26 July 2006


Back online after going one-on-one with a balky router -- but that's not the source of tonight's outrage...

I could go on about former CIA chiefs who, not satisfied with having thoroughly messed up one institution, now presume to give us the benefit of their wisdom by writing of the passage of the big deck carrier -- but others have done so and quite eloquently...

There is, of course, the ongoing war in Lebanon and Hezbollah's leader possibly having 2nd thoughts about their COA...but not tonight

What has your humble scribe's blood in a righteous boil is yet another bit of "art" from Hollywood which is nothing more than the most egregious form of child porn. It isn't avant garde, it isn't edgy, it isn't envelope stretching, it is child porn, plain and simple. Think that's a bit over the top? Re-read again:

The screenplay for "Hounddog" - a dark story of abuse, violence and Elvis Presley adulation in the rural South, written and directed by Deborah Kampmeier - calls for Fanning's character to be raped in one explicit scene and to appear naked or clad only in "underpants" in several other horrifying moments.

Yep, that's 12 year old Dakota Fanning who is the subject and at the behest of her mother and agent, both (formerly) presumed to be sane, reasoning adults and one ostensibly concerned parent. The "parent" thinks this is a golden opportunity for an Oscar. I think this might be a golden opportunity for judicial review of the parental rights of this so-called parent.

Fortunately, the producer has run out of funds, though not before filming the rape scene, of course.
As a parent of three, including a daughter, I find this beyond reprehensible -- what sayest you?
(h/t Phibian)