Monday, May 15, 2006

The Question I've Asked Myself: Why is the Da Vinci Code so popular?

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"...[F]orgettable sentences with breakneck pacing, lectures on art, history and religion, sinister conspiracies, evil villains, puzzles and cliffhanger chapter endings..."

"Forgettable sentences." An understatement.

For a great conspiracy story with great writing....Umberto Eco's "Foucault's Pendulum."

Get it here.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Hollywood logical?! Finally, stands up to Opus Dei...

Thank [fill in favorite venerated human or deity]!

Logic has prevailed, Ron Howard, director of the thriller "The Da Vinci Code" stood up to Opus Dei.

"[S]tating what he said was already obvious. 'This is a work of fiction...'"

Arinze and the Da Vinci Code....

Wait! They want to sue us and make us respect their rights, while not respecting ours??? Oh, this just gets better everyday....

Click here for more from Cardinal Arinze

I love the absurdity...

Here is a nice quote:

There is only one blasphemy, and that is the refusal to experience joy. — Paul Rudnick

Monday, May 01, 2006

Odd memories of Paul Whiteman...

Little known fact: My step-grandmother's (she is deceased) first husband (my grandfather was her fourth) reportedly played with the Paul Whiteman Orchestra. She kindly gave me his cornet...a very nice instrument...this memory was triggered by an email from my friend Phil Salazer who sent me this link:

Click here for for a short movie of Willie Hall (one of the Whiteman Boys)

The guy plays a mean bicycle pump at the end.....

Which led me to this nice site: