This weekend I saw the new movie Everything is Illuminated, and I must say, it’s one of the best things to go in my eyes since birth. The movie is based on the book by Jonathan Safran Foer, a Jewish American who discovers a great deal about himself and his family through a “rigid search” with a quirky Ukranian named Alex. Alex, played by Eugene Hutz of Gogol Bordello, is so funny I nearly peed my pants. Combined with Elijah Wood as “Jonfen,” who just so happens to be vegetarian in the movie, and a hilarious grandfather who claims to be blind, their journey across the Ukranian countryside is wacky to say the very least. Do yourself a favor and go see the movie this very second.
P!nk is making news once again for animals. This piece was featured on MTV News:
Pink wants Chicago circuses to pack their trunks – the city is already considering an elephant-protection ordinance, after the sudden death of three elephants at a local zoo. So the singer wrote a letter to Chicago mayor Richard Daley on the behalf of PETA, telling him that the big tops use bullhooks and electric prods. “Elephants need many acres to roam and suffer a great deal when chained or kept in cramped spaces for extended periods,” she wrote. The ordinance will be discussed at an upcoming committee hearing before going to a full city-council vote.
I think this is a “you go girl” moment. No? Ok.