We saw a really neat film on Friday, Bend It Like Beckham, which is as much feel-good fun as a movie can get without being formulaic. Ignore the title if you’re not versed in English football. The film is like “Greek Wedding” in tone (living life among a smothering-if-vibrant family) and “Billy Elliot” in theme [...]
Perhaps you’re sick of war coverage, but I thought it was refreshing to hear a balanced, thorough report of the mood in Baghdad by a BBC correspondent. In other news, Colin Powell and Donald Rumsfeld have started selling the next wars, just in case this one turns out to be profitable.
Posted by Karen in Politics on March 31st, 2003 | Comments Off
Steve pointed out a local project, started at SDSU, which created a diesel-electric hybrid sports car. 240HP, bright red, and it can run on bio-diesel at 80MPG! Pretty hot stuff, and it was made with mostly off-the-shelf components. The site is a bit sparse at present, but more information and photos are available elsewhere.
Posted by Karen in Technology on March 31st, 2003 | Comments Off
For those who were actually surprised by Michael Moore’s comments at the Oscars (and especially for those who thought he was actually booed by fellow actors), he has recently explained his comments. “And, as I walked up to the stage, I was still thinking about the lessons that morning at Mass. About how silence, when [...]