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Dune 3.0 Forthcoming From Paramount

Posted by Thunder Pig on March 19, 2008

A local blogger, Petulant, of Petulant Rumblings, cued me in on the story that Paramount will be making another version of Dune:

I still love David Lynch’s version, though it was heavily edited. The Sci-Fi mini-series was ok, more faithful, but lacked the budget to really adapt. Don’t even get me started on the expansion of Princess Irulan in the Sci-Fi version to give that actress more screen time. ARGH!

I would love to see the Dune books given the Lord of the Rings treatment. I was a Dune devotee, more so than LOTR, and they are even more prescient today.

Source: Petulant Rumblings


The Dune Saga is my favorite Science Fiction epic. The story spans tens of thousands of years, and is very rich in texture and philosophy.

The official website for the Dune novels is a good place to find out info and hang out with other fans on the discussion board. No, I won’t tell you what my Screen Name is over there. Here is the prologue and end titles to the original 1984 version:

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John Armor Discusses DC v Heller with Jerry Agar

Posted by Thunder Pig on March 19, 2008

The Supreme Court of the United States has decided to take on the DC v. Heller case, and one of our candidates for Congress recently discussed the case with Jerry Agar, and you can listen in below:

Its always good to see someone from this area get recognized nationally.

John Armor is running for Congress in the NC-11 district.

Here are two of the places I have been frequenting to keep up with this very important case, SCOTUSblog, and The Volokh Conspiracy, although the Bench Memo and the blogfather have been following it as well.

Welcome FReepers! Thanks for the shout out.

Welcome Jerry Agar Listeners! Thanks for noticing.

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(part 1)5th Anniversary–Operation Iraqi Freedom

Posted by Thunder Pig on March 19, 2008

Today is the 5th Anniversary of the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Instead of merely reacting, as we did in Afghanistan, we went on the offensive in World War IV.

President Bush announces the start of operations.

Shock and Awe I

Shock and Awe II

Shock and Awe III

The pilots who dropped the first bombs.

Posted in George W. Bush, history, Holiday, Iraq, MNF-Iraq, World War IV | 3 Comments »