-- A new video entitled "Busted" explains how to protect your rights
in the event of police questioning or arrest. It demonstrates "1)common
police tactics used to induce citizens to waive their constitutional
rights, 2)possible negative consequences of waiving your rights
(e.g. searches, arrest, and jail), and 3)ways to appropriately assert
one's rights to reduce the risk of being searched and possibly arrested."
You can learn more about this video and/or order it here.
-- Part three of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, "Lord of the Rings:
The Return of the King," will be released in theaters on 12/17/03.
"New Line Cinema will be sending the first two movies in the trilogy
back to about 100-150 theaters in the two weeks leading up to this
movie's release. 'The Fellowship of the Ring' will come first, starting
on December 5th, 2003, followed by 'The Two Towers,' starting on
December 12th. Both films will be presented as special editions
with over 30 minutes of additional material (essentially the DVD
special editions). This will all lead up to a massive event in those
theaters on December 16th, in which the trilogy will be presented
in its entirety, starting with 'The Fellowship of the Ring' presented
at 3PM, 'The Two Towers' at 7PM and the premiere of this movie at
11PM (which will run over into the 17th, which is the day of its
release). Altogether, audiences who attend this event will see over
ten hours of Tolkien (with intermissions in between each film).
The list of participating theaters is now online over at http://www.LordoftheRings.net.
Tickets are on sale now."
-- The new film "High Times Potluck," described as a pro- marijuana
legalization film, is now airing in NY, NY, Kutztown, PA, and a
number of other cities listed here.
-- A new documentary about the relationship between gun control
and genocide, "Innocents Betrayed," is now for sale here.
-- Attention film and fiction students: The Institute for Humane
Studies is offering scholarships up to $10,000 to support students
who "1) are pursuing a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in filmmaking,
fiction writing, or playwriting; 2) have a demonstrated interest
in classical liberal ideas and their application in contemporary
society; and 3) demonstrate the desire, motivation, and creative
ability to succeed in their chosen profession." The application
deadline is January 15, 2004. You can learn more about this generous
-- I recently reviewed the film "Ararat," which concerns the Armenian
holocaust of 1915. You can read the review below or see the html
version, complete with useful related links, here.
-- A new documentary, entitled "Third Party: Political Alternatives
in the Age of Duopoly," highlights the uphill battle that third
parties face in the U.S. It's mostly told from the perspective of
Green Party activists, but also includes interviews with members
of other parties including the Libertarian Party. You can learn
more about this documentary and see an online trailer here.
-- I have updated the list of reader suggested libertarian films
and TV programs to add the film "Interstate 60," "Herod's Law,"
and the TV series "Everwood." You can see reader comments on those
-- ABC TV journalist John Stossel has completed his new book "Give
Me a Break: How I Exposed Hucksters, Cheats, and Scam Artists--and
Became the Scourge of the Liberal Media." You can pre-order this
-- The Libertarian Party News reports that the Heinlein book "The
Moon is a Harsh Mistress" has been optioned by Phoenix Pictures.
Published in 1966, the book is about "an unassuming computer repairman
and moon resident who gets caught up in a rebellion against the
authority that controls it from Earth." Separately, Warner Brothers
has optioned Heinlein's "Have Spacesuit, Will Travel." You can see
a complete listing of the film versions of Heinlein's work here.
-- News from the Vienna Film Festival: 1) "'The Agronomist,' a
documentary about Haitian national hero Jean Dominique, the journalist
and pro-democracy rebel who owned and operated Haiti's only independent
radio station is expected to be officially released in 2004. The
Jonathan Demme-directed film is making its world premiere at the
Venice Film Festival." 2) "Iranian director Babak Payami presented
his new film 'Silence Between Two Thoughts,' about a Taliban soldier
who is ordered to rape a female prisoner. His countryman Abolfazl
Jalili never even made it to the festival because he was blocked
from leaving Iran after officials saw a copy of his film 'Abjad
('The First Letter') about a Muslim teenager in love with a Jewish
girl." 3) Antonio Banderas stars in "Imagining Argentina," a film
about a psychic in 1970's Argentina who uses his powers to help
locate people kidnapped by the Argentine government.
-- Attorneys General from 24 states this week sent a letter to
Motion Picture Association of America president Jack Valenti asking
the film industry to reduce the amount of smoking in films to prevent
teens from taking up the habit. Reason Magazine has a
good editorial on such government meddling in Hollywood.
-- Blackstone Audio Books, the premier vendor of unabridged recorded
books, is carrying an increasing number of libertarian titles. The
#1 and #2 bestsellers at Blackstone currently are "Objectivism (Peikoff),"
and "Atlas Shrugged (Rand)." Current sale items include "The Fountainhead
(Rand)," "Intellectuals (Paul Johnson), "Socialism (Ludwig von Mises)."
Upcoming titles include "Facets of Ayn Rand." Audio books are a
great way to finally experience those books you haven't had the
time to read, and I personally have had a great experience with
Blackstone (no, they're not paying me to say this). You can learn
more about Blackstone Audio Books here.
-- The August edition of "Aristos," the Objectivist newsletter
on the Arts, has been released. You can read it here.
-- ABC journalist John Stossel reports in his weekly letter that
his book is "finally finished and off to the publisher."
-- The Center for Consumer Freedom, an organization that promotes
personal responsibility and protects consumer choice, has released
a couple of great TV ads that will be of interest to libertarians.
Just follow this link
and click "see our latest ads."
-- Two films nominated for "Best Libertarian Film of 2002" are
just getting released on video. "Ararat," about the Armenian holocaust,
is now on VHS and DVD. The DVD of "Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers"
is expected to be released on 8/26. You can find useful links on
both of these films here.
-- "Sand Storm," a film from India that is now getting a wider
release in the U.S, tells the true story of Bhanwari Devi, an Indian
woman who has become India's leading anti-rape activist. After being
gang-raped herself, Devi filed a complaint, only to find that her
local justice system was entirely resistant to enforcing laws against
rape. Her refusal to accept this injustice brought much-needed media
attention to the problem, including the making of this film. Says
the director, Jag Mundhra, "India honors mythological women as goddesses,
yet treats living women with abuse. Instead of saying women are
goddesses, we should treat them as human beings... My hope is that
people will care about the life of this woman who has shown so much
courage against such odds. This is a universal film. The triumph
of her spirit has made her a beacon of light for others. Her story
exposes injustices of feudalistic society, political opportunism
and fundamentalism. This woman is a hero." You can find reviews
of this film (also listed as Bawandar) here.
-- "In This World," a British film expected to be released in the
U.S. in September, has a storyline sympathetic to immigration. The
film "follows two teenage Afghan refugees as they try to make their
way to London, where they hope to find political refuge, by being
smuggled through a human pipeline to freedom. Their journey takes
them down a wearying path that goes through Iran, Turkey, Italy
and France. As the film starts, the setting is the Peshawar refugee
camps in northwest Pakistan where over 50,000 Afghanis live, awaiting
somewhere to go." You can find reviews of this film here.
-- The pro-gun rights organization "Jews for the Preservation of
Firearms Ownership" has raised $159K toward the production of its
exciting new documentary "Innocents Betrayed," about the causal
relationship between gun control and genocide. Only $11K more is
needed to complete production of the film! If you would like to
see an advance clip from the film or donate money, click here.
-- Another film in the works is "Heart of the Beholder," about
an attempt by religious right activists to censor the video collection
of a small video rental store of such films as "Taxi Driver," "Blazing
Saddles," and "The Last Temptation of Christ." Through obscenity
charges and use of the RICO "racketeering" statute the activists
allegedly ultimately drove the small business video store owners
into bankruptcy. The makers of this film have raised $200K so far
and are hoping to raise another $300K at least partly through advance
sales of the video/DVD. For more on this film see here.
-- Most of the libertarian films recommended in this newsletter
and in the associated book, "Miss Liberty's Guide to Film and Video,"
were originally brought to my attention by you--the subscribers.
However, I have not yet had time to do justice to all the suggestions
given. So this week, in lieu of the regular letter, I decided to
post the remaining as yet unevaluated ideas to the web. I can't
add anything to the commentary given, but many of these sound like
excellent films. Where possible, I have added IMDB links for more
information. Here's the list.
-- There's a great article by Thomas S. Engeman at Claremont.org
entitled "In Defense of Cowboy Culture." It concerns heroism in
American mainstream culture and will be of particular interest to
Rand fans. Here's the first paragraph: " For a quarter century,
observers from Robert Bellah to Robert Bork have warned of America's
imperiled mores. Popular culture, usually described as increasingly
hedonistic and nihilistic, is often blamed for the decline of our
national character. While there is a lot to dislike about popular
culture, it also produces a torrent of heroic fare whose significance
hasn't been sufficiently appreciated. In Iraq, for example, embedded
reporters traveling with the rapidly advancing American columns
marveled at our forces' bravery and decency; somehow these young
men and women, certified members of the slacker generation, were
battling down Freedom's Road, not slouching toward Gomorrah. Where
do we get such heroes? One answer is: American popular culture."
You can read the full article here.
-- Terra Lycos, the largest global Internet network, announced
its third annual list of the most popular radio talk show hosts
with Web users. Notably, nationally-syndicated Libertarian radio
host Neal Boortz is a rising star. "Over the past couple of years,
Boortz has gone from number fourteen to number nine and now stands
at number five." Libertarian-leaning Howard Stern ranks #1. More
on this here.
-- "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are joining
forces with Paramount Pictures to produce a new film that will "use
marionettes to lampoon the war on terrorism [and] mindless action
movies and celebrities." Their previous film, "South Park: Bigger,
Longer, and Uncut," had considerable libertarian content as does
the "South Park" television series. The series, which celebrated
its 100th episode in April, has been renewed by Comedy Central through
at least 2005. More on this here.
-- According to "Ballot Access News," "R.J. Cutler, producer of
the proposed TV show 'American Candidate,' still has not found a
network to carry the show, which would have showcased non-major
presidential candidates. The original sponsor, FX, had ducked out
-- There are two DVD by mail services I wanted to mention that
are revolutionizing the way people see films and may be of interest.
For $20/month, NetFlix.com offers unlimited access to its library
of 15,000 DVDs. Just log in, select the films you would like to
see, and NetFlix will mail you your first three selections. As you
return them, via their post-paid mailer, NetFlix will automatically
send you the next films on your list. I have personally used this
service for the last couple of weeks and found it wonderfully convenient,
far better than driving back and forth to the video store. A competitor
to NetFlix.com is Numberslate.com, which offers a similar service
for $14/month with a slightly smaller selection of 13,000 DVDs.
Click here for more on NetFlix.com
-- Independent filmmakers note: The aforementioned DVD service,
Numberslate.com, invites you to add your film to their available
titles! Yes, you can bypass the entire Hollywood system now. Just
send a DVD copy of your film to Numberslate.com and you will receive
a percent of the gross income generated from your movie. Per the
Numberslate.com web site: "When you submit your DVD to us, we will
add it to our catalog of titles. Not only will it be listed right
alongside the establishment movies, but it may be featured prominently,
on the Independent Films section of our front page (coming soon).
Independent Films also get a special place on their movie info page
where you can put a URL for members interested in finding out more
about you, or purchasing a copy of your movie. We also encourage
you to take advantage of the DVD medium to advertise our website,
and movies, and any other merchandise you sell."
-- Sunni Maravillosa, editor of Free-Market.Net's "Freedom News,"
has reviewed "The Matrix Reloaded" here.
-- The release date for "Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"
has been announced: 12/17/03. The previous two "Lord of the Rings"
films have been praised by libertarians for their power corrupts
-- A couple of readers have recommended the currently playing film
"Bend It Like Beckham," for its personal independence story--about
a young woman who overcomes parental opposition to pursue her dream
of a career as a soccer star. More on this film here.
-- There are two interesting stories regarding the "Atlas Shrugged"
movie project at Boxofficemojo.com. Among other things revealed
in these stories, Howard Baldwin, president and CEO of Crusader
Entertainment (the company that will produce Atlas) reportedly said
"Atlas Shrugged is not going to be a low budget movie...I think
the box office potential is huge, because of the enormous interest.
It is one of the best-selling books of all time." This is significant,
as previous efforts, particularly that of TNT, planned to film the
story with the most slender "made for TV" -type funding. It may
be lucky that it has taken this long for the book to fall into the
right hands. Second, an interview with screenwriter James Hart revealed
considerable enthusiasm for the book. You can find the links to
these stories here.
-- ABC's John Stossel, the most libertarian journalist on television,
and producer Kristina Kendall, won top honors for their special
about media hype (entitled "Hype"), in a contest sponsored by the
media watchdog group Center for Media and Public Affairs. Per the
Associated Press, Matthew Felling, spokesman for the Center, said
that Stossel's special "debunked the conventional wisdom before
a very large audience in a timely fashion." Stossel donated his
portion of the $10,000 award to the Central Park Conservancy.
-- Teachers! The "Stossel in the Classroom" project, which promotes
John Stossel's libertarian documentaries in schools, is looking
for "'a few good educators' who are interested in helping us answer
some questions about content, marketing, research, etc. At this
point, we're simply 'signing up' interested teachers. If you are
indeed interested in providing your input and insights from time
to time, please send an email to us email@example.com and
type 'Put me on the list!' in the subject line."
-- The International Society for Individual Liberty has published
a favorable review of the Chinese film "The Little Chinese Seamstress."
Per the review, the story is highly-reminiscent of Ayn Rand's "Anthem."
More on this here.
-- Reuters reports that Oliver Stone's loving portrayal of socialist
dictator Fidel Castro, a documentary entitled "Comandante," will
be edited to include interviews with some of Castro's opponents.
HBO pulled the documentary from its May schedule after Castro jailed
75 democratic activists and executed, by firing squad, three men
who attempted to escape the country by hijacking a ferry. Oliver
Stone reportedly considers Castro "one of the Earth's wisest people."
-- The "Atlas Shrugged" movie is back on track! According to a
release from the Objectivist Center, "Crusader Entertainment, LLC,
a Beverly Hills-based production company, announced on May 12 that
it had acquired the film rights to Ayn Rand's great novel. The company
also announced that it has signed veteran screenwriter James V.
Hart, whose film credits include the ambitious adaptation of Carl
Sagan's science fiction novel 'Contact,' to write the screenplay."
You can read the full press release here.
-- More good news: John Stossel has been promoted to co-anchor
of ABC's 20/20. He still expects to be doing his "Give Me a Break"
segments but will also get to run the show with Barbara Walters.
Stossel is the highest-ranking libertarian journalist on television,
all the more so now.
-- The terrific Australian film "Rabbit-Proof Fence" is now available
on video and DVD. "Rabbit Proof Fence" tells the true story of a
fourteen year-old Aborigine girl who escaped with her sister and
cousin from a 1930s Australian government camp intended to forcibly
assimilate them into White society. You can read my full review
-- Attention teachers! The Stossel in the Classroom program, which
promotes ABC journalist John Stossel's libertarian-themed documentaries
to teachers, is currently offering a very generous discount on selected
classroom video kits--50% off! For just about $20 you can get a
video and teaching guide for the following documentaries: "Are We
Scaring Ourselves to Death?," "Greed," "Is America #1?," "Freeloaders,"
and "John Stossel Goes to Washington." The latter documentary was
voted "Best Libertarian Documentary of 2001." You can learn more
about this offer here.
-- "The Handmaid's Tale," a dystopian tale about a future America
in which an authoritarian theocratic state rises to power, is already
a book and a movie--and now it's also an opera. The Minnesota Opera
will give the work's American premiere at the Ordway Center in an
English-language production Saturday (5/10). More on this here.
-- The Libertarian Party's "Liberty Pledge" newsletter reports
that Dean Cameron, veteran character actor and currently playing
Derek Larner on the NBC political drama "Mister Sterling," is a
libertarian. Describing himself as a "hard-core libertarian" in
an LA Times interview, Cameron said "I'm always surprised that more
artists aren't Libertarians…We are, ultimately, an idealistic group--and
the often misguided support of the Democrats or, worse, the Greens
is what some might call idiotic."
-- "X2: X-Men United" is packing the theaters, with what appears
to be the one of the biggest opening days of all time, second only
to Spider-Man if current estimates hold. In this sequel to the original
X-Men, the U.S. government passes the "Mutant Registration Act,"
and attempts to round up known mutants in an attack on the mutant
school operated by Professor Xavier. You can learn more about this
film at its excellent
web site (be sure to see the trailers!). You can read my review
of the original X-Men film here.
-- If you missed John Stossel's terrific special "Help Me! I Can't
Help Myself!" about addiction, you can read the transcript here.
-- The contest has closed and a winner has been
chosen for best freedom-oriented ad. Entitled "Consuming Hypocrisy,"
this short video mocks the material nature of the anti-capitalist
Left. You can watch it online here.
-- Czech TV reportedly marked May Day by mocking the communist
era. From the Daily Telegraph: "Czech television has marked the
May Day holiday, international workers' day, by broadcasting 24
hours of communist television in a mocking and nostalgic retrospective
on the country's years of Marxist-Leninist rule... Uncut film of
the 1989 demonstrations which toppled the communist government was
followed by the censored version shown to television viewers in
the tense days when the communists struggled to hold on to power.
The unedited film showed thousands of demonstrators being attacked
by uniformed security forces and secret policemen dressed in civilian
clothes. The version that was broadcast showed small numbers of
people being herded along by police. The camera zoomed in on punks
with bizarre hairstyles and the back of a jacket emblazoned with
the word 'America', seemingly to signal precisely who was responsible
for the restiveness. Newscasts showed newsreaders breathlessly reporting
strings of statistics about the over fulfillment of industrial production
quotas. The news often seemed like a embarrassing competition to
devise as many combinations as possible of phrases including 'Socialist',
'Marxist' and 'glorious Soviet Union'."
-- Advocates for Self-Government reports that Sam Longoria--"producer,
writer, director, editor and cinematographer whose work has appeared
in no less than eight Academy Award-nominated films"--revealed in
a recent interview that he is a libertarian. Talking about politics,
Longoria told Washington State columnist Julia Muhlstein: "I'm not
a conservative, and I'm not a liberal, [but] a very rare type in
Hollywood--a libertarian." Advocates for Self-Government maintains
a running list of libertarian celebrities here.
-- Steven Greenhut has collected a list of dystopian films. Says
Greenhut, "Despite Hollywood's liberal bent, such movies are inherently
libertarian. No matter the specifics, they focus on individuals
who refuse to give up their humanity in the face of all-controlling
computers, government authorities or some other totalitarian, dehumanizing
force." You can see his list here.
-- For the moment at least, HBO has cancelled plans to air "Comandante,"
a reportedly loving look at unrepentant killer and vicious dictator
Fidel Castro. Fidel apparently spoiled the atmosphere by recently
jailing 75 Castro opponents for upwards of 28 years each and executing
three men who hijacked a ferry in an attempt to flee Cuba for America.
The documentary was being made by Oliver Stone.
-- The Libertarian Party News reports that acclaimed author Richard
Dooling, who recently publicly declared himself a libertarian, "is
currently collaborating with Stephen King on 'Kingdom Hospital,'
a television series scheduled to air on ABC in 2003."
-- A few more details on the forthcoming book by John Stossel:
it will expand on the themes of his specials and "Give Me a Break"
segments, and will be published by Harper Collins. The publication
date is uncertain but will probably be in early 2004.
-- John Stossel reports in his weekly newsletter that he is "up
to chapter 12 out of 15 or 16" in his upcoming book, which he expects
to publish in the Fall. Hopefully more details forthcoming...
-- The Academy Award-winning film "Traffic," which was critical
of the War on Drugs, was based on an earlier British mini-series
entitled "Traffik." Later this year, USA Network will be premiering
a six-hour remake of that original British mini-series, starring
Elias Koteas, Balthazar Getty and Mary McCormack. Meanwhile, "Traffik"
has recently been released on DVD here.
-- Universal Pictures' screen adaptation of the comic "The Watchman"
is now expected to be released no sooner than 2004. The premise:
"It's the 1980's and it's a different world. Superheroes have been
outlawed. The only ones still in operation are under direct control
of the United States government. Suddenly, those heroes both still
in action and retired find themselves targets by an unseen enemy,
who wants to kill them one by one."
-- The ongoing "Freedom Ads" contest is attracting some good entries,
and it's not too late for yours--the contest ends on 3/15/03 (enter
My personal favorites, a few short hilarious quicktime movies: on
-- An anti-tax song by a German impersonator depicting Chancellor
Schroeder as a harsh and unforgiving tax collector was recently
#1 in the charts. If you happen to know German, you may appreciate
the music video for the song here.
-- Erika Holzer, long-time associate of Ayn Rand, has published
a suggested cast for "Atlas Shrugged," should it yet be made into
a movie. She also discusses some of Rand's ideas for such a cast.
More on that here.
-- As previously mentioned, the organization "Jews for the Preservation
of Firearms Ownership" is producing a video entitled "Innocents
Betrayed," about the connection between gun control and genocide.
You can now see an online video clip from the film and/or donate
funds to assist in its production here.
-- The FX channel is looking for the next president of the U.S.
and it may be--you! Yes, FX is now taking applications for its upcoming
reality show "American Candidate." If you're lucky enough to be
selected to participate, you'll get a chance to make your pitch
to the American people, and if you win the contest, you'll get a
tremendous publicity boost. Libertarians with something to say should
definitely apply. FX is taking applications here.
-- Aristos, "a monthly online review of the arts and philosophy
of art" has launched an online version of its journal. The January
edition has a review of the new TNT film "Monte Walsh." Aristos's
editorial viewpoint is explicitly pro-Randian. More on Aristos here.
-- The Online Film Critics Society awarded "The Lord of the Rings:
The Two Towers" with the Best Picture Award for 2002. "The Two Towers"
is a continuation of the LOR saga, the first episode of which, "The
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," won last year's
"Best Libertarian Film" award for its "power corrupts" theme. More
on this here.
-- The Libertarian Party News reports that a libertarian-oriented
news service has been launched to counter "anti-libertarian bias"
in the national media. "Watchdog Network News (WNN) will produce
professional-looking news clips for libertarian public access television
shows across the country." For more information, email WNN contact
Alice Lillie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- Attention student filmmakers! Want to spend the summer working
on a documentary at a production company or an investigative journalism
television program? The Institute for Humane Studies is offering
you the opportunity to do so, with a $2,000 stipend. Gain hands-on
experience, tackle an important issue, make valuable connections
within the industry, and contribute to the production of a film
or television program that can make a difference. Internships are
available in Los Angeles, New York City, Washington, DC, and Toronto.
The deadline for applications is 3/14/03. Separately, IHS is also
offering a summer seminar entitled "Liberty, Art, & Culture." If
you are an aspiring filmmaker, creative writer, or artist, or you
have a general interest in the connections between art, culture,
and liberty, this seminar is ideal. The deadline for application
for this seminar is 3/31/03. More on both these opportunities here.
-- Attention teachers! "Stossel in the Classroom" is currently
offering 50% off on its acclaimed teaching kits. These kits include
1) an ABC NEWS Special hosted by John Stossel, 2) a Teacher's Guide
and 3) a Study Guide. The following teaching kits are now available:
'John Stossel Goes to Washington,' 'Is America #One?,' 'Greed,'
'Are We Scaring Ourselves To Death?,' and 'Freeloaders.' These kits
are a terrific way to introduce freedom-oriented ideas to young
people. More on these here.
-- Congratulations to the Libertarian Party for creating a political
advertisement just named "Most Dramatic Political Ad of 2002" by
the influential National Journal magazine. Per the LP News, the
30-second spot, entitled "Why Bob," was broadcast by Libertarian
Carole Ann Rand against Republican Bob Barr in the race for U.S
House (District 7) in Georgia. The ad--written, directed, and filmed
by LP Political Director Ron Crickenberger--was selected from among
1,868 political ads by the National Journal for this top honor.
It featured medical marijuana patient Cheryl Miller, who suffers
from multiple sclerosis. In the ad, a wan Miller addresses the camera
from a hospital bed and says "Bob Barr thinks I should be in jail
for using my medicine. Why would you do that to me, Bob?'" The Libertarian
Party broadcast the ad about 4,000 times on CNN, TNT, Comedy Central,
MSNBC, and other cable networks in the Georgia district. Bob Barr
was soundly defeated. The LP took aim at Barr as part of its "Incumbent
Killer" strategy, which targeted the worst drug warriors in Congress
-- Famed comedic libertarians Penn & Teller have a new show on
the Showtime Channel entitled, "Penn & Teller: Bullshit!" in which
they debunk anything that needs debunking. "As our increasingly
anti-intellectual, anti-science culture moves on each day to new
crackpot subject matters, Penn & Teller are there to aggressively
shoot down whack-jobs and fuzzy thinkers, no matter where they originate."
More on this here.
-- Have you ever received those little movies, pictures, and jokes
that people like to forward? Did you ever think you could come up
with something other people would find interesting enough to pass
along? This is your chance to put your creativity to the test! FreedomAds.org
will award $3,000 in prizes to the creators of the best ads for
freedom --short films, animations, print ads, voice recordings ,
or anything you can attach to an email. The deadline for entries
is 3/15/03. More on this here.