Go rent Bulworth
I saw a great movie tonight: Bulworth. It's about a US senator (played by Warren Beatty) who has a nervous breakdown and starts speaking flippantly and honestly about the corruption of the government in interviews and debates. It's also got a Scooby Doo mystery element which adds to the fun. Oddly, Frank Capra III was First Assistant Director. His grandfather, Frank Capra, directed "It's A Wonderful Life", another great movie that deals with themes of power and corruption. (It's A Wonderful Life, however, may be more suitable for the season.)
Posted by matt at 04:45 AM
Where I Live
Here's a photo of me atop DuMiat hill, right next to my university and the town of Stirling. I hike up this hill once a week when weather permits. Beyond the rolling hills of heather (ah, Scotland!), you can see a tower poking up through a patch of trees almost in the centre photo. That's the Wallace Monument, in memory of Braveheart himself. The city spreads out beyond the monument, and over to the right you can see a collection of grey buildings and a man-made loch (read "lake"). That's Stirling University, where I study.
Posted by matt at 08:31 PM