Tim Hatch: Educator. Author. Tired.

Journal

The Not-Very-Timely Movie Review – Taken

Holy crap!  Last night I saw the best movie of 2008.  At least, it’s the best movie of 2008 if you base a movie’s greatness on how many dirtbags die from being punched in the throat.  Jesus Christ, I think I could watch this movie every day for the rest of my life. Bryan Mills...

Parasite

I’d been scratching that part of my upper chest, where shoulder meets collar bone, all morning.  It had been driving me crazy as I worked around the house.  I reached up to put a box on a shelf and I felt my shirt snag on the part of my chest that had been itching so...

Common Dreams

So, a friend emailed me this article today from CommonDreams.org.  The article, written by Thom Hartmann, puts forth the argument that the shootings at Fort Hood were George W. Bush’s fault.  It starts off with this paragraph: If Bill Clinton – or, presumably, Al Gore (or even Ralph Nader) – had been President in 2001,...

Brain Spew

This is another one of those rambling, there-really-isn’t-any-point posts I seem to be so fond of lately.  And I’ll start it off by briefly saying how much I love the movie Role Models.  Maybe it’s because I was a D&D geek as a kid but goddamn that movie makes me laugh.  Jane Lynch is hysterical...

Halloween 2009

Skipping over the boring and/or annoying bits involving grocery stores and melted candy and whatnot, I got home, cleaned up a bit and turned on all the lights and put the candy out (or in the freezer, depending) and then saw my neighbor setting up across the street.  I went over and said hello and...

The Public Option

Yes, it’s another health care bit.  If you’re not in the mood, I certainly can’t say I blame you.  If you’re dead set against health care reform, you might want to give this a miss.  Also?  It’s difficult for me to not think of you as incredibly selfish.  But I’ll get to that in a...