Last week’s victorious Weasel Watchers

Before I begin a new cycle of reviewing material recommended this week by the highly trained Weasel Watchers at Watcher of Weasels, I should bring you up to date on last week’s winners:

Winning Council Submissions

Winning Non-Council Submissions

I’d also liketo tell you, if you haven’t already noticed, that, under the new Watcher’s aegis, the site has become much more substantive.  The new Watcher has a knack for finding videos and news that you won’t see elsewhere, so I urge you to check out and bookmark the site.

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  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com/ Ymarsakar

    I watched Taking Chance and it was a good reminder of what else is true about America as we see her (perhaps final) decline under Obama

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com/ Ymarsakar

    Have you seen Taking Chance, Book?

  • SADIE

    I stumbled upon the film on a sleepless night some weeks ago on cable and was moved to tears. Something about the cadence, the pace, the silence the commitment all came together in a very moving storyline.

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com/ Ymarsakar

    Sadie, Blackfive mentioned it some months ago. There was some talk about whether this was another attempt at psychological and emotional manipulation. Matt from B5 got some letters from soldiers on the issue and they seemed upbeat, but the film hadn’t been screened. So I went and did a small background check on the director, even grabbed one of the movies he made, a movie something about two people in Japan with time to burn. Very quirk, but not anti-war nor ideological nor even particularly tingling on my propaganda defense monitors. Meaning, I saw no overt attempts to manipulate me towards a certain ideology nor even a specific emotional reaction.

    And I’m very very vigilant about external factors concerning what I am personally feeling. I have to be, after getting hit by the Main Sewer Media’s enemy propaganda for the last few years. Too much shock and awe and you either shut down (as most of America did concerning Iraq) or you learn how to adapt.

    Anyways, when the movie came out, the verdict on B5 from the people that saw it, including the family of Chance, was an A plus. The family felt good, the soldiers felt good, Matt felt, and that was that. Mostly.

    As I said, I checked out the director’s movie making history and career. Nothing ideological or even Leftist was found. He was one of the new directors, of course, so he may have been free of the moral decadence taint of a George Lucas or any number of wannabe Communists in Hollywood.

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com/ Ymarsakar

    You will want to see it, Book. It’s about Marines, in part. Need I say more? ; )

  • SADIE

    As I said, I checked out the director’s movie making history and career. Nothing ideological or even Leftist was found. He was one of the new directors, of course, so he may have been free of the moral decadence taint of a George Lucas or any number of wannabe Communists in Hollywood.

    Your take probably explains why I didn’t feel manipulated. Sort of like the old days of watching the news when it was reported not contorted.

  • Mike Devx

    I see Wolf Howling won this week! It was a great post. It’s SO good to have him back!

  • suek

    Here’s my candidate for this week’s non-council offering! (not that anybody asked me…!)

    http://drsanity.blogspot.com/2009/05/oh-brave-new-world-that-has-such.html

    Remember Book’s post about 2-3 weeks ago about a college professor giving everybody the same grade? It was apparently an urban legend, but the YAF college students ran with it. Dr.Sanity has a good post on the indoctrination process, with a video done by YAFers approaching other students about the possibility of “averaging” grades. If I knew how to link to an imbedded video, I would, but I don’t, so the link is to the article. Very humorous – in a sad way. This is the caliber of student that our colleges are turning out?