Old and busted: DIE HARD is a Christmas movie.

New hotness: DIE HARD is a Hannukah movie. Links here, but I’ll sum up: that movie features a man fighting a numerically superior invasion force, using nothing but what he can gather and use. Well, that and his own grim determination, his abundant (and highly sarcastic) mother-wit, and the nigh-tangible favor of the LORD. It also ends with a remarkable lack of forgiveness and charity, which really doesn’t fit a Christmas movie. You’re supposed in those to have the bad guys figure out they’re being bad on their own, and not figure it out halfway down the building you’ve just dropped him out of.

…Okay, I’m convinced. I wonder how you say THE LINE in Hebrew?


Movie of the Week: “Die Hard.”

…Look, DIE HARD incorporates a bunch of Christmas stuff in the movie, OK? It just does. ‘NOW I HAVE A MACHINE GUN HO HO HO’ exists. They’re playing Christmas music all the time. McClain learns the true meaning of Christmas: saving your wife from a murderous European criminal gang. It counts.

Deal with it.

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#rsrh QotD, Welcome To The Party, Pal* edition.

(Via Hot Air Headlines) Mitt Romney:

“Governor might have been a better job for [Barack Obama] to have started with,” Romney joked.

“I say that because I actually think you learn from experience. I think it helps to have been in business before you actually start to run something in government. And then after you’ve done something in government, it helps to start perhaps a little lower level before you become president,” he added.

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