January 26th, 2004

breaking bad

Californication

Yet another list post. I just can't resist them. Normbogs list of 50 best movies ever from his poll of the same. I've seen, and I hugely like, all of these, though I think Shawshank is over-rated (despite Tim Robbin, whom, rrrr)
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My top ten films? hmmm difficult

Get Carter
Alien
Blade Runner
Pulp Fiction
The Big Sleep
The Big Lebowski
Roshomon
Memento
LA Confidential
Spirited Away

This is hopless, I can't get a top ten at all. These will do.
breaking bad

Demanding questions

A few content-dense links, on controversial issues, for those who may be interested.

'I'm not sorry'. A web site where women share their experiences of abortion. Warning: pro-choice. The guest book, as you may expect, has some choice rubbish in it. So bad that I suspect people on both sides of the debate of furthering their cause by pretending to be particularly idiotic straw men on the other side (if you see what I mean).

pro and anti top-up-fees posts from crooked timber.

Superb post and commentary on male attitudes to rape (non-offensive) here. Which I read, and I think commented on, some time ago, but which is now a finalist for a blog award.

And And another post by the same guy about attitudes to women in classical literature.