For those looking for a useful review of "The Matrix: Reloaded," click here.

"The computer-created world that Neo is running around in is one that seems to be set in our present day, but it is one in which the current craze is talking philosophy which has caught on in much the same way the Twist caught on in the 1960s. That is everybody's doing it, nobody quite has the hang of it, and it just comes out silly. Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) adds a tad more gravitas to the philosophy by talking in a deep voice."

In my opinion this one was meatier, but also fattier and overcooked. To a great extent when we're talking eye-candy and brain-bending deadpan revelations, more is better. When we're talking about jibba-jabba and hopeless attempts to untangle and re-weave plot threads, enough is enough. Call in a ruthless editor and then you'd have something to relish.


Producing a Rescue

The BBC follows up on the rescue of Pvt. Jessica Lynch at a hospital in Nasariya and finds that her "rescue" was much more media production than military maneuver.


Occupying Iraq

Here's the rundown on how we're taking care of business in the middle east.


Petition the Nobel Committee

"Harald T. Nesvik, a Right-wing Norwegian Member of Parliament, has nominated U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair and U.S. President George W. Bush for the Nobel Peace Prize for their 'decisive action against terrorism'."

Whatever else you may think of the "war on terror", it is not a victory for peace-making. Like the bumper sticker says, if you want peace, work for justice.


All the President's Lies

(Maybe not ALL of them, but some real Texas-sized whoppers.)
Iraq's Most Wanted Playing Cards (PDF)

Defective Yeti's list of games you can play with your Iraq's Most Wanted Playing Cards:

1. Operation Iraqi Freecell
2. Gin Rumsfeld
3. Hearts and Minds
4. Halliburton Lucrative Contract Bridge
5. War


Coalition (Solitaire)
Go Fish (for WMD's)
Looter Take All
Torture Room Strip, Poke 'Er

& if you prefer, Greenpeace's Deck of Nuclear Weapons Hoarder Cards.