Pod On The Dark Side
Sorry to have been away for a while. Like Steve, I've been busy, with a lot of work, travel, houseguests, and general life going on. Unlike Steve, I'm not about to be a father anytime soon (right, honey?), but I'm quite happy to add my congrats on the impending VodkaRugrat. I'll endeavor (endeavour?) to pop in more often while the happy couple is gallavanting around England.
A dorky item, noted in passing (and you can look forward to several of these, as we're nigh upon a High Holy Week of Geekdom):
John Podhoretz slammed "Revenge Of The Sith" over at NRO. As much as I generally like Pod The Younger's political columns, I've found the guy to be a pretty crappy movie critic. He hates anything associated with comics (and what is "Star Wars," if not a comic writ large?), and wrote six years ago that "The Phantom Menace" was better than either "Return of the Jedi" or "The Empire Strikes Back." As Martini Boy once noted of Roger Ebert in a similar context, that particular opinion is indicitive of having one's head shoved so far up one's arse, one is able to lick one's own esophagus.
And besides, he actually likes watching "American Idol." If that's not a taste disqualifier, I don't know what is...