The misguided issue of the week is this Pledge of Allegiance brouhaha. I'm not sure which is more ridiculous: the court for upholding a ruling that they know won't stand or the politicians and commentators who insist that America is defined by the words, 'under God' and that the country somehow suffers because of this ruling. It seems this issue is a perfect time to learn the history of the Pledge and discuss its meaning.
Personally, I had no problem saying those words when I was in school. I did however have an issue saying, "for which it stands" because, for a while, I thought we were saying, "For witch's stands" and that just seemed odd. What can I say? I was young.
Everyone has an opinion about the upcoming war. What's yours? Me, I think we are going and there isn't much we anti-war citizens can do about it. The ball is in the military's court and let's hope for the best.
More on the ads before movies issue. If you’re like me you hate those ads that show up on many screens before the movie starts. So why doesn’t the newspaper start printing ads that tell us exactly what time the movie starts as opposed to what time the ads start? Let’s sue!
David Lynch is finally releasing Eraserhead! But if you want to buy it don’t expect to find it in the video store or Amazon. You have to order it directly from Mr Lynch’s online store.
I just got news of this. The College of Santa Fe has been having a 50th anniversary conference of the film Salt of The Earth. It is the only blacklisted movie in American movie history and well worth seeing if you can find it at the video store.
I also recently heard that there is a remake in the works to be directed by David (La Cuidad) Rilker. It’s a good choice.