Sunday, October 17, 2010

Span, Slash, Discuss

Hey, now you can see me online right here, one of my legions of well-wishers informs me, participating in that C-SPAN2 panel about the awesome and bang-for-your-buck-maximizing book Proud to Be Right, in which my "Conservatism for Punks" essay appears.  And it airs on cable one more time, at 10pm tonight.

If that panel video isn't scary enough, you'll soon have other frightening material to watch: Slash, formerly of Guns N' Roses, is starting a horror film production company.  Twisted Rob Zombie fans might be just a bit happier this Halloween season after hearing that another rocker is turning to the filmic arts.  On a related note, Nick Cave is reportedly writing a remake of The Crow, which sounds apt.  (Some people love the idea of a man who comes back from the dead to promote justice, including one, possibly two, of the panelists in the C-SPAN2 video above.)

But if you want more up close and personal discussion of politics and media, why not join us tomorrow night at Langan's bar/restaurant (47th just east of 7th, 7-10pm) for the monthly Manhattans Project gathering, which is, at least for now, the only monthly bar gathering I'm organizing?  E-mail me if you want to be on the e-mail list to be reminded about it (always third Monday of the month, barring the collapse of society), or just show up. 

P.S. I've said it before, but: if Rob Zombie, formerly of the band White Zombie, likes remaking old horror movies, isn't it time he did White Zombie?  With cameo by Christian rockers Insane Clown Posse, of course.


Diana said...

obviously the only way to really know if someone is empathic is to see if their empathy extends to those commonly considered outside the moral community otherwise you can never really be sure if they are going to consider other individual humans outside their moral consideration. Todd, you should only date vegans ;)

Gerard said...

Or perhaps Jains.

Eric Hanneken said...

You certainly didn't hide your disagreements. Good for you.

Oh, and conservative students who can't find any liberals to argue with at Hillsdale College should try the Internet.