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"Wow Wow Wee Wa, It's Nice"

By Charles Harmison, published on Nov 6, 2006

The opening night finally arrived and Sacha Baron Cohen's second movie actually lived up to all of the hype. This film is a great piece of cinematic irreverence and it will easily fit in among the great comedy classics. The movie actually delivers everything you could want for your movie buck, laughs upon laughs, romance, tears, and even a few chills. Normally I am not the type to buy in to a publicity storm such as what accompanied this movie, but as I have been a long time fan of Cohen and especially his Borat character, I braved the opening night crowd to be one the first to see this... (more)

Tags: movie, music, borat

A Not-So-Small Slice of Humility for Humanity

By Charles Harmison, published on Nov 3, 2006

Lately I have found myself angry and unsettled almost every evening and I spend most nights sleepless reading the news reports from one bias to another attempting to gather the whole picture. I am finding myself ill and unable to figure out why until last night; I reached a boiling point. I went surfing the internet doing my best to avoid thinking about politics and dirty campaigning when I stumbled across this picture. What you are looking at, although this small image does nothing to show its grandeur and I recommend finding a larger one if you have a second, is the Hubble Ultra Deep Field... (more)

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If it happened again would we notice?

By Charles Harmison, published on Oct 26, 2006

Thinking of another article to write for this great online newspaper knowing there is a person out there watching and waiting to pounce has caused me no small amount of stress. It is certain that when I write political pieces not everyone will agree with what I might say or allude to however well constructed and researched they might be. I felt the only way to avoid controversy would be to write about Madonna and her cross or maybe the latest movies that appeal to me like Borat or Man of the Year. However, then I thought for a second and sure enough those articles would be wrought with controversy... (more)

Tags: borat, germany

Interpret This

By Charles Harmison, published on Oct 20, 2006

Habeas Corpus 1670 2006 Rest In Pieces. Well, it's now official, we are screwed. I'm not sure if you noticed with all the hype over senator sex and Korean brand nukes last week, but in the fine print of most news reports just below the articles about Harry Potter's demise, and the details over the new Playstation 3, there was a small blurb about a little piece of legislation that was passed into law on the morning of October 17th. The Military Commissions Act of 2006, even George Bush agrees, is perhaps the most important law he has enacted in his six years as president. It effectively... (more)

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Blue Humans of the Future Evolve into Whatever

By Charles Harmison, published on Oct 18, 2006

Have you ever wondered what is going to happen within the next twenty to fifty years given the current exponential progress that science is following? Well, according to his relatively new book Radical Evolution, Joel Garreau believes that just about anything and everything science fiction has dreamt of in its most gooey fantasies will not only occur but will literally turn humans into a new species of animal. In this case, truth will be stranger than we can possibly imagine. The book is divided into three main scenarios ranging from a veritable utopist wonderland to a nightmare that would... (more)

Tags: movie, medicine

On being retarded

By Charles Harmison, published on Oct 16, 2006

Well Trey Parker and Matt Stone have stuck it to me this time. I never thought I could be the butt of their jokes as I am no scientologist, I don't play WOW (you'll know if you do), I don't really care for Streisand, and generally speaking I fear Mel Gibson. But I guess there's room for everybody on their list of people to offend. In case you didn't see the episode yet and you planned to, (although I'm not sure how that's possible as comedy central has aired it incessantly since its first appearance) I don't want to be the spoiler and tell you the ending. I'm going to in a second so I'd... (more)

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