Late Night: Sometimes You Just Need Cute

By: Tuesday August 5, 2014 8:00 pm

Things all over the world suck pretty much. Hugely. And sometimes we just need a break from misery, war, death, drought, disease, fires, floods, and plague. And that’s why there are cute animal videos. I have friend who actually asked me to block him from seeing any cute animal pics and videos I might post on Facebook (grinch), but in general, most people find cute animals to be very relaxing, a nice break from the horrors of our news (and the ads for catheters and transvaginal mesh lawsuits).

 

FDL Movie Night: Armadillo

By: Monday April 11, 2011 5:00 pm

Tonight’s guest Janus Metz, who with his cinematographer Lars Skree, spent six months embedded with a Danish infantry company at Armadillo, a forward operating base in Afghanistan’s Helmand province –part of the NATO-led ISAF (International Security Assistance Force).

The result is Armadillo, winner of the Cannes International Critics Week, an unselfconscious look at war and those who have to wage it; because as the men are told at the film’s beginning, their government has determined a national policy and it is the duty of soldiers to implement it.

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