Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Tuesday, May 03, 2005
new blog, new address, etc.
As of today, I'm going to be mainly posting at my new blog: all about E. It's my own domain and everything.
Friday, April 29, 2005
This interview is awesome.
SPIEGEL Interview with Tom Cruise and Steven Spielberg. My favorite part:
Cruise: I'm a helper. For instance, I myself have helped hundreds of people get off drugs. In Scientology, we have the only successful drug rehabilitation program in the world. It's called Narconon.Sweet. Am I the only one who finds Tom Cruise's Scientology fanaticism scary? Of course, I find fanaticism for any religion creepy. . . but Scientology - that stuff is whack!
SPIEGEL: That's not correct. Yours is never mentioned among the recognized detox programs. Independent experts warn against it because it is rooted in pseudo science.
Cruise: You don't understand what I am saying. It's a statistically proven fact that there is only one successful drug rehabilitation program in the world. Period.
SPIEGEL: With all due respect, we doubt that. Mr. Cruise, you made studio executives, for example from Paramount, tour Scientology's "Celebrity Center" in Hollywood. Are you trying to extend Scientology's influence in Hollywood?
Cruise: I just want to help people. I want everyone to do well.
Spielberg: I often get asked similar questions about my Shoa Foundation. I get asked why I am trying to disseminate my deep belief in creating more tolerance through my foundation's teaching the history of the Holocaust in public schools. I believe that you shouldn't be allowed to attend college without having taken a course in tolerance education. That should be an important part of the social studies curriculum.
SPIEGEL: Mr. Spielberg, are you comparing the educational work of the Shoa Foundation with what Scientology does?
Spielberg: No, I'm not. Tom told you what he believes in, and after that I told you what I believe in. This is not a comparison between the Church of Scientology, the Shoa Foundation and the Holocaust.
Monday, April 25, 2005
Norman Mailer, I'm pregnant!
From Bookslut, I learn that Norman Mailer will announce on Thursday that he has sold his archive materials to the Ransom Center at UT.
The title of this post is a quote from an ep of Gilmore Girls, one of his few television guest appearances.
Thursday, April 21, 2005
Am I a nerd?
I got his in my email today from FAIR: Time Covers Coulter: Magazine's Cover Story a Sloppy, Inaccurate Tribute to Far-Right Pundit. So instead of following the action alert, I google "John Cloud" (the article's author) and find this interview as the top result. I then join the Columbia Journalism Review's forum on the topic so I can post about the interview and the action alert. Does this make me a nerd? You don't have to answer. It's a hypothetical question.