Monday, April 10, 2006

Today's Interesting Stories

     Some of you may have noticed a couple interesting links on Drudge today.  The first is an interesting review of a sobering film – the new movie about United Flight 93.  It actually focuses more on the making of the film, and of other movies related to 9/11, than on the quality of the end product of United 93.  But it definitely sounds good.
     One of the most interesting aspects of the making of United 93 is the fact that those who played the terrorists were kept segregated from those playing the passengers, staying in different hotels, and didn’t even meet the passenger-actors until the hijack sequence was shot.  They also used a real pilot, stewardess, and former Iraqi army officer for the pilot, stewardess, and terrorist roles.  If all that wasn’t enough to make me want to see it, the following editorial comment did: “If this is a horror movie, it is an edifying one, a history lesson with the pulse of a world-on-the-line suspense film.”  I love big-screen edifying history lessons!  (The subject of horror flicks is another topic I’d like to discuss someday, and on which I would have commented last week if I’d had the time.)
     On a much lighter note was the story about the giant rabbit terrorizing (perhaps that’s too strong a word for the context) the gardens of northeast England.  Supposedly the bunny is quite large, and the problem serious enough that the gardeners have hired two air-rifle armed guards to deal with the menace.  That’s saying something in gun-shy England, where I’ve heard that not even the police are always armed.  
     Watch out, little – er, large – Bunny Foo-foo!  Something much more dangerous than the Good Fairy is looking for you!


Catherine said...

If you watch Monty Python's Holy Grail you can see big screen edifying history lessons AND killer bunnies! Remember the bunny of death ("Death awaits you all with nasty, big, pointy teeth!") who had to be fought with the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch ("O Lord, bless this thy hand grenade, that with it thou mayst blow thine enemies to tiny bits, in thy mercy.")?

See how this is all coming together? Clearly a movie night is in order. :)

Kevin said...

Oh my word! Before I read Catherine's comment, I thought, "Hmmm, seems this blog has come full circle again with the Bunny of Death from Monty Python." A movie night is definitely in order...