Friday, October 14, 2011

Movie Rec: "Bug"

Bug, starring Michael Shannon and Ashley Judd. Check it.

Peter Evans: [on why he hasn't been with a woman for a long time] I just decided it wasn't worth it anymore.
Agnes White: What wasn't?
Peter Evans: You have a center right? A place inside of you that's just you, that hasn't been spoiled... And I think it's really important to try and keep that space sacred. In some sense, on some level, but... sex or relationships cloud that space... or, they cloud me I guess, they make it difficult to be just me and not have to worry about... being somebody else. I sound like a big asshole, don't I.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Governments Checking the Couch Cushions

I am a sunken vessel wonk so I was excited to read news today of the discovery of 20 tons of silver on a British ship sunk by a German torpedo in 1917 off the coast of Ireland.

But this is a new on on me:

In recent years, cash-strapped governments have started looking to lost cargoes as a way to raise money.

You know your government's bad off when they are scratching around the bottom of the ocean for spare change. And in this case, the recovering company gets 80% of the loot with the British government receiving only 20%. But it's 20% of $18 mil - so there's that.