Glenn Greenwald ( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/apr/03/sam-harris-muslim-animus )
—————Sam Harris on Israel, from The End of Faith: “Judaism is as intrinsically divisive, as ridiculous in its literalism, and as at odds with the civilizing insights of modernity as any other religion. Jewish settlers, by exercising their ‘freedom of belief’ on contested land, are now one of the principal obstacles to peace in the Middle East.”
Also from The End of Faith: “Christian ‘support for Israel’ is, in fact, an example of religious cynicism so transcendental as to go almost unnoticed in our political discourse. Fundamentalist Christians support Israel because they believe that the final consolidation of Jewish power in the holy land—specifically the rebuilding of Solomon’s temple—will usher in both the second coming of Christ and the final destruction of the Jews.”
But Glenn Greenwald would never participate in any kind of “quote mining” and is certainly not a complete fucking moron. (He is)
'Do you remember how Mohammad Atta magnificently flew that plane into the south tower? That was an unmanned Jewish missile'
'So… Wait a minute, wait. So you, like, reckon he tricked the Jews into doing it for him?'
'Have you not been listening, brother? What happened is, Bin Laden, he didn't it.'
'He didn't it?'
'He didn't it.
This movie is the first time I’ve laughed until tears came out since I’m Still Here.
But this conversation, from a deleted scene, might be the most hilarious part.
Bret Easton Ellis
I haven’t read any of his books and am wondering what I should start with.
The only list I found online was on some atrociously coded, over stylized website, and I couldn’t get through it.
Somewhat related to that last post
Everyone should see Ripley’s Game with John Malkovich.
It’s the only Ripley film I’ve seen that shows the same character from the books.
The Matt Damon film amplified the hell out of the gay thing and made it into this ridiculous showing of transgression from the director who seemed to think that two guys fucking would be far more taboo and interesting than a character study of Tom Ripley. (nothing is more interesting than a character study of Tom Ripley)
Also— Ripley isn’t gay. Ripley is Ripley.