I read tonight on www.aint-it-cool.com that Michael Moore's next film has something to do with the link between The Carlyle Group, that George Bush Sr. works for, and Osama bin Laden's family. I've been doing some research and this site has loads of interesting links. It's also interesting that Lou Gerstner, formerly of IBM, was recently appointed the Chairman of Carlyle.
A colleague of mine put me on to this article which appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald last weekend. Alan Ramsey references an earlier article written by Nicholas Lemann for The New Yorker magazine back in April 2002, where he accurately predicted the course to war wtih Iraq that the Bush administration would take. Fascinating prescience.
I enjoyed Michael Moore's Oscar-winning film "Bowling For Columbine". This article by David T. Hardy has some interesting comments to make, however, on Moore's approach to turning his information into a compelling film. Does this negate the value of the film as a cautionary tale? Does the suggestion that Moore's doctored speechs and manipulated facts mean that the plea of the film is lessened? I personally don't believe so. I personally would like to congratulate Moore on using the tools of the Fourth Estate to get his point across. It's definitely an interesting read though.
"Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore..."
Many thanks to Lou Reed for inspiring me to finally getting around to reading Poe. I have memorized the first 12 verses of "The Raven" to pull out at parties, weddings, bar mitzvahs, so as to impress people with how truly well-read, rounded and mysterious I really am. I can add this to the opening soliloquy from "Richard III" and Marc Antony's speech from "Julius Caeser". Oh how they will be amazed at my eloquence.