Red Hot Chili Peppers play private backyard party for billionaire Lululemon founder Chip Wilson

if there was any question that the Red Hot Chili Peppers had totally sold out…

“We all know the way things are right now—budgets are tight,” Steve Westbrook, the executive director of the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas, says. “It’s definitely a valuable asset to law enforcement, for purchasing equipment and getting things you normally wouldn’t be able to get to fight crime.” Many officers contend that their departments would collapse if the practice were too heavily regulated, and that a valuable public-safety measure would be lost.

Holy Crap; you mean cutting taxes and services doesn’t make things better? Who knew? http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/08/12/130812fa_fact_stillman?currentPage=all

Re: Django Unchained

It didn’t pick up really until the second act. It was good; I dug it, but even in freedom I thought that Django had been infantilized and thus was not a “free man” until after the last firefight and even then, he was still very much an adolescent. This may have been intentional; I dunno.

Good Movie marred by what may have been intentional choices by the director.