Thursday, January 06, 2005

Book: Corporate Warriors: The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry, by P.W. Singer (2003)

Remember that great scene in APOLLO 13, perhaps the best scene in the movie, when an engineer walks into a room filled with other engineers, dumps the contents of a box onto a table, and says they have a few hours to design a filter using only this equipment?

It turns out that all of those guys worked for Brown & Root, a subsidiary of Halliburton. I’m just saying.

Miscellaneous: Links

Movie City News provides this exhaustive list of all 267 theatrical releases eligible for Academy Awards consideration this year. By my count, I’ve seen just over 25% of them. I haven’t decided if I’m proud of that total or disappointed by it.

Western novelist Richard S. Wheeler launches a new blog that asks some provocative questions about the publishing business – and offers a few equally provocative answers.