In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence

is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office.

~ Ambrose Bierce


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Sunday, April 10, 2005

42 Is The Answer

Ok, since I seem to have established a habit of announcing upcoming movies that interest me, here's another one.

A film version of Douglas Adams' comedy sci-fi book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy will open on April 29, 2005. Here is a link to the movie's website. If you're interested in the trailers, you can find them here.

The BBC made a video version of the book in 1982. Needless to say, the special effects are dated, but they did a reasonable job on the script. The new film looks as if it has decent special effects. Hopefully, they do an equally decent job with the script this time.

Monday, April 04, 2005

The Last Full Measure of Devotion

The first Medal of Honor of the Iraq War will be posthumously awarded to Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith this spring. I recommend the St. Petersburg Times' interactive report if you want to know what "the last full measure of devotion" means.


(This was originally published in my other blog, The Impudent Finger, on February 2, 2005. I decided just linking to the original article was insufficient to honor the first Medal of Honor recipient of World War IV. In case you have been distracted by the continual coverage of the Michael Jackson pedophilia trial or the Left-stream Media's ubiquitous stories of how the late Pope John Paul II did not embrace secular humanism, this is why I am republishing my post about Sgt. 1st Class Smith.)

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Pope John Paul II Is Dead

The AP has reported that Pope John Paul II has died at the age of 84. He no longer suffers from his troubles in this world and is now in the presence and glory of God.