The dude abides

John Goodman gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and is honored by “The Dude.”

In the immortal words of Walter Sobchak:

Nihilists! Fuck me. I mean, say what you want about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it’s an ethos.

DHS and ICE: planning to be dicks again

This is a bad idea (from Jezebel):

The Department of Homeland Security is considering a measure that would separate women and children crossing illegally into the United States from Mexico, according to three government officials who spoke to Reuters.

The change in policy would allow the government to keep parents in detention while awaiting asylum hearings, while their children would be put into protective custody with the Department of Health and Human Services (a form of detention the department refers to as the “least restrictive setting,” whatever that means). Prolonged detention of children is currently forbidden by a federal appeals court ruling, and families are generally released from detention as they await the results of the asylum process.

Where have I heard this before?

I’m asking again, 50 years from now, do DHS and ICE agents want their grandchildren and great-grandchildren to vilify them as if they were the German soldier in this clip.

 

 

An analysis of ‘Arrival’

The Oscars are coming up this weekend and I know my pick for the Best Picture of the year isn’t going to win. (If you click on the video, be aware there are spoilers.)

I think “Arrival” is a great movie, and I believe Amy Adams was robbed of a nomination because I was sure she would have won the best actress award.

I was in awe when I saw where it was going and I still can’t stop thinking about its message about life and time. But when I talked to intelligent people about it, the response was, “what the hell was that all about?”

I’ve seen it four times since then, and it’s been great every time.