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The Stand

Having secured yet another great victory for the forces of truth, justice, and freedom; it is worth examining the enemy camp in dissary...

These two bulwarks of the blogosphere (Misha and Frank) are claiming the moral high ground in this battle. Even a cursory look at ther blogs reveals the dark forces lurking below. Both sites are cloaked in darkness, shadows, and vicious animals. I advise you to look closely for the mark of the beast, becase it is surely lurking there. For those of you who read or watched "The Stand" by Stephen King consider that your sudden urge to travel to Las Vegas is not a good sign. Frank J. is your Randall Flagg.

Frank J. Flagg

And look Flagg has got poor Susie held hostage ***

To those who are feeling mysteriously drawn to the Hemingford Home, in Nebraska, I submit that Glenn Reynolds is your Mother Abigail and Wizbang is your Free Zone in Colorado. If you're heading to Colorado we will meet up at Stephen Green's house for some faboulous food and drink. We'll plot strategy and such and on occasion be treated to the words of Mother Abigail, although they will occasionally be hard to decipher. Joined in the cause are the forces marshaled by Jen and graphically enabled by Rachael.

In The Stand, Glen Bateman may have put it best. "We're here under the fiat of powers we don't understand. For me, that means we may be beginning to accept-only subconsciously now, and with plenty of slips backward due to culture lag-a different definition of existence. The idea that we can never understand anything about the state of being. And if rationalism is a deathtrip, then irrationalism might very well be a lifetrip . . . at least unless it proves otherwise."

Surveying a glorious victory...

Glenn and Kevin return triumphant from Las Vegas.

*** The picture applies to: Ith, Annika, Serenity, etc...


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Comments (7)

That flash indicates the nu... (Below threshold)

That flash indicates the nuclear detonation...and you and Glenn, the subjects in this photo are about to meet your doom!


Long Live Frank J!

All is proceeding according... (Below threshold)

All is proceeding according to plan. While the puny mere mortals contend with one another, The Axis of Kevin consolidates its power.

Sorry, Kevin ! I've never s... (Below threshold)

Sorry, Kevin ! I've never seen the movie (or read the book) the post is about so I'm still happily klewless :)

Ewww....how dare you link t... (Below threshold)

Ewww....how dare you link the mini-series to the book. One was great, the other fell short...far short. Molly Ringwald? Nooooooooooo!

Of course you're right, the... (Below threshold)

Of course you're right, the mini series can't hold a candle to the book. But there are probably a lot of people who didn't even know there was a book version, pity...

Kevin, I'm with you! Monkey... (Below threshold)

Kevin, I'm with you! Monkey-Boy shall go down!

Cool analogy. I read the b... (Below threshold)

Cool analogy. I read the book-BOTH versions- and own the movie on two tapes.

I just feel the need to point out two things...
1. This movie was the closest any SK inspired movie has come to going 'by the book'.
2. If it had gone completely 'by the book', it wouldn't have been a mini-anything. It would have been more along the lines of two or three feature length movies.

Steve needs to finish that story (among others) before he retires.
Ith...either read it or rent it...you don't know what you're missing.






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