De-industrialization’s been going on for 50 years, the decline of organized labor’s been going on for 40 years, globalization: 20-25 years, and you’re gonna sit there and argue over this month’s employment report? The fact that we can’t have an adult electoral process is rooted in this kind of frenzy of who can we blame, and how fast.
That business of four years being the metric for anything? We have a political culture that everyone plants annuals, they plant pretty flowers that come up the next spring. What we need is a political culture where somebody plants a fuckin’ olive tree, which doesn’t even give you an olive for seven years. That’s how you fix an economy…When that olive tree becomes an orchard.
I was wrong so many years ago.
I thought Heath Ledger’s accolades for his last performance as the Joker in the Dark Night Returns were unwarranted. Via BoingBoing.
It appears that Topher Grace [IMDB] took the three Star Wars prequels, a smattering of content from other sources like the Clone Wars animated series, an audio book, and the original trilogy, and ruthlessly excised superfluous content, distilling the 7-hour opus into a concise 85-minutes.
SlashFilm’s Peter Sciretta details the edits. The explanation leads one to believe that Grace trimmed the fat while leaving the meat on the bone, whereas Lucas continually packed both trilogies with increasing amounts of ‘pink slime’, to the extent that the original theater releases of the original trilogy cannot be purchased.