Thursday, December 06, 2007

Would Counsel Please Approach the Bed?

Er... I mean "bench," of course...

Saw the highly entertaining Michael Clayton with J. last night. Gotta love the agribusiness-litigation-classaction-murder-mystery thriller. You'd think they'd come up with better than an Erin Brockovich equivalent of a title. This reminded me I have yet to watch the Syriana DVD that a friend gave to me last Christmas; I guess it would be only polite to watch it before seeing him again on my upcoming trip to New Jersey?

Of course, all of this is just a roundabout excuse of a way of taking the opportunity to point out that George Clooney is absolutely, positively so smoking hot that it isn't even funny. I need a moist towelette just thinking about him. Seriously, the man is the Cary Grant of our day. I can only dream that he's as gay as old Cary allegedly was as well.

Oh, and Tilda Swinton (whom we love, of course we do) is splendidly simpering and evil at the same time. They actually manage to make her look like a frumpish/dowdy corporate lawyer in this via great (by virtue of being hideous) costumes.


Ladron de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Okay, you've inspired me to finally get around to watching Syriana which I picked up at Safeway for six bucks or so on an impulse. I've wanted to get around to seeing Michael Clayton but really don't need to spend three hours learning about how ADM, Monsanto, Haliburton et. al. are evil. Gee, aren't GMOs good for us? Tilda is good even in that horrible witch and wardrobe movie. Was I mean for cheering for her instead of those annoying kids?

Huntington said...

You're such a hardass, Ladron! Lucy Pevensie rules the school!

Yeah, what can one say about Clooney that hasn't already been said. I spotted his star quality back on The Facts of Life. Of course, I also thought Mindy Cohn had a great acting career ahead of her as well.

kusala ~ joe said...

LdB: It's not so much learning how a Monsanto-doppelgänger is evil, but it makes you wonder how far agribusiness would go to cover things up if they were pushed.

Interestingly (or maybe not), I have not a problem at all with GMOs, though I do think we should have an eye toward biodiversity by having well-maintained seed banks and such. I'm more concerned about pesticide use (like the nasty nasty Methyl Bromide and its substitutes that fill half the soil in California), so organic products are important to me, but frankly, I consider GMO to be the biological descendant of old skool Mendelian hybridization.

Ladron de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

I agree that pesticides are possibly more dangerous that GMOs. Beyond what's pushed on us in the U.S. are the even more toxic ones hitting Latin America. I look to the EU not the U.S. for any hope of pressuring multinationals to at least let us know the crap that's put in the food here.

SubtleKnife said...

If, unfortunately, your dream isn't true, can you pass him on to me.