Links for 8/19/08 AM

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

Brian Wesbury on inflationary dangers

Jerry Taylor and John White debate energy policy in this week’s L.A. Times Dust-Up

Dick Heller gets his gun permit

Australian mayor in trouble for inviting “ugly duckling” women to his masculine mining town

“The Waiter” on the differences between writing a blog and writing a book

New images from Watchmen

Jason Kuznicki finds a very cool retro pipe

Dog cloner case continues to get weirder

Jacob Grier

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5 Responses to “Links for 8/19/08 AM”

  1. #1 |  Chris Berez | 

    Man, I never get tired of seeing pictures of Silk Spectre II. Damn is she hot.

    Also, you may be interested to know that Keven Smith has seen Watchmen:

    “I saw Watchmen. It’s fucking astounding. The Non-Disclosure Agreement I signed prevents me from saying much, but I can spout the following with complete joygasmic enthusiasm: Snyder and Co. have pulled it off. Remember that feeling of watching Sin City on the big screen and being blown away by what a faithful translation of the source material it was, in terms of both content and visuals? Triple that, and you’ll come close to watching Watchmen. Even Alan Moore might be surprised at how close the movie is to the book. March can’t come soon enough.”

    Also, Fox is now suing WB to prevent the release of Watchmen

  2. #2 |  Woog | 

    Didn’t Heller apply for a pistol (semi-auto, the most common choice of modern sidearm) permit? The news blurb specifies Heller was given the permission of the DC government to exercise his privilege of carrying a revolver (likely only within his own house’s walls).

  3. #3 |  MacK | 

    Along the lines of Heller can a gun in the house really help you in defense of your home?

    According to 85 year old Leda Smith — HELL YES it can.
    This is why guns in civilians hands are good, no one was killed, no dogs were shot, no doors busted down, and a criminal was stopped cold.

  4. #4 |  Portocan | 

    I still can’t get over how good of a job they did on most of the costumes. The Comedian and Rorsarch look perfect.

  5. #5 |  Danno49 | 

    From the link Chris provided on WB being sued by Fox over Watchmen:

    Variety says that Fox “could wind up as a profit participant in the film, and could cost Warners millions considering the film’s box office prospects. However, Fox’s legal team says it isn’t looking for monetary compensation and instead wants to prevent the big-budget film from being released altogether.”

    Something smells funny there. This movie has the potential to be one of the greatest and highest grossing sci-fi films ever made. Why wouldn’t they want a cut? Do they have a plan to do it and do it better? It’s been kicked around development hell for 20 some odd years . . . I can’t see what they hope to gain by this bullshit.