I put Middle Earth Journal in hiatus in May of 2008 and moved to Newshoggers.
I temporarily reopened Middle Earth Journal when Newshoggers shut it's doors but I was invited to Participate at The Moderate Voice so Middle Earth Journal is once again in hiatus.

Friday, April 28, 2006

A couple of Friday tidbits

Hope you all get off to a great weekend. First, a couple of items for you. If you stop by that bastion of Right Wing Nuttery, you'll find that Captain Ed has finally thrown in the towel and admitted that he's a chicken hawk. The funny part is, he seems to be proud of it.
As a middle-aged grandfather supporting a chronically ill wife, I have few options for doing my part in the war on terror. After 9/11, I spent weeks looking into different options for service while trying to balance my family obligations. Our family found out just three weeks after the attack that the Little Admiral would soon join us, and the implications of terrorism and war weighed heavily on my mind.
Well, "middle aged" can have a pretty wide spread, and if you're still pumping out kids, you're probably not that old. And while I feel sorry for his wife's condition, whatever that may be, there are reams of stories in the papers about fathers who have left behind children and other family problems to go serve the greater good. They also keep upping the enlistment age every time you turn around. I bet if you tried hard enough you could have got in. But why bother when somebody else will go do the fighting and risk their lives for you so you can trumpet the war from the safety of your living room and your job as a furniture warehouse manager, or whatever it is you do, right?

Chickenhawks. 'Nuff said.

On to more important news. Fox finally brings us some must see TV.
Porn Stars Tested on Acting Skills

NEW YORK (Reuters) -- A new television reality show invites porn stars to test their serious acting abilities in London's theater district, raising the question: Debbie can do Dallas, but can she take on Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard"?

"My Bare Lady" will cast four leading ladies from U.S. porn studios in a classic piece of drama to be performed in London's West End. Their experiences undergoing a crash course in acting and appearing before a discerning British audience will air in three episodes on the Fox Reality cable and satellite channels this fall.

Making the switch from Ron Jeremy's biohazard disposal recipticle to doing Chekhov might be a bit of a stretch. But who knows? I hear Jenna Jameson is going to be doing Yentle off Broadway next year. Stay tuned. You may finally have a reason to watch Fox.

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