Andrew Kern Feb 24, 2009

A note on the economic portion:

Bad move: "I know we can get some consensus in here."

"With the deficit we inherited."

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Andrew Kern Feb 24, 2009
President Obama wants everybody to get educated, but will he stand in the way of those who have proven to be effective, or will he only allow the public schools to get educated. He's asking us all to commit to at least a year of education. I like that he included apprenticeship. Good to hear him challenge the high school dropouts: "It's not just quitting on yourself, it's quitting on your country." "By 2020 America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world."
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Andrew Kern Feb 24, 2009
Let us, in fine, observe that this harmony or surprising agreement, which naturally occurs between the ideas of just, honest, and useful, constitutes the whole beauty of virtue, and informs us at the same time in what the perfection of man consists.
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Andrew Kern Feb 23, 2009
I have to add that she was stunningly gorgeous and as elegant looking as anybody I have ever seen on this show (not that I've watched much). That would be a great style to bring back. Tremendous contrast to Goldie Hawn.
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Andrew Kern Feb 23, 2009
Here's the Steve Martin and Tina Fey video. I'll try to update it when there's a better one.
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Andrew Kern Feb 23, 2009
A friend of mine from Westminster Academy in Memphis sent this article to me. Here’s a quote to spark your interest.
Originally, the university would have recognised its purpose in the psalm verse "Be still and know that I am God". It would also have recognised that the ultimate fulfilment of that verse was to be found only in the kingdom of God. In a way, the university itself was a preparation for heaven. Nowadays, we experience it as a rehearsal for purgatory.
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Andrew Kern Feb 22, 2009
They're doing a tribute to Jerry Lewis. That's amazing. I haven't seen him in 40 years. I remember how funny he was when I was a little kid, and then he did that telethon every year. Coke Commercial: "Good taste is anything that makes a statement. It's all about being bold, flashy, and fabulous. But sometimes the biggest statement is the one that makes a difference." I don't know if I like the media better when they are irrelevant or when they get philosophical.
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Andrew Kern Feb 22, 2009
Will Smith is a master. But I've just learned that this is going on for another hour and a half. No wonder I've never watched it before. If I hadn't napped for four hours this afternoon I'd be asleep by now. (That happens to me when I'm on the road so much). So it looks as though this Button movie is a good one. I maybe should go see it. Give me some advice. Visual Effects: Benjamin Button Sound Editing: The Dark Knight. Richard King. That I did see. Very powerful movie.
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Andrew Kern Feb 22, 2009
Much too angry and simplistic. His god has not made him very nice. But I'm glad there are people who continue to remind us of religious hypocricy. We need to hate that even more than we hate it when people talk about it. Since the former will never go away we'll always need the latter. Man on Wire won. James Marsch, Simon ?? I know nothing about this. Any comments? Short subject: Smile Pinki. Don't know antying about this either, but my wife doesn't like her dress. "To tell stories for a living, lucky me."
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Andrew Kern Feb 22, 2009
I like the way they bring five people out at a time. I wish we could do that with the Paideia Prize winners. Fly them all to the banquet to stand behind the next winner. Think how impressive and weighty that would be. Truth "keeps us unsettled, unsure, and enthralled in our uncertainty." Aristotle would question that. Supporting actor: Heath Ledger. Wow, does Christopher Walkin look old. "What's unsaid beneath a conventional exterior." Heath Ledger has left a legacy and now a prize to go with it. It's hard not to appreciate the way the actors remember each other.
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