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December 15, 2003
National Pool: Swingin' Saddam?

Hugh Hewitt announced today that the guys over at Fraters Libertas will be hosting a national office pool for the date of Saddam Hussein's actual execution. While I don't normally support the death penalty for religious reasons, this may be a special case; besides, I don't have a problem joining in the pool. I never win these things anyway.

As for their announced prize ... be afraid. Be very afraid.

UPDATE: As the post at Fraters Libertas states, I'm throwing in three DVDs as a prize in this contest:

Red Dawn - Patrick Swayze saves America by peeing into a radiator. No, really. After seeing this movie, try to explain, without the liberal use of alcohol, why they named the Saddam-capture mission after it.

Judgment at Nuremberg - Actually, the classic Spencer Tracy/Marlene Dietrich film is not out on DVD -- how the hell did they forget this one? By the time Saddam's swingin', they may have rectified this major oversight and released this brilliant film on DVD or re-released it on video. If not, I'll be offering Nuremberg., a pretty good substitute that stars Alec Baldwin and Jill Hennessey. Yes, I'm aware that Spencer Tracy is a better actor than Alec Baldwin, even now.

Hang 'Em High - A real man's film, where Clint's stare is worth a thousand words, and the achingly beautiful Inger Stevens makes you wish you were helping avenge her attack. Seriously, this is a damn good movie, a lot more complicated than some think, and actually asks questions about justice, revenge, and the price we're willing to pay for each that might be good to think about in our times now. Cool theme music, too!

NOTE: I considered adding Is Paris Burning? to the list, but it's got a rotten ending ... it turns out the answer is "No".

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at December 15, 2003 5:56 PM

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