Friday, March 19, 2010

Speaking truth to power


I pass this physical therapy center in Knoxville all the time and have admired this sign for some time. It's rare that you see health care professionals who are courageous enough to take a firm stand against socialism. I think people have had it and are willing to fight bad legislation in any way they can. Good for them.

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

New PJTV host Brandi Milloy interviews Andrew Klavan on his new teen thriller, The Long Way Home.

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

"She's out of my league"

I decided to do something fun today and went to see the movie She's Out of My League. I thought this might be a chick flick though I heard it described as a cross between a mixture of Superbad and The Hangover. What I noticed glancing around the theater was that even middle-aged men seemed to be coming in to see the show with each other, not dragged by their wife or girlfriend. I could see why.

The movie was funny and basically told the story of a group of guys who work for TSA and hang out together trying to figure out how to get laid or how to fix their broken relationships. They tell each other their secrets and basically rag on each other, but at the same time, seem supportive and well-intentioned. The lead in the show, Jay Baruchel who plays Kirk, is not really a dork because dorks are typically (but not always) smart.

He seems fairly dumb and has little interest in anything other than a girl he meets named Molly played by Alice Eve. Naturally, Molly is "out of his league" as she is a lawyer by trade--turned high-level event planner, has a beautiful apartment, and a great body. He, on the other hand, is out of shape, clumsy and seems to have nothing much to offer except low self-esteem. What I gathered to be the theme of movie was not terribly original--that a 5 or 6 guy can get a 10 woman if he thinks he can. Gee, that's a shock.

Anyway, I won't spoil the rest of the movie for you. It is fun, entertaining and I really enjoyed it.

My final thought from the movie is that it seems silly to rate people based on looks and decide that you can't be with someone based on some rating. It seems superficial but then again, it seems like that's what our society is all about.
The Atlas Society has more on "going Galt" and the ideas in Atlas Shrugged.

Monday, March 15, 2010