Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Random Ramblings

Dig me: I got a damn cell-phone. Or, as Elli calls it, a Daddy Phone - cause, with the baby coming and all...It even does pictures. Watch out! Now, if I can only figure out how to upload the pictures somewhere...

Recent listenings:
After seeing DIG!, I dug out all my Brian Jonestown Massacre discs - and downloaded the ones I didn't have (and assorted demos and live stuff) from the bands website. That's pretty much all I've been listening to. Plus the occasional Stones album. Today's was Out Of Our Heads. Oh, and Chrome - Half Machine Lip Moves, No Humans Allowed/Read Only Memory and ... what's the one with New Age on it? Is that Blood On The Moon?
And Elli's been listening to Tits On The Radio by Scissor Sisters pretty much non-stop.

Recent watchings:
In the theater we saw:
The Grudge (enjoyed it, but it was disappointingly watered down)
Saw (enjoyed it quite a bit)
Ray (gotta see at least one of the Oscar contenders, I reckon - and how can you not like Ray Charles?)
The Invincibles (I do love me some Pixar)

From the video shelf:
Season 5 of Sanford And Son
Bridget Jones's Diary
The Clearing
Zatoichi/Sonatine double feature (What?!? Miramax allowed some of their Asian Acquisitions to be released unaltered?? - at least, I think these are uncut...)
The Watcher In The Woods
The Passion Of The Christ - or, as the kids on Fark call it, The Jesus Chain Saw Massacre

Currently reading:
1984 - George Orwell
Well, I think it's fitting...

Saturday, November 13, 2004

Quotes Of The Founding Fathers

One doesn't get much more "Founding Fatherly" than these cats...

“The United States is in no sense founded upon the Christian doctrine.”
— George Washington

"Who does not see that the same authority which can establish Christianity, in exclusion of all other religions, may establish with the same ease any particular sect of Christians, in exclusion of all other Sects?” — James Madison, "Memorial and Remonstrance,” 1785.

“Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God; that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship; that the legislative powers of the government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between church and state.” — Thomas Jefferson, writing to the Danbury Baptist Association on 1 January 1802.