Gongol.com Archives: October 2006
Brian Gongol

October 7, 2006

News UK's "New Party" wants a free-market economy first, everything else second
A party whose manifesto calls for free markets, light regulation, private savings, and less dependency on the UN is probably too thoughtful to win many votes anywhere

Broadcasting "The Departed" -- too long and too nihilistic
The movie concludes without redemption -- no character becomes better in the end than they were at the beginning

Broadcasting "Star Trek" episode that says, "Take that, hippies!"
"City on the Edge of Forever" involves a time-travel element that includes letting a woman die so she doesn't create a peace movement that would let the Germans win in WWII

News Profound letter from a Marine officer in Iraq
Captures well a sense of paradox: Great things are being done by Americans and Iraqis alike, but the cost is extraordinary

Humor and Good News Weird Al's "White and Nerdy"
(Video) Hilarious parody of "Riding Dirty"