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Basic Instincts: An Author’s Journey

Posted by Mark on August 27, 2008

You may not have heard of the author, but you’ve certainly heard of his movies. Can the mainstream culture continue to ignore stories like this?

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Building a Better Cliche

Posted by redsatellite on August 27, 2008

Laddy– what a great idea. An Irish bookie is laying odds on Obama. Only, it’s not what you think:

Irish bookmaker Paddy Power says Sen. Barrack Obama (D-Ill.) is the undisputed master of cliches this election season, and his well-known mantra — “Change” – is sure to show up in Thursday’s speech when he accepts the Democratic presidential nomination.

The odds are 10 to 1 it will, the Dublin-based oddsmaker said.

10 to 1? I think that’s wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy too generous. Figure more like…. 5 to 4 or 3 to 2.

Which of the following cliches will Obama mention first during his acceptance speech on Thursday? “I’m fired up” is Power’s favorite, at 6-to-1 odds, along with John F. Kennedy’s “Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names,” which is a less-likely 100-to-1 shot.

Other contenders, at 12-to-1 odds, include: “I’d like to thank my wife”; “as I stand here today”; “fundamental belief”; “defining moment”; and “God Bless America.”

Those are all good. But…’defining moment’? at….12 to 1? I need to call this guy. That’s my winner….I could make some fast money here.

At 14-to-1 odds — “let me be clear”; “war on terror”; “politics of hope”; and “common purpose.”

At 16-to-1, “crossroads of history”; “I have a dream”; “pursuit of happiness”; “I’m fired up” and “building a better America.”

At 25-to-1, there’s “we cannot lose hope” -and at 100-to-1, “an eye for an eye only winds up making the whole world blind.”

Wait!…I’ve change my mind. I like that ‘building a better America’. And I’d get BETTER ODDS too.

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