||[Oct. 13th, 2005|12:29 am]
i'm watching the repeat of last week's episode of real time with bill maher. some notes:|
bill maher coins a term that i think i like (christ-y) and talks more about the nonsensical bullshit that is religion. his words, not mine. i just agree.
ben affleck makes a surprisingly sophisticated comment about religious polling.
andrew sullivan and ben defend religion, while salman rushdie remains (un)surprisingly quiet, presumably wishing to avoid another fatwa.
salman rushdie on torture: "the rotten apple does not fall far from the rotten tree." that's not literally true, is it?
ben affleck defends the rights of florida gun owners, and in so doing becomes my favorite celebrity liberal. not because i like guns, but because in his argument he points out how people on the left often don't "get it." now, that's obviously not a very controversial point for any thinking member of the left, but remember, i said "celebrity liberal."
and tom wolfe is on next week!
the coolest thing i've heard about in a long time: Fab Labs