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August 16, 2007

The 50 best movie robots. more inside
Zombie Bruce Lee is coming back to kick somebody's ass. Sure, there are only, like, three plots in all of kung-fu filmdom and they must all be recycled sooner or later, but do they really need to remake Enter the Dragon? more inside
My Right-Wing Dad A blog about those forwarded emails from Dad. Early on, I dutifully hit the 'delete' button without a second thought, but lately I have taken to reading them... They have a certain thunderous Bush-era tone I find laughably repulsive, yet strangely addictive. My dad said his old boss sends them to him, but where do they originate? Who dreams them up? Karl Rove and friends? Perhaps these messages could be considered menacing, of the same simplistic mindset that gave rise to the Nazi party, or maybe they are the balancing viewpoints of a healthy democracy—what do you think? via DadFilter
Return of Edwyn Collins. Some hopeful news for anyone with fond memories of Orange Juice, Postcard Records, the Sound of Young Scotland, or that song.
Internet Movie Firearms Database (IMFDB). For when you absolutely, positively, have to know who was packing what in Hot Fuzz, for example. more inside
On Philip K. Dick. What is moving in Dick’s madness is his insistence that the surest sign of the madness of the world outside him is the violence that we accept as normal. In “Clans of the Alphane Moon,” he had already glimpsed the possibility that normal governing might be the work of paranoids. This Nixon-era vision becomes, in the VALIS books, a metaphysical truth. “The Empire is the institution, the codification, of derangement; it is insane and imposes its insanity on us by violence, since its nature is a violent one.”