We Miss You, JoAnn

T’s mom passed away 14 years ago, yesterday. Tina’s post was really sweet. You should read it.

I personally couldn’t imagine the pain she went through at the time. It’s a reminder of how fortunate those of us who have their moms around should remember to be.

MSNBC Interviews Palin Supporters, Cuts self on dull shed equipment

Can these supporters blame the liberal media? There’s no editing on this piece.

***UPDATE*** I received an email this morning that included a link for the girl in this video’s blog response. You can read it here. Apparently she has achieved FOX “News” martyr stardom. Apparently she’s 17, and the big bad liberal media (whiny voice whiny voice) used technology to look something up before bringing her on camera to make her look dumb. And she’s not old enough to vote anyway, so take that liberal assholes!

Funny how getting her perspective actually makes her look even stupider. She appeared 12 on video, and now she appears 8. When I was 17, I mouthshat a lot of bullshit too.

Both of the nimrods in the video appear like morons. The “liberal” media only gives you a box to stand on when you’re spouting such nonsense.

Hell, I’ll go fair and balanced crazy and say, “Put a camera in someone’s face and most everyone comes off as idiot if you want them to.”

I LOVE Sarah Palin. I don’t despise her. I don’t know any liberals who can’t stand her. She’s doing a monstrous favor to liberalism every time she opens her mouth. Below is ol’ numbnuts making me proud again on her own conservative-biased network! I love these interviews with ogling-eyed Sean Hannity. Could he be anymore infatuated with Palin’s beauty than I am? I don’t think so. She’s loaded with lip-smacking, eye-popping beauty, but that maxipad fell head first out of the Ignorance Tree and hit every branch on the long ride down.

Say “Iraq” instead of “Iran” once, and not catch yourself, forgivable. Twice, and not blink or retract? What’s my line Mr. Bush?


While I’m at it, the other day, my buddy Nice Peter posted this on his blog.



“Collision”? More like a Tree Falling in the Forest

Thursday, November 19, Tina and I went to a screening of “Collision” the documentary with “anti theist” Chris Hitchens and “christian” Doug Wilson. They were filmed while on their tour promoting their book “Is Christianity Good for the World.” The movie came out in October. The screening was followed by a panel discussion with friendly atheist Hemant Mehta and Chad Meister.

I’m only critiquing the movie here. I’ll write a separate post for the panel discussion that followed.

Firstly, the production of the movie was awful. It screened like a first-time, student effort. Everything doesn’t have to be shot in shaky “24” style or like a Michael Bay picture. When amateurs try this method, it comes of as, well, amateurish.

From minute zero through about minute 28, the camera shaking and hand-held rack focuses were so jarring and nauseating that I almost walked out.

The audio was piss poor. I want to make this point, it was piss poor only when the production crew making the documentary was shooting. The sound was excellent when a scene from a professionally-shot show on CBN (Christian Broadcast Network) was shown. The all-around production value was better when they cut to the CBN broadcast. Cutting to it was the fresh air I needed while watching this turd of a film.

Sound wise, the “Collision” director and/or editor used sound from the camera the picture was captured from, instead of a professional sound setup from one central location or from lavaliere microphones. When edited quickly together, the sound was so unintelligibly awful, it made for some very disturbing aural edits. There were cuts when the vocal variation from camera placement went from Chris Hitchens sounding friendly to an angle that made Hitchens sound like he was possessed by a demon.

The filmmakers were so NOT cool, that they made Hitchens and Douglas NOT cool.

I’ve seen Chris Hitchens’ debates so many times, that none of his on-camera debate topics were new.

Doug Wilson was neither here nor there. If you were a Christian before the movie, you would be after. He didn’t provide any new and interesting points either.

Although, Mehta made a good point in the panel discussion. There’s a scene of Wilson at the dinner table and then post-dinner with his family. He appears friendly and family oriented. There wasn’t a similar seen for Hitchens despite that he has a family too.

Probably my favorite scene in the movie was when Wilson and Hitchens were riffing quotes from an author that they both are fans of. It was quite endearing to watch them crack each other up.

If you can stomach it, watch the movie. If not, youtube search Hitchens and watch him debate. You’ll be much less sick at the end.

Apparently you can find enough of the movie on YouTube to get a feel for the entire hour and a half movie.

In Conclusion

In sum, the movie was less of a collision and more of a purposeless tree falling in the forest. I can’t consider it a movie-length commercial for the book, because it didn’t do anything to make the book, Hitchens or Douglas worth a second look.

Sorry, kids, nothing is pointing up in regards to “Collision.” Nothing.

***UPDATE*** My admittedly long review of the panel has been published here.

“Collision” Followed by Panel with Mehta and Meister

Tonight, Tina and I went to see Chris Hitchens and Douglas Wilson’s documentary called “Collision”. The viewing was followed by a panel discussion with Hemant Mehta (the friendly atheist) and Chad Meister, who rode the coat tails co-authored a book with William Lane Craig.

I’m not ready to post my review of tonight’s event tonight, yet.

I can easily say, though, that watching Mehta’s poise and spontaneous responses shined brighter than Meister’s prepared and repetitive responses. Mehta seemed more goal and future oriented, and Meister appeared to be stuck on past, already debunked debate points.

I hate to say it, but the atheists that stood up did not speak well for atheism. I’ll go into more detail soon. The way I’ve been working and blogging lately has been to work in advance and schedule posts to appear long after I’ve written them. So this review might not come out till next week.

I do want to post this picture though so I can send it to Mehta: So here you go. Mehta’s in the middle and Meister is on the right.