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June 28, 2010

Roger Ebert, Submoron

Twittering sarcastically...

"At Least 29 Shot In Chicago Over The Weekend." It's the fault of our damn unconstitutional gun laws.

This is so insensible I would feel dirty having to point out what makes it so dumb.

Roger Ebert, Person of Stupid.

This is like that NYT writer who wrote twenty articles asking the same question: How can it be that crime rates are falling if our prison populations are growing?

Via GPollowitz.

BTW: Hey, dude, thanks for the three-and-a-half star recommendation for The Phantom Menace.

I f it were the first "Star Wars" movie, "The Phantom Menace" would be hailed as a visionary breakthrough. But this is the fourth movie of the famous series, and we think we know the territory; many of the early reviews have been blase, paying lip service to the visuals and wondering why the characters aren't better developed. How quickly do we grow accustomed to wonders. I am reminded of the Isaac Asimov story "Nightfall," about the planet where the stars were visible only once in a thousand years. So awesome was the sight that it drove men mad. We who can see the stars every night glance up casually at the cosmos and then quickly down again, searching for a Dairy Queen.

"Star Wars: Episode I--The Phantom Menace," to cite its full title, is an astonishing achievement in imaginative filmmaking.

So awesome it drives men mad.

I suppose it must be.

Always trust content from Roger Ebert.


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