June 8th, 2006


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“Those who disrupt the course of life, like al-Zarqawi, will have a tragic end,” al-Maliki said. He also warned those who would follow the militant’s lead that “whenever there is a new al-Zarqawi, we will kill him.”

“This is a message for all those who embrace violence, killing and destruction to stop and to (retreat) before it’s too late,” he said. “It is an open battle with all those who incite sectarianism.”


bwah ha ha. bleh.
the astute growl

Drawing Restraint 9

So, I went to see Drawing Restraint 9 last night. Devo and a friend of his named Alex joined me unexpectedly, and we went downtown to encounter not only a long line but a number of folks I knew, including Kate, Jay and Laura, and Aki, the Reed Digital/Photo professor.

Luckily, the line wasn't so long to prevent our entrance, and we went in to get fairly good seats in the second row of the balcony, accidentally just behind Aki. I was glad he was there, because being Japanese gives him a more in tune view of the film, and being aware of and proficient in art dialogue made him a good conversation partner afterwards.

The nature of spoiler in this film isn't like others, since it's not a plot driven film, but if you like taking things on their own terms instead of having the analysis of others hanging overhead, don't read this.
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