While I’ve been doing a whole bunch of non-blogging, the world has been passing me by. Apparently, my neighbor Barack Obama goes to a church. Who knew? Next thing, someone will be telling me that white people don’t always treat black people so well. But that’s just crazy talk, and anyone who says otherwise hates America. And anyone who hates America…well, I don’t want to think about it (where’s that remote?).

Rob and I actually recorded our 2007 year-end discussion in time for summer, and Rob was muy pronto in posting it at his site. My apologies for not pointing it out earlier. I sound like I had too many cheese fries the day before, but Rob is coherent, thoughtful, and not at all racist.

I couldn’t tell if you David Gordon Green was a racist (though I could if you told me what church he goes to), but Rob has posted a thoughtful interview with the director of the masterpiece George Washington (see review below–warning, recycled content) and the new film Snow Angels.

And for something completely different, I offer a link to the funniest thing I’ve read this year. The folks at The Onion have to be jealous. Heck, I’m jealous. And grateful.

Long live “Links to Other Sites With Quotes and Paraphrasing”

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