Archive for May, 2008

More signs of insanity…

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Who is our first level of defence against the godless terrorists?

The F.B.I.?

C.S.I.S.??

The Department of Homeland Stupidity? (more…)

Videodrones…

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Your call is important to us...Last week Bell Canada announced the launch of their latest venture – an online movie store.  Though the ads have not started to appear yet, Sparkplug was able to secure an advance look to share with you our loyal readers. (more…)

Pardon me while I read your mail…

Friday, May 16th, 2008

Bell Canada is watching you!Suppose you opened your front door and found your postman standing on the porch reading your mail.

Would you:

a) be alarmed

b) call the cops

c) apologize for interrupting his reading (more…)

What will Bush do once the party is over…

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

Now with new accessoriesAs you will see from the countdown clock on the right column, George W. is running out of time to do more harm.

But have you considered what he will do once he is out of office?

I have. 

And I have some career suggestions over at Hub Pages. 

The Chicken Hawks vs Stephen King…

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

Stephen KingYou might think that Cinefantastique is an odd place to find political controversy.  However, Editor Steve Biodrowski has an excellent piece on the recent attacks against Stephen King by the right wing media. 

Apparently, the right wing chickenhawks over at Faux News have donned their clown makeup and gone after America’s favourite horror novelist for his “elitist” views. 

As you will likely remember, Barak Obama was similarly accused of being an “elitist”. 

As we move forward into the Presidential election I foresee that being cast as “elitist” will take on the same connotation as being “liberal”.  

Steve’s piece on the controversy is at Cinefantastique and is worth a read.

Hanging on…

Monday, May 12th, 2008

Hillary ClintonHillary Clinton. 

The numbers are against her, both the popular vote and the delegate count, but she keeps on hanging on in her epic struggle to win the Democratic nomination for President. (more…)

The Andromeda Strain…

Monday, May 5th, 2008

The Andromeda Strain The RemakeRemember the thriller from the early 1970’s?  Well producers Ridley and Tony Scott and A&E have remade it as a two part movie that will air in a few weeks.  I got an advance look at it and you can see my take on it over at Cinefantastique.

One tradition we probably should not protect…

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

Protecting our traditional right to drink and driveTabloid favorite Lindsay Lohan was back in the news this week as a poster child for a new campaign aimed squarely at preventing the widespread use of ignition interlocks to prevent drinking and driving.  She was featured in a full page ad in yesterday’s (Friday, May 2nd) issue of U.S.A. Today (tomorrow the world).

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