benighted [bih-nahy-tid] adj. 1. intellectually or morally ignorant; unenlightened: benighted ages of barbarism and superstition 2. overtaken by darkness or night
Jonas Salk (1914), Iry LeJeune (1928), Charlie Daniels (1936), Dennis Franz (1944), Bruce Jenner (1949), Annie Potts (1952), Bill Gates (1955), Daphne Zuniga (1962), Jami Gertz (1965), Andy Richter (1966), Julia Roberts (1967), Ben Harper (1969), Brad Paisley (1972), Joaquin Phoenix (1974)
Couple of things today:
→ Last night Keith Olbermann (@keitholbermann) tweeted about this Halloween costume designed for girls. It’s being sold in the UK primarily but, unsurprisingly, people over here are making a stink about it. Listen, people, if you’ve been to a costume shop lately, you’d find a whole bunch of un-PC shit to complain about. Lighten up.
→ It’s an admirable thing Michele Bachmann has done. This time last year she had the dubious honor of being the stupider version of Sarah Palin. And then she declared she was running for President. She started popping up in interviews and debates actually stringing coherent sentences together. People, myself included, were sort of impressed. But now she’s lost her staff, her political backing and her composure. Time to hang it up, lady, and get back to important work like this.
→ I was looking forward to seeing Anonymous but after reading this scathing review, well, I’m still gonna see it. I have no problem with a reviewer not liking a film but Keith Phipps is obviously too close to the subject material.
Every vice is only an exaggeration of a necessary and virtuous function. ↔ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Jangly pop music of the indie persuasion. I’m an absolute sucker for it. Luckily, Army Navy is around to provide plenty of it. Here’s “Last Legs.”
→ I hope everyone has a safe Halloween weekend. Don’t eat too much candy. But make sure you drink plenty. Thanks for reading.