today, like yesterday, i watched alot of movies.

yesterday i watched an anime called now and then, here and there. it started off with a goofy introduction and i was thinking this was going to turn out to be a young teen anime. quickly it changed and started dealing with more interesting themes, like their war fought by children abducted from their homes. i was shocked and suprised that they even introduced a character who is raped and a king who is a touch insane, killing a cat when he can’t have his way. the story is a bit simplistic so far, as is the actual animation, but shows alot of promise. i’ll probably pick up the rest of the series.

then today i watched from hell, the movie adapted from alan moore and eddie campbell’s graphic novel about jack the ripper. very nicely done, with a good documentary as well about jack. i also watched behind enemy lines. very entertaining, but mostly only that. i am a bit confused why people were concerned about it’s release after the september 11th attacks. just because something deals with the military people tend to get overly sensitive.

meanwhile here are some articles claiming to be able to show the relation of men to marriage. this first one says that men are more than happy just living with the woman. they get all the benefits of a marriage without any of the hassle of a potential divorce. this second article goes into some more specifics of that and give us 10 reasons. what was interesting to me about the articles is that i get the clear feeling that i am marriage material.

now on to political things, specifically foreign policy. here’s an article that says we should take another look at iran and our relation to that country and it’s government. it always struck me as strange that we had such a bad relationship with them, despite the terrorist support (which in reality every muslim country has supported at some point) and despite our meddling with it constantly. i thought bush made a grave error labelling it as part of an axis of evil. they are no more evil than many of our saudi friends.

i am not saying that we should just reverse policy with them, but maybe it’s time we started looking at how to make the muslim world’s most democratic country more of a supporter than an enemy.

and finally this article, which is more for my family in the DC area than anyone else (unless you, too, live in the DC area). beware of fishies crossing the road…

in case you couldn’t tell, i am starting to reference more articles i find on the web, giving commentary, and just pointing out interesting stuff (interesting to me at least). this is one of the things that you’ll find in this “new” and “improved” journal. at some point i’ll even give more thought to the commentary i write and you will find occassional links to essays i hope to write.

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