From the daily archives: Monday, September 24, 2007

PB Late Night Theater: La Mer

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Bobby Darin performing “Beyond the Sea” (aka “La Mer”)

My adoration from this song mostly comes from the fabulous BioShock, a game set is a dystopian underwater city founded on Objectivist/Randian beliefs set in 1960 (that uses this song on the soundtrack). I probably sound crazy, but BioShock is a work of art. Art design, sound design, gameplay, and a fabulously compelling story combine to make a tremendous game about the foibles of man. There’s a BioShock trailer after the jump that helps make the case (and features Bobby Darin!).

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Did you know that South Carolina has something called the American Nazi Party?

Even worse- they have a presidential candidate: John Taylor Bowles.

On his campaign website, Mr. Bowles describes his mission:

I am John Taylor Bowles, a retired federal officer of the USDA, and running as a National Socialist Movement Presidential candidate in 2008 and want to improve the conditions of White people in America by removing all non-Whites and illegal immigrants and bringing about better social conditions.

Here is a picture of Mr. Bowles in his “uniform”:

Seeing that picture makes me want to […]

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A team of Ohio legal experts working with the American Bar Association issued a report today calling for a temporary halt to executions in Ohio, claiming that “Ohio?s death penalty system is flawed due to inadequate procedures to protect defendants.”

Supposedly, “the ABA neither supports nor opposes the death penalty, but it does urge a moratorium on executions until fairness and due process are assured in death penalty cases.”

According to the press release, Ohio has a lot of problems including:

Inadequate access to experts and investigators Inadequate procedures to protect defendants Inadequate legal representation Inadequate appellate review of […]

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Into The Great Wide Open

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Jill (writeslikeshetalks) and Jeff (yellow dog sammy) have taken a paid blogging gig with WIDE OPEN “a new blog hosted by and The Plain Dealer”

According to the first post “WIDE OPEN will be a no-holds-barred discussion of Ohio politics we hope to continue through the 2008 election and beyond.”

Good luck, Jill and Jeff, from everyone here at PB.

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That’s pretty much how Bill’O described a dinner with Al Sharpton in Sylvia’s in Harlem. What was so amazing?

I couldn’t get over the fact that there was no difference between Sylvia’s restaurant and any other restaurant in New York City. I mean, it was exactly the same, even though it’s run by blacks, primarily black patronship. … There wasn’t one person in Sylvia’s who was screaming, ‘M-Fer, I want more iced tea.’ You know, I mean, everybody was — it was like going into an Italian restaurant in an all-white suburb in the sense of people were sitting […]

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It seems that real life got in the way of dogma. Thankfully, in a tearful, emotional press conference, dogma lost to love.

If only we had more Republicans like this, the world might be a better place.

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