Axe Cop: The Movie – Part 1


The “Axe Cop”: comic strip is deeply, deeply weird–as you might expect given the author is 5. The movie is astonishingly good at capturing that weirdness–that sense of things just happening one after another with no actual, err, plot–and even a lot of the visual style of the original.

Look at it this way, it couldn’t possibly be worse than the upcoming _Green Lantern_ film is likely to be.

Michael Ford: Ayn Rand and the VIP-DIPers

It doesn’t surprise me in the least to find that Ayn Rand abandoned her principles when the time came that they were truly tested–many, perhaps most, people would do the same.

The thing that annoys me is that she, and her followers, would actively seek to deny others the same option of which she took advantage, justifying it with a “philosophy” suited only to tedious jeremiads masquerading as novels.

“Read it and weep”:

What we’re really getting at…

I still can’t read this short bit of rumination without feeling shivers down my spine. I can’t speak it aloud without a hitch in my voice. “Go read it all”:, and think about how anything–[*anything*]!–can challenge you to dig deeper.

bq. Strip away pretension, propriety, insecurity, fear and the bills you have to pay.