Two on Michael Moore.


COURIC: Well, I don’t want to get into this too much, but certainly with the reported Saddam Hussein, 9/11, al-Qaeda connection and some of the other intelligence information that the press was given…

Mr. MOORE: We–I’m–I’m–my film is a–is a silent plea to all of you in the news media to do your job. We need you. You–we–you’re our defense against this. If–if we don’t have you, what do we have? And I just think a disservice was done to the American people. You know–you know what’s great about this country? You and everyone else here gets to ask any question you want. Literally, you can ask any question you want. No one can stop you. You…

Unfairenheit 9/11 – The lies of Michael Moore. By Christopher Hitchens

To describe this film as dishonest and demagogic would almost be to promote those terms to the level of respectability.
Osama is suddenly so guilty and so all-powerful that any other discussion of any other topic is a dangerous “distraction” from the fight against him. I believe that I understand the convenience of this late conversion.

Who do you believe? I don’t know.

Later… Michael Moore responds. Excellent! Thanks Kevin for the link.

Broadband in Blarney..

Seem that my phone line fails the broadband DSL test from Eircom. It’s not completely hopeless as I get very good connection speeds on my modem. I need to disconnect any and every extension cable for a while and put a non-cordless phone on there.

Las Vegas Mayhem!

Great movie here. It’s still downloading, so stay away for a few minutes! From the wmv comments:

This is the entire Scene 7. This clip shows some of the sickest street stunts caught on video to date. ‘Project Mayhem: Las Vegas’ will be available everywhere 08.02.2002. See for more details.

If LOTR was written by someone else..

What if Douglas Adams wrote Lord of the Rings? These extracts made me grin 🙂

Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of Eriador lies a small unregarded countryside.
In this land is an utterly insignificant little green town whose men-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think smoking is a pretty neat idea.

Blue Flowers!

This is one of my favourite photos. Yummy! Must take a look at the other photos I took of these flowers. Sure to be a few more keepers in there!

iRiver H320/H340 – personal music player

Now, this looks like a nice music player. dpreview has a concise feature list. As well as mp3 files it also plays ogg files, and it can display jpegs, and I could plug my camera into it and it’ll make coffee while I watch tv (no, only joking about the last bit!)
It’s not out yet AFAICT but I might be able to afford one in a few months time if reviews prove positive!
Later… – Owen mentioned this last night, I’d forgotten it, but Stewie reminded me a few minutes ago. And the The Register has more in a slightly easier format to read.