realize our education sucks here. I realize you all need escapism from the terrible truths of our times and have gotten all brain-washable and tumble-dried up. But then shouldn't you find some solace in fantasy? Oh right, you have your religion.

And let's talk about the have not actually read these books, have you? They are genius, widely regarded and awarded for being some of the best novels of all time. Here is a decent synopsis of The Golden Compass on Wikipedia. It may surprise you if you've just been riding the hype. If you wanted to choose some book as a poster child for anti-religiosity (oh, the horror), you've better choices than this one anyway.

So, seriously, who are you, and what drugs does your church make you smoke? Is your media campaign a cry for help? Or does spewing hatred and fear help your cause? Is that part of your religion?

I would just like you to know that my 7-month-old LYRA is named from those books (though pronounced slightly differently) and that she makes more sense than you.


Friday, December 07, 2007


In case you haven't heard about these short films made with a slew of famous actors and actresses in support of the Writer's Guild strike, they're pretty great. Take a look.


Thursday, December 06, 2007

Idea for You

I found a 10AM baby-friendly movie the other day which surprised me as it was so early. It reminded of a long standing idea of mine. Please take this idea and make a lot of money: Offer movies at 7AM. Commuters can miss the traffic, see a movie while eating breakfast and having coffee and then go to work.